Humanities – Geography and History
Head of Social Studies
The school is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic teacher of Humanities to work
collaboratively as part of our diverse and high achieving Social Studies team. The
Humanities teacher will plan and deliver both History and Geography lessons to pupils
from a range of age groups, based on the Wellington College philosophy and ethos.
The Humanities Teacher should strive to support each individual pupil’s growth and
development, encouraging them as Wellingtonians to be inspired, intellectual,
independent, individual and inclusive. The teacher must demonstrate an understanding
of the wider curriculum and administration needs of the school, and achieve high
standards by responding professionally, sensitively and caringly to the needs of the
To teach high quality Geography and History lessons which contribute to raising
standards of pupil achievement and attainment. To track and monitor pupil progress in
line with school expectations. To support the Head of Department in the achievement
of whole school and departmental developmental targets.
• To have high expectations of all pupils based on relevant data.
• To teach using a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning,
meeting the demands of the curriculum and through scaffolding and objectives
ensure that the needs of all pupils are met.
• To maintain discipline in accordance with the college’s policies and encourage
good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour and standards of work.
• To assess pupils’ work in line with school policies and procedures referring to
pupil performance targets.
• To contribute to the development and implementation of the subject’s strategic
• To attend and contribute to all staff and subject meetings.
• To use data, both externally and internally produced, to assess pupil
performance and to develop appropriate courses of action.
• To be a form tutor to an assigned group of pupils.
• To register students and notify the designated safeguarding lead immediately
about any concerns relating to a pupil.
• To participate in the School’s professional learning program and continue
personal development in the relevant areas especially subject knowledge and
• To attend all Curriculum, Parent Teacher Conferences and other such academic
or pastoral events.• To ensure effective monitoring and communication with parents regarding
academic progress both in line with school reporting procedures and in
response to specific concerns as they arise.
• To undertake duties as detailed in the staff Duty Rota.
• To comply with the current policies and procedures of the School.
• To display the Huili/Wellington Values at all times, either in school or in the
• To teach high quality Geography and History lessons.
• To assess, record and report the attainment, attendance and progress of pupils
keeping such records as are required.
• To provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and
references relating to individual or groups of pupils.
• To prepare and update subject materials, including schemes or work.
• To assist the Head of Department in the development of appropriate syllabi,
resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies.
• To plan and prepare sequences of lessons which are engaging and appropriate.
• To produce interim and annual reports for all pupils taught in line with the
School’s Teaching and Learning Policy.
• To maintain excellent communication with parents.