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Subject Leader of History & Politics (Sixth Form) - Full-time

Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5467-203T
  • Posted:31/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:24/04/2023 at 13:00
  • Interviews:tbc


Subject Leader of History and Politics (Sixth Form)

Full Time.  Required from September

Main Professional Scale/Upper Professional Scale

(TLR 2B £5,023 & R&R £1,360 will also be paid for this position)


This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed teacher to join this very successful

11-18 selective girls school with boys in the Sixth Form.  We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified colleague to lead our History and Politics Department.


We are looking to appoint a well qualified colleague who is flexible, highly motivated and creative.  The successful applicant will possess a passion for the study of History and Politics, remain up to date with developments in the teaching of the subjects and be able to maintain the excellent results in this popular area of study.


The person appointed will receive high quality mentoring and support.  There is plenty of scope to be involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including the popular History Society, and to play an important role in the school’s growth and development. 


You will be joining a very successful department within a high performing 11-18 selective girls’ school with boys in the Sixth Form.  The school has a high profile for achievement locally and nationally and prides itself on its strong record of internal professional development.  The school was judged by Ofsted to be ‘Outstanding’ in all categories of inspection in June 2013.


Further details and an application form are available from the Staff Vacancies section of the school website


Applications made via TES Online will be accepted. 

CVs will not be considered and should not be submitted.


All applications with a covering letter addressed to Mrs E Wilson, Headteacher

must be received by 1.00pm on Monday 24th April 2023

Interviews to be held shortly after closing date


Information about the school

Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend is a selective girls’ school with boys in the sixth form which is situated in the town of Gravesend. The school has Specialist Science and Languages College status. In February 2012 MGSG converted to Academy Status. There are circa 1318 students on roll, 323 of whom are in the Sixth Form.

The school was founded in 1914 as the County School for Girls, taking as its motto “Per aspera ad astra” (Through adversity to the stars), and moved to its present site in 1926. The original building with its bell tower, central quadrangle and walled playing fields remains today much as it was then, however the school has enjoyed many modernisations.

The school benefits from a loyal, stable, well qualified and experienced staff who work together as a team. Staff-student relationships flourish in a relaxed and caring environment, where students are encouraged to achieve their full potential. The calm friendly atmosphere, combined with acceptance of the need for hard work, provides a high success rate in public examinations. This gives the school its good reputation and continues the tradition of excellence which began in 1914.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jennie McBride
  • Address:Pelham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0JE
  • Telephone: 01474 352896 ext 226
  • Email: mcbridej@mgsg.kent.sch.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.