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King William's College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts in The Buchan School and King Wiliam's College are subject to the normal statutory checks.


Part Time Teacher of Religious Studies and History

FROM SEPTEMBER 2019

King William’s College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, well-qualified part-time teacher of History and/or RS.

Closing date for applications is Friday 10th May 2019

Job Description

1.  The School

King William's College was opened in 1833 through public subscription and the support of Bishop Barrow's Charity, which itself had been founded in 1668. The School enjoys a magnificent setting facing Castletown Bay in the south of the Isle of Man. For most of its history, the school operated primarily as a boys’ boarding school supplemented by day boys.  Girls were first admitted to the Sixth Form in the late seventies and the school became fully co-educational in 1987. In 1991, College merged with the Buchan School, (situated in Castletown and founded in 1875), to provide education for young ladies, also under the auspices of Bishop Barrow's Charity.

 

The two sites now constitute one school administered by a single Board of Governors and with the same overall vision and ethos. The sites are less than two miles apart and the Buchan provides Nursery (currently operated by an external provider) and Junior School curricula for children from 4 years to 11 years of age. The Senior School provides a non-selective education up to GCSE/IGCSE and all Sixth Form students take the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There are currently 180 children at the Buchan School (excluding the Nursery) and 370 at the senior school of whom 110 are in the Sixth Form. There are two boarding houses at College with a total of around 100 boarders, many of whom are from overseas. Although there is now a large number of day pupils, the School retains much of the structure and ethos of a boarding school. College is a Church of England Foundation although the pupil body includes those of many faiths. 

The Senior School is now run on year-group lines for academic purposes while the House system has been retained for social interaction including House Music, Drama and other cultural activities. The College is widely recognised as a leading IB Diploma school.

The College site is dominated by the main school building with its quadrangle and Clocktower. There is a range of specialist buildings of varying ages. The Buchan site is constructed around an early Victorian country house, in a pleasant parkland setting on the edge of Castletown.

2.  The Religious Studies Department  

The Religious Studies Department brings together teachers from a variety of disciplines, resulting in a vibrant department which has a strong record in public examinations. The Department prides itself on fostering an inclusive environment which raises awareness of a variety of beliefs, both religious and non-religious, alongside encouraging students to engage in discussions on a range of contemporary issues.

Religious Studies is a compulsory subject at Key Stage 3 and at GCSE level. At Key Stage 3 students progress from an introduction to the three Abrahamic faiths to a detailed appreciation of the role of religion in the modern world. Following on from this, pupils study the AQA course at GCSE level where the focus is on the in depth study of Christianity and Islam alongside a number of themes. This is examined at the end of the Middle Fifth (Year 10). Containing both philosophical and ethical aspects, the GCSE course requires students to critically engage with teachings and to interrogate beliefs, resulting in a unique insight into social, moral and cultural issues, an understanding that transcends the Religious Studies classroom.

3.  The History Department  

History is a popular subject in King William’s College: it is an active and enthusiastic department currently made up of four teachers, though most teach more than one subject. The department also has a strong tradition of History tours, having been to a wide variety of destinations including Russia, China, Vietnam, the USA and even North Korea!

We cover a broad sweep of time periods at Key Stage 3, whilst the Edexcel IGCSE syllabus we follow focuses on 20th century History with options on Russia, Germany and the Middle East. History is a very popular option in the IB in the Sixth Form. It can be studied at Higher Level or Standard Level, with the Standard Level option again focusing on 20th century (currently we study Single Party and Authoritarian States and the Cold War) and the Higher Level option focusing on American history. The department’s results at both IGCSE and IB level are consistently strong regularly achieving 100% A*-C at IGCSE and attaining the top levels in the IB.

4.  The Appointment

We are looking for an enthusiastic, well-qualified teacher of Religious Studies and/or History to teach approximately half of a full timetable. The successful candidate will ideally teach both subjects throughout the 11-16 age range. The ability to contribute to the teaching of Sixth Form History would be a distinct advantage; experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate would be welcomed but is not essential.

5.  Salary and Remuneration

King William’s College has its own salary scale and benefits. The Isle of Man is an internally self-governing area of the British Isles and, as a result, taxes are substantially lower than in the United Kingdom (the standard and higher rates of income tax being 10% and 20% respectively).  In addition, personal allowances are much more generous than their UK equivalent.

The person appointed would have the opportunity to join the Isle of Man Government Teachers’ Pension Scheme which is identical to, and transferable between, that which operates in the United Kingdom.

6.  Applications

Candidates should complete an application form and send it together with a letter explaining why they consider themselves suitable for the post to the Head of HR, by 9.00 am on Friday 10th May, 2019. Applications may be emailed to: hr@kwc.im. 

The appointment is subject to the usual statutory checks.

April 2019

 

Completed applications can be sent via email to: or by post to: HR Department, King William's College, Castletown, IM9 1TP.


Teacher of Biology

FROM SEPTEMBER 2019

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and well-qualified teacher to teach throughout the 11-18 age range in a highly successful Department.

Closing date for application is Friday 17th May 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION

1.  The School

King William's College was opened in 1833 through public subscription and the support of Bishop Barrow's Charity, which itself had been founded in 1668. The School enjoys a magnificent setting facing Castletown Bay in the south of the Isle of Man. For most of its history, the school operated primarily as a boys’ boarding school supplemented by day boys. Girls were first admitted to the Sixth Form in the late seventies and the school became fully co-educational in 1987. In 1991, College merged with The Buchan School, (situated in Castletown and founded in 1875), to provide education for young ladies, also under the auspices of Bishop Barrow's Charity.

The two sites now constitute one school administered by a single Board of Governors and with the same overall vision and ethos. The sites are less than two miles apart and the Buchan provides Nursery (currently operated by an external provider) and Junior School curricula for children from 4 years to 11 years of age. The Senior School provides a non-selective education up to GCSE/IGCSE and all Sixth Form students take the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There are currently 180 children at The Buchan School (excluding the Nursery) and 370 at the senior school of whom 110 are in the Sixth Form. There are two boarding houses at College with a total of around 100 boarders, many of whom are from overseas. Although there is now a large number of day pupils, the School retains much of the structure and ethos of a boarding school. College is a Church of England Foundation although the pupil body includes those of many faiths. 

The Senior School is now run on year-group lines for academic purposes while the House system has been retained for social interaction including House Music, Drama and other cultural activities. The College is widely recognised as a leading IB Diploma school.

The College site is dominated by the main school building with its quadrangle and Clocktower. There is a range of specialist buildings of varying ages. The Buchan site is constructed around an early Victorian country house, in a pleasant parkland setting on the edge of Castletown.

2.  The Department  

Biology is a very popular subject at King William’s College and the results in public examinations are consistently very good. There are three specialist teachers in the Biology department which is well resourced and is served by two technicians who are shared across the Science department.

In the Sixth Form, both the Higher and Standard Level IB students are taught together but the majority of our students choose to study the subject at Higher Level.  Approximately 20 pupils study the subject each year and are split between two sets.

The Fifth Form study for their IGCSE over the course of three years and are set by ability. The lower sets are deliberately small so that pupils get more individual attention but even the top sets rarely exceed 18. Results at both IGCSE and IB have been consistently strong for many years and a number of students have gone on to study Biological Sciences at university.

In the Fourth Form (Years 7 and 8) a Junior Science curriculum is followed based on that offered by the ISEB and depending on timetable commitments the post may also involve some junior science teaching.

3.  The Appointment

We are seeking a well-qualified, motivated and enthusiastic member of staff to join this successful department. The appointment would suit either a teacher recently or newly qualified, or one with some years of experience. Full NQT induction and mentoring is available for recent graduates. Experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate would be welcomed but is not a requirement and support will be given to those who have not taught it before. It is hoped that the successful candidate would also contribute to the teaching of IB Environmental Systems and Societies which is a very popular option within the Sixth Form.                                                                                                                                               

King William’s College is committed to the education of the whole person and therefore the extra-curricular and pastoral dimensions are vital adjuncts to the achievements of high academic standards. 

The College is a Christian Foundation and all staff are expected to attend regular worship in Chapel.

4.  Salary and Remuneration

King William’s College has its own salary scale and benefits. The Isle of Man is an internally self-governing area of the British Isles and, as a result, taxes are substantially lower than in the United Kingdom (the standard and higher rates of income tax being 10% and 20% respectively).  In addition, personal allowances are much more generous than their UK equivalent.

The person appointed would have the opportunity to join the Isle of Man Government Teachers’ Pension Scheme which is identical to, and transferable between, that which operates in the United Kingdom.

5.  Applications

Candidates should complete an application form and send it together with a letter explaining why they consider themselves suitable for the post to Head of HR, by 9.00 am on Friday 17th May 2019.  Applications may be emailed to: hr@kwc.im. 

The appointment is subject to the usual statutory checks.

April 2019

 

Completed applications can be sent via email to: or by post to: HR Department, King William's College, Castletown, IM9 1TP.


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