Hello and Welcome


Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in this post as Teacher of History at Archbishop Tenison’s. This is a great opportunity for an ECT or a teacher with experience wishing to take on a new challenge. We are particularly interested to appoint someone who combines a secure academic background with strong communication skills and a passion for helping students learn and grow. We are looking for a good team member as well as someone with their own distinctive gifts, aspirations and talents. History is a very strong department within the school, with good numbers of students choosing History at GCSE and A Level. The department has a track record of above national average results for GCSE and A Level. Archbishop Tenison’s is a lively, friendly and high achieving school, with a large Sixth Form, where pupils take their studies seriously. As a Church of England school we are always pleased to receive applications from those keen to help develop our Christian ethos. We look forward to receiving your application and discussing the role further to those called for interview. In your letter please include the following points:

  • why you would like to take up this post at this time.

  • which experience and qualities make you particularly suitable for the post.

Please see our website for further details.

Yours sincerely


Richard Parrish, Headteacher


The History Department

The History department currently has two full-time teachers and one part-time. We are a supportive, collaborative, and positive team, who are passionate about teaching History in an engaging and rigorous way. We plan lessons collaboratively and have shared resources, which members of the department build on and adapt as they wish. We stay up-to-date with current research and developments in teaching History, undertaking CPD regularly and developing our schemes of learning based on this knowledge. All pupils study History as a discrete subject from Years 7 to 9. At Key Stage 3, pupils have two History lessons per week in mixed ability groups. The curriculum is carefully designed and sequenced in order for pupils to gain a good chronological understand and study a diverse range of history. Pupils are encouraged to take the EBacc qualification at GCSE and History is a popular choice. We follow the Edexcel syllabus, teaching the units of Medicine in Britain, Henry VIII and his Ministers, Weimar and Nazi Germany and Superpower Relations and the Cold War. The A Level course is based on the OCR syllabus. The topics studied are the US Revolution, the Later Tudors, Russia 1855-1964 and the Civil Rights Movement in the USA. We have an enthusiastic group each year, with students regularly going on to study History at leading universities. We run a varied extra-curricular programme for pupils; the department organises annual trips to Ypres and to Berlin and run a variety of clubs and workshops in school, including a WWI Medicine workshop and a History Film Club. History is a joint department with Classics and whilst there is no requirement for applicants to teach these subjects, there may be the opportunity to teach Latin at Key Stage 3 or Classical Civilisation at A Level for interested candidates. Above all, we love our subject and hope to appoint a teacher who can help us to instil our young people with a love for History too.

Lucie Philips Head of History, Politics and Classics


My Story


Location: Croydon, Surrey

Required for: 1st September 2022

Contract: Permanent

Salary: MPS including Outer London Allowance


Archbishop Tenison’s CE Church of England High School is a long-established school with an excellent reputation in the community. Our school motto is ‘Academic excellence for each person in a Christian community’ and we aim to instill these values in everything we do at Tenison’s. We take the personal development of pupils, students, and staff seriously. History is a strong department within the school, with a dedicated team of enthusiastic teachers and a track record of excellent results. The department runs wide-ranging extra-curricular activities, including annual visits to Berlin and Ypres. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach History from Key Stage 3 to A Level. ECTs and more experienced teachers are welcome to apply.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be confident in communicating their enthusiasm for teaching History

  • Be able to teach History from Year 7 to A Level

  • Be keen to plan collaboratively and work as a team


Exam results can be viewed via our school website - Academic Results 2021


An initial phone call or visit to explore possibilities and express interest is much encouraged. Please email Mrs Rathbone, Headteacher's PA via or call 020 8688 4014

To apply please use this link