Curriculum Leader in Social Sciences

All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire


Job details

Subjects Sociology, Psychology, Health and social care
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

Contract Type: Permanent

Contract Term: Full time

Salary: £24,373 - £40,490 (MPS/UPS) plus TLR2b (£4,809)

Job Starts: January 2020

Closing date: Wednesday 11 December 2019

All Saints’ is located in Mansfield – Nottinghamshire’s largest market town and just 12 miles to the North of Nottingham. We are one of the highest achieving schools in Nottinghamshire with a vision to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for students to achieve and develop free from discrimination.

Are you an innovative, dynamic and forward thinking teacher? The Governors of this highly regarded and very successful Catholic school are seeking to recruit an outstanding teacher who is aspiring to gain experience of the role of a Curriculum Leader and who will:

• be or have the potential to be an outstanding leader
• lead developments in the Social Sciences department
• have experience of raising attainment either across a classroom or department
• have the ability to develop strategies and resources in Social Science
• lead QA across the department
• want to make a difference to the lives of our young people

There is high quality Middle CPD programmes available for the appointed candidate, the successful applicant will also have the opportunity to access courses through the Academy’s teaching school.

Our school is part of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust which brings together the 21 Catholic Primary and Secondary schools in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire. Our priority is to ensure the very best Catholic Education for all young people in our community, whatever their circumstances. We will achieve this together, through a strategic approach to sharing best practice, effective challenge and support from a central standards and performance team and opportunities for high quality Continuing Professional Development offered by the CMAT’s teaching school, The Nottingham Catholic Teaching School Alliance.

If you believe you’re the right person to join our dedicated and hardworking staff team, then please visit the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust website vacancies at: for an application pack

Or email

Visits to the school prior to application are welcomed - please contact the school office to organise a visit.

Closing date: Wednesday 11 December 2019, 9.00 am

Our Lady of Lourdes is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful, you will undertake pre-employment checks which will include a Disclosure and Baring Service check.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

To foster the teaching of Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology and Health and Social Care) by providing positive leadership, managing the use of resources and promoting excellent professional practice; to contribute positively to whole school effectiveness.

Accountable for:
• Ensuring the highest quality of teaching and learning in the Curriculum Area; promoting and accounting for the highest standards of progress and attainment in the Curriculum Area.
• All Departmental staff, as indicated in the Key Tasks specified below.
• Managing the Curriculum Area budget and resources.
• Establishing and maintaining a strategic direction for the department in accordance with the priorities of the School Development Plan; devising, implementing and evaluating a Departmental Development Plan; advising the school’s leadership team accordingly.

Employee benefits

TLR 2b
High quality Middle CPD programme.

School overview

School type Academy, Roman Catholic
Education phase Secondary
School size 1032 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy

All Saints’ is an 11-18 Catholic Academy in Mansfield but serves a very wide area from Worksop in the north of the county to Newark in the south. The school achieved a very successful Ofsted report in 2017 – we were graded good with some areas of the school seen as outstanding. Behaviour and standards were highly commended by Ofsted.

The Academy’s ethos reflects firm gospel values; we should use our God given talents to ensure we do the best we possibly can and the drive to be the best possible individual is key to our success. The Academy motto is “We Shall Serve” and as such the school fosters a view that students are here in school to serve themselves by doing the best they possibly can and to serve others by supporting within the school community and outside through their daily work.

Some of our current students represent their regional and national teams in football, rugby, swimming and cricket for boys and girls. Performing Arts is another vibrant area in our school. We have two major productions every year with some fantastic reviews and our drama students run workshops with all our feeder primaries. We have our own 4th Wall theatre company which leads the productions with a growing reputation in the local and regional area.

School results at both Key Stage 4 and 5 place the school as the best in Mansfield and one of the best in North Nottinghamshire. A recent best schools guide survey put All Saints’ as the 4th best in the whole of Nottinghamshire. Our sixth form has an excellent reputation and offers mainly A levels across a wide range of subjects.

School location

Broomhill Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 6BW