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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 September 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: full time

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

We currently have an opportunity to appoint a positive and skilled Deputy Curriculum Leader for History to deliver the highest level of teaching & learning for our aspirational students. Excellent subject knowledge and the ability to motivate students through inspirational, personalised teaching is essential. The ability to teach to GCSE is essential and the ability to teach to A Level is desirable.

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented teacher to join a thriving school:

  • to work with students who are committed to their learning and passionate about their own further professional development;
  • to further enhance an already high functioning department of skilled teachers;
  • to work to raise the outcomes for all pupils by inspiring and motivating students and staff alike.

There is also an additional opportunity for colleagues with Pastoral experience to be considered for a current Pastoral vacancy. If you are interested in this additional opportunity, please indicate this within your application form and covering letter which can then be discussed further in interview. This should not deter colleagues from applying who do not wish to be considered for a Pastoral role.

History is offered through KS3, KS4 and KS5, with Politics also offered at KS5. The successful applicant should therefore be able to teach GCSE History. The ability to teach History or Politics to A Level is desirable; where candidates have not yet delivered to A Level but are excited by the opportunity, they will be well supported through excellent mentoring and CPD.

The successful applicant will support the Curriculum Leader for History in leading the Department forward towards successful outcomes for all students. Key responsibilities of the post will include supporting the Curriculum Leader with a focus on academic intervention in order to give all of our students the greatest chances of success.

What the school offers its staff

The opportunity for personal development and progression at Arden is enormous. An active commitment to staff development through a strong and consistent focus and dialogue around teaching & learning pedagogy makes this an ideal position for candidates committed to being the best practitioners they can be. The school has an excellent record of success at GCSE and A Level.

In return we can offer you:

A positive and innovative learning culture supported by students, staff, parents and governors.

Enthusiastic students who enjoy learning and engage positively in all aspects of school life.

Access to high quality continuing professional development and the opportunity for personal growth and development.

Commitment to Middle Leader Development through:

  • Middle Leader cross trust training
  • Middle Leader progress meetings with Associate Head teacher and Executive Head teacher
  • Middle Leader support through highly effective SLT Line Manager

A collaborative and supportive attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity.

A Senior Leadership team who is committed to promoting the best environment and outcomes for staff and students.

Teacher Pension.

Cycle to Work scheme.

Free on-site parking.

Children of staff who are permanently employed at Arden Academy are eligible for a ‘staff’ priority for Arden main school and Sixth Form admissions (please see Admissions on our school website for full details and eligibility criteria).

Commitment to safeguarding

Arden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or religion. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, will be subject to a social media online search.

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About Arden

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1805 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01564 773348

Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence. Situated just minutes off Junction 5 of the M42 and only 3 miles from the town of Solihull, visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate students. Our recent Ofsted report spoke about the culture of ‘exceptionally high aspirations that permeate the school’ and ‘the positive relationships between staff and pupils’ where ‘teachers teach individuals, not classes’. As an innovative school always striving for better there is a constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential and as part of a Multi Academy Trust there is the opportunity for exceptional training and the sharing of knowledge and ideas.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@arden.solihull.sch.uk.

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