Director of History

Delta Academies Trust, Knottingley, WF11 0EP

This job expired on 16 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 May 2022

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Leadership scale L7 – 11 (£49,019 - £54,091)

Director of History job summary

At Delta Academies Trust, our mission is “changing lives”. If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then we would like to hear from you.

We are looking to appoint a Director of History to join our core school improvement team in September 2022. Working alongside our team of experienced Trust Subject Directors, you will be deployed in 2 or 3 of our academies during the academic year. You will be an exceptional teacher and a leader with a strong track record in supporting students to achieve outstanding outcomes in History. We are passionate about our specialism and want all our pupils to develop a love of History and be taught by the very best in our profession, giving them every opportunity to excel.

Delta Academies Trust are looking to build an elite team of exceptional leaders, teachers, and support staff to transform education in the North of England, in line with our vision of ‘Changing Lives’. Our vision is to transform education across the North of England and level up the playing field for those children who live in disadvantaged circumstances. Through strong and purposeful leadership and high-quality teaching and learning, we are confident that we can have a positive impact upon the lives of young people, ensuring that all students achieve their potential, realise their aspirations; and are well prepared for the next stage of their lives.

The Director of History is part of a team of lead professionals that take responsibility for the quality of individual subject provision, curriculum teaching and assessment. Directors of History are jointly accountable for History performance improvement, attainment, and progress in their discreet subject areas. The Director of History will work across the Trust Academies and have a target group of assigned Academies in a geographical area where they work closely with the Senior Leadership and Subject Leadership Teams to accelerate improvement and raise standards. Directors of History plan and teach high quality lessons, deliver intervention programmes, and challenge and support subject teams to achieve stretching targets for outcomes. Directors of History analyse performance data to ensure that students are appropriately targeted for support and work across the Trust to ensure consistency of subject quality and delivery throughout the network of Academies.

We are committed to investing in staff of all levels and we will ensure you have access to high quality professional development through a formal CPD programme. As part of your career development, we will give you the opportunity to work with a wide range of senior leaders, as well as to undertake formal National Professional Qualifications. We also have an employee benefits scheme.

If you share our vision, are passionate about raising educational attainment and standards and helping young people reach their full potential, you can make a difference with Delta Academies Trust.

We offer an extensive range of opportunities, incentives and benefits to our staff including:

• Access to the Delta benefits website with discounts on retailers, holidays, days out, etc.
• Access to Cycle to Work scheme, car leasing and technology scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
• Training and development opportunities

If you would like a conversation about this post, then please contact the Recruitment team by email at recruitment@deltatrust.org.uk or call 0345 196 0095.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit our website at http://recruitment.deltatrust.org.uk

The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. However, it is important to note that if we receive a high volume of applications, we may limit the numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.

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About Delta Academies Trust

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Multi-academy trust
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Delta Academies Trust are one of the largest multi academy trusts in the North of England with a passion and drive to improve the education experience for all pupils and students, regardless of where they live.

Our vision is to transform education across the North of England and level up the playing field for those children who live in disadvantaged circumstances. Our high expectations of students has created a culture and climate conducive to learning and as a result the progress made by all students across the Trust is extremely positive. The support from school leaders allows for innovative practitioners to practice their craft.

Working for us is all about passion, and we have lots of great people who are really passionate about what they do – from teaching assistants, IT technicians, teachers, caterers, leaders and curriculum experts. Ask our people what they get up to day to day and they’ll all tell you how much they enjoy the variety, pace, and challenge of working in one of our academies, schools or at Head Office.

If our vision fits with your vision, we would love to talk to you about our roles and the benefits of working with us.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

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