• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    16 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Subjects
Geography, History, Humanities
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Leadership Pay Scale 9 - 13

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and highly skilled Director of Humanities to join the Accord Multi Academy Trust from September 2021. The successful candidate will be a specialist in History or Geography with the ability to teach in non-specialist subject.
 
At this key time in the Trust’s development, we require an ambitious, determined and exemplary leader to secure the highest possible outcomes for our young people, staff, families, academies and the wider community. Through strong leadership and the ability to motivate others, you will harness the key strengths of colleagues, and lead rapid and sustained improvement in Humanities across the Trust.
 
Your new role
 
This post is an exciting opportunity for a current Subject Leader, Lead Practitioner or Senior Leader to maintain close links with classroom practice whilst leading on Humanities on a Trust-wide level, supporting transformational change whilst working closely with the Humanities teams across our two secondary academies. The successful candidate will have experience of leading rapid and sustainable improvements in Humanities and be able to take a strategic lead on a daily operational basis to respond to the particular needs and context of each academy. You will work strategically with the curriculum leaders at each secondary academy to support their development and that of their teams in order to drive improvements in History and Geography and to inspire our young people to ensure that provision is underpinned by high quality teaching.
 
Humanities across the Trust
 
Across the Trust the Humanities departments are staffed by dedicated and forward-thinking teams of specialist History and Geography teachers; the teams provide additional support and intervention where necessary. Our vision is to motivate, enthuse and inspire all learners so that they have a curiosity and interest in Humanities and are active participants in their learning. Through our curriculum, we aim to foster and encourage a lasting enjoyment and enthusiasm for History and Geography, enabling every student to achieve his or her potential.

Employee benefits

- An opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across academies and within the central Trust teams, with other academies and Multi Academy Trust’s on a local or regional basis
- Opportunities to lead on developments as a stepping stone to further career opportunities.
- A specific career stage pathway of professional development with a commitment to support engagement in nationally recognised professional qualifications (NPQ’s).
- All employees have access to discounted rates for self and family members for a range of local and national companies and services, reviewed annually.
- All employees have access to the Fitness Suite located within one of the Academies in the Trust free of charge.
- Access to a biannual C2W scheme.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1057 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
hr@accordmat.org
Contact phone number
01924 668930

About Horbury Academy

The Accord Multi Academy Trust was established in September 2016 and is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. The Trust is committed to providing world class education for all our young people within our community and as such we recognise the pivotal role that our staff team have in this respect. The Trust places at the heart of its development a commitment to high quality professional development for all staff who join the Trust. We understand that by investing in our staff we will create an organisation with a shared vision and values that will transform education for young people.

We are confident that new staff joining our Trust will feel welcomed and happy to have chosen us. We encourage prospective applicants to visit prior to applying. We offer a supportive work environment with a dedicated and approachable central operational team and an educational strategy group who will work with you in order for you to reach your career goals and aspirations.

Arranging a visit to Horbury Academy

We are confident that new staff joining our Trust will feel welcomed and happy to have chosen us. We encourage prospective applicants to visit prior to applying. We offer a supportive work environment with a dedicated and approachable central operational team and an educational strategy group who will work with you in order for you to reach your career goals and aspirations.

For an informal discussion about this position please contact hr@accordmat.org or call on 01924 668930.

School location

Wakefield Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 5HE

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