Faculty Leader Social Sciences - Harrogate Grammar School Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Job description

Harrogate Grammar School is an outstanding Teaching School with an extensive variety of opportunities for staff development through the Red Kite Learning Trust. Working with a talented and innovative Faculty comprising of Psychology, Business, Sociology and Economics, the Trust is seeking to recruit a highly motivated, professional and talented teacher to lead and manage the Faculty to maintain high quality teaching and learning, effective use of resources and improved standards of achievement for all students.

The Social Science Faculty brings together a range of Post-16 subjects, enabling a team of dedicated teachers to not only specialise in their subject area, but also share their experience in teaching post-16 students. Preparing students for applications to some of the most competitive universities and employment opportunities, the Faculty aims to deliver truly world class provision in Social Science. The Faculty revolves around the delivery of A Level Psychology, Economics, Sociology and Business to approximately 500 students, along with the EPQ to approximately 150 Sixth Form students. In addition, the Faculty delivers GCSE Business.

This is an exciting opportunity within a highly regarded and growing faculty to further develop your leadership skills whilst maintaining the strong tradition of academic success which is coupled with the desire to maximise the potential of students in the school using a range of innovative, varied and well-planned learning strategies.

We are very proud of our reputation for academic excellence but also for the superb pastoral care our students receive and the support we provide for the less academically able. We now want your help to enable us to go beyond ‘outstanding’ and help us to live up to our motto of ‘excellence for all.’

Located in the beautiful North Yorkshire spa town, regularly voted the happiest place to live and work in Britain. A great place to work and learn.

We are confident our school provides an exceptional teaching environment and we would encourage you to come and see for yourself what is on offer. If we can help in providing any other information you might need in advance of your application, or if you require further details of our reward package please do contact the HR team: recruitment@harrogategrammar.co.uk or Tel: (01423) 531127.

Essential educational requirements

Degree level qualification plus PGCE.
Ability to teach A Level Business Studies and/or Economics.
Ability to teach A Level Psychology and/or A Level Sociology (desirable).
Further post-graduate study of education (desirable).

Essential qualifications

Degree level qualification plus PGCE.

Essential skills and experience

Experience of more than one school.
Successful experience of raising standards at middle management level.
Successful experience of managing whole school improvement in a secondary school (desirable).
Successful experience of monitoring teaching and learning.
Successful experience of leading, motivating and monitoring other members of staff.
Successful experience of curriculum development.
Experience of managing students with challenging behaviour.

Employee benefits

Salary in line with National Pay Scales plus TLR 1b. Access to TPS and a wider reward package of staff benefits available.

About Harrogate Grammar School

Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0DZ
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