Head of Department, History

Hessle High School and Penshurst Primary School, Hessle, East Yorkshire, HU13 0JQ

This job expired on 16 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    21 September 2021

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Working pattern

Contract type



Main/Upper - dependant on experience

Head of Department, History job summary

The Vacancy
An opportunity has arisen for a suitable individual to work within The Hessle Academy as a Head of History Department.

The Academy
At Hessle Academy, we think our learners are extraordinary. Each year they achieve outcomes that are consistently above the national average while regularly dazzling us with their talents in the Arts and Sport.

We couldn’t achieve this without our staff – our greatest asset. They are talented, professional, immensely dedicated to the success of our learners and committed to their own professional development.

At Hessle Academy, we value our staff and take their wellbeing seriously, with a commitment to reducing workload over the next three years, an annual staff Wellbeing Day and an active staff social committee. Consequently, Ofsted (September 2018) noted that, ‘morale is high’.

As one of the schools in The Consortium Academy Trust, we offer significant career development opportunities for our staff and we expect your commitment in return. We think our learners deserve it.

The Candidate
This is an exciting time for an ambitious and innovative teacher and leader to join the History team. We are looking for someone with excellent teaching and communication skills, who will be creative, enthusiastic and committed.

The successful candidate will be a talented and creative teacher, consistently delivering high quality lessons. The successful candidate will have a desire to inspire pupils.

The Application Process
If you would like to find out more about a career at Hessle Academy and for full details of the vacant post, please view the Working With Us section on our website https://bit.ly/2QHh8Pm alternatively please contact our HR team at recruitment@hessleacademy.com or 01482 648604.

Additional allowances

TLR2c £7017

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About Hessle High School and Penshurst Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
1748 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Contact phone number
01482 648604

The Hessle Academy is one of only 170 all-through schools in the country providing education and support for students aged 3-19. comprises High School Sixth Form College Penshurst Primary School. Academy, located East Riding Yorkshire, primarily serves town some parts West Hull. Smaller groups are drawn into secondary phase from neighbouring small towns villages Yorkshire as well Barton, North Lincolnshire. Proximity to M62 ensures easy access motorway network other major cities beyond. set attractive grounds, on Heads Lane, with excellent views down River Humber across spectacular Bridge. Historically a split-site school, January 2016 we took possession our new single site school. Staff alike now enjoying benefits high-quality accommodation, equipped latest technology specialist facilities that among best region. larger-than-average school two teaching each year heavily oversubscribed. In 2019, 145 applications were received 70 places reception year. also offers nursery which equally popular parents. occupies traditional yet extremely series buildings at heart local community extensive grounds. good ambitious This was recognised by Ofsted most recent inspection September 2018, when achievement students, quality teaching, behaviour personal development leadership management all judged be good. years, outcomes have been consistently above average terms attainment disciplined well-organised environment. We high standards dress clear expectations punctuality, attendance behaviour. Our positive respond aspects life. focussed care secure all. As long history partnership working this area, being part ‘The Consortium’, widely successful sixth form Academies. Students able study having option subjects either Consortium based historic Tranby House, Grade II listed building fully refurbished brought back its former splendour renovation. House social area catering facilities. play full roll life but will continue enjoy advantages dedicated provision. prides itself wide range extra-curricular opportunities offered students. Annually, take over 300 teams, clubs, events.   enjoys an reputation amongst choice During inspection, response Parent Survey commented that; “All staff Headteacher Caretaker seem genuinely children pastoral academic point view”. Values And Vision Every child capable extraordinary achievement. vision where develop skills, completing their feeling ready face world enjoyed unique educational experience. To maximum potential progress realised through inspirational outstanding learning, support. forward thinking business leading role, whose preferred learners, parents, professionals. member Trust, fast-growing Multi-Academy formed 2017 five Secondary Schools, Schools Special School, soon near Academy.

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