Head of Department- Humanities
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR1c
Site: Thomas Deacon Academy
Closing date: 02 October 2023
Start: January 23
Please note – the Trust may decide to withdraw the advert before the closing date or interview suitable candidates prior to the advert closing.
We are looking to appoint a dynamic, ambitious Head of Department- Humanities who can inspire and motivate our students and join us on our continuous journey towards excellence by raising standards, improving outcomes for all learners and deliver the TDA core purpose:
“To ensure that each student acquires the necessary knowledge, skills and character to make a positive contribution to society and ‘thrive’ as a global citizen.”
Thomas Deacon Academy was one of the first Academies to be created and continues to thrive through our core values of Trust, Discipline and Aspiration. As we enter the exciting new phase of our future we continue to offer an aspirational learning environment for students from the ages of 7 to 18 years old. Our modern facilities, TDA Junior, Sixth Form Study Centre and 43 acre campus allow us to provide the ultimate in educational choice.
We put learners, and their learning, at the heart of everything we do.
The Humanities team at TDA are an ambitious and aspiring team. TDA are looking to appoint a Head of Department who shows enthusiasm and unwavering determination to help every student enjoy, achieve and progress in History, Geography, RE, Modern Foreign Languages and Social Sciences.
The successful candidate will have proven expertise and be someone with a passion for their subject who will inspire and engage our students and be able to lead and manage a team effectively and know
how to get the best from each teacher in the department. You will actively assist in the further development of Humanities subjects within the School. Our Humanities team is growing and we are looking for an engaging and forward-thinking individual who will lead and continue to build the department.
• Be a passionate and inspiring teacher.
• Have leadership experience and a clear strategic overview of all Humanities.
• Be able to monitor, track and analyse assessment data.
•Have high expectations for the behaviour and academic progress of young people.
• Use regular QA to identifying strengths and areas of development within
Humanities in line with our principles of effective teaching.
• Line manage staff, leading and developing the Humanities team, holding individuals to account for delivery and outcomes.
• Further developing links across TDET, encouraging consistency within assessment, standardisation, and moderation.
The Academy has a great history of success and a bright and exciting future. We are looking to employ an ambitious, dynamic teacher to enhance our subject team. If you are interested then please download our Job Description for more information about the role, the department and instructions on how to apply.
The Thomas Deacon Academy that we know today opened in 2007 as one of the UK’s first and largest academies. Whilst a building does not make a school, it is worth noting that Thomas Deacon Academy was designed by Norman Foster and Partners and in addition to our impressive main academy our beautiful 43-acre campus includes TDA Juniors - a modern, light, and purpose-built Key Stage 2 facility - and expansive playing fields and sporting facilities.
Moving forward, our vision for the academy is a simple one: we want every member of our learning community to be the very best that they can be and achieve their full potential.
The academy’s core values of Trust, Discipline and Aspiration define who we are as a community and how we learn together. We believe that every member of our learning community should have the highest expectations and standards, showing trust and discipline in all that we do.
In September 2018, a new extension to the existing main building led to new accommodation being created for a sixth form study centre, refectory expansion and staff professional learning centre.
In September 2019, TDA received a very positive Ofsted report, judging the academy to be Good overall. Ofsted commented favourably, amongst other things, on the overall leadership of the academy, good teaching, positive relationships between staff and students and students’ behaviour. These aspects of the academy have been maintained alongside the identified areas for development being addressed.
The Trust offers
Excellent salary package.
Fantastic training/CPD opportunities in a friendly supportive environment.
Opportunity for progression across Thomas Deacon Education Trust.
Use of Academy facilities (including a gym and onsite car parking).
Teachers’ pension scheme.
An engaging, creative and welcoming environment to learners who take pride in their school.
An inclusive and collaborative approach.
A talented, highly motivated, committed and professional team of colleagues, both within the school and across the trust.
An actively supportive Local Governing Body and Trust leadership.
Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
If you have any questions regarding this post please contact the HR Team on e-mail email@example.com
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.