This job expired on 19 February 2024

  • Start date details

    Easter or September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 January 2024

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£35,529.00 - £51,754.00 Annually (Actual) M1 to UPS3 £30,000 - £46,525 + TLR 2.2 £5,529

Head of History job summary

We are looking for someone with excellent subject knowledge and a passion to engage our students. You will be dynamic, proactive, a strong communicator and motivated with a willingness to uphold our high expectations to secure ‘Outstanding Achievement for All’. This role will suit a colleague who is ambitious for all students and looking to rapidly raise outcomes so that they compete with and then exceed national averages.

We are looking for a Head of History who:

-Has exceptional knowledge of their subject and the ability to make history come alive for students. A clear sense of how historical topics are linked as part of a broader sequence is essential.

-Is an excellent classroom practitioner with a defined sense of ‘what good teaching looks like’ and the ability to teach across KS3 and KS4.

-Demonstrates ambitious standards and has high expectations for all pupils ensuring that there is a robust curriculum and assessment framework underpinned by a strong extra-curricular provision.

-Has excellent organisational skills.

-Can drive forward strategic priorities and translate these into practical actions.

Demonstrates professionalism consistent with the Trust’s values: aspirational, collaborative, inclusive, innovative and responsible, underpinned with a high degree of emotional intelligence.

We are a truly comprehensive school located in the heart of our community. There are high levels of respect, support and kindness across our staff team and senior leader.

Applications are welcome from candidates with all levels of experience, including NQT’s. The school offers an excellent progression programme.

What we have to offer:

-A visible and approachable senior leadership team and an enthusiastic and committed team of teachers and support staff.

-A strong support network both within the school and across Ambitions Academies Trust.

-All staff are part of a professional learning community in which evidence-informed CPD is designed to meet individual needs.

-Strong potential for career progression.

-A culture that respects work-life balance and an ongoing commitment to wellbeing with a dedicated Wellbeing Champion.

-An Employee Assistance Programme including in the moment support and counselling sessions with an external provider.

-AAT Staff benefits include free eye testing for DSE users through Specsavers, free will writing through Dunham McCarthy Solicitors and reduced price corporate gym membership through BH Live.

-A competitive pension through Teachers’ Pensions or The Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff.

Should you wish to arrange a visit or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact HR Academy Lead Gemma Richards at gemma.richards@weyvalley-academy.co.uk.

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special. AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils. All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work. We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offering excellent CPD opportunities

Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as AAT reserves the right to close applications early.

Please note we DO NOT accept applications by CV and are unable to offer Visa Sponsorship.

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks and an online search

High Expectations lead to High Achievers

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About Wey Valley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
962 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

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