Head of History

Aylsham High School, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6AN

3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    6 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    23 June 2022

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Head of History job summary

We are looking for a committed and hardworking teacher to be our new Head of History. We are looking for someone with either a proven track record of leadership or real leadership potential to lead the department and ensure that it continues to go from strength to strength. Leadership is all about valuing people. The ability to get the best out of your students and your colleagues is central to this role. Heads of department benefit from high quality line management from our deputy heads and are encouraged to be highly autonomous in terms of curriculum development and the setting of departmental policies.

Students enjoy history and achieve consistently very good outcomes in their GCSE examinations. This post represents an excellent professional development opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed teacher of history to develop their classroom practice by working as part of a strong and dedicated team of history teachers, as well as to develop their subject leadership skills and knowledge. Excellent subject knowledge and experience of effective curriculum design are essential requirements of the role. We are looking for someone who loves their subject and can communicate and share that passion with their students, colleagues, and the wider community.

We believe wholeheartedly in helping teachers to improve their classroom practice and our CPD programme is incredibly strong. Every teacher gets to work with one of our highly experienced teacher coaches to help them to develop their practice and become the best teacher they can be. We are also committed to exploring evidence based practice and current research in education.

Applying for the job

If you would like to join a successful and well-resourced department in a genuinely warm and friendly school with a tremendous community ethos then we would love to hear from you. Further details and an application form are available on the school website – www.aylshamhigh.com. Completed applications should be emailed to abarker@aylshamhigh.norfolk.sch.uk or posted to Mrs Ali Barker, Aylsham High School, Sir Williams Lane, Aylsham, NR11 6AN.

Closing date for applications: 9.00am, Wednesday 6 July 2022
Interview date: Wednesday 13 July 2022

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About Aylsham High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1089 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01263 733270

Aylsham High is one of the most consistently successful schools in Norfolk and our work is underpinned by the values of the co-operative movement. Our cohort is truly comprehensive and we are committed to being an inclusive, welcoming, and supportive school community. The school is blessed with excellent staff, great facilities, and a wonderful group of students. The support that we enjoy from parents and the wider community is second to none. We believe that if we are going to maintain and improve on the school’s achievements, we have to continuously evaluate our approach to teaching and learning and this is a theme that runs throughout our school improvement planning.

Arranging a visit to Aylsham High School

If you would like to come and see our school and find out more about us, this can be arranged by telephoning Mrs Ali Barker, HR Officer, on 01263 733270 ext 154.

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