This job expired on 21 July 2023

  • Start date details

    1 September 2023 (Autumn Term) or to be agreed with the successful applicant

  • Closing date

    21 July 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:

  • Strategically lead the curriculum development and teaching of History

  • Collaborate with the Humanities department to quality assure teaching and learning in the department.

  • Facilitate and lead learning experiences outside of the classroom.

  • Have high expectations of self, pupils and academy for standards of teaching and learning

  • Have a passion for teaching and learning, celebrating success and encouraging all to aspire, achieve and excel.

  • Inspire pupils and staff through a passionate commitment to the subject.

  • Strong organisational, personal time management and planning skills

  • Have the knowledge and experience of /willingness to learn about effective leadership and management of people/management of change in an educational setting.

  • Have the ability to use all Microsoft Office packages to a proficient standard

  • Have the ability to work well in a team and independently

  • to promote the building and sharing of good practice and successful innovation across your team

  • Have experience in monitoring and evaluating standards of teaching and learning through observation, sampling pupil’s work and pupil feedback

  • Have experience in overseeing effective assessment, recording and reporting of pupil progress

What the school offers its staff

What we offer:

  • Access to the Vivup employee benefits portal with discounts on supermarkets, technology, fashion, travel, etc.

  • Access to Vivup – Car Scheme

  • Many more well-being benefits are continually being launched via OAT & Vivup

  • Access to our Employee Counselling helpline – free and confidential

  • Supportive working environment where all staff are valued

  • Collaborative working within our shared family of schools- both locally and nationally

  • Excellent CPD opportunities

  • On site parking

  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme

  • Excellent facilities

Further details about the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who will actively and positively promote history within the academy and will teach engaging and challenging lessons to enable our pupils to progress and achieve.

The role does not require previous experience as a Head of Department or Lead Teacher but does require the skills of teaching expertise, leadership and decision-making, administrative accuracy and excellent organisational skills, all combined with empathy, patience and humour to build rapport with our pupils. This is a fantastic opportunity for colleagues looking for their first step into leadership or for experienced leaders. With our extensive support and professional development, the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop and enhance their leadership skills.

Commitment to safeguarding

Brownhills Ormiston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

Suitability checks will be undertaken in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, Prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

The Academy is also committed to ensuring equal opportunities, fairness of treatment, dignity, work-life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace for all staff and job applicants.

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About Brownhills Ormiston Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
714 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

Brownhills School is a small, traditional school with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Our last Ofsted in 2017 graded the school good with a range of Outstanding features.

We are part of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) which is one of the largest non-for-profit multi academy trusts in England. Our aim is to provide local children with a great education.

We are an academy chain who believes passionately that every child should be given a chance to thrive. Brownhills OA is determined that every pupil that it serves will be given the opportunity to realise their dreams and aspirations regardless of their background.

Arranging a visit to Brownhills Ormiston Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mplowman@brownhillsoa.co.uk.

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