Head of History Hadlow Rural Community School, Hadlow, Kent

Job description

Hadlow Rural Community School is a popular, oversubscribed School with a current roll of 360 students, increasing to 375 in 2020. The School has recently relocated to a £7million new build and has developed a strong reputation both locally and beyond for enabling its young people to excel and flourish; providing an exciting, vibrant and dynamic experience in academic and land based vocational studies.
The school is heavily oversubscribed and has, for the last three years, achieved the highest percentage of applications for Year 7 places, for non-selective schools, across the entirety of Kent.

We are looking to appoint a self-motivated, innovative and exceptional Head of History who has the necessary ambition and expertise to play a key part in the future success of the School.
This is an exciting post for an excellent practitioner and offers an outstanding opportunity for potential future career development (over 70% of leadership positions have been appointed from internal progression in the last 5 years). The role provides the perfect opportunity for a candidate new to leadership and wishing to step into Middle leadership within a small and supportive environment or, for more experienced candidates, it will provide the opportunity to take on whole school responsibilities supporting any potential aspirations for Senior Leadership in the future.

The school ethos centres on providing an educational experience suited to our students and the local community and whilst academic progress is of the highest importance to us, this is equally matched by our promotion of vocational and enrichment opportunities, ensuring the development of every child as a whole. This has been strongly supported through our most recent Ofsted inspection, February 2019 in which the school received its second ‘Good’ rating.

Essential educational requirements

Good Honours Degree (2:1) Desirable
Further Accredited qualifications and CPD Desirable

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Evidence of relevant CPD
Demonstrating an active role in the school beyond your own subject
Experience of teaching in secondary schools
Evidence of good teaching
Evidence of good outcomes for pupils in your care
Thorough knowledge of your subject’s curriculum and assessment levels
Ability to work as part of a team
Understanding of equal opportunities issues in an education context
An understanding of safeguarding and its importance within a School environment.
Organisational ability and a reflective practitioner
Flexibility, enthusiasm and commitment
High expectations of students and high standards of your own work
Suitable to work with children.

Employee benefits

Pension, internal CPD, TLR2 and retention bonus

About Hadlow Rural Community School

Tonbridge Road, Hadlow, Kent, TN11 0AU
Free School
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