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  • Start date details

    September 2024 / October 2024

  • Closing date

    26 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Head of History job summary

Job Purpose

In addition to the requirement of the class teacher and any other agreed responsibilities, to be accountable for the results of the subject and to hold accountable, develop and lead teachers of the subject.

Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks

  • To support, facilitate and monitor the progress of the designated subject development plan to ensure it makes a significant contribution to the school development plan.
  • To provide regular feedback for the subject teachers in a way which recognises good practice and supports their progress against appraisal objectives resulting in a tangible impact on student learning in the subject.
  • To consult with the designated subject teachers and assist with formulation, communication and monitoring of the school development plan to ensure concerns and ideas are considered and all staff understand the key school targets and the part they play in achieving these.
  • To support and assist teachers to ensure they understand and are actively implementing the key aspects of the school’s behaviour and inclusion policies.
  • To promote clear expectations and standards of both students and staff, through personal example and practice.
  • To lead subject team meetings and brief the team on whole school issues and individual student progress.
  • To act as a reviewer of appraisals for teachers of the subjects.
  • To be responsible for consistency of standards and expectations in all teachers of the subjects, ensuring the school policies and procedures are implemented effectively.
  • To ensure that suitable professional development is accessed by teachers of the subject in line with appraisal targets and whole school priorities.
  • To ensure that achievement is both promoted and celebrated through a positive subject ethos.
  • To ensure that students’ work is marked and assessed according to school policy and practice and that appropriate feedback is provided to ensure further progression.
  • To ensure that parents are informed and their child’s progress, celebrating success and sharing any concerns that may arise which might affect progress in the subject.
  • To represent the subject’s views to the SLT as required.
  • To liaise with the timetabler concerning the subject’s requirements.
  • To develop, promote and ensure implementation of quality assurance of SoW, teaching and learning as a result of lesson observations, monitor and evaluate the progress made towards achieving the subject area’s development plans and targets via regular update to departmental SEF.
  • To analyse results of external examinations and prepare reports as required.
  • To record and use data on students’ prior and ongoing performance to inform effective target setting and interventions and enable students to fulfill their potential.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All new staff within the school will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The school has a designated senior member of the leadership team who is responsible for referring and monitoring any suspected case of abuse. All members of staff will receive training in line with our Child Protection policies.

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About St Joseph's Catholic School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
594 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

St Joseph’s is a smaller than average school. The warm and welcoming atmosphere is matched by a strong focus on pupil progress and hence improving their life chances.

Our reputation within the community, following year on year improvements in results has resulted in us becoming oversubscribed and a school of choice for many parents.

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