Head of History Thornden School, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Job description

The Governing Body would like to appoint a dynamic Head of History who has the capacity to continue to improve outcomes at GCSE level and develop even greater enthusiasm for the subject leading to increased uptake at KS4. This role is suitable for an existing Head of Department who has aspirations to move into a Senior Leadership role. The successful candidate would be able to demonstrate wider professional effectiveness through the opportunities available within the school and the Teaching School alliance.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

This role is suitable for an existing secondary school Head of Department who has aspirations to move into a Senior Leadership role. The successful candidate would be able to demonstrate wider professional effectiveness through the opportunities available within the school and the Teaching School alliance.

Employee benefits

TLR payment of £6,646 (pay award pending)
We would support the development of the right individual to a senior leadership role.


About Thornden School

Thornden is an oversubscribed, outstanding school serving the Chandler’s Ford and surrounding area with just over 1400 students on roll. The school is a well-established Teaching School, an accredited School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider and a Research School Hub. We have an ambitious ethos based on high expectations for all, students are proud of their academic and wider achievements. The belief in their own success and ability to succeed continues beyond our school with a high percentage of Thornden students excelling at local colleges and then at further and higher education. Thornden is a busy and dynamic school with a strong focus on developing the whole child. We have a vibrant performing arts department that encourages students to embrace a rich cultural education beyond the more traditional subjects. Alongside our formal curriculum provision, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including sporting clubs and teams, author visits, Duke of Edinburgh Award and trips within the UK and abroad. We firmly believe that by engaging students and encouraging enjoyment we inspire them to learn and achieve therefore helping them to develop into fully contributing and happy members of our community. In the provisional results for 2019, 90% of our students achieved 5 or more 9-4 grades including English and Maths and 54% achieved the English Baccalaureate. Our value added performance is high and we were graded outstanding in every category in our last Ofsted Inspection.

Address
Winchester Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 2DW
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Thornden School website (opens in a new window)