This job expired on 22 March 2023

  • Start date details

    To start September 2023 or before

  • Closing date

    22 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 March 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: Full Time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

You will:

  • Be educated to degree level with QTS in the subject;
  • Be passionate about developing the Multi Linguists of tomorrow;
  • Have a clear vision and lead by example;
  • Love encouraging, motivating and inspiring children through the support they give in order to encourage their learning;
  • Be committed to our ethos that all pupils can achieve at Royds Hall:
  • Have great references demonstrating they are a suitable candidate, safe to work with children.

What the school offers its staff

We would welcome you to visit the academy if you wish to learn more before you apply, you will find it:

  • Is a vibrant place of learning and encouragement where children/young people are happy, settled and confident;
  • Has a broad and balanced curriculum that provides a memorable educational experience for all of its pupils;
  • Equips pupils with the attributes and attitude they need for their next stage of education.
  • Is a school that supports staff to reach their full potential and career goals.

We provide outstanding professional and career development opportunities. We know our success depends entirely on our colleagues, so we are determined to recruit and retain the best staff by offering first class training and support, as well as highly competitive terms and conditions.

You will be offered a wide range of professional development support whether that be around the role you have or if you desire progression and promotion.

The offer includes:

  • National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), which underpin our structured training programmes (we offer all the qualifications);
  • Lead practitioner positions for colleagues who want to remain classroom-based but lead on curriculum development or training and coaching.
  • Mentor / facilitator training and experience which give experienced colleagues the opportunity to develop through mentoring initial teacher trainees, early careers teachers or NPQ candidates – right up to NPQEL facilitators.
  • Fast-track middle leadership training, which complements NPQs and helps colleagues prepare for subject leadership or a lead practitioner role, through expert tuition, research opportunities and the guidance of an experienced mentor.
  • Trainee senior leadership positions, which build on our middle leadership programmes. This training includes short placements in other schools and a substantial improvement project under the guidance of an experienced leader.

Commitment to safeguarding

SHARE MAT is committed to the Equalities Act 2010 and also to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children and young people, by adhering to the “Keeping Children Safe in Education” guidance. All staff and volunteers are regularly trained regarding our expectations in keeping our students safe. An enhanced DBS is required for every post

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About Royds Hall, A Share Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 16
School size
1244 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16
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Being part of SHARE Multi-Academy Trust and Teaching School Hub for Kirklees and Calderdale, provides staff a wealth of support and a wide range of opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the Trust and also with the wider Calderdale and Kirklees network. This means we can offer the successful candidate access to a fantastic support network, CPD and opportunities to develop practice. Royds Hall is a small secondary school that achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.01 in 2022. We are exceptionally proud of the progress that has been made in school over the last four years, it has most certainly been a wonderful trajectory of improvement. We enjoy strong behaviour for learning and a curriculum that is ambitious for all and well sequenced. Staff wellbeing is central to our vision of ‘valuing people, supporting personal best’. Visitors and staff regularly share that the school is warm and supportive with high expectations for all. This team ethos pervades everything we do.
We also offer pupils a wealth of extended learning opportunities from; Royds Hall Scholars, Duke of Edinburgh, debating society, Steam Lab to knitting for fun. The PE department support our pupils to represent the school in a wide range of sports including Basketball, Netball and Athletics. We take part in the annual Speakers’ Trust event and have been successful in reaching the final in recent years. Pupils gain from a wealth of opportunities offered including leadership opportunities in every year group. In 2022, 100% of pupils took part in an extended learning opportunity. A strong belief exists that offering a wide range of extended learning opportunities ignites pupil interests and allows them uncover skills and abilities that support their sense of achievement and happiness in school and into adulthood. We believe that every child can succeed and it is our privilege to provide them the opportunities to identify their talents and their future dreams and aspirations.
As a teaching professional, the curriculum allows you the flexibility to create an inspiring, exciting learning journey for all pupils enabling them to develop into active citizens of the future, empowered to make their best contribution to society. The Curriculum is developed in a thematic and practical way that engages both our employees and young people. We seek ways to make our curriculum even more interesting every year and you have the ability to do this at Royds Hall. Lessons are fascinating, engaging, exhilarating, and demand that pupils think for themselves whilst ensuring pupils see a purpose to their work.
Royds Hall is a wonderful place to work, where you will have the opportunity to make a difference every single day.

Arranging a visit to Royds Hall, A Share Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email royds.recruitment@sharemat.co.uk.

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