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  • Start date details

    Easter 2024

  • Closing date

    26 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 November 2023

Job details

Job role

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

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Social sciences

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

TSAT Teacher Scale £30,863 - £47,182 + TLR 2b per annum

Additional allowances

TLR 2b

What skills and experience we're looking for

Plympton Academy is seeking to appoint a dynamic and strategic Head of Social Sciences – Psychology, Sociology and Criminology.You will join our team of committed professionals teaching our fantastic students from years7 -13. You will be passionate about your subject and the development of pedagogy and curriculum.

As Head of Social Sciences you will lead by example, develop, inspire and motivate your team and be committed to achieving high standards.This is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding teacher who is now looking for promotion to Head of department in a supportive and successful Academy or for an established Head of Social Sciences looking to continue the improvement journey that this department has already successfully started.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Be a qualified teacher and have a thorough knowledge of present curriculum developments, particularly those relating to your subject
  • Be able to deliver consistently good or outstanding practice
  • To implement and support all Academy policies.
  • To collaborate with other leaders and managers in raising standards within the curriculum to Good and Outstanding including all student groups.
  • To raise standards of teaching, learning and progress to ensure all subject staff deliver and all students receive Good and Outstanding lessons.
  • To coach and mentor subject staff to raise standards in learning and progress to be Good and Outstanding.
  • Be experienced in planning an appropriate and challenging curriculum
  • Be an inspiring teacher with real enthusiasm for your subject
  • Be able to motivate their pupils
  • Be committed to high standards for both staff and students
  • Be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the Academy

What the school offers its staff

At Plympton Academy we believe in inspiring a culture of success for all, including our staff. We have a strong culture of staff development and support - high quality CPD, based on research and evidenced best practice, which is prioritised and supported through a tailored coaching programme.

We work collaboratively with the best schools locally and nationally so that all teachers continue to thrive and engage in the latest teaching developments and practice. We prioritise good behaviour and strong pastoral support so that learning is disruption-free, teachers can teach and students’ can focus. As a result, we are incredibly proud of our students and staff who love the challenge of learning, are equipped to achieve their dreams and take pride in their success.

What our Trust will offer you:

  • Minimum starting salary £30,863 for all ECTs
  • Revised Teacher Payscale to retain and reward excellent teachers
  • With an outstanding Leadership and Management team, we are focused on providing our staff with bespoke CPD tailored to the stage they are at in their career.
  • The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits.
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Excellent CPD opportunities including our Early career, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes
  • As an accredited Chartered Teacher organisation, you can become a recognised Chartered Teacher
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas


Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk

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About Plympton Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1145 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

At Plympton Academy we believe in inspiring a culture of success for all, including our staff. We have a strong culture of staff development and support - high quality CPD, based on research and evidenced best practice, which is prioritised and supported through a tailored coaching programme.

We work collaboratively with the best schools locally and nationally so that all teachers continue to thrive and engage in the latest teaching developments and practice. We prioritise good behaviour and strong pastoral support so that learning is disruption-free, teachers can teach and students’ can focus. As a result, we are incredibly proud of our students and staff who love the challenge of learning, are equipped to achieve their dreams and take pride in their success.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk.

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