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  • Start date details

    April 2024 Start or Sooner

  • Closing date

    18 December 2023 at 2:43pm

  • Date listed

    27 November 2023

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Head of Social Sciences job summary

Pell Lane
Ryde, Isle Of Wight, PO33 3LN
United Kingdom

Main Pay Range + TLR2c £7,368 + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Full time or part time (4 days) considered.

April 2024 Start or Sooner

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Social Science at our Academy. Leading the Social Science subjects (Sociology, Business and Psychology) for post-16 students, you will have experience leading these subjects or be a competent Social Science Teacher who is ready to take on this middle leadership opportunity.

You will be working with our award winning Headteacher to drive forward your career. Not only do we aim to provide the very best for every student, we also offer excellent career development prospects for our staff.

Ryde Academy, based on the Isle of Wight, is an 11 to 18 years Secondary Academy and is sponsored by Academies Enterprise Trust (AET). The school is set in spacious grounds in the town of Ryde which is a short walk from the local esplanade; providing excellent transport links to Portsmouth and Southsea. In 2017, Ryde Academy had a new multi-million-pound school building built on the existing site, with a student capacity of 1,500.

Known as the "Garden Isle" because of its beautiful landscape, unspoilt beaches, rugged coastline and beautiful countryside; the Isle of Wight is a perfect place to raise a family. Ryde Academy is easily commutable from the south coast with excellent transport links in Ryde to Portsmouth and Southsea.

Judged as 'Good' by Ofsted in November 2022, Ryde Academy is a school that pupils feel proud to attend, with a calm and orderly environment. Staff are also proud to work at the school and recognise that leaders are considerate of their workload.

School visits are welcome, to arrange please contact the Head of School's PA.

The role is due to commence April 2024 or sooner

Closing date: Wednesday 20th December 2023

Interviews are scheduled to take place on as soon as possible after the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. For more info visit: https://aet.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3986?c=aet

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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About Ryde Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1457 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

At Ryde Academy we want each and every child to choose a remarkable life. We believe that all students should receive an outstanding education. One aspect of being the Principal at the Academy that I am most proud of is the kindness, bravery and sense of community our students and staff demonstrate both within and outside of school. This is something we actively encourage through the curriculum, after school clubs and by working with external organisations on projects and initiatives.

Visitors often comment on how welcome they are made to feel and the sense of warmth and friendliness they experience. I believe that this can only come about when you have students and staff who truly have a sense of belonging and pride in their school and respect for each othe

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