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Head of Social Sciences

Prince William School, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4BS

This job expired on 31 January 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    19 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    22 January 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

25714 - 41604

Head of Social Sciences job summary

We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic and inspiring Head of Social Sciences to lead our team of dedicated and talented Social Science teachers. This department has developed rapidly in recent years and now delivers a range of courses at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5, currently:

Child Development, Learning and Play (KS4 and KS5)

Health and Social Care (KS4 and KS5)

Sociology (KS4 and KS5)

Criminology (KS5)

Politics (KS5)

Psychology (KS5)

The successful candidate will be able to teach at least one of these subjects up to A level. The school is keen to support staff to develop both personally and professionally, and the successful candidate will be given training opportunities to suit their needs and career aspirations.

The Social Sciences department is housed in dedicated rooms which are close together and near the Head of Department’s office. This enables the teachers within the department to gather easily and work closely together as a team, which they do very effectively. Our students are well-behaved, happy, engaging, and inquisitive individuals, who are proud to be Prince William students. We are passionate about providing them with the best possible education and they have high aspirations for themselves and look to us to guide them on their journey to adult life.

Prince William School is located in Oundle, within easy commuting distance of Peterborough, Stamford, Kettering, Huntingdon, Wellingborough, and Corby. It is a vibrant and friendly school that strives to deliver the challenging and inspirational curriculum our students need to prepare them for the ever-changing world of work. We have high expectations for all, and our aim is simple: to be the best school in Northamptonshire and beyond for every student, no matter what their ability or aspirations

Our students are well-behaved, happy, engaging, and inquisitive individuals, who are proud to be Prince William students. We are passionate about providing them with the best possible education and they have high aspirations for themselves and look to us to guide them on their journey to adult life.

This is an exciting time for the school as examination results have seen rapid improvement and the school is expanding. In 2019, 72% of our KS4 cohort achieved grade 4+ in both English and Maths, and 52% achieved grade 5+ in both English and Maths. The school’s Progress 8 score was +0.26, and the gap between disadvantaged and other students closed significantly for the second successive year, with the Progress 8 score for Free School Meals Ever 6 students being +0.04. In KS5, we achieved 56% A* - B and 79% A* - C, an average grade of B- and a positive progress measure.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher who is committed to delivering high-quality lessons for students of all abilities. In return, the school offers a supportive Senior Leadership Team, a committed and caring department, good CPD and career development opportunities, and students with good attitudes to learning.

By working for our Trust, you’ll be able to take advantage of a wealth of professional development and support opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits.

These include:

• Continuous professional development and training opportunities

• Dedicated support from our school improvement team

• Career and leadership opportunities within our growing family of schools

• A Trust employee forum with representatives from across the organisation

• A confidential 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme

• Childcare vouchers scheme

• A corporate eye care plan

• Flu jabs for all staff

• Cycle to work scheme

• Headspace

For more information please contact Lorna Stockwell on 07500 559281 or email recruitment@emat.uk or email jennifer.croft@pws.emat.uk

COVID-19 considerations:

We have a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment for all on-site working to ensure the health and safety of staff and pupils.

A Note for Recruitment Agencies

We have a team of internal recruiters and we advertise our vacancies to attract candidates and not agency suppliers. If we need agency assistance then we will reach out to our trusted partners. Any speculative CVs we receive will not be accepted as an introduction.

EMAT reserve the right to withdraw this advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

EMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). References will be taken up before interviews are offered

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or age.

Additional allowances

TLR 2B £4784

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About Prince William School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1170 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact email
recruitment@emat.uk
Contact phone number
07500559281

Welcome to Prince William School. Rated 'Good' by Ofsted, we are passionate about learning and providing a wide range of experiences for our young people to prepare them for the world beyond school. Our vision is to create an innovative learning environment which has all staff and students learning, developing and delivers the highest of expectations from ourselves and from each other.
At Prince William School we focus upon success. Success for learning. Success in competition. Success in our personal aims. This focus means that we achieve success in many areas including: school results, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, nationally recognised musicians, winning district, county and national sporting events and through being frequent competitors in activities such as the Economics literary papers judged at Eton, and the East Northants “Dragons Den” Competition. We also learn that although we aim to succeed, there are times when we might not. The key is to dust ourselves off and tackle the next challenge with the aim of succeeding next time.
We encourage our young people to ‘Dare to Dream’ through the setting of aspirational targets, recognising success in its many guises, through celebrations and in developing and promoting student leadership to encourage future students to do even better.
Our excellent year teams link the need to support young people through any difficulties and challenges in order to overcome barriers to learning and ensure the core purpose of learning and achievement is not forgotten.

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