Head of Social Sciences
Ryde, Isle Of Wight, PO33 3LN
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.
Full time or part time (4 days) considered.
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.
About Academies Enterprise Trust
AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England. We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they've ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom.
With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.
AET Staff Benefits
Career development and training: Our approach to educational excellence is underpinned by our Instructional Excellence Programme, delivered through an exciting and pioneering partnership with One World. We also have a long-standing partnership with Ambition Institute, and offer the full suite of Early Career and NPQ programmes, expertly facilitated and tailored to our network and local contexts. Our centralised CPD offer provides network opportunities for both teaching and leadership development, as well as offers tailored to individuals and schools.
* Great pension | Healthcare cashback and helpline | Employee assistance programme
* Free financial advice | Salary advances | Affordable loan scheme | Electric car and bike schemes
* Lifestyle savings | Discounted gym membership | Travel and leisure scheme
School visits are welcome, to arrange please contact the Head of School's PA.
The role is due to commence January 2024
Closing date: Friday 24th November 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. Apply today.
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.
Trust-wide Safeguarding Policies and Guidance
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