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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£34,515 - £51,177

Additional allowances

TLR 1a (£9,283

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a strong belief in comprehensive education
  • Have the ability to deliver excellent student outcomes
  • Be an innovative and inspirational teacher
  • Be committed to their personal and professional development
  • Make a positive contribution to the school’s distinctive ethos
  • Have the experience of teaching a full age and ability range
  • Have the ability to teach Psychology up to A Level; the ability to teach Sociology would be an advantage.

What the school offers its staff

Woodbridge High School is a successful school situated in the heart of Woodford Green, North East London. It is fully comprehensive with an ethnically and socially diverse intake. The school has a strong and distinctive ethos of kindness, strength in diversity, respect, excellence and pride in achievement, which we call ‘The Woodbridge Way’. We enjoy an excellent reputation within the local community. We achieve impressive results year after year from a fully comprehensive intake. We are currently looking for an experienced and inspirational Head of Social Sciences to lead our team.

The Social Sciences department offers:

  • A supportive and established team and reputation within the school community
  • A successful and well-resourced department with excellent recruitment at GCSE & A Level
  • A record of driving forward innovation in learning and teaching within the school and a strong commitment to access and challenge for all.
  • An exciting opportunity for an ambitious colleague to lead a department of 4 teachers
  • A positive learning and teaching experience in a supportive and friendly environment which is popular with students
  • Good results at GCSE and A Level

Woodbridge High School offers you:

  • The opportunity to work in a highly regarded school
  • A welcoming and friendly staff body
  • Motivated, well-behaved and friendly students
  • Clear behaviour systems and students who understand boundaries
  • Opportunities for rapid career development and promotion
  • Access to state-of-the-art sports and leisure facilities
  • Tailored professional development and trainin
  • A comprehensive staff wellbeing package

Further details about the role

Woodbridge High School is committed to working with local schools and leads on many aspects of school improvement and inter-school development. We would like you to consider being part of our team at this exciting time in our development.

Woodbridge High School welcomes applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We actively seek to ensure that our staff is reflective of the diversity of our student body.

We also welcome applications from those returning to the profession or those who need flexible working arrangements. Please set out your situation or request as part of your application.

The school is committed to promoting and safe-guarding the welfare of children. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and overseas checks where necessary. Shortlisted candidates will also be subject to an Internet search.

Further details about the school can be found on the school website www.woodbridgehigh.co.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Woodbridge High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1851 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to Woodbridge High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hdalby@woodbridgehigh.co.uk.

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