This job expired on 17 July 2024

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    17 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other leadership roles

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Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£68,400 to £83,081 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Who we’re looking for

We are searching for an outstanding individual to improve the quality of teaching, learning, curriculum and intervention in humanities subjects (history and geography, Religious Studies) across the Trust’s secondary schools, through embedding best practice and building capacity in line with the Trust’s policies and frameworks.

The successful candidate will drive improved attainment in humanities subjects across all our secondary schools, by skilfully co-ordinating and supporting both curriculum intent and implementation in these subjects at designated schools.

As Humanities Improvement Lead, you would be deployed across our schools located in five regions: Lancashire, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, and London.

You will have:

  • A degree in a humanities subject along with Qualified Teacher Status.
  • A national professional qualification (NPQ) in middle or senior leadership.
  • An in depth knowledge of the exam specifications in humanities subjects.
  • Experience of delivering outstanding results consistently and a track record of improving results as a humanities subject leader.
  • Experience of developing and delivering high impact intervention programmes.
  • The ability to analyse assessment data and use it effectively to identify and close gaps in learning.
  • Successfully delivered training and coaching for humanities teachers.
  • Passion for securing life-changing outcomes for young people in disadvantaged communities.

What the school offers its staff

About Star Central

Star Central, which is based at our head office in Blackburn, Lancashire, provides leadership, strategic direction and support to Star Academies, Star Institute and our schools.

The Star Central team includes experts from a range of professional backgrounds, who work together to provide an outstanding support service to the Star community. We practically assist our schools to provide educational and operational excellence and to cultivate a strong Star community, with the aim of nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.

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)
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.

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0330 313 9800

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