Part-time Teacher of Social Sciences

John Mason School, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1JB

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  • Application deadline

    24 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    9 May 2022

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Contract type



MPS/UPS (if post threshold)

Part-time Teacher of Social Sciences job summary

Part-time Teacher of Social Sciences

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold)
Contract Type: Permanent, 0.4 FTE
Closing Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 9am
Interview Date: Interviews on application
Start date: September 2022

Our sixth form has significantly expanded in recent years following the Outstanding OFSTED rating. Due to high quality teaching and positive outcomes, a significant number of students opt for Social Science subjects and go on to study them at university. The faculty provision is unusually broad for a school sixth form and includes A levels in Sociology, Psychology, Politics, Philosophy, Economics and Business Studies as well as Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology. Psychology, Business Studies and Health and Social Care are also taught in KS4.

We are looking for a new team member from September 2022. Our preferred specialism would be Sociology up to A-level with a willingness to deliver Level 3 Applied Diploma Criminology. Experience of this course would be desirable, though full support and training will be provided if required. However, we would also be interested in hearing from people who have an interest in teaching other subjects within our faculty.

The ideal candidate will be:
• Passionate about their subject(s); able to inspire students and adept at relating real-world contexts to the social sciences curriculum.
• Committed to supporting students to achieve their goals regardless of their prior attainment levels, aligning with our core purpose of maintaining an inclusive, diverse sixth form.
• Willing to collaborate within a small but growing team with an increased range of subjects on offer.
• Interested in contributing to our key development goals: closing attainment gaps through high-quality literacy teaching, inclusive teaching practices and explicit consideration of diversity throughout our curriculum.

In exchange, we offer you:
• The chance to join a friendly, supportive and reflective team
• Strong opportunities for ongoing professional development; through our Trust’s comprehensive programme of professional development and generous financial support for external opportunities (e.g. MSc)
• The chance to work for a school where staff wellbeing and workload considerations are at the heart of decision-making.
• A highly inclusive approach to flexible working: speak to us about part-time or other needs.

If you would like more information about the faculty, email Emma Tilley, Head of Social Sciences
An application pack is available from the John Mason School website or from
CVs alone are not acceptable.

Abingdon Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer that recognises the terms and conditions of maintained schools, including maternity benefits. The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.

All staff are expected to promote fundamental British values.

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About John Mason School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1058 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

John Mason School is part of the Abingdon Learning Trust and is fully committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of all its students and staff.

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