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  • Start date details

    September 2023 / January 2024

  • Closing date

    30 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

History

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week, term time only

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPR/UPR

Additional allowances

TLR 2A (£7017)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you a highly skilled, dynamic and enthusiastic Teacher of History looking for an exciting new opportunity?

As Principal Teacher of History you will have responsibility for overseeing all aspects of History throughout the school. The department boasts a large number of GCSE classes with a healthy uptake at A level.

The successful candidate will have a passion for their subject and have the motivation and energy to lead a team of teachers, improving student outcomes. They will be dedicated to all students, ensuring that they get the support and encouragement they need to succeed. Excellent communication skills with both students and staff will be essential in order to develop a positive, hard working and productive department. Relationships with our students are an essential key to their success. Experience with some aspects of curriculum development would be beneficial.

It’s a competitive market out there and we want to know what it is that makes you the one for us. Detail your successes in your completed application form and supporting letter and get us excited about you!

What the school offers its staff

With our ethos of ‘Learning, Respect and Belonging’, we have high aspirations for everyone and expect everyone to contribute positively to the school by working hard and participating in school activities. We treat everyone as an individual and value personal strengths and qualities. Homewood School is part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools serving the beautiful Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages. All teaching staff are provided with an IT device and there is also a nursery based on the school site which offers discounts to Homewood Staff.

We are not accepting applications from employment agencies for this position but would be delighted to receive a direct application from you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Through the training of our staff, we are fully committed to ensuring that effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school. We make every effort to ensure that students are provided with a safe and secure learning environment. We enforce a school safeguarding policy for permanent and temporary staff members, volunteers and all school visitors.

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About Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
2103 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01580 764222

Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre is a mixed 11 – 18 wide ability school with Academy status with 2000 students including 350 in the Sixth Form. We are part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools serving the Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages. The school is situated on the edge of Tenterden and enjoys a large semi-rural site overlooking open countryside.

Homewood has excellent facilities for all its students and our specialisms in Performing Arts, Applied Learning and the Rural Dimension underpin our approaches to learning which are designed to raise achievement across the whole student body. We aim to maintain and develop the cultural aspirations of the school community in line with our priorities of “belonging” and “respect” and offer a broad range of curriculum opportunities in all subject areas. This also extends into the local community through partnerships across primary, secondary and higher education sectors as well as non-educational community partners.

Homewood provides a secure and caring learning environment in which all students can flourish and succeed. It is a school renowned for its support for students’ wellbeing. Heads of College provide academic and pastoral leadership for the students in their College, supported by dedicated form tutors, a Family Liaison Officer and Assistant Head of College. A range of other staff including counsellors and a qualified nurse help and support the students through their time at Homewood. Consideration and respect for each other is central to our work and we are justly proud of our students’ achievements.

I hope you will be inspired to submit an application to join us. If you are successful, you can be assured of a very warm welcome and a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the young people of this part of Kent.

Principal: Mr J K Single BA (Hons) PGCE NPQH PQSI

Arranging a visit to Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@tenterden-schools-trust.com.

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