This job expired on 21 May 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 100%

Contract type


Pay scale

Main/Upper Pay Scale (M1-U3)

Additional allowances

TLR 2A (£7,847)

What skills and experience we're looking for

If you have:

  • A passion for your subject area.
  • A professional understanding of inclusion and strategies for engaging learners.
  • A commitment to safeguarding within a school setting.
  • Experience in developing and implementing teaching and learning strategies across KS3 to KS5.

…. then CCHS is the school for the next step in your career.

What the school offers its staff

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Clacton County High School?

We can offer you:

  • A competitive salary.
  • The possibility of a relocation package
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish.
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships
  • Free tea and coffee available in all team rooms and communal staff room.
  • Sociable and friendly staff.
  • Staff weekly wellbeing opportunities
  • Staff social events.

Employee benefits include:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Free membership to Perkbox
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms
  • After school access to school pool and on-site gym

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Further details about the role

The Role

Are you a History teacher contemplating your next career step? If yes, a fantastic opportunity has arisen at Clacton County High School for the role of Subject Lead in History. We are looking for the right person to develop and lead the History department, who will become an integral part of our Humanities faculty team with the ability to inspire their students and act as an exemplary role model to the entire school community; staff and students alike.

If you are looking to relocate to the south-east coast of England a relocation package is available.

Clacton County High School is committed to the development of its staff and we have a very proactive CPD programme in school to ensure that we support and mentor all of our staff; teaching and support staff alike, throughout their career journey with us. The successful candidate, will not only have the opportunity to work with the Director of Learning; Humanities, but will be supported by members of the senior leadership team to help them to develop and grow, whilst ensuring the History department continuously moves forward. We are committed to improving the outcomes for all of our young people.

Without doubt, this is an exceptionally exciting time to join our staff, we have excellent facilities and the school is expanding and we have recently added six new classrooms and a 4-court sports hall to our main site.

Our school has its own sixth form college, Sigma Sixth, with a campus in Tendring located within a few minutes’ drive from the school. The college is a modern environment with excellent facilities and although based at a different site it is very much part of CCHS. For the right candidate with the appropriate skill set there could be future opportunities to deliver across the full range of key stages.

As a school and college, we are continually developing and adapting our curriculum offer, facilities, and extra-curricular opportunities to support the changing needs of the young people of this area.

Clacton County High School is part of the Sigma Trust and works closely in collaboration with the other schools within our trust family. As a result, we are innovative and always learning from each other to ensure that we deliver an exciting and progressive learning experience for our students.

Our guiding principles of ‘Higher Expectations, Raising Aspirations, Transforming Lives’ for all students and ‘Discover Yourself, Define Your Future’ for the sixth form, together with our PROUD values, permeates throughout the school and reflects the passion and drive within all staff at CCHS and our sixth form college.

We would be delighted to welcome your application if you feel inspired to be part of the CCHS experience, and have a commitment to understanding who we are, what we value and the culture we are creating. We want to recruit the best staff and invest in them believing this will lead to the best education for our students, our commitment is to both our staff and students.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Should you be successful during the shortlisting process interviews will be held face to face at the school.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing policies and practices which reflect the school’s commitment to high achievement through effective teaching and learning in your subject area.
  • Supporting the development of the faculty improvement plan and identify clear targets, timescales and success criteria for its development and/or maintenance in line with the school improvement plan.
  • Monitoring progress and evaluating the quality of teaching and learning by working alongside colleagues, visiting lessons, monitoring planning and analysing student work and outcomes.
  • Planning budget and resources, linking with the faculty improvement plan, to ensure value for money.
  • Ensuring continuity and progression in your subject area of teaching by supporting colleagues in choosing the appropriate sequence of teaching and teaching methods and setting clear learning objectives through an agreed scheme of work, developed in line with the school improvement plan.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

Commitment to safeguarding

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

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About Clacton County High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1744 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01255 750913

CCHS is a popular and inclusive comprehensive school that sits in the centre of our community and we are all incredibly proud of our achievements. As a school we have the highest expectations of our students and want every one of them to strive to do their best. We believe that our students have an entitlement to a first class education and provide them with the opportunities they need to excel. In return we expect them to work hard and respect and value others. Our aim is to create the right environment where each student is able to maximise their potential to become a confident, Independent and successful adult. We are a forward-thinking school with an innovative curriculum designed to meet the needs of all students whatever their ability or need. Consequently, we have been recognised by the Department for Education as one of the best schools in the country in terms of the progress made by our students. First established in 1928, Clacton County High School has a very proud history within the town.

It has grown significantly over the years to meet the needs of young people in the local area, however, we are not content with standing still. With an expanding number of students, currently approximately 1700, including a sixth form of around 350 on a separate site, we pride ourselves on creating a personal and supportive environment to promote higher expectations and raise aspirations. We are dedicated to making a difference to the lives of our students and are focussed on raising their expectations and aspirations.

Part of our success is achieved through working in collaboration and partnerships, sharing our expertise and, in return, gaining knowledge back from others. In September 2018, CCHS was rated by Ofsted as a good school with many outstanding features, particularly in regard to leadership and our sixth form provision. We are also proud to be the lead school for the local teacher training scheme.

As well as a firm commitment to all of our students, we are also very committed to supporting colleagues, providing a great CPD and training programme with opportunities for career progression and enhancement.

Arranging a visit to Clacton County High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk.

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