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  • Expected start date

    31 August 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    28 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance + TLR2a (Currently £3,195)

Job summary

The School is looking for a highly motivated and committed individual with a passion for Sociology to join our school as Subject Leader of Sociology. The successful candidate will oversee the Sociology curriculum, ensuring that challenging components of the Key Stage 5 programme are delivered in a way meets the needs of all students. They will teach Sociology at Key Stage 5 with the highest ambitions for learning, rigorously high expectations and the ability to inspire our staff and students. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a newly established department and contribute to its ambitious vision for the future.

The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and a genuine passion for teaching the subject, with detailed knowledge of current curriculum and pedagogical developments in Sociology and the wider curriculum. A desire to ensure all pupils meet their potential in the subject through promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning is essential.

Sociology is a popular subject at TBSHS. Introduced last year, the subject attracted a large number of applicants. There is currently one full class of 25 pupils studying A Level Sociology in Year 12. The successful candidate will have the drive and passion to inspire students to study Sociology at our Sixth Form and develop the subject to ensure pupils achieve their best outcomes. Students have 9 hours a fortnight of Sociology lessons following the AQA syllabus including the optional topics of The Family and Households and Beliefs in Society. The students at TBSHS are highly motivated and produce high quality work. We are looking for an outstanding practitioner who can maintain the high standards whilst further enhancing the department’s success and popularity.

We were graded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted in March 2017.

Educating approximately 1200 students, The Bishop’s Stortford High School provides a single-sex education for boys in Years 7 to 11 and has a large, thriving co-educational sixth form, with over one hundred girls on roll. In 2019, 89% of our GCSE students achieved grade 4+ in both English and Maths, contributing to a Progress 8 score of +0.16, compared to a national average for boys of -0.28. At A-Level we had a 55% A* - B pass rate in 2019 and 66% in 2020. We have a strong ethos, based on high expectations and standards for all, a committed and supportive staff who deliver high quality, engaging lessons and well-behaved students with excellent attitudes to learning. We are due to re-locate to a brand new ‘state of the art’ school on a new site less than half a mile from our current location, in January 2023. This exciting project will provide us with a fantastic new learning environment, supported by cutting edge technology, and huge opportunities for the future.

The school provides a supportive environment in which both newly qualified and experienced teachers have excellent opportunities to develop their careers. A formidable range of extra-curricular activities are available to students which include numerous overseas trips, languages exchanges, cultural visits, first class fixture cards in all major sports, a diverse and high quality music and drama programme, DofE, Model UN conference, Young Enterprise, debating, public speaking and much more. The school places a strong emphasis on staff development and the appointed candidate can expect to gain significant enjoyment and professional fulfilment from working here.

TBSHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of all our children and expects staff to share this commitment. A Disclosure Barring Service check is required for all successful applicants.

Applying for the job

Please complete the schools application form, and submit, along with a covering letter, to Mrs D Landers - debbie.landers@tbshs.org

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
1193 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number
01279 868686

About The Bishop's Stortford High School

Educating approximately 1200 students, The Bishop’s Stortford High School provides a single-sex education for boys in Years 7 to 11 and has large co-educational sixth form, of which third are female students. school prides itself on being an academic built traditional principles high standards, within Christian ethos, is reflected excellent results. In March 2017 Ofsted judged the be Outstanding every category with their report, highlighting many strengths great opportunities provided.

Arranging a visit to The Bishop's Stortford High School

Please contact Debbie Landers 01279 868686 or debbie.landers@tbshs.org

School location

London Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3LU

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