12 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 June 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Teacher of History job summary

Job Purpose:

To be an effective teacher who challenges and supports your students to do their best by:

  • inspiring trust and confidence in your students and colleagues;
  • building team commitment amongst your students and colleagues;
  • engaging and motivating students;
  • analytical thinking
  • taking positive action to improve the quality of your students’ learning.

With potential for middle leadership responsibility for the right candidate.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the teaching of your subject(s) and take account of wider curriculum developments which are relevant to your work.
  • Plan tutorials, lessons and sequences of lessons to meet pupils’ individual learning needs.
  • Use a range of appropriate strategies and follow College policies for tutoring, behaviour management and classroom management.
  • Use information about prior attainment to set well-grounded expectations for students in your teaching and tutorial groups.
  • Assess, monitor and record the progress of students in your teaching and tutorial groups; give them constructive feedback, targets and advice; and, report their progress to, and discuss their progress with, their parents.
  • Ensure that, as a result of your training and teaching, your students achieve well relative to their pupils’ prior attainment, making progress as good or better than similar pupils nationally. You will be expected to achieve agreed Appraisal Objectives.
  • Within the framework of the Trust’s appraisal and CPD policies, take responsibility for your own professional development and use the outcomes to improve your tutoring and teaching and your students learning.
  • Make an active contribution to the policies, aspirations and plans of your House, of your curriculum team and of the College – a community comprehensive school, with Technology specialist status.

Professional Aspiration:

  • All teachers through professional growth and sustained and substantial performance and contribution to the College can aspire to a salary of UPS3.
  • UPS3 teachers play a critical role in the life of the College. They provide a role model for teaching and learning, making a distinctive contribution to the raising of student standards and contribute effectively to the work of the wider team. They take advantage of appropriate opportunities for professional development and use outcomes effectively to improve pupils’ learning.

Data Protection / General Data Protection Regulations Compliance

The Privacy Notice sets our general principles in relation to Data Protection and the General Data Protection Regulations. You should also abide all Trust policies relating to the use of data including but not limited to:

  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Records Retention Policy
  • Personal Data Breach Procedure
  • Employee Code of Conduct
  • E-safety Policy Social Media Policy
  • Use of Personal Devices Policy

Our Privacy Notice for Employees explains how we use your personal data.

Teachers must abide by the Teachers’ Standards throughout their career. Teachers (and staff appointed under Teaching Staff Terms and Conditions) must have an understanding of, and always act within, the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities.

You should note that a duty of confidentiality applies to all personal data seen prior to the first day of employment (for example, pupil lists for the purposes of lesson planning or other activities to support teaching and learning). This reflects the custom and practice of those contracts of employment starting on the first day of term while recognising the need to be aware of and plan to support pupil needs.

Your application form will be processed by My New Term who act for DMAT as a data processor- please see our Privacy Notice for more information about how we process job applicant personal data.

The successful candidate will be required to come to DMAT HQ to complete mandatory training.

Training Details:

Location: Central Head Office (Wardhayes) 8 Simmons Way, Okehampton, EX20 1PY

Duration: Monday– Friday

Purpose: To provide comprehensive training on company policies, procedures, and systems necessary for successful integration into the role.

Training Schedule: Daily sessions from 9am to 4pm, with breaks provided.

Benefits of Training Week:

To gain valuable insights into our company culture and values.

Interact with key stakeholders and team members.

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to excel in your role.

Establish a strong foundation for your career growth within Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust.

Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

All schools in The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person specification:





Good degree or relevant vocational qualification pertaining to the subject to be taught.

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Further professional level qualifications (e.g. Masters qualifications)



  • Evidence of recent relevant professional training.
  • Able to teach History at Key Stage 4.
  • Able to teach Geography and Religious Studies at Key Stage 3.

Practical Skills & Personal Qualities

Determination and energy to bring about continuous improvement in the operation of the College and the performance of its students.

A commitment to placing the learner at the centre of your practice and a willingness to develop teaching and learning strategies that enable this.

Willingness to work as part of a team in developing teaching and learning strategies.

Ability to make effective presentations to both large and small groups.

Ability to encourage and motivate students.

Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with parents, carers, partners and the community, that enhance the education or all pupils.

Able to articulate an overarching vision of educational development of the relevant Design Technology curriculum area.

Experience of examinations board requirements and regulations.

Proficient user of ICT.

Equal Opportunities

  • The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer

All schools in Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting

The welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).

‘This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974.’

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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About Okehampton College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1306 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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