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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 September 2023

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: full time

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What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a positive and skilled Teacher of History to deliver the highest level of teaching & learning for our aspirational students. Excellent subject knowledge and the ability to motivate students through inspirational, personalised teaching is essential. The ability to teach to GCSE is essential and the ability to teach to A Level is desirable.

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented teacher to join a thriving school:

  • to work with students who are committed to their learning and passionate about their own further professional development;
  • to further enhance an already high functioning department of skilled teachers;
  • to work to raise the outcomes for all pupils by inspiring and motivating students and staff alike.

There is also an additional opportunity for colleagues with Pastoral experience to be considered for a current Pastoral vacancy. If you are interested in this additional opportunity, please indicate this within your application form and covering letter which can then be discussed further in interview. This should not deter colleagues from applying who do not wish to be considered for a Pastoral role.

In every way the History Department mirrors the aims and beliefs of the school. All staff work hard, supported by a committed leadership team, to provide a safe and encouraging environment for learning.

Applications are welcomed from ECTs and experienced practitioners. Outstanding support is provided for ECTs through our very supportive and structured ECT programme.

History is offered through KS3, KS4 and KS5, with Politics also offered at KS5. Outstanding engagement and progress is reflected in the significant number of pupils opting to take both History and Politics at A Level. The successful applicant should therefore be able to teach GCSE History. The ability to teach History or Politics to A Level is desirable.

What the school offers its staff

The opportunity for personal development and progression at Arden is enormous. An active commitment to staff development through a strong and consistent focus and dialogue around teaching & learning pedagogy makes this an ideal position for candidates committed to being the best practitioners they can be. The school has an excellent record of success at GCSE and A Level.

GCSEs - In summer 2023, the school’s Progress 8 score was +0.66, with an Attainment 8 score of 50.29, which shows the excellent attainment of our school. 64% of our students achieved a Grade 5 in both English and Maths, with 83% achieving this at Grade 4. More than 35% of the GCSE grades awarded were Grade 7 and above, with 20% being awarded at Grade 8 & 9.

A Levels - In 2023 students achieved an average grade of a B. Our average points score of 39.38 demonstrates the excellent outcomes that our students achieve. 35.5% of grades awarded were A*/A and 66% of grades awarded were A*- B.

In return we can offer you:

A positive and innovative learning culture supported by students, staff, parents and governors.

Enthusiastic students who enjoy learning and engage positively in all aspects of school life.

Access to high quality continuing professional development and the opportunity for personal growth and development.

A collaborative and supportive attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity.

A Senior Leadership team committed to promoting the best environment and outcomes for staff and students.

Teacher Pension.

Cycle to Work scheme.

Free on-site parking.

Children of staff who are permanently employed at Arden Academy are eligible for a ‘staff’ priority for Arden main school and Sixth Form admissions (please see Admissions on our school website for full details and eligibility criteria).

Commitment to safeguarding

Arden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or religion. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, will be subject to a social media online search.

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About Arden

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1805 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01564 773348

Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence. Situated just minutes off Junction 5 of the M42 and only 3 miles from the town of Solihull, visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate students. Our recent Ofsted report spoke about the culture of ‘exceptionally high aspirations that permeate the school’ and ‘the positive relationships between staff and pupils’ where ‘teachers teach individuals, not classes’. As an innovative school always striving for better there is a constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential and as part of a Multi Academy Trust there is the opportunity for exceptional training and the sharing of knowledge and ideas.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@arden.solihull.sch.uk.

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