This job expired on 4 December 2023

  • Start date details

    Easter 2024

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time The role is 0.7FTE but we would consider making it full time with some cover for the right candidate. Part time 0.7FTE

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Maternity Leave

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified Teacher Status (or pending PGCE/QTS outcome) 
  • Recent experience in an 11-16 school  (essential)
  • Recent experience in an 11-18 school (desirable)
  • A good first degree in a related subject  
  • Evidence of knowledge and capabilities relating to teaching KS3 and KS4 History (essential)
  • Evidence of knowledge and capabilities relating to teaching KS5 History (desirable)
  • Clarity of purpose and a student-centred vision
  • Good personal and interpersonal skills.
  • Good oral and written communication
  • Good levels of numeracy, literacy and ICT
  • Good time-management and personal organisation
  • Must support the school’s aims and values, setting a good example of attendance, punctuality and appearance
  • Evidenced up-to-date knowledge of the curriculum and understanding of effective teaching and learning strategies to meet the needs of learners
  • Good knowledge of a range of assessment practices and confident about using data to improve levels of achievement

What the school offers its staff

We believe in recruiting the best and then treating them exceptionally well.

Over the last few years, we have implemented working practices which have created a culture where truly great teachers can thrive. Prioritising staff wellbeing; over 50% of our staff work part-time hours; full-time teachers teach 44/50 periods per fortnight, maximum; flexible working arrangements are supported wherever possible; staff can go home if they are not teaching the last period of the day; everyone can take one ‘family day’ a year fully paid; we provide flu vaccinations for all staff; the staff room has been recently refurbished with better working and rest facilities, increasing ICT provision and fresh coffee after feedback from staff; we have a team of staff from across all areas of school whose remit it is to lead on wellbeing and we dedicate training time to work on strategies to actively improve our wellbeing.

We truly believe that we can all be better professionals and as such CPD for both teaching and support staff is planned and prioritised throughout the whole year, so people know what is happening from the outset.

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 Huntington School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1476 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Huntington School is a highly successful comprehensive school in the northern suburbs of the historic city of York. Our core purpose is to inspire confident learners who will thrive in a changing world.

Founded in 1966 and with the more recent accolade of becoming one of the country’s first and leading Research Schools we have established an enviable reputation for our expertise and innovation in teaching and learning, coupled with our school values of respect, honesty, and kindness.

Huntington is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school with a Sixth Form taking our total student numbers to approximately 1516, which includes over 300 students in the Sixth Form. Our students achieve excellent results, year-in, year-out, both at GCSE and A-level. Our A-level results place us in the top 10% of providers nationally and we rarely have any NEET students.

In Oct 2017, Ofsted rated the school outstanding in all areas. That judgment is a reflection of a lot of hard work, but only forms part of what makes Huntington so special. As a school, we by no means rest on our laurels, but continually strive to be better.

At Huntington School, we believe that people matter most! We believe our school is made a special place by the students and staff who come here together to learn. We believe that positive, respectful relationships between everyone in our school are crucially important in making Huntington an exciting place to study. We think that we have created an atmosphere at Huntington where we can all thrive together, where the conditions for growth are just right.

Arranging a visit to Huntington School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email p.edwards@huntington-ed.org.uk.

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