This job expired on 6 October 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    6 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

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Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS dependent upon qualifications and experience

Teacher of History job summary

We  are seeking to appoint a well qualified, enthusiastic and energetic Teacher of  History at Northallerton School & Sixth Form College. 

In January 2022 our school was judged to be Good in all areas in our most recent Ofsted inspection. We are an ambitious school and are passionate about the education of our students, continuous professional development of all staff and developing our strong partnership with parents and the wider community.

We are looking to develop our provision and this is a fantastic opportunity for a keen History teacher to join our school community and contribute to it as both a teacher and wider member of the school. 

You will be an inspiring practitioner, able to make a significant contribution towards supporting our drive to continue raising achievement and standards. We are an ambitious school and are passionate about the education of our students, continuous professional development of all staff and developing our strong partnership with parents and the wider community. This post presents fantastic professional development opportunities to the successful candidate, with the potential in the future to work across schools with the Areté Learning Trust.

The students attending NSSFC are fantastic. We are a comprehensive school where students are keen to learn and do well. Our policies and support systems ensure high expectations of behaviour and academic success.

Staff development at all levels is important. A varied CPD programme is provided and tailored to personal needs. You will receive support from your team, your line manager and all colleagues within school.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach History up to and including Year 11. The ability to teach A level history would be an advantage.

Job Details

Hours of Work:  1.0FTE

Position Type:  Permanent  

Line Manager:  Head of History 

Travel Required:  No 

The salary is dependent on current qualifications and experience, please see the attached job description for more information.

Information about the Humanities Faculty 

History sits within the wider faculty of Humanities, which also includes Geography, Business Studies, Law and Religious Studies.

The team

The Humanities Faculty is staffed by ten teachers with a range of backgrounds and expertise. There is a head of faculty who works alongside the heads of subject to lead the team. We are a team committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning, delivering a high-quality curriculum to the full range of students. Most lessons are taught along a humanities corridor, and we take pride in ensuring that students conduct themselves well and are ready to learn in our area of the school. We work together to create and develop teaching resources and these are shared across departments. 


From September 2021, the school moved to a new site within Northallerton.  The site provides state of the art learning facilities including an enhanced digital learning environment, new and fully refurbished teaching spaces, large open plan learning resource centre and a newly built sixth form centre for our rapidly expanding sixth form.

All the classrooms are equipped with a computer, an interactive white board and a data projector. Large computer rooms are available to book. 

Key Stages 3 and 4

In Key Stage 3, we teach a broad history curriculum that works chronologically through the key stage. Beginning with Pompeii, the curriculum then moves from early medieval England to the modern world. The curriculum is centrally resourced through student booklets. 

At Key Stage 4, we teach the AQA GCSE course. Students study medicine in Britain, the Normans, the Cold War and interwar Germany. History is a very popular GCSE option, consistently attracting well over half of our students, taught in four classes. Across the school, history is taught in mixed-ability classes. 

 Key Stage 5/ Post-16

At Key Stage 5, we teach the AQA A-level course. Students study Tudor Britain for their breadth study and Democracy and Nazism in Germany for their depth study. Students write their NEA on questions relating to civil rights in the USA. 

 If you would like to discuss any aspects of the faculty’s work or the post, please contact Mr C Smart, Head of Humanities Faculty on csmart@arete.uk or 01609 773340.

Application Process

Please complete the online application form to apply for this role. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.  You should use the information supplied with in the Job Description & Person Specification to make the best of your application by identifying some specific pieces of work you may have undertaken in any of these areas. Your application may be viewed in regard to some or all of the skill specific areas over the course of the selection process.  Applications via agencies will not be considered.

Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

The Areté Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting our children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to a safer recruitment process which includes enhanced criminal records and barring checks, scrutiny of employment history, robust referencing and other vetting checks.  Online searches may be done as part of due diligence,

Our safeguarding system is underpinned by a range of policies and procedures which encourage and promote safe working practice across the Trust. On joining you will be required to undergo continuous professional development to maintain safe working practice and to safeguard our children and young people.

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 Northallerton School & Sixth Form College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1061 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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