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  • Start date details

    Easter 2024 onwards

  • Closing date

    29 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 February 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (Actual) MPS/UPS

Teacher of History job summary

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see” (Winston Churchill) and the importance of History is something that we hold dear. This is a school with great students and ambitious, talented staff, who aim to develop students who have the belief in themselves that anything is possible.

Do you want to work in a school that:

  • Is friendly and community centred, where staff genuinely feel part of a team. 'The school is mindful of staff workload and well-being. It provides high-quality training and support. Staff recognise this and they feel valued and respected' (Ofsted 2023).

  • Places staff well-being at the heart of everything we do.

  • Has a full time Instructional Coach who works with staff to develop their practice through selecting specific teaching goals that maximise student learning.

  • Has an ‘aspirational and appropriate curriculum for all’ (Ofsted 2023).

  • Has students who behave well in lessons (Ofsted 2023) so teachers can teach and students can learn.

  • Prioritises high quality bespoke CPLD as well as opportunities for collaboration and support across a successful and highly respected multi academy trust.

  • Is well resourced and where each teacher has their own classroom complete with interactive screen as well as a Chromebook.

History is central to our curriculum and we value the role it plays in our young people’s education. We are looking for an inspiring individual to join our team, lead and develop the history department and contribute to the life chances of the young people in our school community. This post would suit an ECT or a more experienced teacher.


The successful candidate will join a dedicated team of historians who are committed to ensuring that history remains a popular and successful subject at both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. The team values the development of enriching student learning experiences through such things as educational visits and hosting survivors in delivering their testimony to our community in partnership with the Holocaust Educational Trust.

This is a very exciting time to join our school. We are looking for an enthusiastic professional with the expertise and dedication to live out our values of ‘commitment to others, commitment to learning’. These commitments are central to our school, demonstrated by the strong, warm relationships, and a strong culture of learning for both students and staff. This role will allow you genuine scope to be part of something ambitious and improve the opportunities and outcomes of students in our school community so as to ensure they have the best possible chance to flourish and succeed. At the Oxford Academy, we work to meet the needs of all - whatever it takes.

We encourage interested candidates to visit the school before application. To arrange a visit please contact Cate Phillips cate.phillips@theoxfordacademy.org.

For more information about The Oxford Academy please visit the school's website.

Closing date: 22/02/2024
Interview date: Tuesday 27th February 2024

The Oxford Academy may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Our school is part of the River Learning Trust; our collective vision is to be a Trust where pupils and staff thrive in schools which demonstrate:
all-round education, academic success, lifelong learning and strength of character
sustainable continuous improvement; no school standing still
all schools being good and outstanding, or improving rapidly
collaboration that is raising standards, and reducing workload
where pupils, staff, parents and communities value all we do to support the best possible outcomes and experiences for our children and young people

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

What benefits does the Trust offer to its employees?

  • Annual pay increase for support staff (in line with grade boundaries) and for Teachers (subject to government framework and successful performance review)

  • A Defined Benefit Pension Scheme with favourable terms for all employees (Teachers Pension for Teachers; LGPS for Support Staff)

  • Moving from the public sector? Those without a break in service can be reassured that RLT will recognise their continuous service.

  • Employee centred and family friendly policies and practises that support you in and beyond your workplace.

The River Learning Trust and The Oxford Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. All staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The River Learning Trust are required to conduct online searches about you as part of their shortlisting process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. By applying for this role, you acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the shortlisting process. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (one from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.The River Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. You should contact the school if you are unsure if this role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. For further guidance for applicants click on the this link List of offences that are not filtered

Our staff are expected to maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school, by not undermining fundamental British values including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

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About The Oxford Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1154 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

The Oxford Academy is a warm, friendly and vibrant school that is built on an ethos of high expectations for all and a belief that every child will be successful - academically, personally and as a lifelong contributor to the wider world.

Our inclusive Christian values underpin all that we do. Staff at our school have a firm belief in the power of education to shape children’s lives for the better. The Oxford Academy is centred on a culture of excellence where we respect each other, are self-motivated, determined, responsible, have a thirst for learning, and a strong sense of pride in belonging to the Academy.

We are committed to providing educational opportunities of the highest quality for all our students and we believe in educating the whole child. We aim to deliver a broad education that is ambitious, varied and stimulating in a caring environment that creates well-rounded individuals who excel and benefit from our approaches to teaching and learning. At the Oxford Academy, we are inclusive and a school for all in our community. We work to meet the needs of our students - whatever it takes.

The Oxford Academy is driven by raising aspirations, expectations and achievements for all. We are very much outward facing and seek to engage with local, national and international partners, in order to build an ambitious network of support for the children in our care. Our fundamental aim is to create vibrant and dynamic learning experiences, so every child has the opportunity to become an ambitious, confident learner.

Our website will enable you to discover more about the Academy; I hope that you will quickly gain a sense of the rich potential of our students and staff, their achievements and the wider life of our school.

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