Teacher of Humanities - Maternity Cover

The Aylesbury Vale Academy, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0WS

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    October or November 2022

  • Application deadline

    5 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (1 year)

Pay scale

Main Scale/UPS

Teacher of Humanities - Maternity Cover job summary

In this rapidly expanding 'Good' school, we need an inspirational Teacher of Humanities specialist to join our Humanities department for a full-time maternity cover on a fixed term contract from November/December 2022.


This is a job for an ambitious and committed individual as we drive towards becoming an 'Outstanding' school.

The successful applicant will have a passion about learning, have strong inter-personal skills, be resilient, be an excellent teacher and have great subject knowledge including experience of GCSE specifications.  The successful candidate will be expected to help run after-school activities which is likely to focus on supporting students in small group interventions or may include running a club as part of our Extended Schools Provision.


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About The Aylesbury Vale Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 19
School size
1777 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Contact phone number
01296 428551

We are a highly supportive school with strong subject leadership to help you develop. We are looking for a highly ambitious, committed and dynamic professional to join our Humanities department who is passionate about their subject, communicates well with young people and makes a positive impact on their learning. The Humanities department currently comprises of 10 full-time teachers two of whom are part of the Senior Leadership Team. The job would suit an ECT or a more experienced teacher.

The school is improving at a rapid pace and this is a career defining opportunity for those who can play a pivotal role in enhancing the life chances of children and young people. The Academy, sponsored by the Diocese of Oxford, moved into new purpose built accommodation in September 2013 and is benefiting from state of the art facilities and teaching. Situated on the new Berryfields housing development, the Academy (including the Primary School) is set to increase its role in the next few years. There are currently 1790 students on roll including 500 in the primary phase.

We will offer you:

- Results above the national average and improving rapidly
- A well-resourced department with excellent facilities and spaces
- Personalised, supportive CPD so that you can flourish and be the best you can possibly be, whichever stage in your career
- Strong collegiate atmosphere
- Supportive and thorough induction programme
- Priority admissions for school staff
- 10% discount on pre-school places, 10% discount on Primary wraparound care
- 25% discount on the use of the Lettings facilities (sports pitches, sports hall, drama studios, Community suite, party rooms)
- Long Service Awards
- Free employee assistance programme - 24/7 phone line for free emotional, bereavement and financial concerns
- 5 minute walk to a direct rail link to London Marylebone (40 minutes)
- State of the art gym available free for staff use
- Discount at local coffee shop

The Academy is at an exciting stage of development with an experienced Academy Principal. In Ofsted's visit, January 2019, the school was judged 'Good' in all areas for the first time in the academy's history.

Quotations from the Ofsted visit January 2019:-

- "Outcomes have improved because of strong subject leadership"
- "The behaviour of pupils is good. There is an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect across the school. Pupils' conduct is calm and orderly"
- "Staff morale is high. They believe that leaders and governors take staff members' wellbeing and workload into account and they feel well supported by the school"
- "Staff new to the school feel very well supported by their more experienced colleagues and the package of training and support on offer"
- "Comprehensive induction and training programmes offered by senior leaders and the link advisor ensure that they very quickly establish themselves in their posts"
- "Pupils show a well-developed understanding and tolerance for others who are different from them. Tolerance and diversity are promoted well at Aylesbury Vale Academy"

Arranging a visit to The Aylesbury Vale Academy

Please contact Mrs E Perrin, HR Manager if you would like to visit the school prior to submitting an application.

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