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  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    1 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 January 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Main and Upper Pay Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

We want to hear from you if you are a committed, inspiring, highly motivated Teacher of Social Sciences or an ECT aspiring to be such a teacher, who has a passion for seeing young people succeed. The Social Science Faculty is newly established at Kings Academy and this is a really exciting opportunity to develop the subjects at KS5. This new Faculty is introducing Health and Social Care at KS4 and BTEC Applied Law at KS5, both these subjects have recruited well for September. If you are passionate about the Social Sciences and can teach at least two of the following subjects then we will look forward to hearing from you: Applied Law, Criminology, Health and Social Care, Psychology or Sociology.

Candidates will need to demonstrate they are:

  • An outstanding teacher (or an ECT aspiring to be outstanding) who has vision, drive and a determination to succeed in maximising attainment potential
  • Able to deliver high quality teaching and learning
  • Organised and have excellent communication skills
  • Innovative, enthusiastic and passionate about their subject and able to deliver results

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • The full support of a dedicated and committed team of staff
  • The benefit of working in an innovative and forward-thinking Academy
  • Professional development to support you in your career
  • The opportunity to work with motivated students and supportive parents
  • A significant amount of time teaching Sixth Form classes
  • Staff benefits, including discounted gym membership and cycle to work scheme
  • An attractive location in the picturesque Cheddar Valley, close to Bristol

Commitment to safeguarding

The Wessex Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding young people and promoting the welfare of children, and all staff appointed will undergo online checks and be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
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About The Kings of Wessex Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1033 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Email address
Phone number
01934 742608

Kings is a high achieving 13-18 years school. Exam results are consistently high year-on-year, with students making outstanding progress from Key Stage 2 to 4, and after the Sixth Form many students go on to top universities. Accolades and league tables are important, but there is more to Kings than percentages and statistics. We believe in every child, and have high expectations for them regardless of their background. We take pride in excellent attendance and behaviour, a positive attitude, and smart uniform. We want every child who attends Kings to be happy in their learning and believe that they can succeed. Our dedicated and committed staff are here to guide and support students on a daily basis so that they feel loved, cared for and supported. Kings is very much a community school within the heart of the beautiful Cheddar Valley here in Somerset, and is an Upper School of the family of soon to be 16 First and Middle Schools. We are part of the Wessex Learning Trust that strives to offer a world class, 21st century education for all young people between the ages of 2 and 18, by providing outstanding learning opportunities and creating centres of educational excellence that meet the needs of all children. We are passionate that our work in the classroom inspires a love of learning, enquiry and creativity as we strive to develop our young people to prepare them for life and their next steps in our globally competitive world. As an Upper School, exams are obviously a significant part of our work and goals and, therefore, every lesson and every piece of homework really counts. We encourage students to do their best and take pride in their subjects so that ultimately in the final exams they will realise their true potential. Students who join Kings at age 13 in Year 9 follow a continuous curriculum, meeting the full suite of subjects, developing their study skills, before embarking fully upon their Key Stage 4 courses for their GCSEs. For the final year of Year 11 each student is assigned a staff Mentor with whom they meet to review progress and extra support and to feel really boosted. Students are also encouraged to attend golden time extra sessions during the year and, as the exam season gets closer, a dedicated programme of revision sessions in the Easter holidays.

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