Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    29 November 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    15 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Social sciences
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary

We are looking to appoint an outstanding and talented Teacher of Social Sciences to join our successful team for January / Easter 2022. This is an opportunity to be part of this successful subject team, which supports students to achieve their potential at GCSE and A level.

We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who can provide a first-class education for our students, raising achievement and promoting outstanding progress. You must have a passion for Social Sciences and the ability to communicate this to a wide range of pupils with different needs and abilities

You will be expected to teach across all age and ability ranges.

Applications from newly qualified teachers and from experienced teachers are welcome.


Job Title: Teacher of Social Sciences (with a TLR available for a suitable candidate as subject leader of social science subjects)

Salary: MPS / UPS (+ potential TLR)

Responsible to: Assistant Head Teacher (Post 16)

Overall purpose of the post:

To carry out the professional duties of a teacher, as circumstances may require, in accordance with the school’s policies, under the direction of the Head Teacher. To work under an agreed system of management to deliver learning and the development of specialist knowledge.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Teaching and Learning:

● Teach at KS3 (Humanities), KS4 (History) and KS5 (Social Sciences)
● Plan, teach and assess highly effective lessons to ensure all students make good progress, taking account and reviewing prior attainment when planning and teaching lessons.
● Use a range of engaging styles and resources to best meet the needs of all learners.
● Use a range of marking and feedback strategies to ensure that constructive feedback is provided regularly to students to make progress.
● Accountability for individual progress in your allocated classes.
● Promoting the achievement of high standards through effective teaching and learning within subject area, preparation, evaluation and action planning.
● Co-ordinate class work with any classroom assistant support.
● Develop and sustain knowledge of current educational practices and be responsible for own continuing professional development.
● Set effective homework to encourage and enliven student learning, in accordance with departmental policy.
● Ensure differentiation and personalisation of learning for all students, to both support and challenge.
● Strive to deliver outstanding lessons.


● To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
● Take responsibility for upholding high standards of behaviour and classroom management within the classroom and the school’s environment.
● Be the first line of contact for parents and carers concerns with regards to their child’s performance and well-being of your classes.
● Assess, record and report pupils’ progress effectively.
● Promote a love of learning and foster their intellectual curiosity.
● Engender a commitment to success in each of the pupils.
● To be an effective form tutor and support the school’s vertical tutoring programme.


● Implementing school and departmental policies and practice and to promote collective responsibility for their implementation.
● Willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the department.
● Willingness to become involved in aspects of departmental planning and development

Additional allowances

(TLR may be available for suitable candidate)

Applying for the job

Please download and complete the application form from the download section on this page. Brigshaw High School Teaching applications should be returned to our HR Officer, Mr. J Hammond via email:

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1383 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Brigshaw High School

Brigshaw High School is a very successful and inclusive 11-19 comprehensive school of over 1400 students serving communities across outer east of Leeds. The school has outstanding teaching accommodation and sporting facilities and strong learning and community partnerships.

On 1st September 2016 Brigshaw converted to an Academy status as part of the Brigshaw Learning Partnership, a multi-academy trust consisting of ourselves and five other primary schools.

Brigshaw High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

School location

Brigshaw Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 2HR

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