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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible or September 2023

  • Closing date

    2 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 January 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

UPS/MPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an inspirational, highly motivated, and innovative Teacher of social sciences to join our welcoming social science team to help drive forward further developments in the curriculum. The successful candidate will be able to teach psychology, sociology, criminology, and health and social care at KS4 and 5. Applications from colleagues with psychology and sociology are particularly welcome. We welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified teachers.


What the school offers its staff

Kingsthorpe College is an oversubscribed 11-18 Academy with approximately 1400 students on roll (200 students Post 16). We were graded by Ofsted as Good in all areas in December 2019, and we are now looking forward to the next stage of our journey from good to great. In September 2021, we joined Orbis Education Trust, and this has unlocked further possibilities for colleagues to develop, progress, and make a significant contribution to inspiring the students within our schools. We therefore believe it is an exciting time to join #TeamKC and be part of a community, which is resolute in its drive to help our students leave with the confidence and skills to be able to take part in the great conversations of our times. Kingsthorpe is on a journey to world-class status. Please look at our website https://www.kingsthorpecollege.org.uk for a comprehensive view of our school.

Staff wellbeing is important to us, and we offer a range of benefits to support our employees including:

  • Westfield Health Plan
  • Discounts at retailers and holiday companies
  • Free Parking
  • Flexible working opportunities including the option of a 9-day fortnight Staff Wellbeing Day
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Professional Development

Further details about the role

The social science department achieves outstanding results year on year which are above the national average at both KS4 and 5. The social science subjects are very popular options across the school, and a good proportion of those students go on to study social science based degrees at university.

The Social Sciences faculty aims to provide abroad and balanced curriculum offering both vocational and academic courses that are inspiring, ambitious, andinclusiveof all students.Through the delivery of a wide range of topics such as health, mental health, understanding the mind and behaviour and human social relationships and institutions students are encouraged to become independent, self-aware, critical thinkers who are aware of the importance of recognising, accepting, and celebratingdiversityand equality for all.Through discussion of topical issues and current events they will gain aconfident voicethat leads to them develop insight and awareness of their place in society where they can achieve personal andprofessional success.



Commitment to safeguarding

Kingsthorpe College Safeguarding Policy is available to download in the 'Policies' area of our website.

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About Kingsthorpe College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1422 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01604 716106

Kingsthorpe College is the kind of school which is dedicated to ensuring that we make a difference, in any way that we can, to both our community and our young people. We are passionate about providing opportunities for all our students to achieve artistic, athletic and academic excellence. We very much believe that our role is to help develop successful learners, confident individuals, and responsible citizens. In addition to ensuring that all our young people achieve their potential in these areas, there is also a genuine commitment to respect for individuals which is demonstrated in the daily life of the College.

One of the first things you notice when you walk into the College is how friendly everybody is to each other – how frequently people smile, take an interest in other people, and find something positive and encouraging to say. We always take the time to celebrate success.

For us, high quality relationships are at the heart of everything that we do. We want our young people to be happy, confident, curious, and resilient learners. We know that this can only happen if relationships, built on trust and mutual respect, are central to all aspects of our work. We believe that when young people feel safe and secure, everything is possible, and we promise to do our utmost to make sure that we unlock the potential in everyone.

All we can ask from our students is that they do their best, and we value hard work, determination, and thoughtfulness highly. We want all our young people to ask themselves just one question at the end of every day – was I better today than I was yesterday? So whilst passing exams, and gaining the necessary qualifications to take that next step, is hugely important, we are equally committed to providing our young people with the space and resources to develop their character. We are proud of the extracurricular provision that we are able to offer, and we work hard to give our students plenty of opportunities to develop their confidence and creativity – both in and out of lessons.

We also believe in clarity of communication, and the power of feedback. We always welcome open and honest dialogue between all those involved in and with the College. We are committed to a restless excellence which can only be achieved through regular feedback, and you will always find us receptive to this. We are excited and optimistic about what the future holds for the young people and community which we serve.

Of course the best way to experience KC is by visiting us, and you will always find our doors open. If you would like to come and see us, please do get in touch.

Arranging a visit to Kingsthorpe College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@kingsthorpecollege.org.uk.

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