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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

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Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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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.

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About Kingsthorpe College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1366 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01604 716106

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

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