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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 May 2024

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Health & Social Care, Sociology

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£36,745.00 - £56,959.00 Annually (Actual) Full-time or part-time applications will be considered, with a minimum of 3 days per week

Teacher of Sociology & Health and Social Care job summary

There could not be a more exciting time to join the St Mark's family. Outcomes at Key Stage 4 are in the top 9% of all schools nationally with a Progress 8 Score of +0.66. In 2023 an impressive 60% of all A Levels were awarded A*-B grades with 30% of students securing a place at a Russell Group University.

Do you have the highest expectations for every member of the school community and believe in transformational education for all, irrespective of starting points and background?

Are you able to win hearts and minds with your inspirational vision for school improvement, underpinned by the school’s inclusive Christian ethos and values, Love, Hope and Trust?

Are you passionate about high-quality teaching and learning and a life changing quality of education in Social Sciences?

If you can answer yes to these three questions, we would love to hear from you.

We are looking to recruit an inspirational Teacher of Sociology and Health and Social Care for a full-time post in a thriving department, to commence September 2024. The candidate will benefit from a well-resourced shared area. Outcomes within the department are in the top 20% of all schools in the country for Progress 8. We are looking for a values driven educator, who;

        Will deliver excellent teaching & learning, embedding the inclusive Christian vision to life through the science curriculum.

          Will do everything possible to demonstrate the highest quality of lessons and outcomes   

            Will support St Mark’s vision of transformation for all, so that every child can realise their God-given potential.

              Believes in building strong relationships with our students and who is willing to go above and beyond to allow them.

              In return St Mark’s can offer colleagues;  

              • Competitive salaries on Teachers Inner London Pay Range 

              • Pension schemes - TPS (Teachers) and LGPS (Non-Teachers) 

              • CPD certified opportunities - available to all employees, including the Step Lab Powerful Coaching programme 

              • In depth well-being programme, including 'Cake Wednesday', weekly Pilates classes, 'HR Surgery', fruit Friday's. 

              • An inspirational and collaborative culture, where Leadership actively promote staff voice 

              • Trust wider curricular collaboration and development opportunities 

              • Continual opportunities for succession and progression, including secondment opportunities to Middle and Senior leadership 

              • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - providing well-being and confidential advice services 

              • Cycle to Work scheme 

              • Health Shield Scheme 

              • On site staff car park 

              • Free staff lunch offer  

              The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn from an experienced Head of Department and other specialist teachers within the team.

              If you have the skills and enthusiasm to make a significant contribution to our inclusive Christian community, then we would love to hear from you.

              Visits are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by email to hr@stmarks.anthemtrust.uk.

              St Mark's were inspected by Ofsted in March 2023. The Academy performed exceptionally well in all areas, with particular reference made to expert curriculum design; transformational teaching and learning underpinned by the highest expectations; the extra-curricular offer and staff and pupil wellbeing. The report states, “there is enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged outstanding if we were to carry out a graded (section 5) inspection now.”

              Successful candidates will transform their practice through our instructional coaching offer. As one of 10 nationally recognised Steplab Hub Schools, staff benefit from this expertly led programme underpinned by cutting-edge research into cognitive science.

              St Mark’s Church of England Academy is part of Anthem Schools Trust, a multi-academy trust serving over 8,000 children and young people in 16 schools across the East Midlands, London and the Thames Valley.

              The academy’s mission to transform lives extends to our valued staff members. The successful candidate will be nurtured and supported to grow professionally through our bespoke and personalised CPD offer.

              Full details of the responsibilities can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification for this post. Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted as received and therefore early application is strongly advised. Anthem Trust remains the right to close or extend this advert at any time.

              Commitment to safeguarding

              Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

              Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

              Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
              childcare disqualification
              Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
              online and social media
              prohibition from teaching
              right to work
              satisfactory references
              suitability to work with children

              You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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              About St Mark's Church of England Academy

              School type
              Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
              Education phase
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              School size
              823 pupils enrolled
              Age range
              11 to 18

              St Mark’s Church of England Academy is a 11-18 Academy based in the South London borough of Merton. The Academy is rapidly improving as demonstrated by its rapid increase in GCSE headline figures. The Academy is a community founded on our key values of Trust, Hope and Love and these values permeate our school community.

              The Academy is located on the outskirts of London and is well served by Mitcham Eastfields train station which runs regular services towards Central London and Sutton and Wimbledon.

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