Teacher of Sociology/Lead Teacher of Sociology

Notre Dame High School, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 3BT

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  • Start date details

    Start date is as soon as possible but this is negotiable. However, the successful candidate will need to be in post by the Easter Holidays.

  • Closing date

    9 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Teachers' pay range £28,000 - £43,685 per annum pro rata

Additional allowances

TLR 2A (currently £3,017 per annum) for Lead Teacher of Sociology ONLY

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • QTS or equivalent (applicant may be working towards this)
  • Good degree in relevant discipline
  • Good knowledge and understanding of pedagogy
  • Understands the core features of successful lesson planning and SOL development

  • Excellent classroom teacher, can lead by example
  • Ability to make accurate and productive use of assessment
  • Understands how to promote high standards of literacy and numeracy as appropriate to the subject
  • Ability to secure the highest standards for all students
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise own work to meet deadlines and ensure most effective use of time
  • Ability to reflect on own practice, critically evaluate and plan for improvement
  • Experience of securing effective professional development
  • Ability to think on feet and work on own initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills with strong two way communication
  • Ability to inspire, motivate others and build confidence in the classroom
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, make decisions, implement them and be accountable
  • Ability to handle conflict and change with optimism and resilience
  • Ability to make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
  • Lead and review the curriculum design of Sociology, including planning and assessment resources
  • Commitment to upholding the school ethos including spiritual life, use of authority and maintaining discipline
  • Demands ambitious standards for all students; belief in the potential of everyone to learn and develop
  • Values all children equally
  • Values research and an evidenced based approach to teaching
  • Conducts oneself with humour, diplomacy and integrity
  • Contribute to the CPD of other colleagues within the wider Social Sciences department
  • Monitor student progress and performance within Sociology and provide intervention
  • A resilient disposition to cope with the demands of exam class teaching and managing assessment deadlines
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment

What the school offers its staff

At Notre Dame the ongoing professional development of all staff is a key priority. Our view is that we can always improve, not because we are not good enough but because we can be even better at what we do and that this in turn will ensure the very best outcomes for our students. We also aim to help staff to be ready for their ‘next step’ in their careers whatever that might be.

In order to achieve these aims we:

  • have an ethos of ‘learning together’ through joint practice development which is conducted in a supportive and developmental way. Staff are encouraged to take risks and use research and evidence- based approaches to improve their classroom practice.
  • encourage staff to be reflective and take the lead in their own professional development so that their individual needs are met
  • assign Learning improvement coaches to all departments to provide bespoke training and development
  • have a three-year ECT programme to fully support those new to the profession. This involves meeting together in groups to share and develop best practice and working with a coach on an individual basis
  • provide trainee mentoring programmes for those moving into new positions for example middle and senior leadership

The ability and enthusiasm to contribute to extra-curricular activities in school would be an advantage.

Further details about the role

We are looking to appoint to the following post:

Teacher of Sociology OR Lead Teacher of Sociology for an exceptional candidate


(£28,000 - £43,685 p.a. pro-rota)

(+ TLR 2A, currently £3,017 p.a. for Lead Teacher of Sociology ONLY)

Start date is as soon as possible but this is negotiable. However, the successful candidate will need to be in post by the Easter Holidays.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and expert Sociology Teacher. You will be an excellent classroom practitioner with a genuine passion for Sociology, able to lead by example and inspire our pupils to foster a ‘sociological imagination’. Alternatively, as Lead Teacher of Sociology you will be expected to lead the development of the Sociology curriculum as well as make a positive contribution to the wider Social Sciences department. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Teacher to develop their career within a school that prides itself with investing in teacher CPD.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website: www.notredame-high.co.uk or telephone the school.

Please state on your personal statement which post(s) you are applying for and your preferred start date.

We are particularly keen to reflect the diverse nature of our student community in our staff; we welcome applications from all qualified applicants and strongly believe that diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact to our whole school community.

Commitment to safeguarding

Notre Dame High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In addition, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a self-disclosure is required for applicants shortlisted for interview.

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About Notre Dame High School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1527 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0114 2302536

Notre Dame is a Catholic school with a strong ethos at its heart. All staff are expected to uphold and contribute to the ethos of the school, which is what makes it a special place to work.

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