Teacher of Sociology (maternity cover)

Northampton Academy, Northampton, Northamptonshire


Job details

Subject Sociology
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,805 to £42,290
Newly qualified teacher Suitable

Job description

We are seeking to appoint a bright, tenacious and ambitious individual to join our successful Social Science department here at Northampton Academy to cover a maternity leave. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher of Sociology and teach at Key Stage 5 (Psychology would be an advantage).

The successful candidate will fully embrace our values of Respect, Determination and Ambition, and will have a working knowledge of how these will apply within a secondary academy context and within the role itself.

Essential educational requirements

Minimum of Grade C (or equivalent) in English and Maths
Degree in related subject

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Experience of teaching in a school or education setting (secondary)

Awareness of data protection, security and confidentiality

Knowledge and experience of working in a successful team

Employee benefits

The leadership of the academy is completely determined to create an environment in which teachers can get on with their core role: delivering excellent lessons. To this end, the student behaviour system is clear and simple and easy to administer in lessons. If action is needed beyond these simple steps, the pastoral and senior teams take all the burden away from the teachers, conducting detentions, following up and dealing with parents on your behalf. Teachers at the academy speak of this as one of the major benefits of working here. In addition to this, teachers are trusted to be professionals through:

• No unannounced observations
• No lesson grading
• 3 extra INSET days per year for joint team planning
• A feedback and recognition policy that lets teachers decide the best feedback mechanism for their own classes, rather than having this prescribed centrally
• Engaging in coaching

School overview

School type Academy, Christian
Education phase Secondary
School size 1445 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Northampton Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email hrhelpdesk@northampton-academy.org

School location

Wellingborough Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 8NH