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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    1 February 2024

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Full-time equivalent salary

£31,350.00 - £47,839.00 Annually (Actual) Main/Upper pay scale

Teacher of Sociology (preferably with ability to teach KS3 History) job summary

In preparation for our continued expansion with the addition of our Sixth Form in September 2024, we require an ambitious and experienced Teacher of A Level Sociology (ideally with an ability to teach KS3 History) with a ‘can do’ attitude to become part of the team in our already over-subscribed school that opened in September 2019.

The main purpose of this exciting role will be to plan, deliver and assess a high-quality A Level Sociology curriculum that inspires our students and prepares them for examinations, whilst also guiding them towards becoming independent learners and facilitating discussions on relevant social issues.

Candidates should have previous experience of teaching Sociology to A Level, with a proven track record of raising the quality of teaching and learning through demonstrating excellent subject knowledge, coupled with an ability to deliver inspirational lessons.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who:

  • can plan and deliver lessons in accordance with the school's policy on teaching and learning
  • have a genuine passion for their subject
  • are collaborative team players
  • are excited by the prospect of launching A Level Sociology to our first cohort of Year 12 students in September
  • are motivated by the opportunity to support our first Year 13 cohort in preparing for public examinations in Summer 2025
  • are keen to embrace innovative approaches towards all aspects of school life
  • use research-driven teaching methods to inform their teaching
  • are committed to securing the best outcomes for our students
  • can offer enrichment and extra-curricular experiences related to their subject and beyond
  • are flexible in their approach to work and can adapt to new challenges
  • thrive under pressure with an ability to prioritise multiple responsibilities
  • possess analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • can demonstrate excellent planning and organising skills
  • are detail conscious and resilient

In return, you will have access to our staff benefits package including:

  • An annual Flex Day to be taken on a day of your choice (with an additional day granted for every 4 years of service)
  • Free parking on site
  • Free use of the school gym
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to our in-house team of Mental Health First Aiders
  • Buddy system for new staff
  • access to mentoring and CPD opportunities
  • Regular staff socials
  • Discounts with local businesses
  • An opportunity to work with friendly and welcoming colleagues in a modern, aesthetically pleasing and forward-thinking environment.

The ethos of our school focuses on enabling every student and staff member to make outstanding progress. You will be fully supported by your Head of Department, giving you the opportunity to enhance your skills and accelerate your career.

If you share our belief that young people have the right to a transformational educational experience that will enable them to fulfil their potential and realise their ambitions, then we look forward to hearing from you.

At KWS, we understand the value of having a workforce that reflects and represents our multi-ethnic student body from an equality, diversity and inclusivity perspective. We therefore welcome and embrace applications from all backgrounds.

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and visitors to share this commitment. This post will require a Full Enhanced, with List Checks, Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

As part of our selection and appointment process, and in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, we are required to conduct online searches on all candidates in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. By submitting and signing your application, you acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the selection and appointment process.

Applications will be shortlisted throughout the process, and we may interview and close the advert early if we are in a position to recruit a suitable candidate. We therefore encourage interested candidates to apply early.

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About Katherine Warington School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
744 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Katherine Warington School is a new comprehensive, co‐educational and non‐denominational academic secondary school (opened September 19) with 750 students currently (180 in each of years 7, 8, 9 and 10 – these year groups are already oversubscribed). The school will add a

further 180 students in each subsequent year and then open a 250 strong Sixth Form. By 2025 we will have grown to our capacity of 1,150 students. The school was established through the partnership of the Harpenden Secondary Schools Trust, which includes the three outstanding

schools in Harpenden: Roundwood Park, St George’s and Sir John Lawes and additional partners: the University of Hertfordshire and Rothamsted Research Centre (a world leading non‐profit agricultural science research centre).

Further details about the school, including our prospectus and virtual tour, can be found on our website: www.kwschool.co.uk

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