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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    19 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subjects

Religious education, Social sciences, Sociology

Working pattern

Full time: Usually 25 hours per week

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Outer London Pay scale

Additional allowances

TLR 2/1 (£3,017 s.t.c)

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is a fantastic opportunity for an effective and aspirational Head of Religious Studies to work with our Head of Humanities to build on our current success in this important subject area.

Are you that person? The answer could be yes if you…

  • Are passionate about Religious Studies
  • Would like the opportunity of teaching Level 3 Sociology or Criminology
  • Have a strong track record of raising achievement
  • Create and nurture high quality relationships with students, staff, parents and the community
  • Love teaching!

What the school offers its staff

Want to know more? Then why not…

  • Watch our promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GhI5AjViz8
  • Read our recent Ofsted report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/137917
  • Browse our website www.southborough.kingston.sch.uk
  • Have a look at our Twitter @shsrbk or Facebook /SouthboroughHigh
  • Phone the headteacher, Niall Smith, on 020 8391 4324
  • e-mail the school on office@southborough.kingston.sch.uk

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 19th June with interviews to be held shortly afterwards. We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the deadline. The post will commence in September 2023.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Southborough High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
864 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
02083914324

Southborough High School is a non-selective academy school for boys between the ages of 11 and 16, and boys and girls post 16. The roll is just over 780, over 190 of whom are in the sixth form.

Southborough High is a thriving school which provides a high quality of education in a happy and purposeful atmosphere. It is continually developing and improving and has a very good reputation locally.

Our OFSTED Inspection was very successful and catalogues a range of high achievement by pupils and staff. All applicants are invited to read the Ofsted Report which is available on our school website.

The school employs over 80 members of staff. With the increase in pupil numbers there has been an influx of new staff, creating a positive blend of more experienced colleagues with youth. Both Ofsted and Investors in People remarked upon the happy working atmosphere which is both supportive and collaborative. There is an active and experienced Senior Leadership Team, comprising of the Head, two Deputy Heads, one Assistant Head, the Head of Sixth Form and the Business Manager. Academic and pastoral matters are viewed coherently and the roles of the tutor, Head of Year and Pastoral Support Officers are pivotal to the process of developing the whole child.

Heads of Faculty lead curriculum areas along with the support of specialist subject teams. Heads of Year and Pastoral Support Officers provide a focus for personal development and academic progress. We are also fortunate to be served by an excellent Learning Support Team, led by our SENCO, which includes a School Counsellor and many teaching assistants. There are also peripatetic tutors for a range of musical instruments.

The Support Staff play a crucial role in the organisation. There is the Head’s PA & Office Manager, PA to Deputy Heads/Clerk to Governors, a receptionist, an attendance officer and a finance officer (all of whom work in the main school office), a librarian, two laboratory assistants, an ICT technician and a resources assistant who provides a comprehensive reprographics service to support learning. There is also a Site Manager and his assistant who maintain the good appearance and cleanliness of our site and buildings.

There is a great emphasis placed upon staff development. An up to date induction programme exists for all new staff (including newly qualified teachers).

Staff are also encouraged to contribute to the development of the school by joining taskforces in support of Priorities on the School Improvement Plan. Appraisal is fully operational in the school involving all staff. There is also an active staff social committee. Our supportive Governing Body includes two teacher representatives. There are three Governor Committees – Curriculum and Achievement, Children Families and Community, Resources Personnel and Finance. A Staff Handbook is published each year on line. It provides ‘everyday’ guidance on school policy. There is also a ‘School Policy File’ which is continually under review. All staff maintain and use a 'Teacher Planner' which is regularly monitored by line managers.

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