Head of History

Recruiter
THE SHARED LEARNING TRUST
Location
Luton
Salary
MPS/UPS + TLR 2b (£4,443)
Posted
07 Oct 2017
Closes
06 Nov 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you a dedicated History Teacher that has ideas about how to raise attainment in the subject?

Are you looking for a cultivating environment to step up in your career or simply need a change?

Would you like to work in a beautiful £30 million state of the art Academy with a dynamic SLT?

If you have answered yes to these questions, The Stockwood Park Academy would love to hear from you!

We have a brilliant new opportunity for a Head of History to join our thriving Humanities Department at Stockwood Park Academy. We are looking for someone who will work closely with the Curriculum Leader in raising attainment and increasing the progress in History across Key Stages 3 to 5. We are looking for a confident classroom practitioner that is able to bring ideas, energy and enthusiasm to the classroom and join our fantastic team in bringing History alive in a way our students can relate to the subject.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a demonstrable impact on raising achievement
  • Have some experience of managing the work of others
  • Have the experience of using performance data to inform target setting and planning
  • Be confident to lead, coach and mentor others and help maintain and build upon the success in the department

Why work for Stockwood Park Academy:

  • £30 million state of the art modern facilities in an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school
  • Fantastic support from your line managers and SLT who genuinely want to see you succeed and thrive
  • Unparalleled CPD opportunities with cross trust and national development programs and bespoke opportunities to support your development
  • We recruit for attitude and train for skills with excellent opportunities for career progression in a successful and expanding Academy
  • To be part of an 11-18 provision with opportunities to teach in the sixth form in for many subject areas
  • Local subsided gym membership and many other staff benefits

Here’s what Ofsted have to say: “The Principal and SLT have successfully raised the quality of teaching and improved students’ achievement in most subjects including English and Maths. The quality of teachers’ professional development is good, leaders have successfully created a good culture for staff development and ensures that teachers are suitably equipped for their subjects and other responsibilities. The behaviour of the students is good, they behave well in lessons and students are proud to be at the academy and enjoy coming”.

Teacher Testimonial: “What I really felt here more than anywhere else was that the welcome was extremely warm and the team wanted to develop me and nurture me as a leader, a professional and a teacher. They have given me the opportunity to go on to the national leadership course, which allowed me to nurture my own leadership skills and learn a whole host of different things, which I had not had the opportunity to learn before. After 4 years, I was seconded onto the SLT team looking after Teaching and Learning, which has always been my real passion. In September this year, I was seconded to be the Associate Vice Principal which added another layer which challenged me and helped me experience lots of other aspects at the school. At Stockwood, we really believed the CPD should be personalised at whatever level you are at and whatever level you come into the Academy. If you are an NQT or Unqualified, we really nurture the talent you have and we will help you gain QTS and complete your NQT year. We have also put together a rolling CPD programme every Thursday night so that people are really supported. We believe that nurturing talent upwards is really important, whether that's pastoral care, curriculum care, teaching and learning and then moving into SLT. We have middle leader and senior leaders’ courses and send people out on National Accreditation. Stockwood Park Academy have really helped me develop my skills and I'm very lucky that I have a team of people that I know I can develop myself and still do my day to day job.

Want to know what our teachers have to say about working at Stockwood Park Academy?

Watch our video by visiting: https://youtu.be/48wDNtQQKzU

Closing Date: Thursday 12th October at 12pm

Interviews: Monday 16th October

If you are interested in this job opportunity, please do apply today. Visits to the Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact 01582 722 333 to arrange a convenient time.

‘We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.