HEAD OF HUMANITIES DEPARTMENT
Salary Grade: Leadership 5 - 9
Salary Band: £44,106 - £48,687
Location: Gloucester Academy
Contract Type: All Year Round
Contract Term: Permanent
Closing Date: 13th October 2019
Interview Date: TBC
Start: January 2020
We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is identified
We want to recruit a fantastic teacher to lead our Humanities Department, a teacher who can make a difference to the lives of our students.
The successful candidate will be able to teach History at KS3 and 4 and will be
- A dynamic, inspirational and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with high expectations in your own classroom.
- Fully committed to learning, high quality teaching and raising standards of all students.
- Passionate about your subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.
- Committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.
- Able to recognise opportunities and face challenges, whilst maintaining your sense of humour and care for young people.
- Capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working.
- A role model for our students.
At Gloucester Academy we aim to do more than just teach; we know that our impact extends far beyond the classroom. As a teacher you are more than just an educator; you are a mentor to look up to, a beacon of knowledge, able to build confidence in young adults as they develop into the members of society of whom we can be proud.
Our aim is to become one of the most rapidly improving schools in the country, and this is an exciting time to join us. As part of the rapidly growing White Horse Federation Multi Academy Trust, not only will you have the friendship and support of your colleagues within GA but you will also be part of a wider network of Secondary and Primary schools across Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire, led by leading educational practitioners. This means great career opportunities.
Visits to the Academy are welcome, Please do come and meet some of the staff and our students to see for yourself. Please contact us directly on 01452-428800 to make an appointment.
We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.
Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:
- Car Purchase scheme (P)
- Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)
- Cashback healthcare plan (P)
- Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)
- Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)
- Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)
- Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)
Why Work With Us
The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.
TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values, while ensuring that fun and happiness are a key attribute of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.
TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.
The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.
Gloucester Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).