Curriculum Leader for History, Leeds

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Allerton Grange SchoolLeeds

Date posted:
Start date: Easter/September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2c (£6,645)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Passionate about history, looking for an opportunity to focus on the subject you love? 

Wanting to lead a team of like-minded historians in a curriculum-focused leadership role?

If so, we want to hear from you!


We are looking for a passionate historian to lead curriculum development in a large and ambitious History department of 7 teachers. This is a real opportunity for the right individual to be a leader of subject-specific curricular thinking. 

We are developing our curriculum with ambitious aims: to secure, in the long-term, rich historical knowledge for all pupils, but also to move beyond simple manifestations of a ‘knowledge-rich curriculum’ to ensure that our curriculum is shaped by the academic discipline of History and develops students’ engagement with genuine historical argument. We want our curriculum to develop students as confident readers of academic texts and to allow them to build a secure chronological understanding and sense of period which will serve to contextualise their learning both across the school and beyond. 

We aim to bring ‘real’ History to the forefront of everything we do as a department, from our pedagogy to our approach to CPD, and we are looking for an enthusiastic subject-expert to lead us in this process. 

The successful post holder will:

  • Be an inspirational leader with a proven track record of success.
  • Embrace the current changes to the curriculum and drive up progress and outcomes.
  • Have the ability to inspire, engage and enthuse students, staff and the wider community. 
  • Have a professional drive, energy, determination and aspiration. 
  • Collaborate and work with key leaders across school to support further school improvement.

We will offer:

  • A talented and committed staff team who are supportive of each other. This includes framework for staff voice and a fair workload charter to ensure wellbeing and a good work life balance. 
  • A Headteacher, Leadership Team and Governing Body committed to creating a school of outstanding practice.
  • The opportunity to grow in your teaching practice and work with young people in a truly comprehensive, multi-cultural community environment.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities, including a subject-specific CPD model which focuses on subject knowledge.
  • Fantastic building resources and facilities.

If you share our values, ambition, have a proven track record, and relish a new challenge we look forward to receiving your application.

For further information about the school, please visit  or call 0113 393 0304 with any questions.

To apply, please return your completed application form to 

Closing date: 17 March 2019.

Allerton Grange is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, and expects all staff, Governors and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS and safeguarding recruitment checks.

We are also an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

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More about Allerton Grange School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Talbot Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 6SF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 393 0304
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