Director of Achievement Humanities – Extended SLT role, Bedford

Closing date:

Bedford AcademyBedford

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary: L7-11
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A fantastic opportunity to join our energetic and enthusiastic team of staff during a significant period of change at the school. We are looking to recruit an experienced middle leader who would like to develop their skills and knowledge of the Humanities curriculum on their journey towards senior leadership. This post is suitable for a current subject leader who is committed to improving outcomes for the community that the schools serves.  

Our School

Bedford Academy, part of Heart Academies Trust is a popular state funded independent school for students aged 11-18. Our innovative spirit inspires what we do and how we do it, providing valuable educational benefits for students, parents and our community. Constantly improving what we do lies at the heart of what makes us different.

There are significant opportunities for your development through the HEART Academies Trust family of schools and this role will prepare you, should you wish for a career within the family. 

Our Ideal Candidate

You will be joining a highly innovative, inspirational and ambitious organisation, so we are seeking only outstanding candidates who can deliver our vision of exceptional education. Your strong leadership, organisation and ability to provide effective support to colleagues will enable us to achieve the best possible outcomes for all of our students. 

We wish to appoint someone who has:

  • Excellent teaching, reflective and interpersonal skills
  • An abundance of energy, enthusiasm and character 
  • The ability to develop others around them through support and challenge
  • Commitment, consistency and has excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work as part of teams and be flexible
  • High quality organisational skills
  • The ability and drive to improve all student outcomes
  • Good subject knowledge

As a member of Bedford Academy staff team we can offer:

  • Excellent professional development opportunities and career progression
  • A friendly and supportive working environment
  • Opportunities to play a strategic role in the evolution of Bedford Academy
  • A modern, state of the art working environment

If you are passionate about improving outcomes for students and you are looking for an exciting opportunity to have a real impact in a fast-paced, innovative environment, then Bedford Academy could be the school for you. 

Bedford Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to CRB checks and excellent references.

Further details about the Academy can be found on our website (below) and for further details about the post please contact

Closing Date: 25th January 2019

Job location

More about Bedford Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Mile Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9TR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234 301500
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