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Director of Humanities

Tes Schools RecruitmentBirmingham

Director of Humanities.

'Subjects covered within the department: History, Geography, Religious Studies and Citizenship'

Tes is currently supporting a friendly and supportive secondary academy, based in Birmingham. The school is looking to add a Director of Humanities to their progressive and supportive Humanities Department ideally starting in April 2021.

The role will include directing the delivery of Humanities at KS3 and GCSE across year groups 7 to 11. You will lead your department to enhance provision and will get the chance to lead on exciting project work throughout the year. Project work may include revising schemes of work and ensuring the curriculum is engaging to all learners alongside projects that support student attainment, well-being and engagement within the wider school. However, as Director you will have full autonomy to ensure your department meets targets and exceeds needs of our learners. You will lead by example, supporting and empowering your department’s teachers, staff and pupils to achieve to the best of their ability.

The Director will also line manage the Humanities department, supporting the SLT link and Headteacher to ensure the department achieves to its maximum potential.

“The right kind of leadership is important at our school. Our motto ‘It takes a whole community to bring up a child’ represents the collaborative spirit within which we work. It influences the way we support each other, our parents, students and other stakeholders, and the importance we place on our leaders to strengthen those relationships.

As a leader within our school community we encourage you grow and develop with the support of one of the finest School Networks in the country. A leader within our school is given the room to grow and develop in an encouraging, challenging and rewarding environment. They are our role-models and exemplify the virtues we strive to instil in our students, which include courage, self-discipline, commitment and honesty. Become a member of our school family and embrace multiple opportunities for personal and professional development, not just within the school, but from the internationally renowned family of schools we are a part of. As a result, our staff can share best practice and receive training from some of the best educators in the country.

Our directors spend their days embedding a consistent rhythm across the subjects they serve. By establishing the strengths within each subject matter, they create a shared vision and ethos that is consistently reflected in the teaching and learning cycles they develop. Our strapline ‘growing together, reaching higher’ applies as much to our staff as our students.

We recognise that the health and wellbeing of our staff will affect that of our students. For this reason, we have invested in developing our wellbeing room and other initiatives to care for our whole school community. If you are someone who understands the difference a great education can make to pupils lives, have a passion and belief in the potential of every student, and are excited at the prospect of growing as an educator, we look forward to hearing from you.”

The school is offering:

• A super supportive and highly visible SLT team and Headteacher;

• on-going CPD with programmes of study such as NPQSL and MA in Educational Leadership

• progression support throughout the school and wider group

• support package for NQT’s/RQT’s including CPD and NQT mentorship;

• the chance to take on further responsibility such as Leadership roles in the future.

The school expects:

• A UK teaching qualification such as PGCE/PGDE, SCITT, BEd or MEd with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

• a relevant Humanities Degree or a related subject

• experience of delivering Humanities up to GCSE pushing and engaging learners to progress within the subject

• experience managing a department: specifically people and financial management

• a love and passion for education.

Please include REF: 1392122 in the email subject line.

Tes Recruitment Services (UK) represent Schools and Academies across the Globe, supporting them to secure a great teacher / leader for every role. If you have an up to date CV on Tes.com you can apply with one easy click! Click ‘Quick Apply’ to apply for this role today!

To learn more about this role please email tom.nutley@tes.com for an information pack which includes school name, role specifics and context.

Please feel free to call Tom Nutley on 0776 700 1965 or drop an email to tom.nutley@tes.com for further information. REF: 1392122

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