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Head of Humanities

Head of Humanities

The Winsford Academy

Winsford, Cheshire

  • Expired
MPS / UPS plus TLR £6,385
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
3 October 2017

Job overview

The Winsford Academy is seeking an ambitious and enthusiastic Head of Humanities who will join the team at an exciting time in the school’s development. This post carries a TLR 2a allowance of £6,385 in addition to the post holder’s substantive salary.  

We are part of the Fallibroome Multi Academy Trust and this has presented us with great support and excellent opportunities for collaboration and outstanding CPD opportunities. 

In May 2016 Ofsted judged The Winsford Academy to be Good for ‘overall effectiveness’ and commended for ‘rapid and sustained improvement.’ Inspectors were impressed with pupils’ behaviour and pride in their school and commended a ‘culture of improving learning’ which meant that pupils made good progress in their subjects.

We are seeking an innovative and motivational teacher with excellent subject knowledge and the desire and commitment to raise achievement of students at all levels. The requirement will be to teach to GCSE, with the potential to teach to A Level in the future.  We are looking for passionate and inspirational professionals who would enjoy working in an exciting and rewarding environment and are prepared to contribute fully to school life. The post holder will head the strategic leadership and management of the department, including the development and implementation of plans, policies, targets and practices. They will also be entrusted with the challenge to accelerate progress and improve Progress 8 outcomes of all students.

It is essential that the post holder has positivity, drive and a good sense of humour. 

In return you can expect:

· A Principal with the drive and determination to ensure the Academy achieves ‘outstanding’ and is recognised as a hub of excellence within the community

· Excellent CPD opportunities and investment to ensure succession planning for the future

· Support from a sponsor with a national reputation for excellence

· The support of an effective, forward thinking Governing Body committed to providing high quality education in an aspirational learning environment

· A committed and passionate staff

· An enthusiastic, well behaved body of students with a sense of pride in themselves and the achievements of their school

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Amanda Harrison, Principal - e-mail: or tel: 01606 592300.

For an informal visit to the school please contact Lorraine Bogue on 01606595916 or email

An application form and this information pack may also be downloaded from the school website 

Completed application forms should be accompanied by a letter of application to the Principal,
Mrs Amanda Harrison (CVs will not be considered without an application form) and should be marked Private and Confidential to Mrs Lorraine Bogue, HR Officer, The Winsford Academy, Grange Lane, Winsford, CW7 2BT or emailed to

The deadline for applications is close of play on Wednesday 4 October.

Interviews will be held on Monday 9 October.

The Winsford Academy is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS clearance and satisfactory employment references which will be taken up prior to the commencement of the post.


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About The Winsford Academy

Based in Winsford, Cheshire, the Winsford Academy is an 11 to 16 co-educational comprehensive school, which has recently been oversubscribed.

The staff at Winsford Academy are at the forefront of transforming young lives. The socio-economic context of the school places it in the 5th quintile for deprivation on entry and levels of SEN are also significantly higher than average.

We hope that you will consider joining us on our inspirational journey to impart a sense of belonging, aspiration and a lifelong love of learning to our whole student community.

With such meaningful work, we know how important it is that our staff are well supported and have the professional development, technology and systems they need to thrive from day one in school, as well as a warm welcome and 'family friendly' ethos.

The Winsford Academy is proud to be part of The Fallibroome Trust, a family of academy schools committed to providing an exceptional all-round education that equips young people with the character, knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of a changing world.

Established in 2014, The Fallibroome Trust currently numbers ten schools; seven primaries and three high schools. We work closely together, sharing expertise and good practice on curriculum, assessment and behaviour. We want pupils to be happy, safe and inspired to learn.

Being part of Trust means structured career pathways and opportunities for colleagues, supported by high-quality professional development. We are also supported with staffing, finance, IT, and building maintenance, giving us more time to focus on our priorities of teaching and learning.

We live by the Trust values of Respect, Integrity and Optimism.


View the Winsford Academy's latest Ofsted Report by clicking here

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