Job details

Job details
Employer Maltings Academy
Location Witham
Salary MPR / UPR + TLR £3,551
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted New this week
Closing date
Job starts Easter 2018 or earlier if possible

‘Standards of teaching are consistently high, and consistently improving because exceptionally well-targeted training helps teachers to learn from and apply, the most effective techniques used by their peers, and those within other schools’ Ofsted 2015

Maltings Academy is a community where inspirational teaching, self-evaluation and self-improvement are evident from the moment you enter our Academy. We welcome all routes into teaching through School Direct, PGCE and we are a host school to Ambition School Leadership, Future Leaders and other pathways.

Our students are diverse, exciting and talented – and the same is true of our staff.  We put huge emphasis on professional development, most of it in-house, and are proud of the high number of good and outstanding teachers who work in our school.  We are also noted for our ‘can do’ attitude.  We are keen, always, to encourage new and/or young staff to make their mark as soon as they are ready.

We are proud to serve the communities around Witham as an 11-18 school where our staff travel not just from Essex but from Suffolk and Hertfordshire. Ofsted judged us as a ‘Outstanding academy’ in 2015.

We are looking for a Head of Social Science & Psychology. Reporting to the Head of Academy, you will join an academy where all colleagues play their part and contribute to whole school improvement through our distributed leadership model. If you embody these values and have high expectations, you will be very successful working with us.

If you are driven to lead and develop Social Science & Psychology then we want to hear from you! We actively welcome applications from leaders looking for their first Head of Department positions, as well as from experienced colleagues looking to develop their career further.

We are looking for:

  • A proven record of raising and maintaining standards.
  • Vision, drive and flare as you join our supportive and forward thinking team of Middle Leaders.
  • The ability to consult, devise, communicate, implement, monitor and evaluate improvement with a relentless focus on student outcomes.
  • Relevant qualifications and a record of professional development (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the job specification.
  • A genuine commitment to making a positive contribution to the academy.

We offer:

  • A commitment to further developing you as a future leader through access to the school network of our sponsor Academies Enterprise Trust.
  • To be part of an academy moving forward at pace.
  • A highly committed staff team developing and driving a culture of high expectations and no excuses
  • A mentorship programme to develop you as a future Leader.

Although this role is based at Maltings Academy you will be required to teach at our Sixth Form Centre at our sister academy, New Rickstones Academy (also in Witham). All new staff contracts are to work across both academies.

Closing date:  Monday 1 January  2018

Start date: Easter 2018 or sooner if possible

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact the Head of Academy for an informal discussion about the post and also to visit the academy. Please contact Emma Baker (Head of Academy) on eabaker@maltingsacademy.org / 01376 512 911. 

Maltings Academy is a key member of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), a multi-academy sponsor which aims to provide the opportunity for all young learners to fulfil their real potential, broaden their horizons and become active, prosperous and successful citizens in the world around them.  In each of the AET academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  Benefits include a Health Cash Plan, Local Government Pension Scheme and Childcare Vouchers. Academy staff also receive discounted membership at Witham Leisure Centre.

For further information on this position and to make an application please click 'quick apply' on the TES advert.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. 

Each of the academies within the AET is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts.

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About the employer

Dear colleague

Welcome to the exciting opportunities offered by working at Maltings Academy.

I am delighted you are interested in joining my staff team, a highly ambitious, aspirational group of professionals who are raising standards and significant...

Information about Maltings Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Locations and contacts

Spinks Lane
Witham
Essex
CM8 1EP
United Kingdom
+44 1376 533511