Head of Social Science, Kettering, Northamptonshire

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Southfield School for GirlsKettering, Northamptonshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Number on roll 1008 (11-18)


Southfield School is an excellent girls’ school with a vibrant mixed Sixth Form. With a progress 8 score of 0.69, the school sits in the top 5% of schools in the country. The school has a key focus on staff wellbeing and has numerous initiatives in place to support this. They include time for planning off-site, fitness clubs, yoga sessions and many more. These initiatives are driven by a wellbeing group made up of staff members of varied experience.

The Social Sciences Department year on year achieves outstanding results, well above the national average. The department has grown rapidly over the last 3 years and currently includes A Levels in Psychology and Sociology and Level 3 and Level 2 BTECs in Health and Social Care.  Psychology is a very popular subject with a large take up in the Sixth form. This successful department is a friendly, hard-working team, committed to stimulating students’ interest and enjoyment in their studies in addition to producing outstanding examination results

In the last Ofsted report inspectors reported that they were impressed by our students. They “demonstrate very positive attitudes towards their learning” and are “proud of their school and take pride in their work”. “Poor behaviour across the school is rare”. We would recommend that you come and visit us during a working day and we are confident that you would be impressed.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, highly motivated, innovative and committed leader. The ability to teach Psychology and/or Sociology A Level is essential. The successful candidate will be able to teach both key stages 4 and 5. The vacancy is available from September 2018.

Closing date for applications is Monday 26 February at 9.00am. 

To apply for this post, please complete an application form and submit this along with a covering letter on not more than one side of A4.

Southfield School

Lewis Road



NN15 6HE


t: 01536 513063 

e: ccollings@southfieldsch.co.uk

Southfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

The school is committed to Equal Opportunities in Employment.

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More about Southfield School for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Lewis Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6HE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1536 527882
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