Head of Social Sciences, Slough

Closing date:Expiring soon

St Joseph's Catholic High SchoolSlough

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Fringe Pay Scale • TLR According to experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and inspirational Subject Leader of Social Sciences to join an effective and committed department at this rapidly improving school. The successful candidate will possess outstanding teaching and leadership skills and will be expected to lead the department towards even greater success.

St Joseph’s is well known for being a great school to teach in, where the students are highly aspirational. We believe in professional development, in exchange for hard work and a commitment to the school, we will ensure that you are prepared for the next stage in your teaching career.

The Social Science department is a popular department that has flourished as the Sixth Form has expanded at St Joseph’s, with over 100 students studying across the disciplines. The Social Science department offers Sociology and Psychology A level, both on the AQA specification. As a department we pride ourselves on outstanding subject expertise and teaching, and in 2017 and 2018, both Sociology and Psychology achieved grade 2 on ALPs reports, showing student progress in these subjects to be within the top 10% of schools in the country. 

In addition to outstanding achievement, we aim to enrich our students by offering extra curricula activities to broaden our students’ knowledge of the subjects. These opportunities include annual trips to conferences and a charity expedition in Thailand. We have numerous students who choose to study Social Sciences at university and an important part of our role is to support these applicants.  

Recently designated “Outstanding” (Section 48) St Joseph’s is a school where “pupils make outstanding progress “. St Joseph’s is well known for being a great school to teach in, where the students are highly aspirational. We were judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in January 2016 where the school was described as having a ‘deep seated conviction and moral purpose that all pupils have the right to an excellent education which drives a very positive culture in the school’. Our progress 8 score for 2018 placed us in the top 14% of schools nationally.  We believe in professional development; In exchange for hard work and a commitment to the school, we will ensure that you are prepared for the next stage in your teaching career.

St Joseph’s is a successful over-subscribed and growing Catholic Secondary School within easy reach of both the M4 and M40 motorways. 

Please download an application pack from our website or telephone the school for more information.

You are welcome to visit the school and have a tour at a time convenient to all.

Closing date: Friday 26 April 2019.

Tel:  01753 524713

E-mail: o.mcateer@st-josephs.slough.sch.uk 

Website: www.st-josephs.slough.ch.uk 

The school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of the children. The school complies with the DBS Code of Practice in regard to criminal record information, and will not discriminate unfairly against any applicant on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.  A copy of the school’s child protection policy is available on request.

All members of staff will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and this is a condition of employment at the school.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Shaggy Calf Lane, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 5HW, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1753 524 713
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