Subject Leader of RE, Citizenship and Sociology
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1a (£7,697)
To start: January 2018
Horizon Community College, Barnsley, opened in September 2012. With nearly £50 million worth of investment, facilities in this new Community College are among the very best in the country. In July 2014, Ofsted judged that ‘Horizon Community College is a good school. Attainment has improved rapidly in all year groups since the college opened.’
In 2017, under the new grading system, 61% of Horizon students gained 5 A*-C or equivalent, including English and Maths. This followed 2016 figures that were 8% above the national average, building on excellent performances in the College’s first four years and placing Horizon’s results in the top 27% of schools nationally.
The College is delighted to be able to offer the right candidate the opportunity to lead our highly successful Religious Education, Citizenship and Sociology department, which plays a key role within an ambitious and forward thinking school environment.
Religious Education is a core subject for all students through to GCSE. All of our students are entered for full course GCSE and in 2017 we achieved our best ever results with 69% A*-C and 31% A*-A. The uptake of GCSE Sociology is extremely popular, which also achieved stunning results in 2017 with over 70% A*-C and 31% A*-A. Students in Y7-9 study one hour of Citizenship and one hour of Religious Education a week; through a well-planned linear curriculum these subjects lay the foundations for our successful GCSE courses.
We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and inspiring leader to drive forward the success in this department, during this exciting period of change in education nationally. We are very proud to have a team of eight specialist RE/Citizenship/Sociology teachers and we are looking for an enthusiastic leader, with a passion for their subject, who can bring out the best in this committed and hard-working team. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach RE and Citizenship, with previous experience in the delivery of Sociology desirable but not essential.
Horizon also offers the successful candidate a whole-hearted commitment to professional learning that places individual development at the heart of its ethos. The College provides an excellent in-house training programme of Continuing Professional Development for NQTs, RQTs and beyond, enabling staff to benefit from excellent opportunities to enhance their practice and realise their career potential.
For full details, to discuss the role or to request an application pack, please contact our recruitment partner, Aj Blyth at Hays Education on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0114 217 1556. We welcome visits from potential candidates-please contact Aj Blyth to arrange this.
The closing date for this post is Friday 29th September 2017 at 12 noon.
Interview dates are to be confirmed.
This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A criminal records bureau check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.