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Assistant Director – Humanities

The Halifax AcademyCalderdale

Assistant Director – Humanities

Full time Permanent

Scale: MPS/UPS + TLR

Required from September 2021, we are looking for an inspiring and passionate Assistant Director to work in close partnership with the Director of Humanities to promote the highest standards of teaching and learning within the faculty and to deliver the very best outcomes for each and every student.  As a member of the Extended Leadership Team you will also support the strategic direction of the Academy and develop quality assurance strategies to drive up standards in line with the Academy’s drive towards outstanding.

The Halifax Academy is the only 4-16 all-through school in Calderdale. Our brand-new primary phase building opened in February 2016. We are committed to and passionately believe in all-through education. Our Academy is supported and challenged by a skilled and proactive governing body.  The Halifax Academy is part of the Impact Education Trust; we are on a mission to improve the life chances of children and young people and improve social mobility.  We are a Trust where Hearts and Minds connect through values driven partnerships and collaborative working.

If you:

• are an excellent teacher with a proven track record of results for your classes

• are committed to ensuring students and staff maximise every opportunity to achieve academically and personally

• have an up-to-date understanding of research-based teaching and learning strategies to support curriculum development

• are an outstanding practitioner and a positive role model with excellent interpersonal skills to take people with you

In return we can offer:

• working as part of a creative and supportive team, who are unapologetically passionate about developing Teaching & Learning and who are determined and driven on our mission to achieve the very best for our students

• joining our ‘coaching culture’ which is a key focus for CPD in the school. Every member of our teaching and support staff are involved in our ‘Coaching for Excellence’ programme to focus on improving teaching and learning in all subjects. Each teacher has two hours built into their timetable to facilitate coaching 

• the opportunity to gain cross phase experience 

• opportunities to develop leadership skills through our development programmes

• access to a teaching school alliance which enables us to work collaboratively and share best practice with other providers and creates professional development opportunities

• enthusiastic students who are keen to make outstanding progress 

• effective, supportive and dynamic leadership

• an early school finish time of 1.15pm on Fridays

The application form and further details can be downloaded from the 

Academy’s website at   

Completed applications should be emailed to 

by 9am on Monday 24th May 2021.  Interviews will be on Thursday 27th May 2021

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