Curriculum Leader History, Coventry

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Whitley AcademyCoventry

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Start date: Septemeber 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR2 (negotiable according to experience)
Contract term: Permanent

An important appointment for the Academy, this is an excellent opportunity for a well-qualified, suitably experienced and enthusiastic teacher to further develop their leadership skills in preparation for future leadership roles. We are seeking an inspiring curriculum leader to join our well-established Humanities department from September 2018. You will be joining a well-resourced team with a relentless focus on raising attainment and recruiting Y11 students to our KS5 History course. This would be a really exciting opportunity for an experienced teacher or a second in department, looking to join a forward-thinking school that values the professional development and well-being of its staff.   

You will have strong subject knowledge and a proven track record of exemplary classroom practice together with the ability to lead a team of teachers, to think proactively and work collaboratively in delivering outstanding teaching and learning. The successful candidate must be; -

  • Able to teach History to at least KS5, 
  • Committed to making a difference to the lives of pupils,
  • Passionate about History and its impact on learning, with the ability to motivate pupils and achieve excellent results,
  • Resilient with a strong personal drive,
  • Someone who has high expectations of both students and their colleagues, 
  • Someone who has an excellent record of forging positive relationships with students to encourage great learning, and
  • Someone who has a passion for the Humanities and the ability to share this with young people.  

We will offer you; 

  • A positive values-driven learning culture,
  • An ambitious leadership team with a clear vision for the Academy
  • Access to the RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance, which offers high quality training and leadership experiences for staff including Licences for NPQSL/NPQH and system leadership SLE/LLE opportunities. 

Successful candidates should look forward to working in a challenging and inspiring environment within which there is ample opportunity to lay the foundations for leadership progression. We are committed to ensuring that every member of our school community is enabled to ‘be the best they can be’.  

To find out more about Whitley Academy, please go to or to find more details about the RSA Family of Academies, please visit  

Informal visits are welcomed. To arrange a visit please email    

Further information regarding this vacancy and the application process can be downloaded from this website or alternatively can be found at 

Closing Date: Monday 21st May 2018 9:00am (Applicants who return their forms early may be shortlisted to interview before the closing date).   

Completed applications should be returned via email to  Only fully completed application forms will be accepted.  CVs not accompanied with a completed application form will not be considered. This post is not open to recruitment agencies.  

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to the safeguarding of and promoting the welfare of children.   This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such, appointment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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More about Whitley Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Abbey Road, Whitley, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 4BD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 24 7630 2580
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