Curriculum Leader of Humanities, Swiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden

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The UCL Academy, CamdenSwiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale L8 (£54,246) – L13 (£60,376) + £1,500.00 additional allowance per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and ambitious Curriculum Leader of Humanities to join our popular and oversubscribed STEM specialist Academy.  This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and inspirational middle leader who is passionate about teaching and leading the area of Humanities (History, Geography, Religion and Philosophy). 

Humanities teachers at UCL Academy plan and teach a curriculum which is both inspiring and engaging and includes elements of cutting edge research. Subjects within the Humanities Faculty (History, Geography and RS) seek to broaden a learner’s understanding, at all Levels within the Academy, of the world, while facilitating their development as whole people and furnishing them with vital lifelong learning attributes and capacities. The Faculty offers learners, at all Levels, research engaged, responsive and innovative teaching which leads to high levels of academic achievement alongside high levels of enjoyment. Furthermore, we aim to broaden a learners understanding and appreciation of culture, in all its forms, experienced within the Academy, locally, nationally and internationally. This is further applied through the relationship with UCL faculties and with the wider community. The Faculty strives to push forward teaching and learning innovations particularly within the field of Open Space teaching and learning, the use of ICT for Learning, development of literacy and AFL skills. We aim to enrich our students with practical and real-life context self-directed activities and would love you to join our team on our journey to ‘outstanding’.

Proudly rated Good by Ofsted in all 4 categories in June 2016, The UCL Academy is a mixed 11-19 Academy in the heart of the London Borough of Camden.  Priding ourselves on high academic aspirations, A-Level students in 2017 attained substantially above the national average for A*-B grades, and the GCSE outcomes were above the national average when the first cohort of pupils took their examinations in 2017. We offer iconic state-of-the-art facilities, training and development opportunities and the opportunity to work with the latest innovations in classroom technology.

Our sponsor, University College London, is among the top universities in the world and we benefit terrifically from this supportive partnership. Staff and students alike develop their teaching and learning in exciting ways informed by the latest research.  Staff from both institutions work collaboratively, with those from the university being used aspirationally with the academy’s students.

We Offer

  • State-of-the-art classroom technology – including our unique Superstudios, subject specialism suites and demonstration theatres for interactive teaching talks by visiting academics from UCL
  • Unlimited access to opportunities for self-development
  • Intensive weekly Continuing Professional Learning 
  • An exclusive partnership with UCL where teaching staff have access to unrivalled University libraries and resources
  • Laptops & iPads for all teaching staff
  • A generous health care plan, including reimbursement for optical, dental, physiotherapy and a range of other areas, 24/7 GP access, online healthcare literature, access to trained counsellors and discounted membership at over 2,000 gyms nationwide.

Introduction to the UCL Academy Evening

We are hosting an informal evening on 15th March 2018 from 4.30pm to 6pm where you will have a chance to meet the Co-Principals, members of the Senior Leadership Team and teachers in various departments. You can hear in detail about the exciting opportunities our Academy has to offer and be shown around the school by members of our student leadership team. We encourage you to attend if you are considering applying for teaching position at the UCL Academy. 

Please register your interest through the link: http://go.uclacademy.co.uk/Intro2uclacademy  

How to Apply

Please visit https://www.hays.co.uk/jobs/the-ucl-academy/index.htm or you can contact Faye on 0207 259 8770 for further information.  

Your application is a direct application to The UCL Academy, Hays is our recruitment partner and manages our permanent appointments. 

Closing Date:   Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 11am

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment checks and a probation period.

Please note that if you have not heard from the Academy within 2 weeks after the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful. 

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Adelaide Road, Swiss Cottage, Camden, London, NW3 3AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 449 3080
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The UCL Academy is sponsored by UCL, a world-class, multifaculty, research-led university. UCL's vision is an innovative Academy for pupils aged 11 to 18. We are a comprehensive, co-educational, non-denominational, fully inclusive and an ac...