Deputy Faculty Leader for Humanities, Whickham, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Whickham School and Sports CollegeWhickham, Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £23,720 - £39,406 plus TLR1a £7,853
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Deputy Faculty Leader, who  passionate about leading the teaching and learning of the Humanities subjects and who has the vision, commitment and determination to continue raising standards across all levels and abilities. We are seeking a Geography specialist for this role.

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone with leadership experience to step up to a high profile position within a faculty structure  The role would suit someone whose ambition is to become Faculty Leader or beyond in the future. 

We want to recruit a colleague to accelerate our faculty's progress and this is an ideal opportunity for colleagues who aspire to work as a senior leader in the future. The role will involve significant operational leadership responsibilities within the Humanities Faculty and you will work very closely with the Faculty Leader honing your strategic decision making skills across all four subject areas which are RS, Geography, History and Citizenship.

Our expectations are high at Whickham School, and we make no secret of that. We are a good school (Ofsted March 2018) and expect dedication and commitment from all staff and being the best you can be is central to our ethos. We believe that what we do at Whickham School is vital to improving the life chances of the young people in the community that we serve. We ask for everyone to achieve beyond expectations, and to do that we offer significant investment in staff with timetabled collaborative planning and CPD time.

Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1500 students including approximately 250 in the sixth form, which is one of the most successful in the region with over 62% of grades being A*-B grade in the 2018 exams.

Behaviour is excellent at Whickham School and our pastoral system is based on restorative principles. In our recent inspection, our report noted that positive relationships with staff are founded on mutual respect and that pupils are polite, courteous and mature. We have eager students who engage in a wide range of personal development and extra-curricular enrichment opportunities. We are pace setting when it comes to mental health and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our staff and pupils.


 If successful you will have to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure.



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