Head of Department Social Sciences, Guilsborough, Northampton

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Guilsborough AcademyGuilsborough, Northampton

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR2a
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are a successful Multi-Academy Trust with a friendly atmosphere. Guilsborough Academy is within 5 minutes reach of M1/M6/A14. We offer an outstanding professional development entitlement and superb resources.

Head of Department Social Sciences 

Required for January 2018 


We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative Head of Social Sciences for KS4 and KS5 with the possibility of working across two schools. The Post would hold responsibility for leading Psychology, Sociology and Health and Social Care to join our excellent and dynamic department. Psychology is one of the most popular Sixth Form choices with good retention from AS to A2 and Health and Social Care subject is a growing subject at both KS4 and KS5. In addition, this academic year we have started to run A Level Sociology.

As part of our Middle Leadership Team, you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other leaders and managers, both within the Academy and across SWAN schools. Furthermore, this is an exciting opportunity with the possibility to work across two schools. As part of a small-scale collaboration we are working with Ashlawn School (Ofsted grade Outstanding) to deliver our Social Science curriculum. The schools are within 20 minutes travel of one another and would ensure a full teaching timetable of Social Science subjects in two excellent schools. We are very excited about this small-scale collaboration and are looking for a forward thinking and innovative colleague to lead on this.

If you are a committed teacher and passionate about Social Sciences, we would love to hear from you.

Visits to the Academy are welcome, please contact Mrs Helen Thompson, HR Manager on 01604 749105 to arrange a suitable time.

Closing date: 28th September 2017

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are also committed to meeting the requirements of disability discrimination and other legislation.


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More about Guilsborough Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: West Haddon Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8QE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 740641
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