Head of Faculty: Social Sciences, Hertfordshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR1.2 (£9,478) , MPS or UPS + Outer Fringe Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, innovative and inspirational Head of Social Sciences. 

Leventhorpe is a successful, oversubscribed Business and Enterprise Academy with keen and respectful learners. It was rated “Outstanding in all 5 categories” by Ofsted in 2012. In June 2012, we were awarded National Support School status and we are also an accredited Teaching School Alliance, currently a partner in the Alban Teaching School Alliance. Leventhorpe is also the lead school for School Centres Initial Teacher Training within the Bishop’s Stortford Educational Trust (BSET).

The Social Science Faculty is comprised of Business, Economics, Enterprise, Sociology and Psychology: the successful candidate will therefore have strong leadership skills. They will be a talented teacher who will be fully committed to academic excellence and the vision to ensure that all students achieve their full potential. Our new Head of Faculty must also be able to lead and inspire staff and students alike. Infectious enthusiasm, an engaging personality, a creative approach to the delivery of the curriculum area and attention to detail are essential.

The successful candidate will:

  • have a passion for teaching and learning;
  • be an innovative and strategic thinker with vision and ideas;
  • be an excellent practitioner;
  • lead by example and act as a strong role model;
  • have a positive, can-do attitude with staff and students;
  • be able to demonstrate exceptional leadership and management skills;
  • have a proven track record of achieving outstanding student attainment through own practice and by leading other staff;
  • be an effective team player and value every aspect of the life of the school;
  • have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire students and staff;
  • be an active learner, who constantly strives to improve, with the desire to progress.

In return, Leventhorpe can provide:

  • excellent facilities. In recent years, Leventhorpe has experienced an intensive capital build programme, including most recently a £6 million new sports complex (sports hall, fitness suite, dance studio, all-weather pitch and floodlit tennis courts), £1      million Learning Resource Centre, re-modelling of Design & Technology  facilities, and £150k annual investment in ICT provision. To accommodate our expanding roll, a further £7M investment is planned to include a new state-of-the-art performing arts block alongside a brand-new science and sixth form block;
  • a positive working environment in a heavily oversubscribed school with an excellent academic record and high standards. We place strong emphasis on student learning and achievement;
  • exceptionally dedicated colleagues and enthusiastic students;
  • first rate personal career development with high local and regional profile through our National Support School status and Teaching School work;
  • subsidised Nuffield fitness gym membership;
  • priority admission for children of staff after a qualifying period.

This is an exceptional opportunity to fill a key role in a forward-thinking and dynamic school.

Please apply by letter and application form which can be found on our website. Applications should be sent to Mrs Wendy Shannon, HR Manager, either by post or by email to education@leventhorpe.net 

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 24th January 2018.
Interview date: Thursday 1st February 2018.

We welcome informal visits by potential applicants. 

Leventhorpe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS disclosure is required for all successful applicants.

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More about Leventhorpe
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Cambridge Road, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 9BY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1279 836633
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