Head of History, Crowborough, East Sussex

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Beacon AcademyCrowborough, East Sussex

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR negotiable depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking applications from highly motivated and ambitious professionals with a desire to work in a successful, thriving and supportive 11-18 Academy leading our History Department. 

We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Department of Humanities and the Academy are committed to the development of both its staff and students.

In 2017 we achieved our best ever A level and GCSE results which now place Beacon Academy as the top performing school in Sussex and in the top 3% of schools nationally. Furthermore, in June 2017 we were one of only 65 schools nationwide to be awarded National Teaching School and National Support School designations, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. We work alongside our alliance partner schools to provide high quality school-led teacher training and professional development for teachers at all stages of their career. Ms Robinson, our Headteacher is also a designated National Leader of Education and a Consultant Headteacher for East Sussex County Council.

You must be experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated, with strong organisational skills, and ready to play a significant role in a high-achieving, non-selective school as Head of History.

You must be:

• An outstanding practitioner with a proven three-year record of raising attainment for students.

• A confident and competent user of data, able to empower others in its use to support outstanding pedagogy.

• Ambitious for your students with the ability to inspire and challenge them enabling them to make excellent progress.

• Ambitious for your colleagues and able to communicate and enthuse staff and implement ideas effectively, setting the pace for your team and leading by example.

If you would like more information on this role, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact the Human Resources Department on 01892 603078 or email vacancies@beacon-academy.org in the first instance. 

Closing date: 10am on Tuesday, 17th April 2018.

NB: we advise applying promptly for this post as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and suitable references. 

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More about Beacon Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Beeches Site, North Beeches Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2AS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1892 603000
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