Head of History, Derbyshire

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Highfields SchoolDerbyshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent

Reference: JOB/20/00364

Due to the promotion of the previous post holder, the opportunity has arisen to lead our successful, enthusiastic and talented history department. 

Highfields is a vibrant and popular school with approximately 1200 students, including 200 in our sixth form. Our students are friendly and highly motivated. We were judged as a good school by Ofsted in May 2017 and are committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of our work. We are at an exciting stage of our development and this is a great opportunity to make a strong contribution to the life of the school. 

The history department is a thriving part of our school, and is popular at GCSE and A level. The curriculum is rich and challenging and focuses on building students' enjoyment and interest along with the knowledge and skills required for examination success. 

We wish to appoint a colleague to this post who has:

  • A strong background in history, including experience of teaching to A level
  • A passion for teaching, and a track record as a highly effective classroom practitioner
  • The ability to inspire and motivate students and colleagues to achieve their best.
  • Highly effective interpersonal, communication, management and leadership skills
  • A commitment to professional development
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.


Highfields is situated in Matlock, the county town of Derbyshire, on the south eastern edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park. It is within easy reach of Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham.




More about Highfields School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Upper Site, Upper Lumsdale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5NA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1629 581888
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