Head of History, Grace Academy, Wigston Road, Coventry, CV2 2RH

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Grace Academy CoventryGrace Academy, Wigston Road, Coventry, CV2 2RH

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Spine/UPS - TLR to right candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Head of Humanities 

As an engaging Head of History with a passion for your subjects and a proven record of supporting and motivating the students in your care, you will bring with you the ability to inspire and challenge the young people you lead as well as the colleagues you work alongside.  Your love of teaching will extend beyond the classroom and into the Academy enrichment programme where you will contribute by running or supporting an extra-curricular club or activity.  

Grace Academy Coventry is part of Tove Learning Trust.  By working together and sharing knowledge, expertise and resources we are able to achieve more together than would ever be possible in isolation.

Our Academy has a new Principal and we are on a rapid journey of improvement  towards  outstanding.  As a result of these changes we are looking for a talented, dynamic and inspirational History of History to teach across the ability range up to GCSE level.  The right candidate would bring capacity to add A level to our students.

Grace Academy's ethos is one of success, built on inclusion, care and support for all its learners. Our core values of Grace, Integrity, Respect, Potential and Excellence permeate everything we do and all our interactions with students, staff and the wider community;  This is directly in keeping with our Christian ethos.  At the Academy we put learning and learners first in every aspect of school life.  Our core purpose means that we ensure that every learning opportunity is tailored for, and responsive to, the needs of all our students.

The Humanities Faculty

The Humanities Faculty is a large team and is in the process of re-vitalisation.  The Faculty benefits from a number of strong teachers and a wealth of teaching experience. Currently the Faculty offers History to A level, Geography to GCSE, RE to GCSE, Psychology at A level and Health and Social Care.

What we offer you

The Academy puts wellbeing and development at the heart of its work and we work hard to look after our pool of talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively.  Regular CPD sessions are built into our directed time to ensure that all our staff are able to develop their strengths in their current role as well as to prepare for the next steps in their career.

The Academy has outstanding facilities and is a spacious, welcoming workplace. We have a modern, well equipped gym that is free to use for staff.  There are many ICT suites with up to date facilities available for all teachers to use and every classroom is equipped with a smart board.  Every teacher is issued with a laptop for their own use.  

Our students are pleasant and have high aspirations for their future.  They welcome staff who challenge and support them in their learning and are keen to progress and build positive futures for themselves.

About you

You will be a skilful leader with deep knowledge in your subject area and of the curriculum you specialise in.  You will be a positive, forward looking individual with the energy to enthuse our students and inspire them to achieve.  You will be flexible, pro-active and enthusiastic, wanting to bring cutting edge practice into the areas where you work.

For More Information

For more details about the Academy please browse our website at:


You are encouraged to visit the Academy and see our values in action.  It will give you the opportunity to see our outstanding facilities.  If you would like to visit the Academy or for a confidential discussion about this role please contact Nicole Chapman - PA to the Principal on  02476 589008 or email at GACRecruitment@graceacademy.org.uk

Job location

More about Grace Academy Coventry
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Wigston Road, Coventry, CV2 2RH, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 247 6589000
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