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Head of History

Kingswood AcademyHull

Due to the academy growing by almost 200 students annually, based on our excellent results and our strong reputation as the 7th highest performing non selective school in the country we are seeking to appoint an inspirational Head of History who will be responsible for driving up standards and rapidly improving outcomes within History. They will also have a passion for developing teaching and learning.

In particular, we are seeking an individual who will:  

  • Rapidly raise standards and achievement through the strategic leadership of History, consistently delivering outcomes that are above the national average for all students;          
  • Work with the Senior Leader to continue to drive up the standard of teaching and learning so the History department becomes flagship department leading the way in ensuring Kingswood Academy becomes a beacon of educational excellence;        
  • Inspire imaginative and effective approaches to teaching and learning of History; which consistently drive up progress and attainment standards;         
  • Play a role in terms of supporting the development of teaching and learning across the Academy;        
  • Support and improve other teachers to rapidly improve their effectiveness through modelling excellent practice, professional mentoring and robust line management/holding to account;         
  • Through: mentoring, coaching, IRIS Triads, use of ICT and the implementation of T&L research ensure all T&L in History is outstanding;        
  • Consistently teach high quality lessons which deliver excellent outcomes for all students.

Candidates must be able to teach across the ability and age range, supporting the development of History to the highest standards for all pupils at Key Stages 3 and 4. 

The ideal candidate will:  

  • Be an excellent History Practitioner;        
  • Bring an unwavering commitment to promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning across the department and the academy;        
  • Be passionate about developing their own practice and the teaching and learning practice of others;        
  • Have a relentless obsession about developing all aspects of History teaching and learning;        
  • Be a committed team player;        
  • Have the ability to engage and inspire pupils and build excellent relationships with both students and staff;        
  • Be committed to Kingswood Academy's ethos of high expectations and no excuses;        
  • Not be satisfied until all staff at Kingswood Academy are consistently outstanding;        
  • Be passionate and ambitious about their own career development.

Career development recruitment incentives:  

  • Access and support to follow middle leadership programmes from the outset e.g. NPQS;          
  • Candidates should be looking at this post as a 2 year career pathway to a senior leadership role rather than just a whole school teaching and learning post;          
  • We advise you to come in and speak with the Headteacher to discuss the above and shape the next 2 years of your career.

Kingswood Academy

Our Vision is: 'to deliver world-class learning, which places no limits on what young people can achieve' and we are a national beacon of educational excellence in Hull'.

As a national beacon of educational excellence, we will ensure that:  

  1. All students leave our academy with first-rate qualifications: Qualifications that ensure all doors remain open, giving our students the platform to compete and thrive on a global stage.             
  2. All students develop exceptional character: Character that exemplifies a true growth mind-set; a phenomenal work ethic; confidence and high levels of grit, resilience and determination; ensuring they are fully prepared to flourish in an ever-changing world.             
  3. All students leave our academy with high levels of cultural and global awareness: Awareness that develops through diverse experiences that enrich our students, enabling them to engage in, empathise with, challenge and debate current affairs beyond their local community.             
  4. All students leave with an array of positive memories that last for a lifetime: Memories that are created from students, staff and our community being fully invested in forging exceptional relationships based on trust, care, high expectations and a passion for genuinely making a difference in their life.


Ultimately our Mission is to ensure that: ‘all students have an inner-belief and ambition to fulfil their dreams and live a happy and successful life.’ We are passionate about our students ‘recognising their academic worth’ and making sure that they are ‘prepared to make bold choices in order to secure places, and thrive, at the most reputable and highest performing colleges, universities and world-class employers.’


We would highly recommend that you come and see the school in action during the school day. In order to arrange your visit please contact Mrs. C Weightman, PA to Headteacher via email or telephone 01482 879967.

Join our team and build a wonderful career in a school you are passionate about with students you’ll love to help learn.

Closing Date: Friday 21st January 2022 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

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We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.  Job share, part-timenonselective and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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