Head of History, Keynsham (Near Bristol/Bath)

Closing date:

Wellsway SchoolKeynsham (Near Bristol/Bath)

Date posted:
Start date: 6 January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR2 – UPR3 + TLR2(b)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic practitioner who, under the guidance of the Director of Humanities, will lead history across Key Stage 3 to 5. Applications are welcomed from both current postholders and ambitious teachers with a proven track record of success and the desire to be an outstanding leader. This role provides an exciting opportunity to help shape the provision of history in our school whilst benefitting from working with practitioners across the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust to share best practice and resources.

You will need to be committed to our vision of becoming an outstanding school and to supporting the humanities team deliver consistently high standards for students of all abilities. Responsibilities will include monitoring and evaluating student progress and leading the development of teaching, learning and assessment at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. As a leader in our school, you will work closely with Deputy Curriculum Directors from other curriculum areas in developing and improving teaching and learning and will be responsible for ensuring that every student enjoys an excellent experience across their history lessons.

If you are a highly effective teacher, able to form excellent educational relationships with students and staff and are confident at leading on the development of challenging and engaging schemes of learning, we would love to hear from you. The ability to teach history to GCSE and A Level is essential and the ability to teach another subject is an advantage.

In return we offer: 

  • A school committed to excellence that values staff and students and a stable and high performing team.
  • A school with outstanding ethos, results, attendance and behaviour on a par with other high achieving schools in the south west of England.
  • Excellent students with very good take up at GCSE and A Level.
  • A full and varied CPLD programme offering teaching and leadership development for our staff.
  • Wider opportunities to be involved across our multi academy trust.


Wellsway Multi Academy Trust is a partnership of schools which span the Bristol - Keynsham - Bath area that are working together to provide a high quality educational experience for all students in their care.

Closing date for applications: 11:59pm, Tuesday 15 October 2019. 

Interview date: to be confirmed.

PLEASE NOTE: Early applications are encouraged. Wellsway School reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should the School be able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

If you are interested and would like to discuss further or visit the school, please contact Elaine Hazell (Director of Humanities) 0117 986 4751 or email ehazell@wellswayschool.com  who will be delighted to hear from you.

Wellsway Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Your suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. For this post, prior to appointment Wellsway Multi Academy Trust will apply for a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, a Children’s Barred list check, two satisfactory references, satisfactory pre-employment health screening and for Teachers, a Prohibition Check in relation to the children’s workforce. In some settings a Declaration will be required in order to meet our obligations under the ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.



More about Wellsway School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Chandag Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1PH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 117 986 4751
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