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Job details
Employer Our Lady & St Bede Catholic Academy
Location Stockton-on-Tees
Salary A-C (MPS/UPS) plus TLR2b
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

Our Lady & St Bede Catholic Academy and the Directors of Carmel Education Trust wish to appoint a passionate, dynamic and committed Head of History. This is an exciting and innovative opportunity for either an existing Head of Department or someone looking to move into a significant middle leadership role in a Catholic school. 

Over the last two years significant improvements have been made in all areas of the school, building on existing strengths and working alongside the Carmel Education Trust. 

Our 2016 academic achievements include:

• Highest performing school in the North East: 1st / 150 schools

• Highest performing school in the North: 1st / 229 schools

• Top 1% of schools nationally: between 38th–56th / 6,382 schools

• 86% A*-C English & Maths 

• 85% A*-C in all examinations

• 400+ grades A*-C: over 1 in 3 of all exam entries 

• 700+ grades A*-C: over 6 in 10 of all exam entries

• Progress 8: +0.69

• History: 83% A*-C, +0.62 Progress

The successful candidate will have:

• Excellent leadership qualities and management skills, including the ability to lead a team of colleagues effectively.

• An excellent track record as a classroom teacher.

• A passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all students.

• The vision, energy and creativity to lead the department in the next phase in its development.

• A teacher with a strong commitment to understanding and promoting the school’s Catholic/Christian ethos.

You are very welcome to contact us to arrange an informal visit to the school. Please contact the Headteacher’s P.A.: Mrs Johanna Smurthwaite:

For an application form, please e-mail Mrs Johanna Smurthwaite: or write to her at the school address – Bishopton Road West, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 0QH (Tel: 01642 890800). Applications will only be accepted on the official CES application form available from the school. Closing date: Wednesday 24th May 2017, 9:00am. 

About the employer

Our Lady & St Bede Catholic Academy is a co-educational secondary school located in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham. The school was established in 1972, after the merger of two single-sex Catholic schools. It became part of Carmel Education Trust...

Information about Our Lady & St Bede Catholic Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Locations and contacts

A member of the Carmel Education Trust
Bishopton Road West
TS19 0QH
United Kingdom