Head of Humanities, Berwick upon Tweed

Closing date:

Berwick AcademyBerwick upon Tweed

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2018 or as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS -UPS + TLR 2b (£6,449)
Contract term: Permanent

Berwick Academy is seeking to appoint an inspirational leader who is committed to raising the attainment and aspirations of our students. You will be an enthusiastic and well qualified humanities specialist able to teach across Key Stages 3-5.

Berwick Academy is located midway between Edinburgh and Newcastle on the east coast mainline and serves the beautiful coastal community of Berwick upon Tweed in north Northumberland. We are a co-educational academy for pupils aged 13-18, with 550 pupils approx.

We can offer:

  • Excellent support with a strong emphasis on CPD
  • A friendly school that values teamwork and high achievement in all areas of our work with young people
  • A skilled and supportive middle leadership team

You will be:

  • An outstanding teacher
  • Able to demonstrate strong leadership skills through which you are able to inspire and develop a team
  • Able to teach History or Geography to Advanced level
  • Able to offer a second Humanities subject
  • Committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning
  • An inspiring teacher and able to motivate and challenge students to make rapid progress
  • Able to demonstrate thorough lesson planning, enthusiastic delivery and detailed assessment

In addition, you should have the following leadership qualities:

  • Strong leadership skills through which you are able to inspire and develop a team
  • Recent and relevant knowledge of different curriculum developments within your subject
  • An understanding of national developments within education
  • Ability to support other staff through both general CPD and teaching pedagogy
  • Drive and enthusiasm through which you can support the senior leadership team in developing Humanities

For an application pack, to arrange a visit or an informal chat regarding this post and working at the Academy, please contact Diane Jamieson or Katie McWilliams on 0191 267 6555 or 07713 323 792 or email permanent@visionforeducation.co.uk

Completed application forms should be submitted by Noon on 1st November to Diane Jamieson or Katie McWilliams via email.

Interviews will be held on week commencing 6th November 2017.

Berwick Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Berwick Academy has a policy commitment to equal opportunities and diversity in employment and seeks to ensure no employee or applicant receives less favourable treatment than another. All posts are filled on merit.

Berwick Academy
Adams Drive
Berwick upon Tweed
TD15 2JF
Head teacher – Alexis Widdowson

More about Berwick Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
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