Head of Humanities, Bexleyheath

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Bexleyheath AcademyBexleyheath

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR (Outer London) plus TLR 2.4 £6489
Contract term: Permanent

'Staff are positive about the future of the school and agree with the

changes. This is no small feat and is testament to the leadership' Ofsted 2018

Career development recruitment incentives:

  • Substantial TLRs are available for suitable candidates
  • Access and support to follow middle leadership programmes from the outset e.g. NPQML, Teaching Leaders
  • Candidates should be looking at this post as a 3 year career pathway rather than just a Head of Department post
  • We advise you to come in and speak with the Principal to discuss the above and shape the next 3 years of your career, thus this post is suitable for both teachers in their early stages of their career and experienced teachers.

Bexleyheath Academy is an 11-19 academy of 1600 students situated in the London borough of Bexley. We are within easy access of the Dartford crossing and Blackwall tunnel  and only 30 minutes from central London on the train. We are an inclusive school at the heart of our community.

Since our last full inspection in May 2016 we have had a change in leadership and in January 2018 we welcomed our new Principal Dan Steel. Much hard work has already been undertaken including embedding a new curriculum, re-modelling pastoral structures and ensuring that all members of the academy community understand the vision of ‘making our best better’. We believe that whilst there remains much to do the academy is now well placed to quickly move towards our aim of being a 'good' school. 

Morale is high and plans are in place for good and outstanding teaching and learning and positive attitudes to behaviour to become further embedded.

Our three main challenges moving forward are continuing to embed the highest expectations of all members of our learning community, delivering challenge and pace in the classroom and ensuring that all of our developmental work is underpinned by quality assurance with accountability. You will play a key role in this and will work closely with our talented and committed teams of leaders at middle and senior levels. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about Humanities
  • Bring an unwavering commitment to promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning across the department and the academy;
  • Have a relentless obsession about developing their own standards of teaching and learning to enable them to deliver excellent student outcomes;
  • Be a committed team player;
  • Have the ability to engage and inspire pupils and build excellent relationships;
  • Be committed to our ethos of high expectations and no excuses;
  • Be passionate and ambitious about their own career development

We offer:

  • An opportunity to join us as a key middle leader and be developed to become a future Senior Leader.
  • A commitment to further developing you as a teacher and leader through access to the school network of our sponsor Academies Enterprise Trust.
  • A commitment to facilitate your networking through Bexley Local Authority 
  • Purposeful and ready to learn students who will make you proud to be a teaching professional 

We welcome visits to the Academy, to see the school in action and discuss the post. To book an appointment please contact Carla Golding HR Manager cgolding@bexleyheathacademy.org 

As  the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme and childcare vouchers.

This position is required for an September 2018

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

Closing date: Monday 23 April 2018

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.

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.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Further details can be found on our careers page.

AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/a/aetinet.org/aetwebsite/our-teaching-school/initial-teacher-training for further details.



Job location

More about Bexleyheath Academy
×
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Woolwich Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7DA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 83035696
employer gallery photo 0
employer gallery photo 1
employer gallery photo 2
employer gallery photo 3
employer gallery photo 4