Head of Humanities, Bracknell Forest

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King's Academy BinfieldBracknell Forest

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR plus TLR 2 £6,829
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Quite possibly the greatest opportunity of your career is awaiting you; the chance to design and shape innovative and creative pedagogical practice in a new all-through academy as our first head of humanities. 

King’s Academy Binfield (KAB) and King’s Academy Oakwood are looking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic and innovative department leader for humanities with an excellent track record, to play an intrinsic role in our new all-through academy in Bracknell Forest. 

KAB opened in a superb building in September 2018 with 120 Year 7 students. In September 2019 a further 150 Year 7 students, along with year R and nursery students joined the academy. Also in September 2019, KAO, a brand new 1 FE primary school a mile away, opened with Year R and a mixed (for this year only) Year 1/2. KAB and KAO will continue to grow year on year to a roll of over 1800 students, aged 3-18. Both academies will be run cohesively sharing the same leadership, staff, values, curriculum, opportunities and expectations of excellence.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the strategic leadership of humanities across both academies; ensuring outstanding teaching leads to outstanding outcomes. They will work in partnership with the Director of Communications within the wider Communications Faculty. Strong teachers of RE are especially welcome to apply, however all humanities specialisms will be considered for the right candidate. Applicants should be excellent classroom teachers and have the ability to motivate, inspire and lead staff and students to excel.  The successful candidate will show great leadership potential, will be a team player, will get stuck in and involve themselves in the wider aspects of academy life. A genuine commitment to our ‘whatever it takes’ ethos is essential to enable every young person at KAB and KAO to thrive.

As a new and rapidly growing school, this is a rare and exciting opportunity for a skilful leader who can bring creativity, innovation and dynamism across the academies. Potential is just as important as experience.   

KAB and KAO are part of the King’s Group Academies MAT, led by a team of former and current Ofsted ‘outstanding’ head teachers and Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI).

King’s Education separately operates British schools abroad, educating over 4,000 students in countries such as Spain, Latvia and Panama, offering exciting opportunities for genuine international collaboration.

King’s Academy Binfield and King’s Academy Oakwood are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

Application Process

Visits to us are warmly welcomed; to arrange one or for any further information or an informal chat please do contact in the first instance, Amber Walker, PA to the Executive Principal at amber.walker@kingsacademies.uk

Completed application forms should be submitted by Tuesday 25th February 2020 at midday.

Interviews will be held on Monday 2nd March 2020.




More about King's Academy Binfield
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: St. Georges Park, Binfield, Bracknell, RG42 4FS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
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