School image

Head of Humanities

Brooke Weston AcademyNorthamptonshire

Job Title: Head of Humanities (Geography Specialist) 

Location:  Brooke Weston Academy

Salary: UPS + TRL  

Start date: April/September 2022

Hours per week / Weeks per year: Full time, Permanent  

About Brooke Weston Academy and Head of Humanities role 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and motivated Head of Humanities with a passion for their subject and the ability to enthuse and engage students.  This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and motivated professional who wants to work in a leading Academy focussed on ensuring that all students achieve or exceed their potential. 

Our Academy

Brooke Weston Academy is unusual, and exceptional.  We are an innovative and ambitious 11-18 secondary Academy set in the heart of Corby.  We are committed to supporting and challenging our students to reach their full potential, inside and outside of the classroom.  Our school was founded 26 years ago in order to transform the education of young people in the community, and we have.  Yes, we are outstanding, driven by the needs of our students and our core values. We are never complacent and always restless to improve.  Our Academy was born out of the need for change, to be different and innovative; we were designed to be a laboratory of learning in an educational area of disadvantage.  We are valued within our community with almost 1000 students applying for the 180 places in year 7 this year. We are proud to be a high performing state comprehensive with a traditional curriculum but one which also highly values the arts, drama, sport and dance. The success of this vision led to the creation of the Brooke Weston Trust and the Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub with a mission to ‘go to the most difficult places and do good’.  

About Brooke Weston Trust

Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people.

Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people.

We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School.

To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide. 

How to Apply 

If you think you can contribute in this role and to our organisation we welcome your application!

Further details about the Academy, the above position and details of how to apply can be found on our website www.brookeweston.org or by telephoning 01536 396366.  Applications may be submitted in writing addressed to the Principal or electronically to Applications@brookeweston.org . 

Safer Recruitment

Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts require proof of identity and as the role is working with children and young people this will also be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here - Safeguarding and Child Protection

The Trusts position on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be found under section 7 of the Trust SCR, Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy - Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy

Closing date: 10th December 2021

Interviews: w/c 13th December 2021

Please be aware that if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.


Supporting documents

Please note that you are wholly responsible for fact checking in respect of the information provided by schools. Please also check for the latest visa and work permit requirements that may apply. Tes is not responsible for the content of advertisements or the policies adopted by advertising schools. Tes asks that all schools follow Tes' Fair Recruitment Policy.