Head of Department – Humanities
Starting: 5 January 2018
Rugby Free Secondary School (RFSS) is a 11-19 free school which opened in the town in September 2016. The school has already proved very popular with parents who recognise that without RFSS over 100 children would not have had a Year 7 school place in the town. RFSS benefits from the backing of a highly supportive local authority and the local MP who were both supported the establishment of Rugby Free Primary School which opened successfully in September 2015.
The school is set in a fascinating context in a town that already has high quality provision including three Outstanding selective schools and a world-famous independent school. The aspiration within the Trust is that RFSS will match (and aim to better) the outcomes from these schools. In doing so, this will benefit our students greatly and define the career of all those that work at the school. RFSS will be non-selective, non-denominational, available to young people from all backgrounds and free to attend. RFSS will have a clear focus on STEMM, that being the core STEM subjects with the addition of Music to enrich the culture and ethos of the school and to capitalise on the proven link between wider academic achievements arising from engagement with music. It has been established that there is a current and growing need for high quality secondary school places and
As one of our Heads of Department, you will be empowered to build provision in your subject area. From curriculum to staffing, from resources to reporting, your talent for teaching and planning will be applied directly to only two year groups children and developed year on year as your department grows. At the heart of your success will be the fact that you are an outstanding practitioner with a mastery of your subject matched only by your passion for raising attainment and ability to inspire excellence in students and colleagues. Your ambition for our children will be matched by the school’s ambition for you and you will be supportive to improve your practice and further your career with a commitment to professional development and career progression. We would expect this progression to be rapid as is common in new schools that place greater responsibility on its founding staff members.
You are likely to be working in a Good or Outstanding school and will be able to evidence how you have contributed to raising standards and exceptional results in your subject area with a similar inclusive intake to that of our proposed school. Your passion for our STEMM approach will shine through, your communication skills will be exceptional and you will bring a wealth of ideas to build upon and take forward what is already a clear vision for the school.
You will be supported at every stage by a focused Academy Trust that brings experience in opening a number of successful free schools. You will also get a once in a career opportunity to contribute to specifying, staffing and leading a brand new school.
For an informal discussion, please call Cathy Pierce, The Headteacher’s PA on 01788 222060 or email email@example.com
To apply, please download the application pack here from our website - http://rugbyfreesecondary.co.uk/
Completed applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 4 October 2017
Interview date: Monday 9 October 2017
Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow (LT2) is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. LT2 is always happy to receive speculative applications from excellent teachers and support staff