Head of Humanities

Staffordshire University AcademyStaffordshire

Staffordshire University Academy are seeking to appoint an innovative, enthusiastic and proactive head of humanities to lead the development of teaching, learning, achievement and aspiration within the humanities faculty up to KS5.   The successful candidate will maintain a focus on strategies to sustain the highest quality of teaching and learning to achieve outstanding outcomes in these subjects. The successful candidate will be able to lead, strategically plan and motivate both students and staff to achieve their full potential and continue to drive the progress being made in these vital curriculum areas.   

The successful candidate will be responsible for the line management of the history, geography, RE, MFL and social sciences, and applications are welcome from teachers who specialise in any of these subjects. The faculty comprises 11 specialist staff, has a positive working environment and fully embrace the excellent academy professional development programme. This commitment to professional development is exemplified by the faculty taking an active role in the training and development of trainee teachers. 

We would welcome applications from well qualified teachers who have experience of curriculum leadership and have the ambition to take the faculty into a new era. If you are passionate about Humanities and leading a faculty, we are keen to hear from you.

Do you have?

• High aspirations to deliver at a consistently effective level

• A desire to ensure all groups of students are suitably motivated and challenged 

• The desire to share and learn from best practice to ensure continual self-improvement 

• The ability to use and apply technology in lessons to support teaching and learning

• A passion and a desire to make a difference to the lives of young people 

In return we can offer: 

• Genuinely exciting career development opportunities in a growing academy 

• Supportive, experienced and enthusiastic colleagues 

• Excellent facilities including classrooms equipped with the latest audio-visual technology 

For more information and to download an application pack please visit our website: www.suacademy.co.uk or email: vacancies@suacademy.co.uk to request an application pack. Alternatively contact Claire Simpson on 01543 224 654. 

Closing date for applications is 9am on Thursday 25th February 2021.  Interviews will take place the week beginning Monday 1st March 2021.

This academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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