Lead Practitioner (History), Coventry

Closing date:

Whitley AcademyCoventry

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L3-L6 according to experience
Contract term: Permanent

Due to our growing reputation, we are heavily over-subscribed once again for September 2018 and are seeking an inspirational Lead Practitioner to join our well-established and innovative Humanities department from Easter 2018.  

You will be joining a well-resourced team with a relentless focus on raising attainment and recruiting Y11 students to KS5. This would be a really exciting opportunity for an outstanding, experienced teacher looking to develop their career in a forward-thinking school.   

You will; 

  • Action plan for the leadership and development of Teaching and Learning in History,
  • Contribute to the coaching of colleagues, with a focus on teaching and learning in Humanities and diminishing in-cohort differences, 
  • Develop teaching and learning in History at Post 16, expanding the recruitment/retention of students on A Level courses and
  • Lead the delivery of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) with a small group of Post 16 students, supporting those making Russell Group University Applications.  

You will be an effective team member, whose input will contribute to the further development of the current supportive and enthusiastic teaching team.  

The successful candidate must be; 

  • Able to teach History to at least KS5,
  • Committed to making a difference to the lives of pupils,
  • Passionate about the Humanities and their impact on learning, with the ability to motivate pupils and achieve excellent results,
  • Resilient with a strong personal drive and
  • Someone who has high expectations of both students and their colleagues.  

We will offer you;

  • A positive learning culture,
  • An ambitious leadership team with a clear vision for the Academy and
  • Access to the RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance which offers high quality training and leadership experiences for all staff. 

Successful candidates should look forward to working in a challenging and inspiring environment within which there is ample opportunity to lay the foundations for career progression and further leadership. We are committed to ensuring that every member of our school community is enabled to ‘be the best they can be’. To find out more about Whitley Academy, please visit our website or to find more details about the RSA Family of Academies, please visit the RSA Academies website. 

Informal visits are welcomed. Further information regarding this vacancy and the application process can be downloaded from this website or alternatively can be found at http://www.whitleyacademy.com/Recruitment.aspx . 

Completed applications should be returned via email to Whitley Academy.    Only fully completed application forms will be accepted, CVs not accompanied with a completed application form will not be considered.  

Closing date is: Thursday 1st February 2018 at 12 Noon for an Easter Start.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to the safeguarding of and promoting the welfare of children.   This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such, appointment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Abbey Road, Whitley, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 4BD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 24 7630 2580
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