Subject Leader for History, Blackburn with Darwen

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Witton Park AcademyBlackburn with Darwen

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main teachers scale/UPS + TLR 2b (£4704.94)
Contract term: Permanent

At Witton Park, our guiding principles are simple yet powerful:

• Children come first and are at the heart of all we do

• Positive relationships underpin all of our work

• High expectations and no barriers – everybody can achieve.

If our principles resonate with you, and you are seeking a new challenge, we’d be delighted to receive your application for the vacancy that has arisen in our highly successful Humanities department. We are looking for an outstanding classroom teacher, with proven leadership skills, to take-up the post of subject leader for History.  This position would be ideal for someone looking for their first step up towards Curriculum leadership.

This role requires an energetic and dedicated practitioner, who can make a significant contribution to our school community by engaging, enthusing and challenging staff and students to achieve their very best in the subject. You will have excellent subject knowledge and be well-informed on current educational developments and initiatives.

You would be joining a team of colleagues who are passionate about ensuring that all pupils enjoy the subject and are focused on securing the best outcomes for our students. We work collaboratively to share good practice, both within the department and across the school as a whole. Being a BSF and Google accredited school, we are very well-resourced with Promethean whiteboards and Chromebooks, with lesson being taught in modern, spacious classrooms.

We are looking for someone who can continue the great results already achieved by the hard work and dedication of pupils and staff in this department. Last year History outcomes dipped for the first time after many years of positive progress score.  We are looking for someone to come in and reverse this quickly through outstanding teaching and then develop the curriculum long term. 

The diverse curriculum offered at Witton Park supports a high up take for EBacc and option subjects. Outcomes for pupils in 2016 were judged to be good by Ofsted. The Ofsted report and website will give you a flavour for other aspects of the school. 

If you are interested in joining our friendly and forward-thinking team, and you have the skills and qualities required, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please take the time to view our new website at https://witton.atctrust.org.uk/ prior to applying.

We welcome any requests from candidates wishing to visit the Academy. Please contact Samantha Tomlinson, Head Teachers PA stomlinson@wittonpark.org.uk if you would like this opportunity.

Closing date: Monday 28th October 2019 at 12.00pm.  Interviews to take place on Wednesday 30th October.

Witton Park Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. References will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates and appointments will be subject to satisfactory DBS and Employment checks.



More about Witton Park Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Buncer Lane, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 6TD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1254 264551
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Welcome to Witton Park Academy 

A school where we all share the ambition to offer our students the opportunity to achieve their very best, in as many ways as possible.