Subject Leader for Sociology, Hertfordshire

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Roundwood Park SchoolHertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Teachers Pay Scale + TLR2a
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Subject Leader for Sociology (0.6 – 0.8 fte)

Teachers Pay Scale + TLR2a

Start date:  September 2019

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic subject lead for Sociology.  Sociology is offered as an A Level at Roundwood Park, and sits within Humanities, where it enjoys close links with other subjects within the faculty. Sociology is growing in popularity and attracts students with high aspirations.  We follow the AQA specification, studying the compulsory topics of Education, Theory and Methods, and Crime and Deviance. Our optional topics are Families and Households, and Beliefs in Society. Teaching is delivered over five hours of contact time in Year 12 and four hours of contact time in Year 13. We deploy a wide variety a variety of teaching methods including extensive use of technology. There is a strong emphasis on feedback and the use of flipped learning

Roundwood Park itself is a forward looking and ambitious 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school with 1265 students on roll and enjoys a very good local reputation. We offer a comprehensive induction programme for all new staff. As a school graded ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED, we were one of the first schools in the county to convert to Academy status in 2011. Roundwood Park is a school with a strong reputation as an innovative and exciting place in which to learn and to teach.  It is a place where traditional values of smart appearance, excellent behaviour and acting with integrity mingle with modern learning and high academic standards. Additional information about the school can be found on our website

Visits are very much encouraged before you apply.  If you would like to visit, please contact Ian Stowe, HR Manager, on 01582 714031 or email 

Please take particular note of the following instructions in respect of the application process:

• Your application should comprise a completed Application Form, either using the on-line form where you are reading this advert on a recruitment website or the Word document template from the school website Vacancies page, together with a letter or personal statement addressed to Alan Henshall, Headteacher, of no more than two sides of A4, explaining how you meet the requirements for this role

• If you use the Word template, your application should be submitted electronically to Ian Stowe, HR Manager, at .

We are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare and an equal opportunities employer.  We will need to obtain references in advance of interview for any candidate short-listed, and all job offers are subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday, 18th March; interviews will be held on Thursday, 21st March.

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More about Roundwood Park School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Roundwood Park, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 3AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1582 765344
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