Subject Leader – History, Tidworth, Wiltshire

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The Wellington AcademyTidworth, Wiltshire

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: MPS / UPS with TLR
Contract term: Permanent

Part-time (0.8)


The Wellington Academy is a highly inclusive, innovative school, which opened in 2009 to serve the Tidworth area of Wiltshire and is situated on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border, within close proximity of the A303 and A34. Graded ‘Good’ by OFSTED, the Wellington Academy has transformed itself into a high performing school over the past three years. 

Our staff charter underlines our belief that all students can achieve, be happy and have limitless aspirations – and our job as professionals is to ensure this happens. All our staff sign up to these aspirations and play a full role in contributing to this vision through inclusive teaching. We seek to recruit dedicated and talented staff, highly committed to making a difference in the state system.  

OFSTED noted that: ‘The quality of school leadership has improved since the previous inspection. As a result, expectations of what pupils can achieve are higher. Leaders have created a culture in which high standards of behaviour are expected and pupils are encouraged to succeed.’

We are seeking to recruit a Subject Leader for our excellent History and Politics department. The History and Politics Department at The Wellington Academy consists of the Subject Leader, two full-time History and Politics teachers, and Humanities teachers who teach the lower school. Politics is a popular subject at Sixth Form Level and History is a popular choice at GCSE with seven groups across KS4 accessing the new AQA GCSE specification. We have run trips to Berlin, the Houses of Parliament, the Imperial War Museum, Corfe Castle and Bovington Tank Museum in recent years. We work closely with the excellent Humanities department at Wellington College and provide the opportunity for all our staff to work with this extraordinary and innovative teaching school. 

We are always very receptive to requests for a pre-visit and/or informal contact ahead of making an application. Tours of the school and the Humanities department can be arranged by telephoning our HR Department on 01264 405060.

If you believe you have the commitment and desire to work in an environment which seeks to contribute to limitless aspirations as well as set and maintain high standards and expectations then please apply using the Academy’s online application form, available with more details from our website at:

Closing date: Midday, Friday 12th Janaury 2018.

Interviews will take place week commencing: Monday 22nd January 2018.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to references and an enhanced DBS check before confirmation. The Wellington Academy is an equal opportunities employer. The campus is a no smoking site.

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More about The Wellington Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Tidworth Road, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, SP11 9RR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1264 405060
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Wellington Academy opened in 2009 to serve Tidworth, Ludgershall and surrounding villages - a unique rural area within the growing ‘super-garrison’ for the army on Salisbury Plain. We have the second highest number of service families of ...