Teacher of Humanities (History or Geography Specialist) with the ability to teach KS3 English, Bath and North East Somerset

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Somervale SchoolBath and North East Somerset

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,373 - £40,490MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Required from September 2020  - Teacher of Humanities (History or Geography Specialist) with the ability to teach KS3 English

Full time, permanent position (Applications from good NQTs welcomed)

Somervale is a Media Arts College working as part of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership, a multi-academy trust consisting of 7 Secondary Schools and 16 Primary Schools. The trust schools have over 8,000 students on roll. This is an exciting time to be joining the school.  Our exam results have risen for the 3rd year running, 1st school in BANES for student progress and a  ‘good’ judgement from Ofsted (November 2016). We are a small school by design with a roll of 545 students, allowing for a more personalised approach to teaching and learning. Post 16 students are taught as part of the Midsomer Norton Sixth Form (400 on roll) with lessons being taught at both Somervale and Norton Hill. The school offers BTEC,  GCSE and A Level courses.  

The Humanities team is committed to inspiring a love of all our subjects and achieving excellent outcomes for all our students.  We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic teacher of Humanities to join our strong team within the Somervale Humanities faculty. We have 4 departments within the faculty as each topic is taught discreetly across all key stages; Geography, History, Philosophy and Belief and Travel and Tourism. We have heads of department for each subject and a head of faculty. The faculty is very popular within the school and as a result we are now ready to grow in size. We are looking for the right person to teach within the faculty but also hold a specialism within either History or Geography to be able to teach KS4 within their role. Part of the role will also require some KS3 English whilst the department is still growing. 

Somervale School serves Midsomer Norton, Radstock and the surrounding rural area where there is an abundance of attractive and affordable housing. The school is on the edge of the Mendips but close to both Bath and Wells so is in a fantastic area for any Humanities subject specialist. 

You will:

  • Be committed to exceptional standards of teaching and learning
  • Be able to motivate, challenge and inspire students to achieve their best
  • Be able to establish and develop outstanding relationships with students and staff
  • Be a team player able to contribute to key leadership decisions
  • Contribute to our core vision and values

We can offer you: 

  • A forward looking and innovative school
  • A school with outstanding behaviour and safety for all
  • Good facilities for teaching and learning 
  • Leading edge professional development support to improve your practice including NCSL accredited training
  • A school where care, guidance and support are central to ensuring students make outstanding progress
  • A school where learning is really personalised

Closing date for Vacancy: Midday on Monday 27th January 2020

Provisional date for Interview: Week Commencing 3rd February 2020

Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about Somervale School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Redfield Road, Midsomer Norton, Bath, Somerset, BA3 2JD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1761 414276
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