Teacher of Social Sciences, Northamptonshire

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Northampton AcademyNorthamptonshire
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Start date: Flexible Start Date
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

An exciting opportunity is available for a qualified, enthusiastic teacher of Sociology & Psychology at Key Stage 5 to join an innovative department.  Our uptake in Social Science significantly exceeded expectations last year.  The Social Sciences department pride themselves as being a passionate and committed team, ensuring high standards are maintained.  We demonstrate our commitment by providing our students with an innovative and exciting curriculum.

Northampton Academy is a transformational comprehensive and non-selective school of approximately 1450 students, serving a diverse community. We were proud to be judged 'good' by Ofsted in all areas in February 2016.  Our values, which underpin every decision we take, are RESPECT, DETERMINATION and AMBITION.  We have a comprehensive student character-building programme, which has been nationally recognised through the Character Kitemark.

The leadership of the Academy is completely determined to create an environment in which teachers can get on with their core role: delivering excellent lessons.  To this end, the student behaviour system is clear and simple and easy to administer in lessons.  If action is needed beyond these simple steps, the pastoral and senior teams take all the burden away from the teachers, conducting detentions, following up and dealing with parents on your behalf.  Teachers at the Academy speak of this as one of the major benefits of working here.  In addition to this, teachers are trusted to be professionals through:

  • No unannounced observations
  • No lesson grading
  • 3 extra INSET days per year for joint team planning
  • A feedback and recognition policy that lets teachers decide the best feedback mechanism for their own classes, rather than having this prescribed centrally


Northampton Academy is part of United Learning, a unique group of independent and state schools working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – you.

Northampton Academy is committed to equal opportunities and to the protection and safety of all students and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share these commitments.

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Address: Wellingborough Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 8NH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 210017