We are looking to appoint a highly motivated teacher of Sociology to join an effective and committed department at this rapidly improving school. The successful candidate will possess or have the potential for outstanding teaching skills.
St. Joseph’s Catholic High School is an average sized (870 on role) co-ed Secondary School. St Joseph's is within easy reach of both the M4 and M40 motorways. The School was graded ‘good’ by Ofsted in January 2016 and who’s results continue to be significantly above the national average; Progress 8 2016 was 0.36, 2017 was 0.58 and unvalidated results this year are 0.56. We pride ourselves in our strong Catholic ethos and making sure every child isn’t just loved, they know they are loved.
The Social Science department is a popular department that has flourished as the Sixth Form has expanded at St Joseph’s, with over 100 students studying across the disciplines. The Social Science department offers Sociology and Psychology A level, both on the AQA specification. As a department we pride ourselves on outstanding subject expertise and teaching, and in 2017, both Sociology and Psychology achieved grade 2 on ALPs reports, showing student progress in these subjects to be within the top 10% of schools in the country.
In addition to outstanding achievement, we aim to enrich our students by offering extra curricula activities to broaden our students’ knowledge of the subjects. These opportunities include annual trips to conferences and a charity expedition in Thailand. We have numerous students who choose to study Social Sciences at university and an important part of our role is to support these applicants.
Please download an application pack from our website or contact the school for more information. Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered. Please contact the school directly if you wish to arrange a tour before applying.
Closing date : Noon, Monday 10 December 2018
Interviews : Monday 17 December 2018
School visits are welcome.
The school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of the children. The school complies with the DBS Code of Practice in regard to criminal record information, and will not discriminate unfairly against any applicant on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. A copy of the school’s child protection policy is available on request. All members of staff will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and this is a condition of employment at the school.