Head of Humanities

Job advert

Are you ready for your next career move?  Queen Elizabeth's Academy need a positive, dynamic and inspirational Head of Humanities, who is also an outstanding classroom practitioner. 


Job Title:              Head of Humanities

Salary:                 LS6 to LS10

Start date:            September 2018

Hours of work:     Full-time

Closing Date:       23rd March 2018


You will have the proven capacity to lead and inspire a team of enthusiastic and talented teachers, who are dedicated to securing the highest levels of success for our students. Your experience in teaching History/Geography at all key stages will be backed up with a track record of success, and you will also be able to show how you have supported others to maximise their achievements. You will have the ability to uphold and develop upon the significant successes of this faculty. 


The successful candidate will benefit from:

  • full support and induction
  • a strong and caring ethos among staff and students
  • excellent CPD opportunities
  • networking opportunities across the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership
  • salary sacrifice schemes

Visits to the academy are welcome.  Please contact Jayne Crutchley (Academy Operations Manager) at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy: 01623 623559 or jcrutchley@queenelizabeths-ac.org.uk  Interviews are planned for w/c 26th March 2018.


We are an academy on a rapid improvement journey. This year we have adopted the Knowledge Based Curriculum model and we promote direct instruction as our preferred teaching pedagogy.  We have very high expectations of uniform and behaviour and crucially, we expect our students to work as hard as our staff do. We know that our staff team are our greatest resource. Therefore, we invest heavily in them and we know that this has helped us to develop our stable, supportive and high performing team. We have minimised unnecessary teacher workload, including the eradication of lesson plans, a slim-line marking and feedback policy which promotes immediate feedback in the classroom and a sensible approach to assessment.  We know that we have a lot to offer someone who wants to feel respected and appreciated as an expert in their field. If you are looking to be part of an exciting improvement journey, we would be delighted to hear from you.


Please include the following on your application:

  • Why this post is of interest to you, how you have prepared for this post and how it fits in with your career progression plans
  • Experience relevant to the post to include teaching and learning styles and cross curricular work
  • How you would make a significant contribution to the raising of attainment within Humanities
  • What you see as the most exciting challenge of the post

The Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.


Queen Elizabeth’s Academy is committed to pursuing the very best for every student. We hold dear the Christian values of respect, responsibility and compassion for others that underpin everything we do. ‘Life in all its fullness’ John 10:10


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