Head of Social Studies
Required: 1st January 2022
Age range: 11 – 18 NOR: 991
Head of Social Studies (TLR2a - £2,873 per annum - permanent)
Required from January 2022.
Following consistent growth of our social studies offer over recent years, we are now seeking to recruit a Head of Social Studies to work within our Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty, to lead and develop our offer. A strong and well-structured health and social care course, at BTEC Levels 1, 2 and 3, has recently been joined by A level sociology. There is scope in future to develop sociology as a GCSE option. We are seeking a sociology specialist with experience of teaching Key Stages 4 and 5 and with a passion to develop their subject as a core element of the curriculum. Knowledge and/or experience of psychology would also be an advantage, as there is also a strong A level psychology offer taught by a subject specialist.
The Bewdley School, serving the Georgian town of Bewdley and on the banks of the River Severn, is a fully inclusive and comprehensive school performing well in national examinations and offering a broad and balanced curriculum. Students are hungry to learn, and there are significant opportunities to build a vibrant and meaningful personal development curriculum, in close collaboration with middle and senior leaders. If you would like to work with and lead skilled colleagues in a supportive environment, where you are free to communicate your passion for your subject, please apply.
We seek a colleague who has:
• Exceptional energy and enthusiasm
• Substantial leadership & organizational capacity
• A sophisticated grasp of how children develop
• The optimism to imagine a better future
In return we offer:
• Students who are genuinely curious
• A welcoming, friendly and supportive culture
• Opportunities for personal development
• A commitment to rational leadership
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS, where appropriate.
Further information and an application form are available on the school website.
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 9am.
Interviews: Friday 22nd October 2021