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Head of History - Full-time

Aylesford School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5410-481T
  • Posted:25/05/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS commensurate with equivalent
  • Start Date:September 22
  • App Close Date:25/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 16th May


Required for September 2022 

Full Time 

MPS/UPS commensurate with equivalent 

TLR 2B £4880

A Recruitment and Retention allowance of £2000 

Applications welcome from all levels of appropriate experience 

Application Deadline: 12:00 13th May 2022 

Interviews: W/C 16th May 


Job Summary: 

Aylesford School is seeking to recruit an excellent Head of History to join our innovative and highly collaborative Humanities department. 

Key Purpose:

  • Developing a culture of excellence within the History Department 
  • Development of an outstanding curriculum and leading on its Intent, Implementation and Impact 
  • Continually raising levels of achievement for all students.


Other details 

The successful candidate must be talented and committed, with the character, skills and drive necessary to inspire our students and the ability to deliver engaging lessons of the highest quality.  


There will be opportunities to teach at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 as we continue to grow our popular and successful subjects. 


Our school vision is to provide quality academic and 'Character Education' which develops confident young people who are successful learners and contribute positively to society. 


Our school has been on a journey of rapid improvement which has recently been recognised by OFSTED. We are a non-selective school in the heart of Kent with growing numbers of students each year. We are passionate about providing a world class education to our students and have a lot of support from parents, governors and the leadership structure in the school to be able to do this. Our staff team is a friendly and supportive one where creativity in the classroom and effective working relationships are key. 



The Humanities department is a great team doing a brilliant job. Students enjoy Geography and RE lessons and our results have improved due to our strong curriculum and quality of teaching. We now need one further teacher to complete the team and maintain the high standards of teaching and learning which are already present in the department. 


The position is suitable for a qualified and experienced teacher who can lead and develop an already successful History Department. 


We also offering a Recruitment and Retention Allowance of £2000 to the successful candidate. 

This is a full-time position, however flexible working hours will be considered. 

At Aylesford School what you think and what you do matters. Our most valuable resource is our staff and we invest heavily in your development. 


For further information about the school or to arrange a visit please contact Tanya Kelvie. 


To apply please complete the application form. All applications will be considered individually upon receipt. 


Closing date: 13th May 2022 at noon 

Information about the school

Aylesford School is an inclusive school where every child, regardless of ability and background can fulfil their dreams and aspirations. We achieved a Good Ofsted result in February 2020.

We aim to provide students with a high quality academic and ‘Character Education’, which develops confident young people who are successful learners and contribute positively to society.

The post holder must work within the relevant policies, codes of practice and legislation reporting any concerns to the appropriate person.

The post holder must have good communication skills to be able to inform, persuade, inspire and motivate stakeholders and provide feedback to other professionals and parents as required.

Job Contact Information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).