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Head of History - Full-time

Westlands School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-5434-713T
  • Posted:27/01/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR2A (£7,368)
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:28/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 6th March


  • School: Westlands School
  • Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2A (£7,368)
  • Permanent, Full Time.

Due to an Internal promotion, a fantastic and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Subject Leader for History at Westlands School.

We offer:

  • An inclusive school providing an excellent education for pupils aged 11-19, driven by our core RADAR values.
  • A Teaching and Learning Framework that is research and evidence based.
  • A CPD Programme committed to supporting your professional development and career aspirations – staff feel well supported and appreciate the range of training and professional development opportunities available within the Trust (OFSTED, 2019)
  • The school is a harmonious environment, with pupils showing respect towards each other and adults (OFSTED, 2019)

We are seeking to appoint an aspirational, dynamic and highly motivated individual to continue to develop our History department, building on increasingly positive results at GCSE. The History Department are supportive, friendly, forward thinking and highly collaborative team who are looking forward to welcoming a new colleague to be part of their continued development.

The History department at Westlands School is one in which prides itself on offering an ambitious, diverse and carefully constructed curriculum, which encourages students to be inquisitive and curious. All students at KS4 study a humanities subject, we also teach History to Sixth Form students. We want to support students to think critically and explore the world with empathy and compassion, and make History enjoyable!

We welcome applications from experienced teachers who want to make a different to our young people’s lives.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school. In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive;
  • Parking on site.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: w/c 6th March 2023

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the school

Westlands School is a large, mixed, 11-18 school with a tradition of excellent outcomes for students and a ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement. We have an enviable reputation in the local area, being significantly over-subscribed on an annual basis. As part of Swale Academies Trust we work in collaboration with other schools across Kent and East Sussex. We are a Teaching School and provide professional development of the highest quality.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss C Honess (Headteacher)
  • Address:Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF
  • Telephone: (01795) 477475
  • Email: wssrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 431946


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.