Subject Leaders: History and Politics

Abbey Grange is a thriving, highly successful and over-subscribed 11-18 Church of England convertor Academy which serves communities right across the city of Leeds. Our students come from all over the city to receive an education in which we all work together to challenge them academically, support them pastorally and help them develop socially and spiritually.  Abbey Grange is part of the Abbey Multi Academy Trust.

Our goal is to become an outstanding Academy that delivers on our mission - In Partnership to 'Educate, Nurture and Empower' and we are well on our way to achieving this. Ofsted graded us a 'good' school in February 2017 and we celebrated our GCSE results in 2019 with 72% of our students achieving 9-4 in English and Maths, and an above average Progress 8 score of +0.26.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, energetic and forward-thinking Subject Leader of History and Politics to lead our busy and vibrant department.  The successful applicant will have excellent subject knowledge, a track record of delivering excellent student achievement, the ability to teach inspirational lessons across the ability range and Key Stages from KS3 to KS5 consistent with this popular subject. As Subject Leader you will have the drive, skills and experience to develop the department to its full potential and be willing to contribute to the wider life of the Academy.  

As a Subject Leader we will nurture, challenge and support you throughout your career here at Abbey Grange.

You will be:

  • A routinely good/outstanding teacher with the ability to teach all aspects of History and Politics at KS3/KS4 and KS5
  • Able to encourage and enthuse students to achieve their full potential
  • Inspirational to colleagues and students – sharing best practice

We can offer:

  • An Academy and History and Politics Department that will allow you to be inspirational, creative and play an active part on our journey to becoming ‘outstanding’
  • Tailored CPD with a commitment to support your career ambitions
  • A Department which welcomes new ideas with energy and enthusiasm

This is a genuinely exciting time to join our Academy.  If you are looking to join an Academy with happy positive and polite students and staff, then we want to hear from you.

Whilst we would normally welcome visits to the academy, given the current situation we are facing regarding COVID-19 we are unable to accommodate this at present, however if you would like to ask any question please contact Miss Rachel Fuller – rfuller@abbeygrangeacademy.co.uk

Closing Date: Tuesday 26th May at 9am.

Interview Date: W/C 25th May - Please note that should the academy remain closed interviews will be held online via Zoom.

Abbey Grange C of E Academy 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 be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Mr Jon Norden

Principal

Name & Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
Leeds
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552