Second in Department, Humanities – Upper Batley High School


To commence as soon as possible

Upper Batley High School is a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking learning community. We are proud that our focus is on educating ‘Tomorrow’s Successful Men’ and we are specialists in the education of boys. We are looking for a forward thinking individual to join our team on our journey to outstanding.

Our GCSE results are improving rapidly and in 2013 we were in the ‘Top 100 Most Improved’ schools in the UK. In 2014 we were in the ‘Top 50% of Schools in the UK for Value Added’ and in 2015 we were graded as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted. Ofsted said our learners are making rapid progress and ‘the school is a harmonious community in which to learn’. In 2016 we were identified as a Beacon School due to the excellent progress we make with our learners (Northern Powerhouse
Report 2016) and in 2017 we achieved both the PSHCE Charter mark and the Careers Quality standard award.

Our 11-16 school is multi-cultural and located close to the town centre, within easy access of the motorway network. Our work is focused on developing the unique potential of every individual whilst working towards becoming an outstanding educational organisation. We are a vibrant, rich and exciting learning community with unique and inspiring opportunities inside and outside the classroom.

We are part of the Batley Multi Academy Trust, whose sole purpose is to provide an outstanding education through our family of schools. Batley Multi Academy Trust currently comprises Batley Girls’ High School, Upper Batley High School and Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School.

We are seeking to appoint an innovative Second in Department within Humanities to join our successful and hardworking staff team. The successful applicant will be learner centered and a collaborative practitioner. The successful applicant will need to be a Geography or History specialist with the ability to teach both History and Geography up to KS3 and either History or Geography up to KS4. Applications would also be considered from candidates wishing to apply for a main/upper scale Teacher of Humanities role.

If you are a highly effective classroom teacher with excellent communication skills and are keen to make a difference to the progress and aspirations of our learners, then we would very much welcome your application.

In return we can offer:
– A firm commitment to your professional development with a structured programme of CPD
– A supportive team of exceptional staff and school leaders to ensure success in the role
– Excellent facilities with highly motivated learners, keen to learn and engage in lessons
– Leadership development opportunities and a bespoke development programme

This is an excellent opportunity to join a supportive forward thinking school who in return for your commitment and hard work will support you to achieve your own career goals and aspirations.

Please apply by completing a Batley Multi Academy Trust application form available here as a PDF , and here as a Word Document for consideration by our selection panel. An application form is also available by contacting the Human Resources department on 01924 350081/ Further details regarding the role are available from the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications is Friday 23 February 2018 at 12noon.

Interviews will be held week commencing 26 February 2018.

Batley Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for Regulated Activity.