History Subject Leader

Location: Birmingham  |  West Midlands  |  England
Sector: Resourcing
Consultant: Sean Seddon
Job Reference: 32893
Salary: £35000 - £40000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

JOB PURPOSE SUMMARY: To contribute to the development of a strong, effective school with an emphasis on promoting a culture of educational excellence, within a caring and secure environment enriched with the values of discipline, mutual care and respect which extends beyond the school into the wider community.

Person Specification:

  • A degree (2:1 or above) in relevant subject.
  • Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
  • Track record of delivering ‘outstanding’ teaching.
  • Successful and sustained delivery of outstanding attainment and achievement.
  • Innovation and creativity to engage, enthuse and progress learners.
  • Partnership working and collaboration within a school or local authority context.
  • Effective management of people and team of professionals within a school setting.
  • Use of data to plan and implement intervention strategies to raise academic performance.
  • Developing and leading strategies to sustain whole school improvement.
  • Leading the delivery of coaching and INSET sessions to support the professional development of others.
  • Ability to teach to GCSE standard.
  • Ability to coach and motivate professionals, individually and within groups, to achieve individual and collective targets.
  • Ability to develop and disseminate effective learning and teaching and classroom management strategies.
  • Ability to communicate, verbally and written, with a range of people and groups
  • Knowledge of effective intervention strategies to raise attainment.
  • Ability to set clear targets, track and manage progress and develop strategies to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Knowledge of curricula, specifications and assessment criteria of the leading subjects within the relevant faculty.
  • Ability to prioritise conflicting demands.
  • Ability to use ICT and technology in the classroom to deliver engaging lessons and monitor student progress effectively.
  • A passionate belief in the school’s mission statement, including education in a school with a strong faith ethos.
  • Commitment to delivering after-school and pre-exam sessions as required as well as enrichment opportunities for learners.
  • A strong belief in the value of education in developing citizens.
  • Highly organised, literate and articulate.
  • Highest levels of professional and personal integrity.
  • A strong commitment to inclusion and overcoming barriers to learning and achievement.
  • Personal resilience, persistence and perseverance.
  • Commitment to the pursuit of continuous professional development by oneself and others.
  • Sympathetic to and supportive of the Muslim faith, ethos and designation of the school.


  • Middle Management qualification.
  • ICT skills to develop, manage and report on performance data.