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Head of Humanities - Hadleigh High School

Required from 01 September 2024

Full time - permanent 

MPR – UPR

TLR 1a £9,272

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to lead our humanities faculty. To help lead and inspire a team of academic colleagues in the coordination and delivery of Humanities across all key stages. 

This post has arisen due to the promotion of the current post holder to Assistant Head. We are happy to accept applications from teachers at any stage in their career.  In return, we can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive school environment.


About our School
Hadleigh High School is a vibrant, student- focused 11 – 16 secondary school rated “Good” by Ofsted in January 2019. We foster a strong community and have great pride in our students and their achievements. Our examination results continue to improve year on year, but we still have ambitious plans for the future.

As part of the Penrose Learning Trust we also work closely with other schools within the MAT to achieve “excellence through collaboration”.

As part of the Middle Leadership Team, the Head of Humanities plays a significant role in the strategic and operational leadership and management of the school. The successful candidate will be an experienced teacher with a proven track record of innovative and successful management and leadership.


Our Commitment to Your Career
Hadleigh High School is committed to providing excellent CPD opportunities and career progression for all staff. We prioritise staff training and development and believe that all members of staff should have a thorough induction and an ongoing programme of training and professional development.

Training is delivered every Monday and it is divided between departmental sessions on subject pedagogy and broader professional enquiry accessed via the Great Teacher Toolkit. All colleagues are part of the whole school coaching programme where we review effective lesson structures and pedagogy, enabling all of us to continually reflect on our current teaching and always seek to improve.


By investing in staff development our staff body is up to date with the latest thinking and practice in education. This in turn enables them to provide the best learning opportunities for our students, something we are passionate about every day we come to work.


Our Vision

We have an established reputation of nurturing high levels of attainment in our students alongside excellent pastoral support. We strive for high outcomes and also value high welfare, for both students and staff. Education should not be a choice between one or the other and we hold both in equal esteem.

Our Learning
As a comprehensive school, our curriculum breadth is incredibly important for us. We want all of our students to experience a wide range of subjects including Maths, English, Sciences, Humanities and Languages and proudly make a space for the Performing and Creative Arts.

How to Apply

This is an exciting time to join the school and grow as a leader to ensure our students reach their full potential. We want all our students to experience a wide range of subjects including Math, English, Science, Humanities and Languages and proudly making a space for performing and creative arts.

You are invited to visit the school and meet the team. Please contact Suzy Ambler, PA to the Head Teacher on (01473) 823496 or email: sambler@hadleighhigh.net to make an appointment.

Recruitment Pack

Application Form

Guidance Notes

Closing date: Midday Friday 19 April 2024

Interview date:  Tuesday 23 April 2024

Penrose Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide references, undergo employment checks and an enhanced disclosure via the DBS.