​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Head of History

Castleford Academy is an 11-19 over subscribed, successful mixed comprehensive of over 1,300 pupils offering a broad and balanced curriculum. We are firmly committed to establishing first class standards and are proud of our achievements. Our expectations are high and this is reflected in our very successful academic record. The Academy was inspected in September 2014 and was judged ‘Good.’

Leaders challenge and support all stakeholders to achieve outstanding outcomes for all pupils across the MAT. We value and develop our staff by attracting and retaining high quality teachers, supporting them to achieve their best and create opportunities for professional growth and development.

Head of History

To Start September 2018


MPS/UPS plus TLR 2c (£6,515)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, dynamic, motivated and able Head of History to lead our successful History department. You will be leading a very successful department who achieve outstanding results. Last year, 63% of pupils achieved A*-C in History with 18% achieving A*/A. 64% of pupils made 3 levels of progress (above the national average) with 33% achieving 4 levels of progress.

We are looking for an excellent practitioner to work collaboratively with other Heads of Department to develop colleagues in delivering outstanding lessons and develop the History curriculum, raising academic achievement and ensuring all pupils make outstanding progress.​

You will be:

        • Able to inspire pupils of all abilities within History to achieve their highest potential across Key Stage 3/4.

        • Able to lead a team of high achieving specialists.

        • Committed to delivering consistently outstanding teaching and ability to share your practice with others in a constructive and collaborative manner.

        • Contribute to the strategic development of the department by implementing new initiatives, monitoring and reporting on key outcomes, to ensure the department meets academic targets.

        • Responsible and be accountable for pupil attainment and achievement, by tracking pupil progress and supporting individual pupils’ learning needs.


You will have:


  • An outstanding practitioner.

  • Inspirational, dedicated and motivated.

  • Dedicated to being the best you can be.

  • Passionate about History and the education of young people.

  • Committed to Castleford Academy values.

  • Committed to achieving the best for every pupil.

  • Supportive of the Academy’s ethos and values at all times both within the Academy and the wider community.

  • Committed to inspiring pupils and staff in the development of teaching initiatives and strategies, promoting ‘History’ as a subject.

  • Able to provide an active contribution to the wider part of Academy life.​


Castleford Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For all positions at Castleford Academy you are required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check prior to appointment.
If you are interested in this role now or in the future, please contact Kelly Baker, HR Manager on 01977 605060 to arrange a visit. Application forms can be downloaded from our website. Completed applications should be addressed to Mr George Panayiotou, Headteacher at the school address or via email to recruitment@castlefordacademy.com.

Providing suitable interest, the closing date for applications is Friday 12th January 2018 at 12 noon with interviews taking place on the following week. For further information on the school, the role and ‘how to apply’ please visit www.castlefordacademy.com


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