Teacher of Humanities
The Halley Academy

Job reference: 001321

Location: The Halley Academy

Closing date: 26/04/2018

Salary: MPS/UPS + Inner London Allowance

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: Full-time

Start Date: Not specified

About the role:  The Halley Academy have an exciting opportunity for a Teacher of Humanities to join our established and successful team.  We deem this to be a great position on the basis that;

  • Our Humanities department is stable, dynamic, supportive and creative with an overarching focus on inspiring our students with a love for learning. 
  • We are a highly supportive department and work collaboratively together on a number of trips and drop down days.  For instance, a Battlefields trip, Rochester for our Year 7s and fieldwork trips.
  • We have a mixture of experienced members of staff and also those that are new to the profession which leads dynamic working environment.
  • We will have plenty of expertise ready to help support any NQTs and regularly have PGCE students within the department.
  • We are just about to undergo an exciting transformation with the LAT and will be changing our KS3 schemes to be in line with the MYP.
  • We have grown in popularity in the past couple of years as a department and now have 4 groups in both Year 10 and Year 11 for both History and Geography.
  • We are also looking to expand further in KS5, offering both Geography and Politics, alongside History and the very popular Sociology and Psychology.


We can be flexible on the start date based on our successful candidate's current commitments;

  • June/July 2018 start - For current Student Teachers looking to secure a role for the next academic year to begin their NQT year 
  • September 2018 start - For those committed to their current school for the remainder of this academic year, looking for a new adventure next year 


Working for The Halley Academy:  We are a well-established Inner London academy, constantly growing and expanding to suit the needs of the local area that we serve, providing an education for over 1,150 students on a daily basis.  We are fortunate to have diverse and vibrant staff and student cohorts alike and we play upon the strengths of the individuals that form our successful academy.  We are a diverse community where everyone is valued, respected and trusted, where we all work together and achieve and celebrate success.  Students thrive within a culture of high aspiration, with no cap on ambition, building the skills to lead healthy, happy and successful lives.  

Now a fully integrated member of Leigh Academies Trust, The Halley Academy have recently appointed a highly experienced, skillful and very well respected leader in the education sector – John Dixon – who joined us in the role of Principal from January 2018.  With the established wider leadership team and committed staff that we are fortunate to have at The Halley Academy, we are confident in our aim to bring about rapid and sustained improvements year on year and our staff workforce are pivotal to that.

Our successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A passion for Humanities and a resolve to make a real difference to the lives of our students
  • A resilient mind-set with an open minded and determined approach to achieving success
  • High levels of ambition and optimism regarding what the academy and its students can achieve
  • Good behaviour management skills and the ability to inspire and develop students in order to raise standards both academically and personally to maximise their potential


In return, we can offer you:

  • An academy making rapid and sustained improvements year on year
  • A multicultural and diverse environment with students who are keen to learn and make rapid progress  
  • Colleagues who are supportive, friendly and committed to each other’s professional development
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and a commitment to developing your professional practice, at whatever stage you are in your career
  • Opportunities to be creative; to share and develop new ideas to inspire our students


The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.