Head of Department – History

Head of Department – History
  • Full Time
  • Tonbridge
  • 01/07/2024

Leigh Academy Tonbridge

Brook St,
Scale: MPS/UPS based on experience + TLR
Job Summary: We are seeking a passionate and experienced educator to lead our History Department as Head of Department - History.

We are seeking a passionate and experienced educator to lead our History Department as Head of Department – History. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving the vision and strategic direction of the department, ensuring high standards of teaching and learning, and fostering a love for history among our students.

Leigh Academy Tonbridge is a vibrant and inclusive secondary school committed to providing an exceptional education for all our students. Our History Department plays a crucial role in fostering curiosity, analytical skills, and a deep understanding of historical events and perspectives among our students.

As the Head of Department – History, you will lead a team of passionate educators to deliver engaging and innovative lessons that ignite curiosity and foster a love for History. You will oversee the development and implementation of the curriculum, ensuring it aligns with national standards, while also enhancing the student learning experiences. We are seeking a dynamic teacher who encourages a love for the subject through their teaching and who has both the ability and commitment to inspire and develop the practice of colleagues in the History department.

At Leigh Academy Tonbridge you can expect;

Impeccable student behaviour in classrooms and around the academy.
High levels of focus in students.
A supportive academy with visible leadership that support teachers to develop.
Students who are committed to their learning and want to do their very best.
Students who work well together and show the highest level of respect towards each other and towards members of staff.
The opportunity to be part of a team that highly values your wellbeing.
We’d like to hear from you if you are:

Collaborative, building strong professional relationships.
Able to motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential.
Energetic with a ‘can do’ attitude.
This is a full time, permanent position offering Main Pay Scale/ Upper Pay Scale commensurate with experience + TLR. The successful candidate will join us from January 2025.

If you are interested in visiting the academy, please contact Becky Green (Office Manager) on becky.green@latrust.org.uk.






‘Behaviour and attitudes are exceptional’ Ofsted, 2022.

‘Staff are proud to work at the school. There is a strong culture of collaboration and sharing.’

The school’s small size means that all pupils are known, valued and nurtured.’ 

‘Senior Leaders have a passionate and ambitious vision about providing high-quality education for all pupils at the school…senior leaders are relentless about raising standards and maintaining high expectations by keeping a high profile around the school.’ 

Joining us at Leigh Academy Tonbridge: Building on the strengths of our legacy school, Hayesbrook Academy, Leigh Academy Tonbridge will open our doors to the first cohort of year 7 students, including boys and girls, for September 2023.

Hayesbrook Academy first opened in 1964. Having always been an all-boys school, our history before then is closely linked to the old Sussex Road Boys School, where records go back to the early 1900’s, and so we have a strong tradition of education provision in Tonbridge. The modern day academy has always been an 11-18 comprehensive school with a mixed sixth form, serving the local community.