Teacher of Humanities

Teacher of Humanities
  • Full Time
  • Dartford
  • 01/07/2024

The Leigh Academy

Green Street
Scale: MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + London Fringe Allowance
Job Summary: We are now recruiting for a Teacher of Humanities to join our thriving academy from September 2024.

Due to the ever growing popularity of Humanities subjects of history, geography, and RE, and excellent outcomes we are growing our Humanities department. We are now recruiting for a Teacher of Humanities to join our thriving academy from September 2024. For the successful candidate we can offer the opportunity to join a collaborative team and wider Trust with highly experienced teachers and leaders working in the department. We have excellent grades across the subjects and year groups, but there is always room for progress of which our successful candidate will play a pivotal part in. We are looking for an inspirational, energetic and reflective individual who is passionate about developing excellent levels of attainment and achievement across the board. We provide a supportive student experience and work closely with other departments and pastoral teams to ensure an enjoyable education for all learners.

Please note that part time applications can also be considered for this role.

We’re keen to hear from you if you are:

An excellent teacher with an outstanding record
An ECT looking to develop further in an established department 
Collaborative, building strong professional relationships
Able to motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential
Energetic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude
Someone who has a measurable impact as an individual teacher and throughout the school
Confident and aspire to senior leadership
Committed to the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the school
The Leigh Academy prides itself on being able to offer the following to our successful candidate:

Whole class feedback utilised to reduce workload
One-to-one Chromebook for every student
2 p.m finish for students every Wednesday to allow for dedicated professional development time
Access to many trust benefits including membership to the National College, bespoke PD opportunities and cross-trust collaboration


Working with us at The Leigh Academy: The Leigh Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. Overall the academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it a great place to work for staff at all stages of their career.  As the flagship academy of Leigh Academies Trust we have an inspirational building hosting modern technology and great facilities. We ensure that our students are prepared both academically and socially for their futures. We ensure that students’ talents and interests are nurtured through our broad and balanced curriculum, in particular through the delivery of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in Years 7, 8 and 9, having been accredited as an IB World School in December 2020 for our Key Stage 3 curriculum, and previously in 2017 for our International Baccalaureate Careers Pathway in Key Stage 5, which sits alongside our offer of A Levels and BTECS. We take pride in being the first school in the UK to have been awarded The Healthy Minds School kite mark, in recognition of successful involvement in the Healthy Minds curriculum delivery, demonstrating a commitment to the personal development of students and staff. 

We strive for excellence in all that we do whilst ‘Opening minds to Success’. This is reflected in our dedicated staff and our consistent approach to teaching and learning to ensure all of our students are happy, successful and resilient to the challenges they face. Our intention is to work in close partnership with parents and carers to ensure that students of all abilities, interests and talents are given every opportunity to be part of our inspiring, challenging and supportive community. We work hard to ensure all staff are supported in their current and next stage of their career journey, ensuring staff are able to access NPQ courses and other further training opportunities within the Leigh Academies Trust and externally. 

Everyone who visits us is impressed by our students, the working atmosphere, the sheer sense of enjoyment in the learning process and the strong focus on achievement.