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Head of Social Science

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Job Title: Head of Social Science

Location: North Northamptonshire, UK

Salary: MPS/UPS with TLR 2

Company: Dunbar Education (Recruitment Agency)

About the Academy: Join an Ofsted 'outstanding' 11-18 mixed academy located in the vibrant community of North Northamptonshire. We are seeking a talented and dedicated Head of Social Science to lead the department and inspire students to reach their full potential.

Role Overview: As the Head of Social Science, you will lead and manage thedepartment, playing a key role in shaping the academic direction of the department, driving forward teaching and learning initiatives, and ensuring the highest standards of achievement and progress for all students.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership and vision for the Social Science department, in line with the school's overall objectives and ethos.
  • Lead, motivate, and develop a team of passionate Social Science teachers, fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence.
  • Design and deliver an engaging and challenging curriculum that promotes critical thinking, analysis, and debate across all key stages (11-18).
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning within the department, implementing effective strategies for improvement where necessary.
  • Lead on the development and implementation of assessment and tracking systems to monitor student progress and attainment.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the Humanities and wider school community to promote cross-curricular initiatives and enrichment opportunities.
  • Forge strong partnerships with parents, carers, and external stakeholders, promoting a shared commitment to student achievement and well-being.


  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a relevant degree in a Social Science discipline (e.g., Sociology, Psychology, Politics).
  • Significant experience teaching Social Science subjects at secondary level, with a proven track record of delivering high-quality teaching and learning.
  • Previous leadership experience within a Social Science department or similar educational setting, demonstrating the ability to lead and inspire colleagues (desireable).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and motivate students, staff, and parents alike.
  • A commitment to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion within the school community.
  • A passion for education and a desire to make a positive difference to the lives of young people.

How to Apply: To apply for the position of Head of Social Science, please submit your CV today or contact Suzanne Jones at Dunbar Education to discuss further.

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