Reference Number: 171981

Required from Sept 2020


This is a rare chance for a candidate to apply for the position of Head of History – the role has not been advertised for many years.  The position has become available as the current Curriculum Leader is stepping down to take up a part time post.


This is an exciting opportunity for an existing Head of History or a passionate Teacher of History to step up to curriculum leadership and really set out and shape a clear vision and path for the delivery of outstanding History lessons to the amazing students that we have at Balshaw’s.  The department has experienced staff in senior positions within the school who are excited to be led in their subject specialism by the successful candidate.


At KS4 the department follow the AQA Specification and currently focus on the topics of Conflict and Tension: The First World War 1894-1018,  Health and the People c1000 to the present day, Norman England 1066 - 1100 and America 1920-73: Opportunity and Inequality.


At KS3 the department currently follow a broadly chronological journey through British history starting with the Norman Conquest right up to significant events of the twenty-first century.


The History department has a wide range of resources but this is an ideal opportunity to audit and develop these further.  All KS4 topics have relevant new specification textbooks which are used to enhance whole class teaching.  There is a culture and tradition of trips and visits in the History department including an annual Battlefields Tour to France and Belgium (one of the most powerful and moving experiences in the school calendar), Skipton Castle and any other trips requested to enrich the historical experience of our young people.  The History department also support the RE trip to Krakow and the Holocaust Museum.


Please note that the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Salary: MPS/UPS (as agreed by appointing governing panel) + TLR 2.2

Closing Date: 12 April 2020, 11.59pm

Interview Date: 22 April 2020

Other Information

The preferred option is for applications to be made via the TES website by selecting the following link and using the Quick Apply button, but you may use the Lancashire County Council application form attached below.


If you apply using the LCC application form it may be accompanied by a letter of application, which should be no more than two sides of A4, which further supports your ability to fulfil the duties and responsibilities to a high standard. In the letter you should indicate the reasons for your interest in the post, together with a brief outline of how your previous training and/or experience has prepared you for this position.  Your application should be marked for the attention of Mr S Haycocks, Headteacher and emailed to by Sunday 12th April, 2020.  Please ensure you quote the vacancy applied for in the subject line.  Applications sent to other email addresses will not be accepted.

Due to limited resources it is not our policy to write to the unsuccessful candidates so please assume your application has been unsuccessful if you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date.


Thank you for your interest in this post.


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