Head of Humanities

Posted 19 April 2024
Salary £40000 - £50000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Secondary Education
Contact NameKatie Eadon

Job description

Head of Humanities - Grays

Are you passionate about exploring the complexities of human society, culture, and history? Are you dedicated to fostering critical thinking and global awareness in students? We are seeking a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Teacher of Humanities that is a History to join our dynamic faculty and inspire students in their exploration of the humanities, this role will be teaching Geography and History.

Responsibilities for Head of Humanities:

Develop and deliver engaging and comprehensive humanities lessons to secondary school students.

Teach a range of humanities subjects, such as history, geography, social studies, anthropology, or cultural studies.

Introduce students to diverse perspectives, cultures, and historical events to promote global awareness and empathy.

Encourage critical thinking, analysis, and interpretation of primary and secondary sources.

Foster a classroom environment that values open dialogue, respect, and inclusivity.

Incorporate technology, multimedia, and experiential learning opportunities to enhance students' understanding and engagement.

Assess student progress through a variety of formative and summative assessments, providing constructive feedback to support their growth.

Collaborate with colleagues to develop interdisciplinary projects and initiatives that integrate humanities with other subjects.

Organize and facilitate field trips, guest speakers, or other experiential learning activities to enrich students' understanding of the humanities.

Stay informed about current events, trends, and advancements in the humanities field and integrate relevant topics into the curriculum.

Support students in participating in humanities-related competitions, conferences, or extracurricular activities.

Requirements for Head of Humanities:

Bachelor's degree in Humanities, History, Geography or a related field (Master's degree preferred).

Teaching certification or license in Humanities, History, or a relevant subject area.

Proven experience in teaching humanities subjects at the secondary level.

Strong knowledge of various humanities disciplines, including history, geography, anthropology, and cultural studies.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage and motivate students.

Ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment.

Strong organisational and time management skills to handle multiple responsibilities.

Passion for ongoing professional development and willingness to attend relevant workshops or conferences.

This school is committed to providing an exceptional educational experience that promotes critical thinking, cultural understanding, and global citizenship. We offer a supportive and collaborative environment, professional growth opportunities, and access to resources that enhance the teaching and learning experience.