Teacher of Humanities

The Chalk Hills Academy - Part of the Shared Learning Trust

  • MPS/UPS £30,000 - £46,525 Annually (Actual)
  • Luton / South East
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Teacher of Humanities

We have a great opportunity for a self-motivated Teacher of Humanities to join our wonderful Humanities Faculty.  The Chalk Hills Academy are proud of the unrivalled education experience offered and you will certainly benefit from forward-thinking and supportive leadership, an encouraging and enthusiastic staff body and enterprising students.  Our academy has state of the art facilities, fit for all your teaching needs.  Our facilities include a brand new gym with new equipment opened 2019 which staff are welcome to use after school hours and a brand new Sixth Form block opened in September 2019.  

We are looking for a teacher who wants to make a real difference in supporting students and furthering the success of the Humanities Department. We are on a really exciting journey of growth and development and we are open to incorporating fresh ideas from new staff members. We welcome applications from ECTs who are embarking on starting their teaching career and from more experienced colleagues.

It’s incredibly important to us here at The Chalk Hills Academy that all our teachers feel valued, listened to, mentored, challenged and given adequate opportunities to develop. As a Teaching Trust, we offer exceptional teacher training and high-quality professional development programmes catered to your needs. Consequently, we have many success stories of teachers that have joined us and been given excellent CPD and training that has allowed them to climb the career ladder.

If you want to grow and develop in a fast paced, dynamic and successful Academy, come and join us at The Chalk Hills Academy!

Key Duties

·       To have responsibility for planning, delivery, and assessment of learning activities for identified groups of students at Key Stage 3 and 4.

·       To ensure student achievement within these groups is at least in line with expectations.

·       To be accountable for progress and achievement of students within these groups.

·       To have responsibility for the pastoral care of an identified tutor group.

·       To implement school policies and procedures as appropriate in day-to-day activities.


The successful candidate will

·       ECTs are welcome.

·       Resilience, adaptability and a can-do attitude.

·       A commitment to inclusive education support from a hard-working team.

·       Good behaviour management skills and a sound knowledge of the Humanities curriculum at KS3 and KS4 in your specialism.

·       The ability to work as part of a team and undertake pastoral duties as a form tutor will be a key requirement.


Job specifics

Start date                    Sept 2024

Salary                           MPS/UPS (dependent of actual experience)

Job Role                      Full time, Permanent


The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.


The Shared Learning Trust – Staff Benefits

We offer a fantastic range of benefits across our trust, supporting our staff in a variety of ways. From an extensive Wellbeing package to an onsite car wash, you can be reassured that we have your best interests at heart.

Perkbox and Perkbox Medical

NPQ’s Teacher Development Trust and training courses with The National College

Staff social events, including 5 a-side football and BBQs

Reduced gym membership rates and free on-site gym

Staff recognition with reward shopping vouchers

On-site Indian head or shoulder massage

Online delivery drop off service, including Amazon

Free eye test vouchers

Support for all staff with an experienced licensed counsellor

Free tea and coffee plus a reusable bamboo coffee cup for new starters

Free onsite car parking at all academies

Cycle to work scheme

Enhanced pension employers’ contribution and death in service payment

Refer a friend £500 bonus scheme




We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:

“Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of ‘children’ includes everyone under the age of 18.

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