Head of History


MPR/UPR £28,000 - £43,685 + TLR1a £8,706 per annum depending on relevant teaching depending on relevant teaching experience. Full time in accordance with the Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.


Jesmond Park Academy is a large, thriving and fully subscribed comprehensive school, which is rapidly making progress towards our vision of being outstanding. As a member of the Gosforth Group we are working in partnership to lay the foundations for what promises to be an exciting and rapid period of change and development in the school’s history. Our academy offers a positive working experience, with an enthusiastic staff firmly focused on us becoming a leading academy in the city. If you want to be part of realising our vision, play your part in helping us to build on our already significant progress and development, and have a genuine desire to do the best for our students, then come and join us on our journey to being outstanding.

We are seeking to appoint from September 2023, a well-qualified, enthusiastic and experienced teacher to lead a successful and committed History team of staff and support leadership with other subject leaders. The person appointed must be:-

  • an excellent teacher of History with a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of all developments in the subject;
  • able to demonstrate that they have effective leadership and management skills;
  • committed to the professional development of staff with the skills and drive to lead continuous improvement in student performance.

Following the shortlisting process, where applicable, candidates who attend interview, will be reimbursed reasonable expenses for travel and accommodation.

The school is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks. 

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 22nd May 2023

Interviews will take place on Thursday 25th May 2023