Teacher of Sociology


This vacancy is now closed


Bentley Wood High School, Clamp Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 3JW

“I'm no prophet. My job is making windows where there were once walls.” ― Michel Foucault

If you are one of the sociologists who agree with Foucault’s quote than you should apply to work with us. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a team of sociology specialists at our Social Science department.

Sociology is a very popular subject choice at A Level, where the AQA specification is delivered. Outcomes at A Level are consistently amongst the best in the school, with a stunning 100% of students securing A* - B grades at A Level in 2018 and 2019.

We are seeking an ambitious and enthusiastic Sociologist who shares our passion for our subject to join our team. In return we will try to turn you into a new Foucault!! (or if not, at least into Durkheim!)

What we offer:

  • An outstanding track record at GCSE and A level
  • A department of colleagues who support each other
  • Professional development through the Harrow Collegiate Teaching School Alliance
  • Mindfulness and wellbeing activities each week along with staff sports and clubs
  • One of the best sites in London, located on the greenbelt next to Bentley Priory and set in 27 acres of woodland and fields, providing an exceptional learning environment

Bentley Wood High had a phenomenal 0.98 progress 8 score in 2019 this continues to build on exceptional progress 8 scores over the past 3 years. Students achieved 78% grades 9-4 in both English & Mathematics. The achievement of grade 4 or above in EBacc at 63% is significantly higher than schools nationally. Many subjects achieved strong GCSE results with a high proportion of students achieving grades 9-7.

All 6th Form students study and complete 4 AS courses in Year 12 and 3 A Levels in Year 13. Bentley Wood Sixth Form maintains an ALPS T- score in the top 25% of schools across all subjects at both AS and A Level, with progress being above average at +0.34.

“Outstanding teaching stimulates the students’ passion, igniting their enthusiasm and interests for learning. Students’ behaviour around the school and their attitudes to learning in lessons are exemplary” Ofsted Outstanding.

Should you want to know a bit more, or to visit the school, please contact us to arrange a convenient time.

Closing date: Noon on Thursday 26th March 2020.
Interview date: TBC.

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