• CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent
  • HOURS: 32.5 hours per week
  • START DATE: September 2023
  • CLOSING DATE: Noon, 31 March 2023

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a happy, committed and well-resourced department in a good school.  An ideal role for developing your practice and leadership potential.

We are a highly supportive school with strong subject and senior leadership to help you develop.  We are looking for a highly ambitious, committed and dynamic professional to lead our Health and Social Care department; someone who is passionate about their subject, communicates well with young people and makes a positive impact on their learning.  The Health and Social Care department comprises of 2 full-time teachers, one of whom is the Head of 6th Form.  We work collaboratively to support each other both with the demands of our work and our wellbeing.

The Health and Social Care department offers the BTEC Level 1 and 2 award in Health and Social Care from Year 9.  In Year 12 and 13, we offer the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (single award) and Extended Diploma (triple award).  Our students develop from work placements in our pre-school and primary and we also provide for apprenticeships Post-16.

The successful candidate will have a passion about learning, have strong inter-personal skills, be resilient, be an excellent teacher and have great subject knowledge including experience of a number of Level 2 and Level 3 specifications.  They will be able to deliver Health and Social Care up to KS5.  The successful candidate will be expected to help run after school activities which is likely to focus on interventions or may include running a club as part of our Extended Schools Provision.

We will offer you:

  • Large free car park
  • Five minutes’ walk to the train station (direct train to London Marylebone in 40 minutes)
  • 30 minutes to Bicester shopping village
  • Priority admissions for school staff
  • 10% discount on pre-school places
  • 10% discount on Primary wraparound care
  • 25% discount on the use of the Lettings facilities (sport pitches, sports hall, drama studios, Community suite, party rooms)
  • State of the art gym for staff use
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Free employee assistance programme – 24/7 phone line for free emotional, bereavement and financial concerns
  • Discount at local coffee shop
  • Free hot drinks in the staff room.  We love our Wellbeing Wednesdays, where we offer free pastries/cookies to all staff!
  • Financial support with any self-directed CPD such as Mas
  • Large free car park
  • Five minutes’ walk to the train station (direct train to London Marylebone in 40 minutes)
  • 30 minutes to Bicester shopping village

Quotations from the recent Ofsted visit January 2019:

  • “Outcomes have improved because of strong subject leadership.”
  • “The behaviour of pupils is good. There is an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect across the school. Pupils’ conduct is calm and orderly.”
  • “Staff morale is high. They believe that leaders and governors take staff members’ well-being and workload into account and they feel well supported by the school.”
  • “Staff new to the school feel very well supported by their more experienced colleagues and the packages of training and support on offer.”
  • “Comprehensive induction and training programmes offered by senior leaders and the link advisor ensure that they very quickly establish themselves in their posts.”
  • “Pupils show a well-developed understanding and tolerance for others who are different from them. Tolerance and diversity are promoted well at Aylesbury Vale Academy.”

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

CVs will not be accepted unless they accompany a completed application form which can be downloaded from below.

For further information, contact Mrs E Perrin, HR Manager at

Safeguarding Statement

Our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children will be reflected throughout the recruitment process and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and online screen check.  We also carry out Enhanced DBS checks every five years.