Teacher of Humanities (Geography, History and RE specialism considered)


(Geography, History or RE specialism considered)


Salary:           Main Pay Scale

Hours:           Full time
Flexible working options may be considered.

Contract:     Full time

Start date:    September 2024

Location:      Callerton Academy

You will be employed by the Gosforth Group and may need to work across all locations within the Multi Academy Trust as required.


About the Trust

Gosforth Group are a dynamic and diverse Multi Academy Trust – this means we have a clear energy and purpose and all students are valued equally, regardless of their background or ability.  We are a growing multi-academy trust currently comprising of 6 academies, two of which opened in September 2021.  The Trust currently has approx. 6000 students and 650 staff.  ‘Create your future’ encapsulates our purpose as a Multi Academy Trust: to educate, support and nurture all of our students so they can achieve their potential and fulfil their ambitious aspirations.  

About the Academy

Come to work in a thriving and exciting community. Callerton Academy is a growing secondary school committed to providing the very best education for pupils from Year 7 to Year 11. Based in our excellent temporary site, formerly a school building which has been reconfigured in Newcastle’s Graingertown, we have access to a range of brilliant facilities. We will move to our brand-new site which will have capacity for 1200 students in 2025; this is located to the northwest of the city – close to Westerhope, Kingston Park and Newcastle International Airport. 

We are one of two new schools within Gosforth Group Multi Academy Trust and will be welcoming our fourth cohort of students when the position starts meaning that we will have Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. The post offers a fantastic opportunity for an energetic teacher with excellent skills and subject knowledge to work and develop within a positive and supportive environment. 

About the role

First and foremost, we are looking for someone who loves their subject and is passionate, proactive and innovative. We are developing a strong team of practitioners at Callerton Academy who are able to be versatile and are keen to be involved in many and varied aspects of school life; particularly during the coming years while the school is growing. You will be an important part of our growing school and will be a consummate professional, practical and ‘hands-on’. As a Humanities specialist you will teach predominantly your main subject specialism of either Geography, History or RE throughout KS3 and KS4 and will be integral in working with our Teaching and Learning Lead for Humanities, alongside two other teachers in the department to shape our KS4 curriculum. There may be some teaching of another Humanities subject at KS3.

 What we are looking for

  • An outstanding practitioner 
  • A passion for Humanities and the ability to teach Geography, History or RE to KS4 
  • A commitment to fresh and exciting methods of delivering the curriculum 
  • The ability to work effectively within a supportive team environment 
  • A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for students of all abilities and

        from all backgrounds 

  • Excellent communication and ICT skills 
  • An interest and commitment to the whole school community 

This role is suitable for ECT’s.

What we can offer you

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Benefits including; excellent pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, free on-site parking.
  • An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
  • A school with its community at heart
  • An exciting programme of staff well-being activities, from football to surfing!
  • Wider career development opportunities to be involved across the Gosforth Group

A full information pack which includes the job description and person specification is on the Gosforth Group’s website, click here.[CJ1] 


We hope you’ll visit our website to find out more about us. 

You are welcome to visit the school to speak to the Leader of Teaching and Learning in Humanities  at Callerton Academy. Email Mrs Onions, PA to the Principal, at for more information. Please note that there is not an expectation for you to visit the school before application. 

To apply

Please complete an application form and email to

Applications are shortlisted for interview as they are received, and so early application is encouraged.  We reserve the right to commence the interview process and close the vacancy prior to this date.


Closing date: 9.00am Monday 11th March 2024

         Interviews will be held in due course


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  This means certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide and you can view our Policy on the Employment of Ex-offenders here


Gosforth Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. References will normally be requested prior to interview for those candidates shortlisted. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, along with other relevant pre-employment checks, including an online check.


The Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.


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



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