Salary: MPS plus TLR 2a (£6,196pa)
Please note that applications must be received by 9am on 27 April 2012.
The Headteacher via Curriculum Leader/Head of Department.
To assist with the promotion and development of effective teaching and learning in your subject throughout the school in line with current Teachers’ Pay and Conditions. To take specific responsibility for the leadership, management, review and development of ICT at KS5, and for Computer Science.
(Note: for non-National Curriculum subjects, read ‘locally agreed curriculum’ in place of ‘National Curriculum’.)
To deputise for the Curriculum Leader in their absence.
To support the Curriculum Leader in the development and delivery of the subject learning experience of all pupils.
To lead specified departmental development activities under the direction of the Curriculum Leader.
To assist with the implementation of National Curriculum initiatives to ensure that the school continues to meet all statutory requirements.
To teach pupils of all abilities across the entire age range.
To manage the setting and grouping of pupils within the designated Key Stage.
To work with the Curriculum Leader to monitor the work of the Department through lesson observations and scrutiny of work samples, taking action to support improvement where a need is identified and promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
To review on an annual basis the reporting of pupil progress in the designated Key Stage, ensuring that departmental statement banks convey accurate and meaningful information on progress and, where appropriate, National Curriculum levels or estimated grades.
To oversee the implementation of all aspects of the delivery of the National Curriculum in the designated Key Stage.
To ensure that all staff in the designated Key Stage have detailed Schemes of Work and that they produce detailed lesson plans.
To analyze measurable data regarding the performance of pupils and the Department within the Key Stage against national targets.
To assist the Curriculum Leader in the promotion and co-ordination of relevant extra-curricular activities within the Department.
To act as Performance Management reviewer for selected colleagues in the Department.
To assist the Curriculum Leader in the support of ITT/GTP students, supply staff and NQTs based within the Department, providing individual coaching and mentoring to less experienced teachers where required.
To assist in the recruitment and selection of departmental staff where necessary.
To encourage the continuing professional development of teachers within the Department.
To assist the Curriculum Leader in developing and leading professional development activities within the Department.
To lead departmental meetings in the absence of the Curriculum Leader.
To assist the Curriculum Leader in the day to day administration within the Department including supply staff deployment and room allocation.
All staff working in the school have a duty to safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of all children and young people for whom they are responsible or with whom they come into contact in the course of their duties.
To perform any other duties consistent with the seniority of the post, as directed by the Headteacher.
To be accountable for the performance of pupils in national examinations within your designated Key Stage.
A qualification in education specialising in the relevant subject.
The ability to teach and assess the subject to pupils of all abilities in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.
The ability to manage, engage and motivate pupils with a diverse range of needs, and to deliver positive learning outcomes.
The ability to assist the Curriculum Leader in leading, managing, motivating, supporting and developing a team of teachers.
Relevant experience of leading a significant aspect of curriculum or departmental development which could be considered adequate preparation for this role.
The ability to contribute to the wider school community.
The ability to build good relationships based on mutual respect with young people and to positively influence their behaviour.
A good understanding of the role of those working in child care settings with regard to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of young people and a clear commitment to acting at all times in the best interests of the health, safety and welfare of young people.
All candidates newly appointed to the School’s staff will be required to undertake an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check and any offer of appointment will be conditional upon appropriate clearance being obtained.