Curriculum Area Leader for Psychology and Health and Social Care

Oldham Sixth Form College, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL8 1XU

This job expired on 30 November 2022

  • Start date details

    Easter term

  • Closing date

    30 November 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 November 2022

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Full-time equivalent salary

£50,533 - £55,378

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a Curriculum Area of 25 well qualified and talented staff. Within this highly performing Curriculum Area there are currently: over 500 students studying A and AS Level Psychology; 250 on a Level 3 Extended Health and Social Care vocational pathway; 180 students studying Health and Social Care alongside A/AS Levels on a Blended pathway and 20 students studying T Level Education and Childcare. In addition there are 20 students studying Level 2 Health and Social and 20 studying GCSE Psychology. We are very proud of the outcomes of students on these courses which consistently perform in the top 25% nationally.

We are seeking an outstanding teacher who has a proven record of success in leadership, curriculum development and quality assurance. You will be responsible for the strategic and operational management and development of this curriculum area. You will be a member of the College’s Curriculum Leadership Team, and will report to and work closely with the Senior Leadership Team, ensuring that the overarching aims and objectives of the department are realised through the curriculum area review process In addition to providing positive and supportive leadership to the team you will be required to contribute to teaching on at least one of the courses in the curriculum area typically teaching up to 14 sessions out of a 20 session teaching week.

What the school offers its staff

Oldham Sixth Form College is a large and diverse sixth form college specialising in Advanced Level courses. We have an excellent reputation for academic and vocational achievement, comprehensive pastoral care and extensive enrichment.Our mission is focussed on providing an inclusive, broad, high quality education for students in the local area and this is achieved through a core focus on teaching and learning. Our curriculum offers excellence and breadth. We offer the widest choice of A Levels in the area as well as a range of BTECs and T Levels. A number of our students resit Maths or English GCSE as part of their programme and we have a very small level 2 programme. Students are supported by our team of Progress Tutors. Students benefit from a wide range of additional activities to support them and their learning. We were proud to have this recognised by the Educate North in 2020 with their Community Engagement Award for the Essential Life Skills programme.

OSFC was a founding partner in the thriving Pinnacle Learning Trust. OSFC was graded 'Good' by Ofsted in 2017, receiving a glowing report and is currently self-assessing as ‘Outstanding’.The outstanding achievement and progression rates of all our students led to the College receiving the Social Mobility Award at the 2017 Educate North Awards.Our outcomes continue to be very strong and we are proud of the year on year successes and achievements of our students and staff. The College was awarded Teaching School status in recognition of its impressive track record in developing teachers and sharing best practice and is now the Delivery Lead for NPQs on behalf of East Manchester Teaching School Hub.

Further details about the role

To apply please complete the Application Form, Equality Assurance Monitoring Form & attach a supporting statement and send it to hr@pinnaclelearningtrust.org.uk before the closing date. All forms can be found on our website: http://www.pinnaclelearningtrust.org.uk/news/vacancies/

Commitment to safeguarding

As part of our safeguarding commitment and promoting the welfare of children any offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory DBS checks as part of the pre-employment procedures on all potential new employees. Oldham Sixth Form College is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and ethnic minorities.

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About Oldham Sixth Form College

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Academy, ages 16 to 19
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