Director of Learning - Humanities
This job expired on 17 April 2023
Job start date
1 September 2023
17 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)
24 March 2023
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What skills and experience we're looking for
Are you an experienced UPS teacher with a passion for raising student achievement or head of department looking for your next role? Can you provide professional guidance to staff in order to ensure high-quality teaching and learning? Do you have the ability to effectively communicate with all stakeholders? Above all, you will share our passion and belief that children’s learning and the development of their potential is at the heart of all decisions made. If you possess the vision to inspire students and staff and the skills to realise this vision, we would welcome your application.
We are seeking to appoint a Director of Learning for our Humanities Faculty for September 2023. As Director of Learning, you will be required to take the lead for the development of the curriculum and quality of teaching and learning across the whole faculty, supported by Deputy Directors (subject leads) in Geography, History and RE. The Humanities faculty encompasses; History, Geography, RE, Law, Business, Economics, Sociology and Psychology.
What the school offers its staff
The work of everyone at Cowes Enterprise College is defined by the children that we serve. Their future is our purpose and the purpose of everyone who works across the Ormiston Academies Trust. Educating for life is what Cowes Enterprise College is about: developing a love of learning and preparing students for life itself and all it presents to us. We aim to provide the best opportunities – academic, cultural and sporting – and a sense of moral and social responsibility so that each child realises that humanity is their business and the common good their aim. We are ambitious for our students and with a track record of inspiring and accountable leadership, you’ll thrive in a setting which prizes collaboration, professional learning and innovation.
We are keen to ensure that we support the physical and mental wellbeing of our staff, this pledge is further supported by our Staff Charter. Staff are provided with a laptop and many have their own classrooms. We offer access to an employee advice service which provides information, helpful resources, and a counselling service. We have access to a reduced rent room in the nearby OAT owned house. Discounted membership is available for local leisure facilities which include a gym. Staff are able to access travel discounts for ferries and we provide eye sight tests for VDU users and annual flu vaccinations. We have free parking on site and we also ensure that tea and coffee is available for you during breaktime.
Further details about the role
If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!
The closing date for all applications is Monday 17th April at 5pm,with interviews planned for Friday 21st April. Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
Please apply via our Trust Careers site:www.oatcareers.co.uk. Your application should include a section explaining your interest in this post and why your qualifications, professional experience and knowledge, professional expertise and personal attributes are relevant to this appointment as detailed in this advert. Please note that CV’s are not accepted.
For the opportunity to talk to a member of the senior team to discuss this post, please contact: Donna Harrison, HR Officer email@example.com call +44 1983 203103.
Cowes Enterprise College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Suitability checks will be undertaken in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, Prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.
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About Cowes Enterprise College, An Ormiston Academy
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 19
- Education phase
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- School size
- 1226 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 19
- Ofsted report
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- Phone number
- 01983 203103
Rachel Kitley, Principal Cowes Enterprise College, situated on the Isle of Wight, minutes from the mainland and international links yet also minutes from the beach, is a wonderful place to work. The work of everyone at Cowes Enterprise College is defined by the children that we serve. Their future is our purpose and the purpose of everyone who works across the Ormiston Academies Trust. Educating for life is what Cowes Enterprise College is about: developing a love of learning and preparing students for life itself and all it presents to us. Our aim is for students to fulfil their limitless potential – through perseverance and effort. We don’t select our students, but we do select our staff. We look for highly trained and dedicated staff to be here to support, guide and inspire our students so that whatever their starting point when they arrive, our students will leave with the world at their feet – equipped and ready to continue their learning through apprenticeships, at university and throughout their careers. We aim to provide the best opportunities – academic, cultural and sporting – and a sense of moral and social responsibility so that each child realises that humanity is their business and the common good their aim. We take our mission to educate for life seriously and this is epitomised by the student entitlement to a key set of experiences summarised in the student charter. We provide our children with a rich and dynamic curriculum and draw upon our local context to show our pupils why they should be proud of our island. You will be joining team that Ofsted said ‘focuses relentlessly on the quality of teaching and on the progress pupils make’ and should be prepared to do the same. We are proud of our strong results however recognise that there is much work yet to do and our high expectations mean this work will be relentless and ongoing. Our mission to educate for life doesn’t stop with our pupils. We have a research driven approach to leadership, management and professional development. Taking what is best from the world of education and translating that into our classrooms. We also know that to have high expectations we also need to provide a high level of support for everyone in our community. That is why we have a staff charter, a public promise to all our staff, and make the most of our national network in order to develop staff. From September our professional development network will extend significantly as we work in partnership with HISP Teaching School Hub. We are the Isle of Wight base where we will deliver high quality nationally recognised and accredited courses by island teachers for island teachers. As part of this work we will also working with the HISP Research School and the Education Endowment Foundation to take part in cutting edge education research. If you have not visited us before we have a comprehensive virtual tour which allows you to get a feel for our amazing facilities, along with a wealth of information on our website. We must succeed, because these are not just other people’s children. They are also our children. Not even one should be allowed to fail while there is more we could have done to change their story.
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