Job Title: Head of Department - Art and Graphics
An inclusive, supportive 11–18 academy in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. With student well-being at the heart of all we do, we are committed to providing a personalised educational experience to our students.
Join us in Opening Minds, Opening Doors!
Are you ready to be part of an educational community that creates an environment where children can flourish? You could join an academy that focusses on developing the whole child and has a people-first culture. We know the importance of developing our colleagues to be the best they can be to ensure our children achieve the best outcomes.
The purpose of this role is to provide day to day leadership for the department and be accountable for the quality of teaching, learning and educational outcomes ensuring they are in line with the Academy’s strategic plan. Reporting to SLT link, this post holder will be accountable for :
- Leading, managing and developing the subject area
- Provide day-to-day leadership for the development and management of teaching within your area.
- Identify areas for development and improvement linked to the Academy improvement plan, SEF, national and local initiatives.
- Develop and monitor schemes of work for your area across the academy in liaison with your department and to ensure the successful implementation
which meets curriculum requirements and differentiated to reflect student needs
- Support SLT to develop and implement strategies for raising achievement and attainment across the Academy
Pay range: MPS/UPS + TLR2b £31,350.00 - £47,839.00 plus £5,529.00
Qualifications and Skills:
- Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.
- Proven experience in delivering outstanding teaching and learning.
- Passion for creating an inclusive and inspiring learning environment.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Commitment to the academy’s values and ethos.
What are we about?
Outstanding Teaching and Learning: We strongly believe that outstanding teaching and learning are the keys to unlocking exceptional outcomes for our children. You will play a pivotal role in delivering high-quality education that nurtures the minds of our students.
Advocacy and Inclusion: At our academy, every child matters, regardless of their background. Your role will involve providing each child with a fantastic, inspiring, and inclusive education that recognises and celebrates their individuality.
People-First Culture: We proudly celebrate the diversity of our academy and our community. Join us in co-constructing the essence of an extraordinary workplace and learning environment where both staff and students feel valued and included.
Collaborative Excellence: Our exceptional staff collaborate across our 28 academies to share ideas and problem solve. You will have the opportunity to share your skills, hear from experts and work with staff across the country to develop your practice.
Join a trust that is going places!
Having recently won MAT of the Year 2023 at both the MAT Excellence Awards and National School Awards, this is a very exciting time to join us! Why do we feel we have been recognised as a strong MAT? It is down to our dedicated, talented staff that are committed in delivering nothing but excellence for all our children and young people.
We all pride ourselves in fostering a people-first culture, which extends to all our pupils, staff, and stakeholders. We are proud to lead a community of 28 academies, educating of over 18,000 pupils across our five core hubs. Our staff satisfaction is above national benchmarks and we run a range of projects and programmes to address key topics such as workload and wellbeing.
Our Opening Minds, Opening Doors strategy is at the forefront of everything we do, we don’t just prepare our pupils for the world; we equip them to thrive and succeed within it. Through our collaborative approach to education, we aim to open doors to a world of opportunities, where every child can pursue their dreams.
Collaborative Working: Thrive in an environment that values teamwork and collaboration, fostering a culture of shared knowledge and collective success.
Support System of 28 Academies: Be part of a network of 28 academies, providing a dedicated support system and opportunities for professional growth and collaboration.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Access to confidential counselling services, providing emotional support and guidance when needed.
Cycle to Work: Enjoy a healthy commute with our cycle-to-work programme, making bicycles more affordable.
Electric Car Scheme: Take advantage of our environmentally friendly initiative, making electric vehicles more accessible for a sustainable and efficient commute.
Generous Pension: Secure your future with a robust pension plan, ensuring financial well-being during retirement.
Please read the supporting documentation carefully before completing and returning our application and equal opportunities form.
E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.
E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Visas cannot be sponsored.