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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS-UPS

Additional allowances

TLR 1c (£11,411 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

A curriculum leader is dedicated, creative, inspiring, and energetic. They have a track record of success in leadership and curriculum development. They are aspirational for and inspirational to teachers and students alike and are ambitious and highly motivated to lead others. They will lead our Business and Economics Department to develop and improve the quality of curriculum, teaching, learning, pedagogy, and classroom practice.

They are a subject specialist, exceptional classroom practitioner, articulate, passionate and with a breadth and depth of knowledge encompassing all aspects of the KS4 and 5 curriculum. They have excellent classroom management skills and set high standards for behaviour and focus. They are a strong and influential presence amongst staff and students alike.

Our curriculum and outcomes within Business are strong, the successful candidate would be able to hit the ground running with superb support from leadership, yet be afforded the freedom to shape and contextualise the curriculum further to suit the needs of our specific cohort of learners.

How have we achieved our current strengths? Quite simply, we employ teachers who are as ambitious, passionate and dedicated as we are. These amazing people work hard to ensure that our pupils make the best progress they possibly can. Whether they are the most able or those requiring additional support, every child deserves nothing less than the very best teaching.

Not surprisingly, there’s a real buzz about our school. If you would like to be part of it – and teach children who genuinely want to learn – we would love to hear from you.


What the school offers its staff

The word ‘outstanding’ appears a lot in advertisements for teachers – but at Swanshurst School, it means more. Swanshurst is an ‘Outstanding School’ for girls with over 1830 students on roll aged 11-19 years. We offer excellent support and CPD for staff at all stages of their career.

In our latest inspection, Ofsted found pupils at Swanshurst to be “happy, well cared for and that they secure excellent academic and personal outcomes” they described the girls as “polite, respectful and courteous.” Needless to say, we are incredibly proud of them and of all our staff who contribute to the “purposeful learning culture within the school that characterises the work of staff and pupils”

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Swanshurst School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1866 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
0121 464 2400

Swanshurst is an ‘Outstanding School’ for girls with over 1900 students on roll, aged 11-19 years. We offer excellent support and CPD for staff at all stages of their careers, including the full range of leadership NPQs.
Ofsted (2017) found pupils at Swanshurst to be “happy, well cared for and that they secure excellent academic and personal outcomes” they described the girls as “polite, respectful and courteous”. Needles to say, we are incredibly proud of them and of all our staff who contribute to the “purposeful learning culture within the school that characterises the work of staff and pupils”

Arranging a visit to Swanshurst School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@swanshurst.org.

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