- No, visa sponsorship not available
- Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
Full-time equivalent salary
- Salary negotiable
Head of Chemistry job summary
- To ensure that all students make maximum progress.
- To teach engaging, differentiated and
pertinent lessons typically following the Blenheim 10 Teaching and
- To ensure students of all ages are
supported and challenged as necessary and achieve optimum levels of
engagement with school life.
- To support and challenge members of the
department as necessary thus ensuring that the student experience and progress
- To help maximise student attendance by the
department delivering creative, innovative and rewarding lessons.
- To role model excellent practices, going
‘above and beyond’, intervening with students outside the curriculum so
they ‘catch up’ as quickly as possible.
- To support and challenge Heads of Year so
that underachieving students have barriers removed from their learning and
regularly show good learning behaviours including being properly equipped
- To effectively lead the department so
protocols are consistently followed e.g. deadlines are met, registers are
taken, students’ have challenging starter activities, the main parts of
lessons involve students applying their newly acquired skills or knowledge
regularly and expediently etc.
- To ensure lessons are well planned and
follow schemes of work with regular and consistent assessments providing
students with high quality feedback which they are accountable for acting
upon via DIRT marking.
- To encourage a culture of shared practice
in the department where resources are shared, practices are discussed and
peer lesson observations take place on a regular basis; typically half
- To communicate with parents on a range of
issues, particularly where students are underachieving.
- To communicate appropriate information to
teaching and support staff.
contribute to a confidential record of issues affecting the educational
progress of students.
- To be highly visible and a point of
contact for students.
- To keep abreast of national developments in
specifications, examination requirements and teaching processes within the
- Regularly review specifications taught,
initiating and leading change as required, thereby ensuring that students
within the Department follow the appropriate specification and schemes of work
that meet legal requirements and provide challenge to enable students to fulfil
- To reinforce consistently the school’s 10
school uniform non-negotiables.
- To be familiar with school policies, in
particular safeguarding procedures, and promote the welfare of children.
The post holder will be responsible for
undertaking a Learning Walk for one lesson a fortnight.
- Be a champion for the department
advocating its place in the curriculum and the benefits it will provide
students once they leave school.
- Ensure all students can succeed through differentiation and stimulating lesson
- Be a highly visible point of contact for
students and families when they require assistance or information relating
to the department.
school uniform is worn correctly.
- Produce internal and external reports as
- Work within school systems to inform
teaching and non-teaching staff about students’ progress.
effectively and purposefully with parents so they are well informed about
the department’s procedures, expectations and upcoming events.
- Promote positive attitudes to learning and
behaviour for learning with vulnerable students.
- Liaise with the SEND Department to ensure
students with unique needs are effectively catered for.
- To analyse student data and to intervene
swiftly, as necessary, communicating with parents of underachieving
students on a regular basis.
- Uphold and promote the values and ethos of
post holder will be expected to run after school, each week, at least one
voluntary 60 minute academic ‘clinic’ on their own subject to a group of
KS4 or KS5 students as identified by the Head of Department, Deputy Head
(Curriculum) or Headteacher. This clinic will not be part of the role
rather it will be part of a wider, whole school, extended day.
post holder will also contribute to the school’s co-curricular programme
by delivering a vocational activity for the equivalent of 30 minutes per
post holder will be responsible for staffing the refection room for one
lesson a fortnight.
Commitment to safeguarding
Blenheim High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy along with our Equality policy can be found below. All successful candidates will be subject to DBS checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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