Head of Citizenship and PSHE
Deadline is tomorrow
Job start date
1 September 2023
22 March 2023 at 9am
7 March 2023
- Key stage 3, Key stage 4
- Citizenship, View all Relationships and sex educationjobs
- View all Full timejobs - 27.5 hours per week
- School Teachers Terms & Conditions pay range
You will also be rewarded a TLR 2B for your responsibilities as Head of Department, with an annual value of £5,023.
What skills and experience we're looking for
Citizenship and PSHE are taught together as a discrete, timetabled subject. The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing the tailor-made schemes of work at KS3 and KS4 and will be accountable for student progress and development within this subject. As a subject that is well-respected by the students, it is important that citizenship and PSHE education lives up to its relevant, interactive and challenging nature. The person appointed will be expected to maintain high standards of teaching and learning across the citizenship curriculum, to maintain high levels of student achievement within this subject and to support the school in its desire for every student to develop their potential to the full and flourish as an individual. Previous experience of delivering citizenship and/or PSHE is essential. The ideal candidate would have experience in supporting others in the delivery of PSHE. We seek to appoint a candidate with excellent subject knowledge and a genuine passion for developing citizenship and PSHE, who will relate well to students and deliver lessons in a manner which will encourage enthusiasm for the discipline.
The current curriculum is in line with the National Curriculum and statutory guidance but also creates opportunities to extend student’s knowledge beyond this. There are strong themes of diversity, sustainability, action, consent, mental wellbeing and politics and political action across all year groups. The department offers GCSE Citizenship Studies (AQA). The subject attracts a high number of students; currently there two classes in each of Years 10 and 11. Students achieved excellent results; in 2022 63% of grades awarded were Grade 9. There is a strong theme of active citizenship across the department, with all students having the opportunity to undertake an ‘Action’ in Year 9.
What the school offers its staff
We offer a great opportunity to join an organisation which really
lives its values. Our working environment is very inclusive and whilst you can
expect to be challenged in your role, you will be supported through
professional learning, treated fairly and with dignity and respect. Please see
Diversity, an Inclusion statement
on our website.
Terms and Conditions
Salary: School Teachers Terms & Conditions pay range. You will also be rewarded a TLR 2B for your responsibilities as Head of Department, with an annual value of £5,023.
Pension: Local government pension scheme. Please take a look at the website: Teachers Pension Scheme: https://www.teacherspensions.co.uk/
Other: We offer salary sacrifice schemes for purchasing bikes used for travel to work and technology for personal use, through monthly interest free salary deductions. We also offer opportunities for professional development.
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGGS) is a highly successful single sex 11 -18 academy in the South Trafford area. AGGS was in the first cohort of schools to be designated a national teaching school in 2011. AGGS is the lead school in ‘The Alliance for Learning’, which comprised schools of every type and phase, plus universities, throughout a wide geographical area. The impact of teaching school activities has been felt within the Trust and far beyond. We have a reputation for excellence regionally and nationally, of which we are very proud.
AGGS is committed to providing equal opportunity in recruitment and employment to all individuals. We will consider candidates without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation and identity, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status; and without discrimination based on socioeconomic, marital, parental or caregiving status, or any of the previously listed characteristics or statuses...
Further details about the role
The full job description and person specification can be found in the attached Job Information Pack and on our current vacancies page: Job Vacancies - Bright Futures Educational Trust (bright-futures.co.uk).
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About Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- Education phase
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- School size
- 1372 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
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The Bright Futures Educational Trust (BFET) is a partnership of schools based in the North West. The Trust’s vision is the best for everyone, the best from everyone. Our values of community, passion and integrity are at the heart of everything we do. There are currently twelve schools within the Trust. BFET is committed to providing all staff with the training and support they need to be the best in their profession. Benefits include: working cross-phase, knowledge exchange between our schools and the opportunity to work with some of the most inspiring colleagues in their profession. Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGGS) was in the first cohort of schools to be designated a National Teaching School in 2011. AGGS is the lead school in the “Alliance for Learning”. Our teaching school alliance comprises schools of every type and phase, plus universities, throughout a wide geographical area. The impact of teaching school activities is felt within the Trust and far beyond. We have a reputation for excellence regionally and nationally, of which we are very proud. The successful candidates must be willing to engage in the school’s commitment to developing AGGS as a centre of excellence for teaching and learning.
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