1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
establish a safe, caring and stimulating environment for our pupils
set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions
demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of our pupils.
2. Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
be accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes
be aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these
guide pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs
demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how this impacts on teaching
encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.
3. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings
demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in your subject(s) and curriculum areas
demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject Job Description
4. Plan and teach well structured lessons
impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time
promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity
set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired
reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching
contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within your subject area(s).
5. Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively
have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these
demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of children, and know how to adapt teaching to support pupils’ education at different stages of development
have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.
6. Make accurate and productive use of assessment
know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements
make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress
use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons
give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback.
7. Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with our behaviour policy
have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly
manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to involve and motivate them
maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary.
8. Fulfil wider professional responsibilities
make a positive contribution to the wider life and Catholic ethos of our school
develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support
deploy support staff effectively
take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues
communicate effectively with parents with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being.
The Governors of All Saints Catholic High School, Kirkby are seeking to appoint an inspirational, ambitious and innovative Head of Department for Business Studies.
All Saints is a popular and significantly oversubscribed 11 to 18 school in the town of Kirkby and within the borough of Knowsley. All teaching and non-teaching staff at All Saints are committed and dedicated, living out the mission of the school - Love and Justice. As a Catholic school we work to ensure that our pupils receive the best possible education in a caring and loving environment.
In November 2021, OFSTED judged the school as being Good in all areas.
Our school is ready for the next stage of its journey. In Summer 2023 GCSE and Sixth Form results continued to improve. Our pupils, parents, staff and wider community deserve the best. High expectations and aspirations are what we are about. Our school serves a community with high levels of deprivation and as such our school should be a place offering a warm welcome and of love.
This is an exciting and unique time to become part of the All Saints family. The school is on an improvement journey, significantly oversubscribed, financially sound and is ready for its next stage of development.
All Saints Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children. Disclosure of any criminal convictions and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this post. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. The post may not be exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure. It is important that an applicant provides the school with upfront disclosure of all unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. A failure to declare the above (that are not subject to the Disclosure and Barring Service filtering) may disqualify an applicant for appointment and may result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light subsequently.
The recruitment process for this post will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessment to ensure that children and young people are protected.
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