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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


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Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for


• To be accountable for the leadership, management and development of the department
• To contribute to the promotion of the school’s aims and priorities and the achievement of the school development plan
• To be accountable for achieving departmental targets in line with the school’s strategic plan
• To be accountable for levels of student progress
• To be responsible for ensuring all staff within the department model the vision of the school through the consistent way they teach their subject(s) and uphold the school’s values: Ambitious, Respectful, Supportive, Proud, Curious, Purposeful
• To be accountable for assessing, monitoring, developing and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in the department
• To be accountable for provision of an appropriately differentiated and inclusive subject curriculum for students studying in the department
• To be accountable for the assessment and marking of student work, the feedback given to students and to ensure that homework provision is in line with school policy
• To be responsible for all operational aspects of the department
• With the SLT member with responsibility for staffing and timetabling contribute to an effective timetable for the department


Accountable for the Quality of Teaching and Learning

• Provide mechanisms for the sharing of good practice within the department and across the department
• Ensure a positive climate for teaching and learning
• Informally and formally monitor the performance of members of the department in terms of the quality of teaching and learning
• Ensure appropriate and effective responses to whole school monitoring exercises such as student work scrutiny and learning walks and take action to raise the quality of teaching and learning as appropriate
• Monitor the quality and regularity of written feedback to students within the department, following school policies and guidance and the annual departmental assessment plan
• Set expectations for students and staff in relation to the quality of teaching and learning

Accountable for Self-Evaluation and Strategic Planning

• Work with colleagues to formulate aims and objectives in-line with the department’s key aims and priorities
• Document these aims and objectives within the Departmental Development Plan (DDP) and engage in reviewing, amending and coding the progress made towards achieving the targets documented in the DDP • Develop and implement appropriate policies and practices, including health and safety requirements
• Effectively manage capitation and departmental resources

Accountable for Tracking, Monitoring and Intervention

• Develop effective tracking, monitoring and intervention strategies to support student progress
• Identify students in need of intervention, document this on Classcharts and coordinate the delivery of intervention, including communication with parents/students
• To provide the Governing Body with relevant information relating to the departmental performance and development if required

Accountable for Curriculum Development

• To ensure curriculum coverage, continuity and progression in the subject for all students
• Lead the development of resources and schemes of learning, marking policies and assessment
• To keep up to date with national developments in the subject area and teaching practice and methodology
• To be responsible for the development of cross-curricular skills according to the school’s agreed priorities
• To develop effective links with the wider local community, in order to extend the subject, enhance teaching and develop the students’ wider understanding of departmental subjects
• To work with the SLT member in charge of Continuous Professional Development to ensure that needs are identified and that appropriate programmes are designed to meet such needs

Responsible for Staffing/Staff Development

• To undertake Performance Development Review(s) and to act as reviewer for a group of staff within the department, and to support responsibility holders within the department with the PDR process

Recruitment/Deployment of Staff

• Accountable for appropriate arrangements for classes when staff are absent
• Contribute to the recruitment, selection and induction process for teaching and support posts within the department
• Accountable for the promotion of teamwork and to motivate staff to develop effective working relations
• Contribute as appropriate in the school’s ITT programme and mentoring of ECTs


• To be accountable for ensuring that all members of the department are familiar with its aims and objectives
• To be responsible for the provision of curriculum information to parents as required and to communicate with parents as appropriate
• Responsible for liaison with relevant bodies and for the development of effective subject links with feeder primary schools Student Behaviour
• To be responsible for high standards of behaviour within the department Additional Duties
• To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support the school’s aims and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example

What the school offers its staff

We are an established 11-18 single academy trust with a good reputation (Ofsted ‘Good’ rating 2022), wide catchment, and a strong presence in our community. Our school is consistently oversubscribed with a PAN of 300, and most of our students choose to stay with us for their post-16 study. Our Progress 8 score is amongst the highest in the country.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are an equal opportunities employer and value and respect diversity across our whole school community. Bournside is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1772 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Bournside is the largest comprehensive 11-18 school in Gloucestershire. We are an established single academy trust with a good reputation (Ofsted ‘Good’ rating 2022), wide catchment, and a strong presence in the community. Our school is consistently oversubscribed with a PAN of 300, and most of our students choose to stay with us for their
post-16 study.

Bournside is a mixed, non-denominational academy school for students aged 11 to 18. It is located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. It settled in its current location of Warden Hill in the early part of the 1970s and converted to academy status in 2011.

Arranging a visit to Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk.

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