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  • Application deadline

    26 November 2021 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    29 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Design and technology
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary


The post holder will be required to work in partnership with other Middle and Senior Leaders to provide professional strategic leadership and operational management for the designated areas of the school curriculum. The post-holder has a duty to promote high quality in all aspects of the work of the team by maintaining high standards of achievement and ensuring that all students fulfil their potential through effective teaching and learning, and high expectations.

The Head of DT is also responsible for the development and review of policy and practice in consultation with all members of the faculty. This will involve the establishment of clear principles, aims and objectives for the Faculty within the context of the Academy's mission statement, policies and development plan.

At the Academy we expect middle and senior leaders to be fully committed to:

1. Comprehensive, community education within an urban, multi-cultural environment;
2. The inclusive values and framework of the Academy;
3. Working as a mutually supportive team, sharing responsibility, successes and challenges;
4. Exercising positive leadership and creating a shared vision of the purpose and future development of the Academy that reflects our ethos and aims;
5. Maintaining high personal and professional standards in all aspects of Academy life;
6. A consultative and participative approach to leadership and management;
7. Being forward looking and anticipating change;
8. Their own professional and leadership development.

You are required to carry out the duties of an Academy teacher as set out in the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions of Service Order.

As Head of Subject, with the support of other staff, you are responsible to the Principal, through the line manager, for:

1. Leadership and strategic development of the Faculty in line with the Academy improvement priorities;
2. Ensuring that the performance targets in relation to student progress are met across all subjects within the Faculty at KS3 and 4;
3. Exercising professional skills and judgement in effectively leading, managing and further developing the designated areas of the curriculum;
4. Implementing the Teaching and learning framework of the Academy within the designated curriculum area including staff CPD;
5. Systematically monitoring, review and evaluation of policy and practice within the Faculty;
6. Being highly respected and able to motivate others – to lead, develop and enhance the continuing professional development of the department;
7. Liaise effectively with Year Leaders to embed the Behaviour for Learning policy across the Faculty;
8. The implementation of whole Academy policy and practice;
9. Create a distinctive learning environment within the designated area of the school that inspires students;
10. Contributing as appropriate to whole Academy and wider community development;
11. Undertaking professional duties and administrative tasks as reasonably delegated by the Principal;
12. Participating in whole Academy planning and policy making;
13. Attending staff and other Academy committees and meetings; holding minuted subject meetings in line with Academy policy, involving staff in decision making and reporting back discussions and decisions of other appropriate committees and working groups;
14. Liaison with appropriate agencies outside of Academy, e.g. LA advisors and inspectors, industry, business and the wider community;
15. Have oversight of the Faculty budgets and expenditure;
16. Line-management of a significant number of staff, including the leadership and support of the staff team;
17. Supporting and enhancing the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of students, both within the designated area and across the school;
18. Responsibility for the monitoring of all examination entries and the ongoing review of accreditation opportunities.

These tasks and accountabilities are intended to be a guide to the range and level of work excepted of the post holder. This is not an exhaustive list of all tasks that may fall to the post holder and employees will be required to undertake any duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities/grade of the post as defined.

1) Have a thorough and up to date knowledge of their subject(s) and should take account of wider curriculum developments that are relevant to their work;
2) Consistently and effectively plan lessons and sequences of lessons to meet students’ individual learning needs, including students with special educational needs, and gifted or talented students. They should be aware of, and take proper account of the strategies agreed in IEPs (Individual Education Plans);
3) Keep an attendance register of students in every lesson and following up absence when necessary;
4) Consistently and effectively use a range of appropriate strategies for teaching and classroom management;
5) Consistently and effectively use information about prior attainment to set well-grounded expectations for students, and monitor progress to give clear and constructive feedback;
6) Be able to make use of the performance data available in the Academy in order to determine how much progress their students are making;
7) Take responsibility for their own professional development and use the outcomes to improve their teaching and students’ learning;
8) Make an active contribution to implementing the policies and aspirations of the Academy and Trust;
9) Be effective professionals who challenge and support all students to do their best;
10) Set and maintain high expectations for student behaviour;
11) Set a good example to students, for example in terms of appropriate dress, standards of punctuality and attendance.

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School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
1136 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number

About The Nottingham Emmanuel School

The Nottingham Emmanuel School is a Church of England secondary and Sixth Form, with 1,000 students, including over 140 in the Sixth Form. The £25 million site is located near the banks of the River Trent in West Bridgford. The School is a diverse community, serving families and students from every academic, social, faith and ethnic background. Emmanuel has been praised nationally for its outstanding work as an effective, inclusive Church school

Arranging a visit to The Nottingham Emmanuel School

If you have any queries, wish to discuss the role informally or undertake a visit to Nottingham Emmanuel School, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone 0115 977 5380.

School location

Gresham Park Road, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, NG2 7YF

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