19 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    24 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

M1+TLR2.1 - U3+TLR2.1

Additional allowances

TLR 2.1

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Head of Department is accountable for:

  • The quality of teaching and learning in the department

  • Overall student outcomes in the department in partnership with the teachers concerned

  • Evaluation of relevant assessment information for individuals, groups and cohorts

  • Induction and support of new staff

  • Ensuring good pastoral care and personal development for students

  • Ensuring good behaviour and encouraging good attendance and punctuality

  • Presenting information and evaluation reports to the senior leadership team, parents and Academy Council members, as requested

  • Arranging and promoting activities across the department to foster personal development, commitment and enthusiasm in students

  • Liaison with external agencies as required for pupils in the department

  • Performance management of teachers in the department as required

  • Ensuring that departmental budgets are deployed effectively and achieve value for money

  • To ensure that the Geography & Life curriculum fully meets the needs of all students and effectively delivered in all respects

  • To actively promote the development of Geography & Life across the Academy

What the school offers its staff

Outwood Academy Bydales is an 11-16 school located in the beautiful coastal village of Marske-by-the-Sea, close to the North York Moors National Park. We are extremely proud of our tradition of serving the families of the community of Marske and surrounding areas. The academy has been part of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, nationally recognised as a high performing academy chain, since September 2014.

We require a Head of Department who is passionate about providing young people with the best possible education whatever their background or ability. At GCSE, we teach AQA Geography and we have developed a focused curriculum from Year 7 to Year 11, which prepares students well for the rigours of their GCSE courses and life beyond the academy. Our curriculum focuses on the 5 core concepts of Geography; sustainability, human and physical interactions, physical processes, climate change and development. In 2022, 82% of our students achieved a grade 4 or above; 66% a grade 5 or above and 42% achieved 7+. The department is committed to driving progress and attainment to improve the life chances of every student. If you care about the success of all students, and have the energy to make that vision a reality, we would welcome your application.

This position includes a responsibility for leading our KS3 Life programme. This curriculum covers Religious Education, Citizenship, PSHE and RSE as well as responding to the relevant and emerging needs of our students. SMSC development and an appreciation of British values are integral parts of academy life, but are also addressed more frequently and in more detail in Life lessons.

Commitment to safeguarding

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are made in accordance with safer recruitment practices and the statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education. Online checks will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates, and all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and checks regarding suitability to work with children

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About Outwood Academy Bydales

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
807 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
p.laird@outwood.com
Phone number
01642 474000

Due to a rapid increase in numbers, following our January 2018 OUTSTANDING Ofsted Report, Outwood Academy Bydales seeks applications from applicants with integrity, imagination and energy for this rewarding role. Outwood Academy Bydales is an 11-16 school located in the beautiful coastal village of Marske-by-the-Sea, close to the North York Moors National Park. We are extremely proud of our tradition of serving the families of the community of Marske and surrounding areas. The academy has been part of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, nationally recognised as a high performing academy chain, since September 2014. Our predecessor Bydales School was in special measures and joined Outwood Grange Academies Trust in February 2015. Since then the school has rapidly transformed. In 2018, alongside our Outstanding Ofsted judgement, students achieved incredible results with 89% securing 4+ in both English and Maths. Our Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores were both the highest in the North East of England, at +0.75 and 59.1 respectively. Likewise, 77% of students securing at least a 5 in both English and Maths, was also the highest in the North East in 2018

Arranging a visit to Outwood Academy Bydales

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