Head of Health and Social Care and Vocational Learning Lord Grey Academy, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Job description

We require, for Easter or September 2020, a Head of Department for Health & Social Care, Child Development and Vocational Learning. The successful candidate will be an outstanding classroom practitioner, keen to develop leadership skills and will have excellent subject knowledge.

The successful candidate:

• will have a strong commitment to the ability to teach and lead Health & Social Care, Child Development and vocational learning
• will be an effective classroom practitioner committed to raising standards for all students
• will be fully committed to enabling all students to achieve well and make good progress
• the drive and determination to motivate colleagues and students
• a creative and energetic approach to teaching and management
• good organisational skills
• the ability to lead and develop a team of teachers
• the vision to develop the courses currently offered
• open to change, new ideas and innovation.

Why choose Lord Grey Academy?

• Culture of high expectations and a strong belief that all can achieve
• Very clear routines for learning so that teachers can teach and students can learn
• Culture of support and feedback for staff
• Highly visible student-centred Leadership Team
• Positive, supportive and friendly colleagues
• Weekly CPD and regular opportunities to benefit from working with other schools in the Trust.

The right candidate will be totally aligned to our values of encouraging all students to be ambitious, determined, independent, respectful and successful and completely committed to promoting our mantra of Lord Grey Can!

A lesson observation and a formal interview will form the selection criteria.

A candidate information booklet and application form are available on the vacancies section of Lord Grey Academy’s website:
http://www.lordgrey.org.uk/general-information/vacancies/

Please note the application form is available on the right hand side of the above link.

Completed application form and covering letter should be submitted to Human Resources at Lord Grey or emailed to hr@lordgrey.org.uk by 9am on Monday 24th February 2020.

Only successfully short listed candidates will be contacted.

Join an Academy on a rapid journey of improvement as part of a highly supportive and growing MAT. Lord Grey joined Tove Learning Trust in April 2018 and is situated in Bletchley on the outskirts of the growing city of Milton Keynes. The right candidate will join us on our exciting journey to providing a great education for our amazing students as we prepare them for adult life. There is a great team to work with who are already on the path to making changes that will shape the future of the Academy.

Tove Learning Trust
The trust is committed to ensuring that all students achieve as highly as possible and we work hard to offer stimulating environments that enable every learner to progress and flourish. We have a small central team and a committed Board of Trustees that are focused on delivering outstanding outcomes. We aim to have academies that are excellent communities of learning where students thrive on success. There are seven secondary schools and one primary school in this growing Trust.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding children. The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status or the credentials to gain QTS or to teach in the UK
Degree in subject or related subject
Evidence of a commitment to own professional development

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status or the credentials to gain QTS or to teach in the UK
Degree in subject or related subject
Evidence of a commitment to own professional development

Essential skills and experience

Relevant experience as a successful teacher in a secondary school
Up to date knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning strategies
Up to date knowledge of the National Curriculum and GCSE/GCE and public exam syllabus for the subject areas within your department
Up to date knowledge of school systems to support students in their learning, e.g. SEN, Pastoral and Assessment systems in schools

Please view the application booklet for the full person specification.

Employee benefits

TLR 2c £6,829


About Lord Grey Academy

Lord Grey Academy is an exciting and vibrant learning community where students enjoy great success in and outside of the classroom. Our Academy motto; Aspire, Learn, Achieve is important to us as we prepare our students for successful adult lives in an increasingly competitive world. Lord Grey Academy is popular and is the first choice school locally. We have a strong focus on academic achievement throughout the school and develop our young people to be independent and resilient learners. We are immensely proud of our inclusive ethos and of the positive relationships that we build with parents and the local community. We believe that all students can achieve.

Address
Rickley Lane, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK3 6EW
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Lord Grey Academy website (opens in a new window)