9 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    19 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    31 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Subject
History
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Mainscale + TLR 2a

Job summary

LEAD A TEAM:
Lead by example – act as a positive role model to students and staff and be an effective classroom practitioner.
Strategically direct the work of members of the team through effective appraisal and team development planning.
Identify the CPD needs of the team and plan to meet those needs.
Manage the work and utilise the skills of UPS teachers within the team to develop the practice of others; ensuring that they make a contribution beyond their own classroom.
Delegate roles and tasks appropriately.
Ensure high standards of conduct, classroom management and teaching.
Ensure school and team protocols and procedures are adhered to.
Report three times a year to the Headteacher, the progress made in implementing the team development plan, progress made towards targets and any issues arising from monitoring.
Meet regularly with a line manager to report progress made in implementing the team development plan, progress made towards targets and any issues arising from monitoring and to seek advice over day-to-day team management issues.
Report progress within the department directly to governors as required.
Ensure the team budget and resources are deployed effectively.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMNENT OF THE SCHOOL AS A WHOLE AS PART OF THE MIDDLE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Attend middle leader meetings in order to help formulate whole school policy and practice.
As the “lead professional” in the team area within the school, to advise the Headteacher and SLT when required.
Devise and implement the annual team development plan with reference to the priorities outlined in the school development plan.

BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN EXAMINATIONS
Ensure students across the department are well prepared for examinations.
Be relentless in ensuring students take all possible steps to achieve or beat their target grades.

BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ASPECTS OF LEARNING & TEACHING WITHIN THE TEAM
Have overall responsibility for the attainment, achievement and behaviour of students in the department area.
Ensure the school’s policies and procedures on learning and teaching, homework, assessment and reporting, and behaviour management are implemented by the team.
Ensure suitable schemes of learning exist, are updated and are followed by all members of the team.
Ensure lesson planning is of a high standard and suitably meets the needs of all learners, including those with special or additional learning needs.
Ensure safe practice within the team area, including ensuring that health and safety risk assessments are carried out and adhered to by all members of the team.
Ensure Safeguarding procedures are fully embedded in the work of the team.

BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROVISION & DELIVERY OF A WIDE RANGE OF COURSES SUITED TO THE ABILITIES, INTERESTS & LEARNING STYLES OF THE FULL RANGE OF LEARNERS
Ensure a suite of suitable, accredited courses at entry level, level 1 and level 2 are provided by the team – typically these may include GCSE and BTEC.
Ensure that the arrangements for delivering these courses meet with the specifications outlined by awarding bodies.
Ensure the team keeps up to date with the latest curriculum developments within the team area.

MONITOR THE WORK OF THE TEAM
Ensure robust quality assurance procedures are in place, including formal classroom observations, informal classroom observations, monitoring of regular assessment data, work sampling, moderation or agreement trialling and stakeholder surveys.
Act on any issues raised through quality assurance.
Ensure successful performance by students and staff is recognised and celebrated.
Ensure best practice within the team is recognised and quickly becomes accepted normal practice and an entitlement for all learners.
Seek out best practice in other team areas and other institutions and, where appropriate, adapt and implement it into practice within the team.
Ensure that procedures within the team ensure high standards of behaviour.
Know where there is underperformance within the team and be responsible for challenging underperformance and supporting underperforming team members.

TO BE AN EFFECTIVE TUTOR:
Ensure the agreed tutor time programme is carried out effectively, as specified in the school’s Learning & Teaching Policy, so that tutor time is used to support learning in lessons.
Be involved in the induction programme for new students.
Be the “first port of call” for students with day-to-day pastoral issues.
Support vulnerable students in the tutor group.
Carry out effective individual Advice and Guidance (IAG) sessions for students in the tutor group.
Report to parents through the written tutor report and through appointments at parent/tutor meetings.

Applying for the job

Please complete a Teaching Staff Application form and return to Mrs Lisa Jeffreys via email: lisa.jeffreys@westfieldacademy.co.uk

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
904 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01935423747

About Westfield Academy

We are an 11-16 co-educational school, in Somerset, serving the town of Yeovil and the surrounding villages. Westfield is an oversubscribed and successful school with a good reputation.

School location

Stiby Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 3EP

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