Head of Humanities Faculty

Okehampton College, Okehampton, Devon


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £0 to £39,406

Job description

Job Purpose:

• To provide high quality leadership to the Humanities Faculty.
• To monitor both student and staff performance within the faculty.
• To raising students’ achievement through the use of appropriate intervention strategies.
• To provide appropriate support to members of the faculty to maximise the delivery of Teaching and Learning.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

As a classroom teacher:

• To undertake any and all duties as laid out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and meet the professional Standards for practicing Teachers.
• To plan and prepare lessons, schemes of work and assessment materials.
• To teach, according to their educational needs, students assigned to allocated classes, utilising key skills as appropriate.
• To control and oversee the storage of books and other resources required for class usage.
• To ensure positive behaviour management in accordance with agreed school policies, including the administration of rewards.
• To set homework in accordance with agreed whole school and departmental policies.
• To monitor and assess student performance so that targets can be set for individual student improvement, including IEPs.
• To report to parents in accordance with the whole school policy.
• To take registers for each lesson.
• To contribute to departmental meetings, discussions and management systems necessary to co-ordinate the work of the department and integrate this into the work of the whole school.
• To participate in the Performance Management Review cycle as per the school policy.

Essential educational requirements

• Good degree or relevant vocational qualification pertaining to the subject to be taught

Essential qualifications

• Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
• Evidence of relevant and Substantial CPD

Essential skills and experience

• Ability to deliver consistently high quality lessons to students of all ages and abilities.
• Proven record of significantly raising achievement with all groups of students across the age and ability range, and of helping them achieve impressive examination outcomes.
• Proven commitment to continued professional development and a readiness to reflect and self-evaluate to change, improve and develop.
• Thorough knowledge of the requirements of the new National Curriculum in the subject.
• Good knowledge of current educational developments and initiatives relating to the subject and their implications.
• An understanding of the ways children learn and how individual needs may be assessed and met.
• An understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and academic / behavioural standards and a commitment to relentlessly implementing these strategies

Employee benefits


School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1427 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Okehampton College website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@okehamptoncollege.devon.sch.uk

School location

Mill Road, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1PW