Head of Humanities Faculty

Okehampton College, Okehampton, Devon

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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

TLR 1

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