Head of Humanities & Life
Carrying out the professional duties of a teacher as circumstances may require and in accordance with Academy policies, under the direction of the Principal.
Communicating clear purpose and vision to the Department/Faculty
Contributing to the strategic development of the Academy by implementing whole Academy new initiatives, monitoring and reporting on key outcomes, to ensure the
Department/Faculty meets academic targets as well as meeting the requirements of Every Child Matters.
Providing clear, cohesive leadership and direction in Department/Faculty and motivating teaching and support colleagues in developing innovative strategies to enhance the quality of learning, teaching and achievement
Promoting the achievement of high standards through effective teaching and learning within subjects area(s), preparation, evaluation and action planning
Modelling the vision and values of the Academy;
Implement the Department Development Plan/SEF to secure continuous improvement and quality outcomes for all students.
Receiving and acting on feedback to build on the strengths and improve personal performance within the Academy systems.
Taking into account and constantly reviewing Academy contextual factors and prior attainment when planning and teaching lessons.
Working in a cross-curricular way to support subjects across the Academy in the use of active learning approaches to enrich curriculum and skills delivery.
Recognising, promoting and celebrating diversity.
Essential educational requirements
Outstanding knowledge of Humanities education at all levels, Key stage 3 – 5.
Outstanding knowledge of the Life Curriculum.
A degree in History.
A teaching qualification together with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Essential skills and experience
An outstanding classroom practitioner with a clear direction and vision of the department.
Commitment to high standards in all aspects of the academy’s work.
Able to use a range of teaching and learning strategies.
An understanding of how Assessment for Learning can improve student performance and how to embed this within your department.
Confidence in the use of standard computer packages and how these can be used to enhance student learning.
Able to use student level data to raise standards.
Enthusiasm for your subject.
Creative problem solving together with willingness to take on and develop and try new approaches and ideas.
Ability to relate to students in a pleasant and sympathetic manner and to recognise potential safeguarding issues.
Outstanding relationships with students and staff members, which promotes excellent classroom behaviour and attainment.
Evidence of managing and leading a new initiate across a department.
We are committed to paying the National Living Wage
A generous pension scheme
Teachers’ Pension Scheme for teachers
Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff
Synergy car leasing
24-hour Employee Assistance Programme
25+ days holiday, plus bank holidays (for non-term time only
employees) and fl exible family friendly policies
Opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD),
offered with the Outwood Institute of Education, including the
'Transform Outwood’ career pathway programme.
About Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth
- Harrowgate Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 8TF