Head of Key Stage 3 UTC Plymouth, Plymouth

Job description

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, talented and dynamic Class Teacher Lead. As well as being an excellent practitioner for KS3 STEAM subject areas, we are looking for someone with a brilliant track record of improvement as well as being a strong classroom practitioner.

● Manage and Develop Transition procedures from Year 6 into 7
● Support marketing strategies promoting Year 7 option at UTC Plymouth
● Lead and manage the Year 7 and 8 mentors to achieve UTC’s aims and mission.
● Promote and maintain good communications within the Key Stage, college and with appropriate external agencies
● Work alongside the KS4 and 5 Pastoral Lead in order to ensure consistency of standards
● Ensure mentors maintain accurate and full records on student progress
● Ensure policies and procedures are followed by mentors and students
● Monitor, assess and develop the roles of mentors
● Liaise effectively with parents
● Have oversight of KS3 curriculum decisions, alongside Vice Principal (Curriculum)
● Report regularly and effectively to SLT on progress of KS3 students
● Deliver an effective pastoral programme
● Have oversight of extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities for KS3 liaising with those with responsibility in these areas

Essential educational requirements

QTS/QTLS
● Experience and knowledge of teaching a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Maths Subject)
● Knowledge and experience of working with students in a learning environment
● Knowledge and experience of using a range of strategies to deal with classroom behaviour
● Knowledge and experience of providing general technical/resources support e.g. preparation of teaching materials, displays etc
● Experience of working in a pastoral role
● Evidence of impact on supporting student progress
● Awareness of and compliance with policies and procedures relating to Child Protection, Health, Safety, and Security, Confidentiality and Data Protection

Essential qualifications

 Teaching qualification
 Degree

Essential skills and experience

● Post holder has extensive contact with pupils and students, which involves mentoring, motivating, advising, guiding and imparting skills and knowledge
● Interpersonal and communication skills required to liaise with parents and outside agencies e.g. social workers

Employee benefits

Opportunities and Benefits:
TLR2B - £4,621 per annum
We offer a competitive salary plus TPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.


About UTC Plymouth

Address
Park Avenue, Plymouth, PL1 4RL
Phase
Secondary
Type
Free School