Head of Key Stage 4 English Longfield Academy, Darlington

Job description

To provide the highest quality of education, preparation for life and care for all pupils in the school in accordance with the Teachers’ Standards and school policies. To co-lead & manage with the Head of Department the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for targeted pupils in accordance with the aims of policies of the school at KS4.

Essential educational requirements

Graduate in relevant subject with Qualified Teacher Status

Essential qualifications

Well structured supporting letter indicating beliefs, understanding of important educational issues and styles of management
Commitment to and track record of CPD relevant to subject area

Essential skills and experience

Good classroom practitioner at KS3 & 4
Up to date, excellent knowledge in subject, national and local policy, pedagogy and classroom practice
Track record of embracing innovation
Understanding of assessment techniques and the ability to plan these into SOWs
Understanding of competency based curriculums in-line with assessment techniques and the ability to develop them
Experience in planning assessment strategies in line with desired outcomes
A knowledge of current health and safety issues
Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations with a range of audiences
Ability to work effectively in a wide range of partnerships to achieve school improvement
Ability to use ICT effectively in the classroom and to support learning
Ability or commitment to develop the use of new technology to a high level
Commitment to raising standards and achieving the highest standards of achievement for young people

About Longfield Academy

Longfield Road, Darlington, DL3 0HT