This job expired on 14 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    14 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
£50,645 - £55,884 (Leadership Scale 8-12)

Job summary

As Head of Department, you will excel in the classroom - but, just as importantly, you will be instrumental in supporting colleagues within the department to enhance their effectiveness in the classroom and beyond, through mentoring, coaching, professional development and challenge. The demands of the role will be high, and this is reflected in the salary attached. You will also enjoy significant credibility through your ability to lead and manage colleagues to excellence in all they do.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and outstanding classroom practitioner with a track record of strong outcomes. We need someone who can walk the walk and be a beacon of excellent practice in a classroom environment, whilst possessing the muscularity of intellect and professional credibility to drive up standards across the department.

-To set challenging teaching and learning objectives which are relevant to all students
-To develop strategies for the use of Literacy & Numeracy to promote new teaching methods and improve learning and monitor their effectiveness in raising standards of teaching and learning.
-To lead or contribute to professional development activities as part of the planned programme for the school and to promote the sharing of good practice.
-To make appropriate use of the school’s monitoring and assessment strategies to evaluate students’ progress towards planned learning objectives.
-To use monitoring and assessment information to improve planning and teaching.
-To have high expectations of students and build successful relationships centred on teaching and learning.
-To establish a purposeful learning environment where diversity is valued and where students feel safe and secure and confident

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1186 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About Netherwood Academy

Netherwood Academy is an 11-16 academy which opened in September 2012, set in an extensive £35 million campus. As part of Astrea Academy Trust, Netherwood Academy is in an exciting period of development.

Netherwood is on a significant journey, and needs colleagues with high ambition and high expectation, and we hope this is you.

School location

Dove Valley Way, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 8FE

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