Head of Media Studies

Saint Mary Magdalene Church of England All Through School, London, SE18 5PW

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    17 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    25 April 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



Dependent on experience

Head of Media Studies job summary

Head of Media Studies (Secondary Phase)

St. Mary Magdalene is a popular and successful school with two school campuses; a primary site in Woolwich and a state of the art all through site on the Greenwich Peninsula. It leads a federation with another primary school in Greenwich (SE10), Christ Church – the Koinonia Federation.

St Mary Magdalene’s secondary phase opened in September 2016 and provides a total of 900 places for students aged 11-16. It also offers a sixth form provision which opened in September 2021, providing 150 places for students in Year 12 and from September 2022 will offer a further 150 places for students in Year 13.

We are looking to appoint a Head of Media Studies to join our expanding secondary phase.

The ideal candidate will:

Be ambitious in your determination to ensure all our learners achieve and develop their full potential
Be inspirational in the classroom
Be able to provide engaging and creative learning experiences for all pupils
Be committed to assisting pupils in overcoming barriers to learning
Have high expectations and a commitment to the wider school
If you feel you share our values, have the vision and drive for excellence and want to be part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team, committed to ensuring that students fulfil their potential, then we would like to hear from you.
The successful candidate will present the best possible example of professional standards to colleagues.

Applications will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to come in for a lesson observation and interview.

We reserve the right to close this listing early if a large number of favourable applications are received.

Our £65m building is situated on the Greenwich Peninsula, beside the O2, offering excellent public transport links via the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich and various bus routes.

Please note there is no staff parking at the school - please consider this before submitting your application.

As this role will involve contact with children we will take up at least two references before interview asking about your suitability to work with children. Any job offer will be conditional on you having a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Criminal Records Check and Barred List Check, having the legal right to work in the UK and having satisfactory overseas criminal records checks if deemed necessary.

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered 'protected'. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, they cannot be taken into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found of the Ministry of Justice website.

Applying for the job

Application forms should be completed and submitted to our HR Manager, Emma Clark, via email eclark@koinoniafederation.com or applications can be submitted online via the TES platform.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Saint Mary Magdalene Church of England All Through School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 18
School size
1598 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18
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The Koinonia Federation consists of two schools over three campuses: our original school - St Mary Magdalene C of E in Woolwich, our new All Through St Mary Magdalene C of E Campus on the Greenwich Peninsula and Christ Church C of E Primary in Greenwich. Leaders have created a clear vision and direction for the school. The school’s values of ‘family, faith and fellowship’ are rooted in the shared ethos across the school sites. (OfSTED 2018)

Our Federation motto of ‘Faith, Family and Fellowship’ is central to all our work. Our family focussed and innovative approach to securing success for every child in our care provides our pupils with a unique learning experience. Both St Mary Magdalene and Christ Church schools have received Outstanding/Excellent grades in their recent SIAMS inspection. Our two schools work in collaboration, which has helped us share our expertise in delivering high quality education to the pupils of Greenwich.

We have strong Parish links with our churches and work closely with them so that we encourage fellowship throughout our communities. We have church services at least once a term and the pupils work hard to be out reaching and support charities with harvest gifts, food bank supplies and other fund raising activities.

At each of our schools we nurture pupils from all backgrounds with care and dignity: developing them academically as well as supporting any spiritual and special individual needs they may have. We are inclusive and our explicit and deeply embedded Christian ethos permeates all that we do. Our staff routinely go the ‘extra mile’ for pupils and families, we are proud of our successful and effective working relationships.

Our curriculum provides a strong framework through which every pupil can continue to grow. Our pupils benefit from a range of visits in this country and further afield at the secondary phase which enhance and extend their life experiences. The theatres, museums and galleries of London provide numerous prospects for pupils to enrich classroom based learning. Pupils are offered rich opportunities within and beyond the academic curriculum to find and develop a lifelong love of learning.

The links between home and school are very important to us and seen as a strength of the Federation. We are very fortunate to have full time Home School Link Workers who can support families if they have any concerns.

We aim for the highest standards of behaviour, co-operation, understanding and individual achievement, which are made possible by home and school working together in close partnership.

Arranging a visit to Saint Mary Magdalene Church of England All Through School

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in a lesson observation and interview and will be offered a tour of the school on the same date.

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