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  • Start date details

    January 2024 (We will consider alternative start dates throughout the 2024 Acedemic year for the right candidate)

  • Closing date

    8 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

Media studies

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time 32.44 hours a week. Part time Part-time hours considered for the right candidate

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPR 1 to MPR 6 / UPR 1 to UPR 3 (depending on experience)

Additional allowances

TLR 2B

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • First class leadership qualities
  • Vision, energy and enthusiasm innovation and perseverance in supporting achievement
  • Willingness to pursue high standards, both academic and behavioural
  • Ability and willingness to engage in difficult conversations with colleagues about teaching and learning performance
  • Professional image and high personal standards
  • An excellent team-player who relates well to students, staff, parents and the wider community
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meeting the changing needs of English
  • The ability to work under pressure and maintain a good sense of humour
  • Resilience, realism and a sense of perspective
  • Willingness to contribute to all aspects of school life
  • Aspiration to lead a larger team and progress to senior leadership level in the longer term

What the school offers its staff

  • A positive working environment focused on staff well-being, student welfare, progress and high standards of achievement and behaviour
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and Training and Development Programmes
  • In-house Teaching School
  • Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

The HISP Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are also committed to providing equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment and selection process and ensuring that candidates are treated fairly and lawfully throughout the process.

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About Thornden School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1466 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Thornden School is part of the HISP Multi Academy Trust, which was formed in January 2020. As a MAT, we aim to ensure that our schools have strong and talented leadership and staff, who in turn will ensure that the young people who are in each of the MAT schools have access to excellent education, support and wider opportunities.

Thornden is an oversubscribed, outstanding school serving Chandler’s Ford and the surrounding area with just over 1470 students on roll. We have an ambitious ethos based on high expectations for all. Our students are proud of their academic and wider achievements, having a belief in their own success and ability to succeed which continues beyond our school with a high percentage of Thornden students excelling at local colleges and then at further and higher education.

In the results for 2019, 90% of our students achieved 5 or more 9-4 grades including English and Maths and 54% achieved the English Baccalaureate. Our value added performance was 0.65 in 2019 which puts the school at the top of the league tables for Hampshire. We had anticipated even better performance and outcomes for 2020.

Thornden is a busy and dynamic school with a strong focus on developing the whole child. We have a vibrant performing arts department that encourages students to embrace a rich cultural education beyond the more traditional subjects. Alongside our formal curriculum provision, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including sporting clubs and teams, author visits, Duke of Edinburgh Award and trips within the UK and abroad. We firmly believe that by engaging students and encouraging enjoyment we inspire them to learn and achieve therefore helping them to develop into fully contributing and happy members of our community. Thornden also leads a large successful Teaching School alliance with an outstanding School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme and we are a Research School.

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