This job expired on 18 June 2023

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    18 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 May 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



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Provide strategic leadership and management of the department to ensure continuous improvement and development.
  • Lead and manage the department and teachers within it on a day-to-day basis
  • To line manage the EAL Coordinator
  • Take a leading role in the delivery of the curriculum and be an exemplar of best practice in the department
  • Represent the department at Raising Standards meetings
  • To work with the Leadership Team and outside agencies to further develop the practice of the department
  • Monitor, evaluate and review the work of the department in line with school policies to ensure continuous improvement of standards
  • To administer the performance management review of each member of the department in line with the school’s Performance Management Policy. Undertake the management of staff within the Department, including induction, interviews, training, development and career management and day-to-day management matters, such as leave of absence, sick leave, etc. and referring where required to the HR Manager or Headteacher
  • To liaise with the Academy’s HR Manager with any staffing issues
  • To liaise with the Academy’s Finance Team in order to ensure the effective management of all department finances
  • To implement, monitor and review the department self-evaluation and contribute to the whole school evaluation (SEF)
  • Ensure consistent formative assessment/marking of all pupil work and to carry out standardisation and moderation of pupil’s work
  • Use pupil data to set and monitor targets in order to ensure progression

What the school offers its staff

  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly, and well-run school.
  • The Trusts commitment to staff wellbeing including generous calendar dates and INSET days.
  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
  • Reward and recognition, celebrating staff success.
  • Leadership development opportunities both internally and across other schools in the Trust.
  • A successful ECT support program.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Courteous and hardworking pupils.
  • Benefits for discounts via an online staff portal.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences. References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.

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About Lawn Manor Academy

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

Lawn Manor Academy is a rewarding and friendly environment to work in with staff who always put the children first and are dedicated to ‘Inspiring and Creating Futures for All’. The school itself has undergone a period of rapid change over the last few years and this post is an opportunity to shape the school as we enter our next chapter.

Our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) are an established team consisting of Headteacher, two Deputy Headteachers and three Assistant Headteachers.

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