Head of Performing Arts Faculty - Part time

Sanders School, Hornchurch

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Job details

Subjects Drama, Art and design
Working pattern Will consider part-time, job share
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £28,355 to £39,641 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

The role of the Head of Faculty is important to both the strategic development of the school and the effective management of operations.

A Head of Faculty is expected to make a significant contribution to the core purpose of our school which is to ensure all our students, regardless of their background, achieve at least their academic potential. A Head of Faculty should meet all the National Standards for teachers and should demonstrate sustained, high performance against the school’s Professional Standards.

Principal Responsibilities
● The strategic leadership of high quality effective teaching and learning within a faculty area.
● To be accountable for the success of all subjects within the faculty area.
● Lead and manage the effective development of the curriculum within identified subject areas.
● The evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching and learning, standards of attainment, student progression with the faculty area.
● Lead and manage effectively all the staff who work within the faculty area. Ensure that staff are supported in Professional Development and that Performance Management is effective.
● Make a substantial contribution to whole-school strategic development by working closely with the Senior Leadership Team as part of the Leadership Team and through other professional meetings/activities.
● To work closely as and when required with the Governing Body to ensure that they understand the performance of the school.

Leadership and Management Responsibilities
● Ensure schemes of work are up to date and appropriate for our students.
● Analyse examination/test results and subject data. Use the data to improve standards of attainment through targeted professional development for colleagues and enhanced learning provision for students or groups of students.
● Ensure analysis of student progress is followed up with intervention strategies.
● Monitor the work of all subjects within the faculty area to ensure it is effective in raising student achievement. To intervene to support the academic progress of student/ss appropriately.
● Ensure that school policies are followed effectively within the faculty area. Be involved in the development of school policies.
● To ensure the quality of reports to parents and of any external communications with the community or agencies that support schools.
● Take responsibility for the Performance Management and Professional development of staff within the faculty area.
● Take responsibility for GTP and other professionals in training who may be allocated to the faculty area.
Teaching and Learning
● To promote a culture of shared practice so that teachers are both challenged and supported to teach consistently good and outstanding lessons.
● To ensure that all teachers within the Faculty prepare and deliver lessons that are well-planned and which challenge students to achieve high standards.
● To ensure that effective use is made of ICT and new technologies for teaching & learning.
● To ensure that there is proper coverage of the National Curriculum and the GCSE syllabus where appropriate, using learning strategies identified on individual education plans.
● To attend, contribute to and support the planning of INSET sessions.
● To contribute to school-wide enrichment programmes.
● To undertake other duties as may be required from time to time.
Teaching and Learning
● To promote a culture of shared practice so that teachers are both challenged and supported to teach consistently good and outstanding lessons.
● To ensure that all teachers within the Faculty prepare and deliver lessons that are well-planned and which challenge students to achieve high standards.
● To ensure that effective use is made of ICT and new technologies for teaching & learning.
● To ensure that there is proper coverage of the National Curriculum and the GCSE syllabus where appropriate, using learning strategies identified on individual education plans.
● To attend, contribute to and support the planning of INSET sessions.
● To contribute to school-wide enrichment programmes.
● To undertake other duties as may be required from time to time.

Essential educational requirements

A Head of Faculty is expected to make a significant contribution to the core purpose of our school which is to ensure all our students, regardless of their background, achieve at least their academic potential. A Head of Faculty should meet all the National Standards for teachers and should demonstrate sustained, high performance against the school’s Professional Standards. To hold a degree or equivalent.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status or Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

Essential skills and experience

● A passion for teaching and learning.
● A belief in people.
● Decisiveness, consistency and an ability to focus on solutions.
● Resilience.
● Ability to work on own initiative as appropriate
● A commitment to achieving the best for young people regardless of their social background and circumstances.
● The ability to consistently model the values and ethos of the school staff, students and parents.
● A recognition of the importance of accountability leaders at all levels have for student performance.
● The ability to communicate effectively with a range of different people.
● An ability to analyse a range of data and information and to use it, plan for improvement.
● Excellent subject knowledge.
● Excellent understanding of what constitutes good teaching and learning.
● Ability to think creatively and to be flexible.
● Be able to plan organise and prioritise so that time is used effectively.

Employee benefits

Sanders has an excellent CPD programme fully supported across the Trust.
Sanders offers excellent well being support and medical cover through the Schools Advisory Service.
The role comes with TLR2B £3990 prorated.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 682 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Sanders School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email cvalentine@sfaet.co.uk

About Sanders School

School location

Suttons Lane, Hornchurch, RM12 6RT