• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    14 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    17 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Salary negotiable

Job summary

Job Purpose:
• To ensure that all students make maximum progress. This particularly applies to pupil premium students and the successful candidate will work closely with the Assistant Headteacher – pupil premium lead, in this regard.
• To ensure students of all ages are supported and challenged as necessary and achieve optimum levels of engagement with school life.
• To help maximise student attendance by the Resistant Materials department delivering creative, innovative and rewarding lessons.
• To role model excellent practices and go ‘above and beyond’, intervening with students outside the curriculum so they ‘catch up’ as quickly as possible.
• To support and challenge Heads of Year so that underachieving students have barriers removed from their learning and regularly show good learning behaviours including being properly equipped for lessons.
• To effectively lead the Resistant Materials department so protocols are consistently followed e.g. deadlines are met, registers are taken, students’ have challenging starter activities, the main parts of lessons involve students applying their newly acquired skills or knowledge regularly and expediently etc.
• To ensure lessons are well planned and follow schemes of work with regular and consistent assessments providing students with high quality feedback which they are accountable for acting upon via DIRT marking.
• To encourage a culture of shared practice in the Resistant Materials department where resources are shared, practices are discussed and peer lesson observations take place on a regular basis; typically, half termly.
• To communicate with parents on a range of issues, particularly where students are underachieving.
• To communicate appropriate information to teaching and support staff.
• To contribute to a confidential record of issues affecting the educational progress of students.
• To be highly visible and a point of contact for students.
• To keep abreast of national developments including specifications, examination requirements and teaching processes within the department.
• Regularly review specification taught, initiating and leading change as required, thereby ensuring that students within the Resistant Materials department follow appropriate specifications and schemes of work that meet legal requirements and provide challenge to enable pupils to fulfil their potential.
• To be familiar with school policies, in particular safeguarding procedures, and promote the welfare of children.

Key Responsibilities:
• Be a champion for Resistant Materials advocating its place in the curriculum and the benefits it will provide students whilst they are at school and when they leave.
• Ensure vulnerable and pupil premium students can succeed through differentiation and stimulating lesson delivery.
• Demonstrate a specialism in subject across KS4 and KS5.
• Deliver multi-disciplined teaching across Textiles, Graphics and Resistant Materials at KS3.
• Be a highly visible point of contact for students and families when they require assistance or information relating to the department.
• Ensure school uniform is worn correctly.
• Produce internal and external reports as necessary.
• Work within school systems to inform teaching and non-teaching staff about students’ progress.
• Communicate effectively and purposefully with parents so they are well informed about the department’s procedures, expectations and upcoming events.
• Promote positive attitudes to learning and behaviour for learning with vulnerable students.
• Liaise with the SEND Department to ensure students with unique needs are effectively catered for.
• To analyse student data and to intervene swiftly, as necessary, communicating with parents of underachieving students on a regular basis.
• Uphold and promote the values and ethos of the school.
• The post holder will be expected to run after school, each week, at least two voluntary 45 minute academic ‘clinics’ on their own subject to a group of KS4 or KS5 students as identified by the Head of Department, Deputy Head (Curriculum) or Headteacher. This clinic will not be part of the role rather it will be part of a wider, whole school, extended day.

Applying for the job

To apply, please complete the application form and return to recruitment@blenheim.surrey.sch.uk

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1244 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01372 745333

About Blenheim High School

Comprehensive state funded academy secondary school [mixed], based in Epsom, Surrey.

Arranging a visit to Blenheim High School

Please contact recruitment@blenheim.sch.uk or call 01372 745333 to arrange a visit to the school

School location

Longmead Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BH

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