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Head of Science (L7 - L11)

Manor Community Academy, Hartlepool, Teesside

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Lead Practitioners range 7 to Lead Practitioners range 11, £47,707 to £52,643

Job summary

1. Maintaining a focus on teaching and learning
2. Exercising appropriate professional skills and judgement
3. Accountability for leading, managing and developing a subject or curriculum area or
student development in the Department
4. Working with other relevant teachers in the department:
o Identify relevant department improvement issues
o Define and agree appropriate improvement targets
o Co-ordinate CPD needs and opportunities for department staff
o Evaluate the impact of all improvement activities on the quality of teaching and
o Provide the Senior Leadership Team with relevant subject, curriculum area or student
performance information
5. Having impact on educational progress beyond personally assigned students in the
6. Working with other relevant teachers and staff in the department:
o Identify appropriate attainment and/or achievement targets
o Monitor pupil standards and achievement against annual targets
o Monitor planning, curriculum coverage and learning outcomes
o Monitor standards of pupil behaviour and application
o Lead evaluation strategies to contribute to overall Academy self-evaluation
o Plan and implement strategies where improvement needs are identified
o Ensure that relevant attainment / achievement targets are met
7. Leading, developing and enhancing the teaching practice of others
8. Working with other relevant teachers and staff in the department:
o Maintain personal expertise and share this with other teachers
o Act as a role model of good classroom practice for other teachers, modelling effective
strategies with them
o Monitor and evaluate standards of teaching, identifying areas for improvement
o Plan and implement strategies to improve teaching where needs are identified
o Induct, support and monitor new staff
o Act as a performance management team leader for identified teachers
9. Line management responsibility for a significant number of people:
o Ensure that performance management arrangements are effectively discharged by
other team leaders in the department
o Monitor the effectiveness and impact of performance management arrangements
within the department (subject to the performance management policy)
o Monitor and evaluate the contribution and impact of other staff in the Department to
Academy improvement
o Provide quality assurance monitoring and intervention with staff as agreed with the
senior leadership team
o Identify staff development needs and co-ordinate these with those responsible for CPD
in the Academy
o Plan the deployment of staff expertise to achieve departmental improvement
o Take initial responsibility for the pastoral care and welfare of all department staff

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1039 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
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About Manor Community Academy

Manor Community Academy is located in the north-east of England, in the coastal town of Hartlepool. The academy joined Northern Education Trust in 2015. We are an averaged sized 11 – 16 secondary school (NOR 1048) with an Alternate Resource Provision within the academy.

At Manor Community Academy, we focus on improving the life chances of students in our care and are unashamedly dedicated to helping our young people achieve a strong pass in core academic qualifications, particularly in English and mathematics. The academy follows a one week 25 period timetable with each day split into five periods of 60 minutes each. Students also receive a 20-minute tutor period each day.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced with a strong core at its centre. All students have the opportunity to study a wide range of GCSE and vocational subjects including the EBacc. We want our young people to leave the academy well qualified and also with a unique skill set that will enable them to 'stand out from the crowd’. We believe strongly that our students should be in possession of employability skills that will enable them to pursue exciting careers, attend prestigious universities, complete dynamic apprenticeships and play their own leading roles in regenerating our communities.

At Manor Community Academy, we aim to enrich our students' experience and enjoyment of school and to generate opportunities for students to accrue the cultural capital they will need to be successful. There are a wide range of enrichment activities and events that cater for a variety of students interests and ensure equality of opportunity.

School location

Owton Manor Lane, Hartlepool, Teesside, TS25 3PS

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