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Second in Department of Technology

Toot Hill School, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS/UPS £25,714 - £41,604 per annum +TLR 2a

Job summary

Toot Hill School has an opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic Second in Department of Technology. Key Stage 5 experience is preferential.
Key purpose of the job
In addition to the requirements of a class teacher, specific areas of responsibility and key tasks include:
Specific Responsibilities
• Support the Head of Department in the day to day running of the department and developing departmental strategy.
• Be responsible for ensuring students make at least expected progress in KS3 / KS4 / KS5.
• Help in the monitoring and implementation of systems / structures / policies and procedures across all key stages.
• Ensure detailed Schemes of Work are in place which match the abilities and needs of the students.
• Report student progress regularly to the Head of Department and SLT link.
• Liaise with all staff to ensure at least ‘good’ lessons are being taught all of the time and develop practice accordingly.
• Lead effective intervention for underachieving students and assist with provision within the department, with development, monitoring and evaluation at regular intervals.
• To act as a mentor for NQT, student teachers and to develop practice within the department.
• Lead the department in the absence of the Head of Department (alongside the rest of the Leadership team).
• Undertake any other reasonable duties to ensure the effective running of the department.
Responsibilities of a classroom teacher
• Teach pupils within allocated classes, enhancing their learning and providing the opportunity for achievement for all pupils.
• Planning and preparing tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of interest during lessons.
• Monitor the academic progress of pupils within allocated classes and implement appropriate strategies to address underachievement.
• To assess, record and report on the progress and attainment of all pupils within allocated classes.
• To register the attendance of pupils in class.
• To set appropriate homework.
• To mark pupil’s work and give appropriate and constructive feedback.
• To research new topic areas, maintain up-to-date subject knowledge, and devise and write new curriculum materials.
• Manage pupil behaviour in the classroom and on school premises, and apply appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehaviour.
• Communicate with parents and carers over pupils' progress and participate in departmental meetings, parents' evenings and whole school training events.
• Undergoing regular observations and participating in regular in-service training (INSET) as part of continuing professional development (CPD.
• Undertake critical self-evaluation and then participate in continuous professional development designed to enhance the quality of teaching or other working practices.

Responsibilities of a form tutor
• To address any issues concerned with the wellbeing, personal development and academic progress of pupils within the tutor group.
• To check uniform and general appearance on a daily basis.
• To monitor the behaviour of pupils in the tutor group.

Performance Management responsibilities
• All members of staff are required to participate fully in the school’s performance management system.

Other professional requirements

• Have a working knowledge of teachers’ professional duties and legal liabilities.
• Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school.
• Establish effective working relationships and set a good example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct.
• Contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the management of the school.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1931 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Toot Hill School

At Toot Hill School we strive as a school community to be the very best that we can be, with staff and students embodying our Work Hard, Be Kind, Take Pride ethos. At the heart of our learning community is the belief that every child matters and that every child will succeed. Our students develop into successful, happy and confident young people who make a positive contribution to the local community and beyond.

It is an exciting time to be joining Toot Hill School as we continue our extensive work on remodelling our curriculum to ensure it is truly ambitious for all. It has been carefully crafted and sequenced by our subject experts with the aim to take our students from novice to expert in each subject they study. External examinations are not the sole focus for our curriculum; the deep and lasting understanding of their subjects that students build leads to inevitable exam success, which Toot Hill School students have enjoyed for many years across all subject areas. Our view is that curriculum is never finished and each and every member of staff contributes to the review and refinement of it.

We cherish our staff as our most valuable resource in ensuring all students succeed in their journey through our school. Consequently, we heavily invest in both the professional learning and wellbeing of all our staff. Fundamental to our ethos is to declutter unnecessary work/tasks, focus on evidence based, sustainable practice and allow staff to take risks to ensure their unique teaching character shines through.

Central to our commitment to you is a comprehensive continued professional learning package that is tailored to your stage of career. Our core offer is subject specific, with subject knowledge enhancement, co-planning and coaching taking centre stage. We have bespoke training for NQTs, RQTs, Middle Leaders, Associate School Leaders and Senior Leaders, all designed to support you to reflect on your practice. We also offer free Westfield Health subscription, parking, refreshments before, during and after school, a bike to work scheme and opportunities to work with student teachers in partnership with the Trust’s large SCITT.

School location

The Banks, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG13 8BL

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