Second in Faculty - Social Studies Woodkirk Academy, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Job description

Second in Faculty Social Studies

Salary: MPS/UPS with a TLR2c

Contract: Permanent

Responsible to: Director of Social Studies

Line Management Responsibilities:

• Delegated staff in line with the needs of the department
• Team Leader Performance Manager

Purpose of the role
To provide professional leadership and management of the Health and Social Care and Child Development courses, whilst leading the development of teaching and learning across the faculty in order to secure high quality teaching, effective use of resources and improved standards for all students.
The Job Description should be read alongside the range of professional duties of Teachers as set out in the Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document. The post holder will be expected to undertake duties in line with the professional standards for qualified teachers and uphold the professional code of the General Teaching Council for England.

Main duties in addition to the class teacher job description/post threshold job description as appropriate:
Teaching and Managing Student Learning
• In conjunction with the Director to ensure curriculum coverage continuity and progression for all students through clearly written and regularly reviewed schemes of work. Monitor implementation in the classroom through regular monitoring in line with the whole school systems.
• Ensure teachers within the Faculty are clear about teaching objectives and provide guidance on methodology
• Play a major role in the evaluation of the work of delegated staff in relation to teaching objectives and methodology
• Help to develop and sustain students’ literacy and numeracy skills through the faculty
• Conside how the subjects can promote citizenship, spiritual cultural, mental and physical development and preparation for adult life.
• Set high expectations for students’ behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline through well-focused teaching and through positive and productive relationships.
• Demonstrate consistent and effective use of a range of appropriate strategies for teaching, assessment and classroom management.

Planning and Setting Expectations/Student Achievement

• In conjunction with the Director, set expectations and targets for staff and students in relation to student achievement and monitor progress towards these targets.

Assessment and Evaluation

• In conjunction with the Director, establish and implement clear practices for assessing, recording and reporting on student achievement within the Faculty, in line with the School policy.

Relationship with Parents and Wider community

• Establish good and effective communication with parents.

Manage Own Performance and Development

• Keep abreast of new curriculum thinking, teaching methods and examination syllabuses
• Be aware of developments in across subjects and Key Stages
• Know and understand the implications of the Code of Practice for SEN for teaching and learning in the subject.

Managing and Developing Staff and Other Adults

• Line manage delegated staff within the Faculty according to the needs of the Faculty.
• Play a major role in Performance Management process within the Faculty acting as a Team Leader for delegated staff.
• Help staff achieve constructive working relationships with students
• Support colleagues in their management of student behaviour by using School Policy and procedures
• Sustain motivation; promote enthusiasm, openness to new ideas, commitment and a happy and homogenous team.
• Be concerned for the professional development of colleagues.
• Provide full and regular feedback to team members, through departmental meetings, briefings and memos of matters discussed at meetings held for curriculum managers.
• Encourage Faculty involvement in School wide initiatives and in the development of whole School policy.
• In conjunction with the Director, ensure that senior colleagues and Governors are well informed about subject policies, plans, priorities, targets and professional development needs.
• Act as a model of best practice within and beyond the Faculty.

Managing Resources
• Advise the Director on resource needs for the subjects. Ensure the effective and efficient management and organisation of learning resources.
• Use accommodation to create an effective and stimulating environment for the teaching and learning of the subject.
• In conjunction with the Director, help to ensure that there is a safe working and learning environment in which risks are properly assessed.
• In consultation with the team, formulate Strategic and Action plans and help to implement the processes by which they will be monitored and evaluated.
• Help to ensure that the Faculty Handbook is kept up to date in relation to responsibilities.

Strategic Leadership
• In conjunction with the Director, help to develop and implement policies and practices for the subject that reflects the School’s commitment to high achievement.
• Analyse current performance of students in a given Key Stage/course and devise strategies for improving standards further. Support the Director in this across the Faculty.
• Establish, with the involvement of the Director, plans for developing and resourcing the subject to bring about continuous improvement in teaching and learning student achievement.
• Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the effects of the Faculty’s work on standards of learning and teaching.
• Play a major role in the monitoring and evaluation of pedagogy within the Faculty take responsibility for the line management of delegated staff within this area of reference.
Specific Duties
• Deputise for the Director as required including attendance at meetings, Parents’ Evenings and events
• Assist the Director with setting/group arrangements.
• Liaise with other Co-ordinators regarding transfer between Key Stages.
• Organise internal moderation of a specific course and support other co-ordinators as required.
• Assist the Director and Co-ordinators with exam entries.
• Support with the organisation of mock examinations.
• Assist the Director with work sampling, lesson observations and data analysis.
• Organise intervention and revision classes across the Faculty.
• Contribute to the Faculty examination analysis as required.
• Support staff through the provision of appropriate training.
• Promote extra-curricular activities and events for students.

Special Conditions of Service

• No smoking policy

General Responsibilities
• Attend and participate in staff meetings, training and briefings as appropriate
• Be aware of, and comply with all Academy policies and procedures, in particular those relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection
• Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time. Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.
Leodis is a Multi-Academy Trust comprising of four founding members East Ardsley Primary, Hill Top Primary and Westerton Primary and Woodkirk Academy and one additional academy Blackgates Primary. The post holder is based primarily at Woodkirk Academy and may be required to work across a number of sites.

Essential educational requirements

• A health and Social care specialist with a good honours degree
• Relevant teaching qualification
• Evidence of further professional study

Essential qualifications

• Relevant teaching qualification

Essential skills and experience

• Recent and relevant successful teaching at Key Stages 4 and 5.
• Evidence of pastoral work/training, e.g. form tutor responsibilities
• Evidence of contribution to extra- curricular activities
• Experience of leading and/or developing colleagues
• TLR responsibility
• Performance Management responsibility

Employee benefits

TLR 2c

About Woodkirk Academy

Rein Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF3 1JQ
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