Subject Leader - Drama
Stanborough School, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
|Working pattern||Full-time only|
|Salary||Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £28,340 to £44,430|
SUBJECT LEADER DRAMA
Responsible to: Curriculum Leader: English and Drama
To lead the subject area within the Drama department and to support the Curriculum Leader: English and Drama in achieving high standards in all aspects of the faulty.
• To support the Curriculum Leader in ensuring that the team of staff in the faculty enables students to achieve at the highest possible level.
• To proactively plan, support and intervene to ensure the highest standards of teaching and learning across all Key Stages in your subject area.
• To support the Curriculum Leader for the leadership, management, performance and development of the subject within the faculty.
• To be accountable for the performance of the department to the Curriculum Leader, Headteacher and the Governing Body of the school.
You will act as a middle leader in the school. By leading all colleagues teaching your subject effectively you will engender a positive team spirit and sense of collaborative responsibility for the students that they teach. You will be expected to contribute to the effective operation of the school as a whole, leading by example and supporting the school ethos. You will operate within the ethos of a larger faculty, taking a leadership responsibility for drama throughout the key stages of the faculty and under the overall leadership of a Curriculum Leader. Your work will be supported by non-teaching staff within the school by arrangement.
How you do the job:
Lead and promote high expectations in student achievement at all Key Stages, ensuring that effective strategies are in place for each student to achieve their best.
Ensure that appropriate and effective assessment information is available from your subject throughout all Key Stages for all stakeholders and that all assessments are planned and carried out appropriately.
Monitor standards in teaching, learning and assessment across all Key Stages, reporting to the Curriculum Leader, ensuring the effective and innovative delivery of the National Curriculum, promoting high levels of student motivation and participation in lessons. In particular plan coursework assignments and monitor their delivery, marking and standards achieved by students plan appropriate moderation, in conjunction with the Curriculum Leader.
To report at each Progress Update the progress of students in your subject and supporting staff to intervene as appropriate.
To develop the curriculum across all Key Stages in the subject in partnership with senior curriculum staff.
To produce a department Middle Leader’s Report and SEIP by writing objectives relevant to your subject and the curriculum as a whole in conjunction with the Curriculum Leader.
Support and develop your subject within the Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield 14 – 19 Consortium, leading or contributing to meetings as appropriate.
Support your team of staff, inducting new staff as necessary; inspiring and motivating them to achieve their best on behalf of the students.
Oversee the department area, ensuring that the environment promotes effective learning for all and is a stimulating place to work.
Review and report annually on the standards of attainment, leadership, teaching and learning at all Key Stages.
Conduct performance appraisal meetings and reviews within the department as arranged in the school ‘web’ structure and in discussion with your Curriculum Leader, supporting personal and professional development.
Develop and promote links in the community, with other local schools and with outside agencies and local community groups and businesses as a way of developing learning for students in a broad and exciting context.
Manage resources and budget in accordance with school policy and in consultation with your Curriculum Leader and the rest of the team.
Ensure the smooth running of your subject on a day to day basis, including the operation of school policies and appropriate health and safety requirements and practices.
Proactively support and enhance all strategies to positively promote the school; through liaison with parents, outside agencies and the community; and through school events, Open Evenings and the Learning Review process.
Knowledge, experience and training:
You should have the relevant subject knowledge and experience to lead a team of teachers by example in promoting effective learning. Your professional development and training will be met within the context of your needs and those of the school, and supported by your Curriculum Leader.
As a successful Subject Leader you will require excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to lead your area as part of a larger team. Your ‘passion for learning’ and team-working skills are central to the success of the role as are your understanding of students needs and of pedagogical issues. Above all your ability to work in an ‘emotionally intelligent’ way with staff and students, and to model the four principles of the school, will contribute to the wider success of the school as well as your team.
All staff at Stanborough have a comprehensive package of support, training and performance management, giving scope for personal and professional development.
It is a requirement of all staff that they sign the IT Acceptable User Policy, and all staff will be expected to attend Safeguarding and Prevent training.
Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main responsibilities and duties of the post, each individual task to be undertaken will not be identified. Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description. The job description is current to the date shown but, in consultation with you, it may be changed by the Headteacher to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title.
Essential educational requirements
First degree in a relevant subject
Qualified Teacher Status
Essential skills and experience
• Understanding of child safeguarding issues and successful measures that promote and ensure the safeguarding of children
• Knowledge of current legislation, guidance and developments relating to the subject area
• Ability to demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
• Successful experience in teaching drama
• The ability to manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
• An understanding of the principles of good classroom management and planning
• Ability to challenge and support all students to do their best
• Holding positive values and attitudes and adopt high standards of behaviour in a professional role
• An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities for all students
• Ability to challenge and support all students to do their best
• Extensive knowledge and well informed understanding of a range of learning, teaching and behaviour management strategies
• Leadership of key developments within a Drama/English faculty
What can we offer you at Stanborough?
• The chance to work in a thriving, developing and expanding school that puts the student at the heart of everything it does.
• The chance to work with some amazing staff who are passionate about developing the young people in their care.
• A well developed and personally tailored staff development offer that meets the needs of individual staff members.
• An expanding school with great facilities with two current building projects to improve these even further.
• An opportunity to be involved in the 16 – 19 Welwyn Hatfield Consortium, one of the oldest and well-established of its kind in the UK. This involves close links and collaboration with four local schools.
• Great resources for staff, including free parking on site, a laptop loan scheme, good rail and road links to the school and an attractive edge of town location next to Stanborough Lakes and Gosling Sports Park.
• A chance to take part in the nationally recognised OTI (Outstanding Teacher Initiative) Scheme which is offered to all staff members on an annual basis.More on how to apply
|School size||1094 pupils enrolled|
|Age range||11 to 18|
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About Stanborough School
Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6YR