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Subject Leader Media

Heathside School, Weybridge, Surrey

Job details

Job role
Media studies
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS/UPS (fringe) + TLR £4,856

Job summary

We are seeking a Subject Leader for our Media department to ensure the highest standards of student achievement, progress and experience at all key stages.

This will be achieved by ensuring the best possible teaching by relevant staff, effective target setting, tracking and intervention, the best possible curriculum and related resources and the most effective use of resources.

• Oversubscribed, mixed 11-18 Academy; part of the ElmWey Learning Trust
• High performing school with excellent examination results
• Inspirational and vibrant curriculum area with enthusiastic students
• Outstanding, supported CPD opportunities and career development
• Investment in well-being of both pupils and staff e.g. a two-week October half term

Media at Heathside
• Fully staffed with specialists
• Excellent results at GCSE and A Level
• 2019 GCSE: 74% Grades 9-4
• 2020 GCSE: 100% Grades 9-4
• 2019 A Level: 78% A*- B
• 2020 A level: 75% A*-B

Employee benefits

TLR £4,856

Applying for the job

Please complete the school application form ensuring that all sections are completed, this can be found on the school website www.heathside.surrey.sch.uk and submit to jobapplications@heathside.surrey.sch.uk

Please note we cannot accept CVs.

References will be taken up prior to interview. Please provide an email address for your referees and ensure that they are expecting a request.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1257 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Heathside School

Heathside is a high achieving 11-18 co-educational converter academy with 7 forms of entry totalling 1263 students on roll, 203 of whom are in the sixth form. In 2019 91% of students achieved Grade 9-4 English and Mathematics. At A level 71% of students gained A*-B. The school’s value added has risen year on year together with its GCSE average point score. Although we are pleased with this progress, which places us in the top 20% of schools nationally, (P8 0.41) we think we can do even better and our aim is to be one of the highest achieving schools not just in Surrey but nationally.
Our staff are extremely dedicated. Many began their teaching careers at Heathside and have grown and developed into both pastoral and curriculum leaders. CPD is valued and tailored to meeting the needs of our staff and improving teaching and learning. We have a small team of Lead Practitioners, who work with the Assistant Principal, CPD, to offer a wide-ranging training programme to staff.
Our students predominately come from Weybridge and travel to school by foot, bicycle or train, with the furthest catchment area distance being 1.6 miles from the school. Year on year the school is heavily over-subscribed. The prior attainment of students at KS2 is above the National average and they make very good progress at expected and more than expected measures. Like all schools though, we still feel that there is more that we could be doing to achieve even better outcomes. We are a self- evaluating school and regularly look to see what we can do better to improve all areas of provision.
The school was graded as 'Good' in the last Ofsted inspection. In the 2018 report, Leadership and management, Behaviour and safety and the Sixth Form were judged outstanding. Governance was also found to be a key strength. You can read all of the reports on our website.
The School is at an exciting phase of development, having become a converter Academy in September 2015 and a single multi-academy under the ElmWey Learning Trust. With the support of Surrey County Council the Trust has successfully bid to set up a 6 form entry free school in 2022. This is to fulfil a basic need for more school places within Elmbridge, where pupil numbers are set to rise markedly by this point in time.

School location

Brooklands Lane, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8UZ

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