Subject Leader of Art
Driffield School and Sixth Form, Driffield, YO25 5HR
This job expired on 23 May 2022
Expected start date
1 September 2022
23 May 2022 at 9:00am
26 April 2022
About Driffield School and Sixth Form
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- Education phase
- View all Secondaryjobs
- School size
- 1344 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
- Ofsted report
- View Ofsted report (opens in a new tab)
- Contact email
- Contact phone number
- 01377 232362
In their last visit (January 2020), Ofsted described our school as a ‘happy and friendly place,’ providing ‘a good quality of education to its pupils and sixth-form students.’ As a school, we are dedicated to providing a great teacher in every classroom and are committed to high-quality, collective teacher development. This helps us to reduce the replication of effort and helps all teachers to thrive in our setting. We do this by prioritising the continuing development of our staff. This comes in a variety of forms: professional subject-specific development delivered in department time; INSET days as well as through CPD opportunities across The Education Alliance.
Within The Education Alliance Multi Academy Trust, there are lots of opportunities for collaboration and also further opportunities to develop and progress. As a trust, we are here to make great schools and happier, stronger communities so that people have better lives. For too long in many schools, staff have been asked to choose between being seen as good at their job and being a good mum, dad, partner, son, daughter or friend. We are doing everything we can to support our staff to balance the demands of their jobs and those at home.
To support this, we:
√ Trust our staff to plan, prepare and assess at the best time for them, allowing them to go off-site in their PPA
√ Have centralised our Behaviour Policy so teachers are freed up from supervising detentions
√ Demand ethical leadership built on professional trust
√ Reject fads and ensure our CPD is evidence-informed and predominantly subject specific
√ Have reduced data collections to twice yearly
√ Do not expect staff to respond to emails outside normal working hours
√ Do not deploy staff at other Trust schools unless it is at their request
We have removed the following:
x Performance management objectives and performance-related pay
x Lesson observations and high stakes, toxic accountability
x Onerous marking policies
x Requirements for daily or weekly lesson plans
Above all, we recognise that seeking to remove the number of tasks staff undertake will have little effect on improving work/home balance if this happens within a toxic culture. To support this, we offer training for our leaders to ensure they are able to translate our values into behaviours which are built on the principles of dignity, respect, professionalism and integrity.
Driffield School is based in the heart of the bucolic Yorkshire Wolds and is easily accessible from local towns and cities (with commutes of 20 minutes from Beverley, 30 minutes from Scarborough and 40 minutes from York or Hull). As a school, we are immensely proud of our students and would welcome the opportunity to meet you and show you around our school community.
Driffield School & Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment.
Arranging a visit to Driffield School and Sixth Form
If you would like an informal discussion about the role, or would like to visit us to see what we have to offer, please contact Laura Sanders on 01377 232362 or by email at email@example.com .
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