Subject Leader of Physics

Holyhead School, Birmingham, West Midlands


Job details

Subject Physics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS /UPS

Job description

Post Title and Grade - Subject leader of Physics TLR 2b
Reporting to - Director of Learning/Assistant Director of Learning
Liaising with - Teaching Staff, Heads of College, Parents and Carers, Teaching and Associate Staff

Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks

Assist the ADoL with the monitoring of positive and negative myPoints logs and put into place intervention when class teacher intervention shows no improvement according to the departmental behaviour policy.

Assist the DoL in supporting staff to effectively deal with any behavioural issues within Science Intervention.

Support departmental staff in their work with KS4 key marginal students.

Ensure the teaching and learning of you own specialist area is of a high quality across all Key Stages and support staff with their own subject knowledge.

Lead KS5 subject specialist intervention.

Summative assessments.
Creating KS3 and 4 summative physics assessments. Make sure they are completed 2 weeks prior to being set, appropriate and synoptic, allowing for accurate and robust reporting of present and predicted grades.

Assist in quality assuring grade boundaries for the summative assessments you have created before they are sent out to the department with the support of the DoL/ADoL.

Assist with the copying of any materials that are required across the whole department the week before they are needed, e.g. specification topic lists, exam papers, etc.

Coordinating Summative assessments and setting grade boundaries for subject specialism at KS5.

Academic Profiles
Assist and support departmental staff to ensure the reporting of all AP data and KS5 AP data for their subject specialism is accurate and consistent across the department and intervene when this is not the case with the support of the DoL/ADoL .

Assist with monitoring the use of intervention resources such as myPoints, Tassomai and Kognity.

Half Termly
Assist with monitoring the use of PLCs across departmental staff by speaking with groups of key marginal students.

Coordinate WTMs for subject specialism.

Coordinate the use of PLCs across all Key Stages for their subject specialism.

Quality assuring and coordinating the development the SoL across all Key
stages for subject specialism with a focus on student’s mastery of the subject and implementing the “Big 5”, cultural capital and reading and inference.

Maintaining KS5 databases for their subject specialism.

To ensure that all students have a safe environment in which they can learn, reporting any concern about the environment to a member of the site team or if appropriate to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders.

To be aware of systems which support safeguarding and following the procedures as highlighted in the Safeguarding Policy.

To identify children who may benefit from early help as soon as possible and discuss this with one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders.

To consider at all times what is in the best interests of the child.

To protect children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.

To take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

To undertake an appropriate programme of teaching in accordance with the duties of a main scale teacher.

This job description does not form part of the contract of employment. It describes the way the post holder is expected and required to perform and complete the particular duties as set out in the foregoing paragraphs.

The school will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.

This job description is current at the date shown but in consultation with the post holder may be changed by the Principal to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title.

Essential educational requirements

Degree in a Science subject

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

PGCE teaching practice experience at KS3 and KS4

Experience of teaching KS5

Employee benefits

TLR 2b

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1315 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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About Holyhead School

What makes Holyhead special is our commitment to learning without limits. Students enter the school with attainment levels significantly below the national average (ISDR) but go on to achieve whatever they set their minds to. More students than you find at other schools, go on to employment, Higher Education and Apprenticeships. They attend Russell Group Universities and read the most competitive courses you can imagine. They become Engineers, Lawyers, Accountants, Entrepreneurs and Doctors etc, but they also become well-rounded individuals who understand how to keep safe, how to articulate themselves and how to respect diversity, equality and active citizenship. We invest a lot in developing the strength of their character, making students independent and confident with vision and intellectual curiosity. The focus on the development of character extends to staff. Whilst we have a strong commitment to staff wellbeing and CPD. We also expect staff to become role models for the school community. Our induction, staff incentive scheme and person specifications place an emphasis on Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication.

School location

Milestone Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 0HN