Teacher of Geography Park Hall Academy, Birmingham, West Midlands

Job description

Role Description - Overall purpose of the mainscale teacher
• The main aspects of the mainscale teacher role are described in the post role descriptions.
In addition, the post holder will:
• Deliver the Arden Multi Academy Trust’s vision and translate into practice the underpinning values and moral purpose of the Trust.
• Understand the status of the Trust and ensure that it develops a productive relationship with the community of schools in North Solihull.
• Be accountable for continuous improvement in the quality of education for children and young people of all abilities.
• Create the environment and manage resources to promote and secure equal opportunities and achievement of all students and staff.
• Be accountable to the relevant Faculty Leader or Head of Department .
• Fulfil the responsibilities outlined in the Trust’s generic job description.

Essential educational requirements

An honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject or discipline relevant to the post.

Essential qualifications

Suitable for NQT.

Essential skills and experience

An honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject or discipline relevant to the post.

Employee benefits

• Our staff have more than 10% PPA time (currently 14% PPA) which is greater than other local schools.
• Our staff do not have to do duties before and after school.
• Our staff have protected planning, preparation and assessment time (PPA), as they are not expected to cover for absent colleagues, we have employed cover supervisors to support us with this.
• Our staff are not expected to respond to emails on Saturdays and Sundays.
• As a school team, we try to give as much notice as possible to any changes to the timetable and the school diary.
• As a senior team and governors, we consider the number of late nights at school for parent meetings, school plays and governor meetings and when they fall. We react on the feedback from staff if they feel we have not achieved the right balance.
• Our staff speak positively to each other. If there is to be any criticism, it is valid, polite, and non-judgemental.
• Our staff have free tea, coffee, milk and sugar in the staff room.
• Our staff typically arrange Christmas and Summer celebrations.
• As a senior team, we have strived to make reporting made simpler and regularly review arrangements.
• After putting pupil data into SIMS, it is placed into SISRA for easy analysis.
• As a senior team and governors, we have heavily invested in a non-teaching pastoral team to ensure that teachers are fully focused on improving pupil’s rates of progress.
• Our staff have free use of the fitness suite.
• Our staff have access to yearly flu jabs, to support their health during the winter months.
• As a team, we support our colleagues in those initial tricky meetings with parents or challenging children.
• Our senior team pride themselves on being “visible” throughout the day. They support their team.
• Our staff have organised a range of staff sports, which many participate in.
• As a senior team, we have developed a centralised detention system, which supports our staff to implement the highest standards in behaviour. We have reduced the administration around this too, by collecting the detention slips and processing them centrally.
• As a senior team and governors, we have developed the use of a behaviour for learning room and “buddy rooms” to support all staff with expecting the best behaviour for our pupils.


About Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy is a fantastic school, embedded in the Castle Bromwich community. Situated minutes from Junction 5 of the M6 and Junction 7 of the M42, we are ideally located for easy access. We are the highest performing school in the area with a positive atmosphere and ethos that is unparalleled. As part of the Arden Multi Academy Trust there is the opportunity for exceptional training and the sharing of knowledge and ideas. We are a GOOD school. Our Ofsted in November 2017 highlighted our many Good and Outstanding features. We are the highest performing school in North Solihull with a positive Progress 8 score for the last two years of publication. Our percentage of Grade 5 or above in the Basics has continued to improve year on year and this reflects our desire to be Outstanding. We are a school with a very strong Sixth Form with results among the best in the country.

Address
Water Orton Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B36 9HF
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Park Hall Academy website (opens in a new window)