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Deputy Director of Sixth Form and Science or Psychology Teacher

Bolingbroke AcademyWandsworth

Deputy Director of Sixth form 

And Science or Psychology Teacher 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated teacher to develop their experience within our passionate and ever courageous community.

We are a courageous, compassionate community - empowering excellence. We are a value led organisation, being bold within every aspect of our lives at school.  

We want all staff to thrive and model leadership and determination to the pupils and students within our rich and diverse community. We opened in 2012 with the vision to create a centre of excellence in the community.

We empower our teams by valuing the individual and ensuring personal development. This is delivered through weekly CPD sessions, frequent line management meetings and allowing staff to have their voice and develop their own ideas and projects. Our staff’s wellbeing is key to creating a friendly supportive community within the school. Guided by our internal wellbeing committee we have a wide range of initiatives designed to improve the motivation and lives of our staff. 

Reports to: Director of Sixth Form

Start date: April or September 2021                     

Salary: £32,960 - £53,341 dependent on experience. TLR 2B 

Closing Date: 19th January 2021 8am



Key Responsibilities

  Deputy Director of Sixth Form

• Coordinate the Civitas tutor team and the 6th Form Personal Development programme.

• Organise and Coordinate weekly briefings and arranging relevant speakers throughout the year.

• Monitor and analyse behaviour tracking and rewards systems.

• Strategic oversight of the student leadership programme. This includes coordinating enrichment, D.O.E leadership and also training and developing our student leaders to take their place in the Student Senate.

• Lead Charities Week, KS3/4 peer mentoring, volunteering (subject and community) programmes and student voice.

• Plan the extra-curricular enrichment programme (social, cultural and recreational) to ensure outstanding opportunities and experiences for all learners, the development of employability and work readiness, including a range of widening participation activities aimed at disadvantaged learners.

• Work closely with the careers lead to coordinate work experience and opportunities outside of the classroom.

• To support the DOSF to ensure viable student numbers each year through the recruitment and enrolment of students.  This includes supporting key events; Open morning, Interview days, information evenings, Enrolment days including GCSE examination result days and the days to follow as required.

Assessment, tracking & intervention

• To work closely with the DOSF to ensure all KS5 subjects are assessing, tracking and intervening effectively for linear A ‘levels.

• With the DOSF, implement & evaluate the Assessment Calendar with the KS5 coordinators to maximise learning time and use of student assessment data. 

• To ensure the quality of teaching & learning enables students to independently learn effectively & develop students’ ability to take responsibility for their own success.

• To set up an interventions to ensure all students are on track to achieve their target grades.

Leadership and Management

• Be an outstanding Science teacher, able to motivate and challenge learners of all abilities across Key Stages 3-5.

• The ability to lead others and inspire by in of the curriculum.

• Oversee and analyse the student performance tracking & staged intervention programme to support students’ learning and achievements.

Teaching and Learning

• Develop plans and processes for the classroom with measurable results. Interpret and develop results to make improvements in pupil achievement.  

• To review and evaluate current exam boards against Ark standard creating strategic action plans.

• Exude a passion for Science which is evident in their day to day classroom practice.

• To support in developing an engaging and challenging curriculum that inspires pupils to appreciate the subject and its application and which meets the needs of the pupils. 

• To deliver outstanding teaching and learning of science, thereby helping pupils achieve excellent academic results. 

• Have a proven track record of success and raising pupil attainment.

School ethos and culture

• Bolingbroke Academy’s has an ethos of high expectations, courage and compassion, we want staff to act as a role model for these practices.

• Demonstrate high levels of ambition and optimism regarding what the Academy and its pupils can achieve.

• All staff should be proactive in the social, emotional and academic wellbeing of students.

• We value difference and embrace the individual.

Personal Specification

• Have a passion to learn and develop your practice through regular CPD and feedback.

• Be committed to the values of Inclusion and diversity.

• The ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of students and pupils.

• The ability to question and challenge the status quo and find new and progressive solutions to existing systems.