English KS3 Lead, Southwark

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ark Globe AcademySouthwark

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Job Description: English KS3 Lead

Reports to: Subject Leader - English

Start date: September 2019

Location: Southwark, London

Contract: Permanent 

Salary: AM1-AM6 + TLR2C

 The Role

• To manage the professional community of subject teachers to ensure high attainment in English across Key Stage 3.

• To lead our bespoke English Mastery curriculum which enables the highest level of pupil progress and attainment

• To support the leadership of a high performing English department alongside the Subject Leader of English and the Assistant Principal 

Key responsibilities

• Subject coordination in Key Stage 3 English

• Lead the professional community of subject teachers in Key Stage 3 English in the academy

• Quality teaching and learning of their subject across the academy 

• Curriculum setting and assessment across the academy as agreed with the Assistant Principal and Subject Leader for English 

Outcomes and Activities

Subject Coordination across the Academy

• Leadership and support of all subject teachers within Key Stage 3 English 

• To ensure that systems are in place that enable all lessons in their remit area are good or better

• Leadership of the Subject Community 

• Leadership of CPD particularly in relation to development of teachers of Key Stage 3 English

• Developing strong partnerships and ensuring regular and productive communication with parents

• Developing others’ practice to sustain best possible outcomes for students.

• Support Subject Leader in strategic development of the department 

Teaching and Learning

• Work with the Assistant Principal to establish a subject development plan, target setting and review

• Support the Subject Leader of English in the management departmental budget and resources effectively and efficiently

• Direct and supervise support staff assigned to lessons and when required participate in related recruitment and selection activities

• Implement and adhere to the academy’s behavior management policy, ensuring the health and well-being of pupils is maintained at all times

• Maintain regular and productive communication with pupils, parents and carers, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications

• Keep abreast of any developments within their subject area, particularly in relation to English Mastery

Curriculum setting and assessment

• Successfully deliver and manage the English Mastery Curriculum across Key Stage 3

• Work with the Assistant Principal and Subject Leader to monitor and assess teaching and learning within the subject

• Set regular, measurable and significant assessments for the student

• Establish agreement for monitoring and evaluation of student progress

• Maintain accurate pupil data that can be used to make teaching more effective

• To produce/contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual and groups of pupils

• To ensure the regular setting and completion of high quality home learning activities.

• To robustly review data and achievement of students in relation to remit 

Academy Culture

• Support the academy’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies practices and procedures

• Help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships

• Help develop an academy culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement

• Support and work in collaboration with colleagues and other professional in and beyond the school, covering lessons and providing other support as required

• Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations and high expectations of self and other.

Other 

• Undertake, and when required, deliver or be part of the appraisal system and relevant training and professional development

• Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal.

Person Specification: English KS3 Lead

Qualification Criteria

• Qualified to degree level and above

• Qualified to teach and work in the UK

• Evidence of professional development.

Experience

• Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment

• Experience of contributing to a high achieving department within a large and complex school environment

• Experience of delivering consistently outstanding lessons to students of all ages and abilities including KS5.

• Experience of implementing behaviour management strategies consistently and effectively

• Experience of supporting students of all ages and abilities to make excellent progress and achieve impressive examination outcomes

• Experience of leading successful enrichment and extracurricular activities which inspire and motivate learners.

Behaviours

Leadership

• Effective team worker and leader

• Ability to coach and manage staff

• Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement

• Acts as a role model to staff and students

• Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others

• Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student

• Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence

• Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.

Leading the Curriculum

• Able to establish curriculum development, assessment, coordination and coaching

• Has good communication, planning and organisational skills

• High expectations for accountability and consistency

• Ability to design, implement and evaluate effective, imaginative and stimulating schemes of learning.

Leading the Learning

• Outstanding classroom practitioner who acts as a professional role model

• Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, rewards and praise

• Demonstrates the ability to develop others’ practice to ensure that teaching is at least good in the subject area.

Teaching and Learning

• Outstanding classroom teacher with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice

• Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards

• Thinks strategically about classroom practice and tailoring lessons to students needs

• Understands and interprets complex student data to drive lesson planning and student attainment

• Good communication, planning and organisational skills

• Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement

• Acts as a role model to staff and students

• Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.



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More about Ark Globe Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Harper Road, Southwark, London, SE1 6AG, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 207 4076877
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