Head of Art, Hillingdon

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Oak Wood SchoolHillingdon

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Start date: April 2018/ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary range: £26,662 – £42,498 pa + TLR
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for an exceptional Head of Art at a school based in the London Borough of Hillingdon. This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher looking to take their career to new heights. 

We are looking for driven and determined Art & Design/Photography teachers who want to work within a supportive London academy. We seek talented individuals who feel confident and able to teach a group of independent and imaginative students and lead them to academic success. 

As a Head of Department at this academy, you will be expected to have high expectations for both yourself and students whilst maintaining high standards of teaching and learning. You will play a huge part in the schools innovative and creative ethos. This academy is a socially and economically diverse catchment area and children come from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds making this a truly exciting place to work. If you want to join a forward-thinking academy, where SLT support, develop and nurture staff then this could be an exciting opportunity for you!

Role Summary

The Curriculum Leader manages the performance of the department of a specific subject area and ensures staff comply with the standards set at national, local and school level.

The Head of Department role combines a teaching role with staff development responsibilities.

Strong time management and prioritisation skills are required to be successful in both elements of this role.

Key Tasks and activities:

• Act as an expert in a subject area providing support and advice to the Senior Leadership Team, and other teaching staff.

• Encourage interaction and teamwork within the department sharing ideas and new initiatives identifying new ways of teaching their subject area.

• Monitor the work of teachers within the department offering guidance and support where required and helping them to identify improved ways of working.

• Assist in the performance management of teachers within the department looking for ways to develop individuals.

• Develop the department programme/curriculum i.e. curriculum, standards, target setting, assessment and reporting.

• Draw up the Department Development Plan in accordance with the School Development Plan.

• Take responsibility for department resourcing and timetable allocation.

• Keep up to date with curriculum developments which affect their department ensuring that all members of the department are aware of new initiatives and how they are going to be implemented in the department.

• Look for ways to create interest from pupils in their subject area and raise standards of attainment.

• Keep up to date with curriculum developments which affect their department ensuring that all members of the department are kept aware.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check (DBS). For more information please contact Esther at CER on 02039578005 or e-mail your CV to esther.ayeni@cer.co.uk

Oak Wood is fully committed to Safeguarding and an enhanced DBS disclosure is an essential requirement for all posts at the school.

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More about Oak Wood School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Sutton Court Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 0EX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1895 237350
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