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Head of Media

The Hollyfield SchoolKingston upon Thames

Full time,  permanent post

Start date:  January 2022

Salary: Outer London Main/Upper Pay Range

with additional TLR 2/3: £6,659 per annum

We are looking for an inspirational and forward thinking Head of Media who will lead the department to an outstanding level of performance.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who is committed to inspiring and motivating students through their innovative and engaging teaching. The candidate should have the ability to teach both the theory and technical side of the qualifications we offer at Hollyfield.

The successful candidate should ideally be qualified to teach Media Studies at BTEC, GCSE and A Level. Being able to teach Photography would also be an advantage.

This is an exciting time to join the school and be part of a hardworking and dedicated team of staff who are determined to give our students the skills, confidence and knowledge necessary to thrive in the future.

As part of the role the candidate will also be expected to lead on the schools social media strategy and produce school promotional material.

Hollyfield is a beautiful school with a thriving sixth form, in the Surbiton area of Outer London. Excellent transport links enable our staff and young people to take full advantage of the wealth of opportunities that London provides. We are an ambitious school that puts student achievement and wellbeing at its heart.

We are part of the Every Child, Every Day Multi Academy Trust and in March 2020 we were judged by Ofsted to be ‘good’ and we are working hard to continue to develop our high standards.

The successful candidate will meet the following essential criteria:

● QTS;

● a broad base of subject knowledge;

● the ability to teach across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5;

● a track record of success in middle leadership;

● a clear vision for a knowledge-rich curriculum;

● a clear understanding of successful classroom practice and evidence

based teaching;

● employs a range of teaching and learning strategies;

● the ability to work effectively as part of a curriculum team;

● the ability to maintain good classroom behaviour;

● effective interpersonal skills;

● able to demonstrate suitability to work with children and young


For further details about our school visit our website. 

We would encourage early applications as we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date, should a suitable candidate be found.

The Governing and Trust Bodies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children and expect all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. The schools within the Trust are committed to all aspects of personal development, are inclusive and seek to ensure every student achieves to the best of their ability. As part of our safer recruitment we will require two references. One of these should be the Headteacher at your present or last school. The other should be someone else from teaching.

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