Assistant Headteacher / Faculty Leader (STEM), Didcot, Oxfordshire

Aureus SchoolDidcot, Oxfordshire
Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: LPR
Contract term: Permanent

Aureus School is a brand new, state of the art STEAM specialist comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2017. As part of GLF Schools, our mission is simple: we will strive to educate the whole student so that each individual in our community may ‘Grow, Learn and Flourish'. As we grow into KS4, we are expanding our team and seeking a dynamic middle leader to join the STEM team as Assistant Headteacher / Faculty Leader  from September 2019, welcoming applications from science, mathematics or computing disciplines.

Core Purpose:

  • The Faculty Leader will work in partnership with the Deputy Headteachers and the Executive Headteacher to provide professional leadership and management to the school. 
  • To be the the strategic leadership role to raise standards in student welfare, curriculum and teaching and learning across a faculty team.
  • To be the operational day-to-day lead of the faculty (a third of the teaching staff and a third of the students in the school).
  • To be responsible for ensuring and supporting the educational success of the school within the overall framework of the Multi Academy Trust as well as the school’s strategic plan. 
  • To achieve success for all members of the school community within a culture of continuous innovation rigorous review, the Faculty Leader will shape the school’s future by vision, leadership and direction and promote excellence, equality and high expectations of all students in both academic and extra-curricular achievements. 
  • Continuously explore modern technologies and education initiatives to create a safe and productive learning environment that is engaging and fulfilling for all students and staff.
  • It is the duty of the Faculty Leader to deploy resources effectively to assist in achieving Aureus School aims and to support and develop its distinctive ethos.

Teaching and Learning

  • To work alongside the Deputy Headteachers, the Executive Headteacher and the SSB (School Strategy Board) to secure and sustain effective teaching and learning throughout the school, monitoring and evaluating the quality of provision and using available weekly analysis of data to set priorities for improvement.
  • Quality assure the curriculum to ensure lesson planning & delivering is fit for the learning outcome.
  • Ensure that learning and teaching is at the centre of the school’s decision making.
  • Teaching within the framework of present and future policies, paying particular attention to the policies for equality, safeguarding of students, SEND and behaviour for learning.
  • Determine, organise and implement a diverse flexible curriculum and effective assessment framework.
  • Ensure a consistent and continuous focus on student’s achievement through monitoring and using data effectively for measuring student’s progress, with a focus on ensuring that accelerated progress for low achievers and underperformers is developed and embedded.
  • Monitor attendance and punctuality data for students within the faculty.
  • Coordinate rewards, values awards, celebration assemblies.
  • Promote a culture of challenge and support for all students to enable them to achieve success and become engaged in their own learning.
  • Implement and support strategies that secure high levels of behaviour and attendance.
  • Provide staff and any other external individuals with guidance and support for learning and teaching strategies, with a focus on effective differentiation to meet the needs of all students. 
  • Oversee faculty behaviour meetings co-ordinating restorations,  isolations and readmission meetings for students as needed.
  • Produce accurate timely reports to reflect on the progress of the faculty.
  • Monitor the progress of SEND students in the faculty and attend a termly SEND data meeting with Inclusion Leader.

Full Job Description and Person Specification available below.

Application Deadline: 22/04/2019

Interview Date:30/04/2019 



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