Director of Studies, Harrow

Closing date:

Regent Independent CollegeHarrow

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Job responsibilties

Academic Management

  • Take overall responsibility for all aspects of teaching and learning within the college.
  • Develop and implement the educational philosophy of the school and to promote a culture of best practice.
  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of academic polices and update accompanying handbook and staff handbook, where they relate to the curriculum.
  • Manage the school’s curriculum plan.
  • Keep the Headmaster, and all staff abreast of developments in education; to promote individual departmental initiatives where appropriate.
  • Develop links with other educational organisations.
  • Attend senior management or Governors’ meetings as required.
  • Ensure academic management is of a high standard
  • Monitor and control the quality of teaching programmes. This will include the completion of teachers’ paperwork i.e. lesson plans, records of work, schemes of work, reports and certificates and conducting formal and drop-in observations
  • Monitor progress and mock tests results.

Student Welfare

  • Ensure that students are supervised at all times.
  • Ensure that student behaviour is of the required standard.
  • Take steps to ensure the safety and welfare of all students and staff at all times. This will include ensuring all staff and students are easily identifiable through the use of lanyards.
  • Ensure the safety of all students and staff by implementing and managing policies on Health & Safety, fostering a positive attitude to H & S amongst staff and students and following the correct reporting procedures.

Staff Management

  • Create and maintain a sense of team spirit.
  • Lead staff inductions and ensure your team is fully prepared to teach and run activities.
  • Manage, motivate and brief your teaching team, leading by example.
  • Provide clear staff rotas.
  • Monitor staff performance and carry out observations and appraisals.
  • Maintain accurate records for academic and staff management.
  • Assist the Headteacher with the school’s staff appraisal process.
  • Provide full support for teachers.
  • Prepare and lead teacher development workshops.
  • Arrange and oversee all staff academic professional development.
  • Assist the Headteacher with interviewing applicants for teaching posts and to advise on the appointment of staff.

Health & Safety

  • Comply with all health & safety procedures as required by the college.


  • Represent the company professionally, implementing company policies or instructions and effectively and accurately communication them to staff.

Job location

More about Regent Independent College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: 167 Imperial Drive, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7HD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 966 9900
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