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Head of Engineering

The Billericay SchoolEssex

We seek a committed and enthusiastic Head of Engineering to join an excellently resourced department at this successful and oversubscribed Specialist Maths and Computing school. Teaching to A level is available.

Principal Responsibilities

• To lead and manage the delivery of the Engineering curriculum.

• To ensure that there is an appropriate curriculum, in accordance with our school policy and national requirements, and that it meets the needs of all children.

• To support the delivery of Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural (SMSC), Fundamental British Values (FBV) and the values and ethos of The Billericay School.

• To monitor, evaluate and develop teaching and learning within Engineering in accordance with school policies.

• To be accountable for student progress by liaising with teaching and support staff to monitor and support individual children and teaching groups.

• To carry out self-evaluation across the area.

• To participate in development planning with members of the Pastoral and School Leadership Teams when appropriate.

• To teach Engineering, and other subjects as appropriate, and to be part of other departmental team(s).

Main Duties:

• Strategic Planning.

o Ensuring that the Engineering department is aware of and contributing to the School Improvement Strategy and School Development Plan.

o Completing annual department self-evaluation and action plans.

o Ensuring the curriculum stays up to date, relevant and engaging by keeping informed of changes to curriculum guidance and adapting existing practice accordingly.

• Staff deployment and management.

o Effective communication with the departmental team, ensuring that they have clear guidance, support and all necessary resources to effectively deliver the subject.

o Drawing up job descriptions and being part of interview panels as appropriate.

• Performance management and staff training.

o Being a team leader and leading and organising appropriate CPD and meetings as appropriate.

• Curriculum Provision and Assessment.

o Development of Schemes of Work, lesson plans and resources.

o Ensuring Schemes of Work meet examination criteria.

o Developing departmental assessment so that it measures student understanding, informs the learning process and follows the School’s Assessment Policy.

• Monitoring and evaluation.

o Following the School’s QA framework and Departmental Self Evaluation Policy

o Analysis of student achievement and progress

o Observation and feedback

o Action Planning

• Management of information.

o Ensuring that data collected from the department during academic monitoring is accurate.

• Management of financial and consumable resources and classroom facilities in Departmental or faculty area.

o Departmental capitation bids and teaching resource storage and management.

o Inspection of classrooms and displays.

• Pastoral care and discipline.

o Supporting staff with student discipline in line with School Behaviour Management Policy.

o Liaison with parents as appropriate.

• Extra-curricular provision.

o Coordinating enrichment activities as appropriate.

o Organising speakers and events as appropriate.

• Marketing and school events.

o Providing subject and departmental information for website and leaflets/prospectuses

o Attending Open days and Parents Evenings

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