Head of Media, Chislehurst, Kent

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Bullers Wood SchoolChislehurst, Kent

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Start date: Easter or September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main or Upper Pay Scale plus TLR 2b
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This post is available from Easter or September 2018 and offers an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic staff and very supportive department whose members are committed to making a real difference.

The school was last fully inspected by Ofsted in May 2011 and we were awarded Outstanding. The report is available on our website. We are very proud of our achievements and for the last 4 years we have been congratulated by the Minister of State for Schools on our achievements at GCSE level placing us in the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England. In addition, we were in the top 100 for pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate. We have also regularly been in the top 10% nationally (out of over 2,500 schools and colleges) for our A level performance assessed by ALPS.  We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to help us to ensure that in every way Bullers Wood remains an outstanding school at our next Ofsted inspection, and that every one of our students achieves and exceeds both their targets and expectations.   The successful candidate will join Bullers Wood at an exciting time as we approach the opening of a secondary free school, Bullers Wood School for Boys in September 2018. This means that in the future there will be opportunities for enhanced professional and career development within the Bullers Wood Multi Academy Trust across both the Girls and the Boys schools.

The Media department has a very good examination record and is committed to achieving excellence at all key stages as well as success for all its pupils.  It is dynamic and delivers a curriculum that focuses on the most up-to-date developments across a range of Media, encouraging students at all levels to critically engage with current issues and debates.

The department currently has two specialist rooms. Each contains 12 computers and 2 MacBooks, all with the latest Adobe Creative Suite installed. The department also has digital cameras and tripods which students may borrow. 

Media is not taught discretely at Key Stage 3 but is covered within the English curriculum. Students do have the opportunity to participate in the Media department’s BBC School Report, run throughout the academic year. 

At Key Stage 4 AQA GCSE Media Studies is offered. 

At Post 16 AQA AS and A2 Media Studies are offered. Additionally, we offer the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production (TV and Film).  

The department offers students from all key stages the opportunity to participate in the BBC School Report scheme throughout the academic year.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: St. Nicolas Lane, Logs Hill, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5LJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8467 2280
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