Head of Technology Faculty

Closing date:

Sanders School
Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Scale + TLR2a £5407
Contract term: Permanent

Role and Purpose

The role of the Head of Faculty is important to both the strategic development of the school and the effective management of operations.

A Head of Faculty is expected to make a significant contribution to the core purpose of our school which is to ensure all our students, regardless of their background, achieve at least their academic potential.  A Head of Faculty should meet all the National Standards for teachers and should demonstrate sustained, high performance against the school’s Professional Standards.

Principal Responsibilities

  • The strategic leadership of high quality effective teaching and learning within a faculty area.
  • To be accountable for the success of all subjects within the faculty area.
  • Lead and manage the effective development of the curriculum within identified subject areas (Business Studies, Computer Science, Food, Hospitality & Catering, IT, Product Design)
  • The evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching and learning, standards of attainment, student progression with the faculty area.
  • Lead and manage effectively all the staff who work within the faculty area.  Ensure that staff are supported in Professional Development and that Performance Management is effective.
  • Make a substantial contribution to whole-school strategic development by working closely with the Senior Leadership Team as part of the Leadership Team and through other professional meetings/activities.
  • To work closely as and when required with the Governing Body to ensure that they understand the performance of the school.


Leadership and Management Responsibilities

  • Ensure schemes of work are up to date and appropriate for our students.
  • Analyse examination/test results and subject data. Use the data to improve standards of attainment through targeted professional development for colleagues and enhanced learning provision for students or groups of students.
  • Ensure analysis of student progress is followed up with intervention strategies.
  • Monitor the work of all subjects within the faculty area to ensure it is effective in raising student achievement.  To intervene to support the academic progress of student/s appropriately.
  • Ensure that school policies are followed effectively within the faculty area.  Be involved in the development of school policies.
  • To ensure the quality of reports to parents and of any external communications with the community or agencies that support schools.
  • Take responsibility for the Performance Management and Professional development of staff within the faculty area.
  • Take responsibility for GTP and other professionals in training who may be allocated to the faculty area.


Teaching and Learning

  • To promote a culture of shared practice so that teachers are both challenged and supported to teach consistently good and outstanding lessons.
  • To ensure that all teachers within the Faculty prepare and deliver lessons that are well-planned and which challenge students to achieve high standards.
  • To ensure that effective use is made of ICT and new technologies for teaching & learning.
  • To ensure that there is proper coverage of the National Curriculum and the GCSE syllabus where appropriate, using learning strategies identified on individual education plans.
  • To attend, contribute to and support the planning of INSET sessions.
  • To contribute to school-wide enrichment programmes.
  • To undertake other duties as may be required from time to time.

Personal Attributes

  • A passion for teaching and learning.
  • A belief in people.
  • Decisiveness, consistency and an ability to focus on solutions.
  • Resilience.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as appropriate
  • A commitment to achieving the best for young people regardless of their social background and circumstances.

Professional Attributes

  • The ability to consistently model the values and ethos of the school staff, students and parents.
  • A recognition of the importance of accountability leaders at all levels have for student performance.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of different people.
  • An ability to analyse a range of data and information and to use it, plan for improvement.
  • Excellent subject knowledge.
  • Excellent understanding of what constitutes good teaching and learning.
  • Ability to think creatively and to be flexible.
  • Be able to plan organise and prioritise so that time is used effectively.
  • Knowledge of trends in education.
  • Commitment to own professional development.
  • To undertake the responsibilities of a form tutor.

More about Sanders School
Address: Suttons Lane, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 6RT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1708 443 068