Responsible for assessment and progress
Student Loan reimbursement: Eligible Bracknell Forest teachers of languages, physics, chemistry, biology and computing can apply for student loan reimbursements for up to 11 financial years. Teachers must meet the employment and subject criteria to apply (see flyer for details).
Are you an experienced Head of Science or Science Subject Leader (Biology, Chemistry or Physics), keen to make your first step into Senior Leadership? This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative SLT at forward-thinking school, which is driving progress through evidence-based change. We are seeking to appoint a Senior Teacher (Science specialist) to help develop our pedagogy school-wide with a specific focus on assessment. We firmly believe that formative feedback is the most important form of assessment, and are looking for someone to work with our subject leaders and teachers on ensuring our assessment practices are consistently positive, meaningful and motivational for students, and manageable for teachers. The successful candidate will have a genuine passion for pedagogy, will be engaged with reading, research and professional networks, and will have the leadership skills required to successfully develop the practice of others.
This post represents an excellent opportunity for an outstanding teacher with a strong track record of improvement work as a middle leader, keen to take their first step into Senior Leadership. Previous post holders at this level have gone on to secure Assistant/Deputy Headships, and we would expect the successful applicant to do the same within 3 to 5 years, either at our school or elsewhere.
Key aims of this exciting new role will include:
- Leading CPD to raise the quality of formative assessment and AFL school-wide.
- Ensuring regular ‘high challenge, low stakes’ knowledge recall and rehearsal activities are taking place regularly in all subjects.
- Ensuring assessment in all subjects supports interleaving; that students are routinely being required to recall and rehearse knowledge they have been taught last term and last year as well as last week.
- Promoting the use of comparative judgement based approaches to assessment in all written subject areas.
- Ensuring work scrutiny across the school consistently focuses on student learning rather than teacher marking.
- Ensuring all department feedback policies support the ethos of being high impact and time-efficient, and that the requirements are being consistently followed by all teachers in each department team.
- Be a key member of the school’s coaching team working closely with the school’s Teaching and Learning lead.
- Be part of the school’s Leadership team.
Easthampstead Park Community School is a vibrant, cutting edge learning environment. Our school culture marries unswervingly high academic expectations with excellent pastoral care and support. The concept of community is at the very heart of our vision; we believe in a three-way partnership between parents, teachers and students, and are proud of our setting and the local community. Teaching and learning are at the very heart of our school and drives everything we do. An action-research based approach to teaching and learning has been central to our improvement journey in recent years, and we wholeheartedly believe in investing in staff’s continued professional development in the same way that we expect our teachers to passionately invest in our students.
This is a very exciting time to join us. In recent years, we have made excellent progress, and at our last OFSTED inspection (June 2016), we were rated as ‘good’ in all areas.
“Since her appointment, the Headteacher has focused on making sure that all pupils feel safe, happy and confident so that they learn well. This did not happen overnight but it is now apparent in pupils’ much-improved behaviour and their positive response to the good teaching they receive.”
We aspire to be rated ‘outstanding’, driven by a core belief that all of our students deserve nothing but the best possible teaching and support in order to be happy, healthy and successful. We aim to deliver the best quality teaching and learning in a school where staff and students have respect for, and pride in themselves, their school and their community.
If you feel you have the necessary skills, mind-set and determination to join us on our journey towards ‘outstanding,’ we would very much like to hear from you.
We offer a comprehensive package of benefits to all teaching staff, including access to Perkbox which provides teaching staff with money off in various High Street stores and with a wide range of online retailers.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact Rhona Franco (Personnel Officer) on either the telephone number or email address below.
Online applications can be completed via the Bracknell Forest Council link from the school website https://www.epschool.org/staff-vacancies/
Should you require any further information, please telephone our Personnel Officer on 01344 390826 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be considered upon receipt, so you are encouraged to make an expression of interest as soon as possible. No agencies please.
Closing date: 9am, Friday 27th March 2020.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be undertaken.
No agencies please - please do not forward CVs.