Subject Leader – Food and Nutrition, Southwark

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ark Globe AcademySouthwark

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: ARK MPS + TLR2C
Contract term: Fixed Term

Job Description: Subject Leader – Food and Nutrition

Reports to: Assistant Principal: Design and Enterprise

Start date: April 2020

Contract: Fixed Term (Maternity Cover)

Salary: ARK MPS + TLR2C

This is a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring leader to develop their career with the support of the Assistant Principal at Ark Globe Academy.

The Role

• To develop and lead an exciting curriculum which enables the highest level of pupil progress and attainment.

Key Responsibilities

• Subject coordination across the Academy

• Quality teaching and learning of their subject across the Academy

• Curriculum setting and assessment across the Academy as agreed with the Assistant Principal and other relevant SLT.

Outcomes and Activities

• Subject Coordination across the Academy

• Leadership and support of all subject teachers within the Academy

• To ensure that systems are in place that enable all lessons in their subject area are good or better.

• Leadership of the Subject Community

• Assisting in the professional development of teachers including inset training as may be appropriate

• Supervising and supporting beginner teachers and Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT’s) as appropriate

• Developing strong partnerships and ensuring regular and productive communication with parents

• Developing others’ practice to sustain best possible outcomes for students.

Teaching and Learning

• Work with the Assistant Principal to establish a subject development plan, target setting and review

• Teach outstanding lessons that motivate, inspire and improve pupil attainment

• Manage departmental budget and resources effectively and efficiently

• Direct and supervise support staff assigned to lessons and when required participate in related recruitment and selection activities

• Implement and adhere to the academies behaviour management policy, ensuring the health and well-being of pupils is maintained at all times

• Participate in preparing pupils for external examinations

• Maintain regular and productive communication with pupils, parents and careers, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications

• Keep abreast of any developments within their subject area.

Curriculum Setting and Assessment

• Develop high quality syllabuses and schemes of learning for all year groups, in line with National Curriculum requirements, that are inspiring for learners and teachers alike

• Work with the Assistant Principal to monitor and assess teaching and learning within the subject

• Set regular, measurable and significant assessments for the students

• Establish agreement for monitoring and evaluation of student progress

• Maintain accurate pupil data that can be used to make teaching more effective

• To produce/contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual and groups of pupils.

• To ensure the regular setting and completion of high quality home learning activities

Academy Culture

• Support the Academy’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies practices and procedures

• Help create a strong Academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships

• Help develop an Academy culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement

• Support and work in collaboration with colleagues and other professional in and beyond the school, covering lessons and providing other support as required

• Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations and high expectations of self and other.


• Undertake, and when required, deliver or be part of the appraisal system and relevant training and professional development

• Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal

Person Specification: Subject Leader – Food and Nutrition

Qualification Criteria

• Qualified to degree level and above

• Qualified to teach and work in the UK

• Evidence of professional development.


• Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment

• Experience of contributing to a high achieving department within a large and complex school environment

• Experience of delivering consistently outstanding lessons to students of all ages and abilities 

• Experience of implementing behaviour management strategies consistently and effectively

• Experience of supporting students of all ages and abilities to make excellent progress and achieve impressive examination outcomes

• Experience of leading successful enrichment and extracurricular activities which inspire and motivate learners.



• Effective team worker and leader

• Ability to coach and manage staff

• Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement.

• Acts as a role model to staff and students

• Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others

• Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student

• Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence

• Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.

Leading the Curriculum

• Able to establish curriculum development, assessment, coordination and coaching

• Has good communication, planning and organisational skills

• High expectations for accountability and consistency

• Ability to design, implement and evaluate effective, imaginative and stimulating Schemes of learning.

Leading the Learning

• Outstanding classroom practitioner who acts as a professional role model

• Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, rewards and praise

• Demonstrates the ability to develop others’ practice to ensure that teaching is at least good in the subject area.

Teaching and Learning

• Outstanding classroom teacher with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice

• Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards

• Thinks strategically about classroom practice and tailoring lessons to student’s needs

• Understands and interprets complex student data to drive lesson planning and student attainment

• Good communication, planning and organisational skills

• Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement

• Acts as a role model to staff and students

• Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.


• This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

• Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

• Willingness to undertake training.

More about Ark Globe Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Harper Road, Southwark, London, SE1 6AG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 207 4076877
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Ark Globe Academy opened as a new all through 3-18 academy, specialising in maths and performing arts in September 2008 and moved into new, state of the art facilities in September 2010.

Globe has high expectations. With the right teaching and suppor...