Subject Leader: Food Technology, Hertfordshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Stanborough SchoolHertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper Pay Scale with TLR £4,683
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No



Grade:                          TLR  2b

Responsible to:   Curriculum Leader/ SLT Line Manager

Responsible for: Subject:  Food Technology

Main responsibilities:

 To ensure that the team of staff in the department enables students to achieve at the highest possible level.

 To proactively plan, support and intervene to ensure the highest standards of teaching and learning and the wellbeing of staff and students. 

 To be accountable for the performance of the department to the Curriculum Leader, Headteacher and the Governing Body of the school.

Job Context:

You will operate as a Middle Leader in the school, based in a Department area which should be the focal point for your team. By leading your team effectively you will engender a positive team spirit and sense of collective responsibility for the students that you teach. You will be expected to contribute to the effective operation of the school as a whole, leading by example and supporting the school ethos. Your department will operate within the ethos of a larger Faculty and under the overall leadership of a Curriculum Leader. Your work will be supported by non-teaching staff within the school by arrangement.

How you do the job:

• Lead and promote high expectations in student achievement, ensuring that effective strategies are in place for each student to achieve their best.

• Monitor standards in teaching, learning and assessment across the Department, reporting to the Curriculum Leader, ensuring the effective and innovative delivery of the National Curriculum, promoting high levels of student motivation and participation in lessons.

• Contribute to the Faculty SEIP by working with your team to write your department plan in conjunction with the Curriculum Leader.

• Review and report annually on the standards of attainment, leadership, teaching and learning in your department to the Curriculum Leader.

• Support your team of staff, inducting new staff as necessary; inspiring and motivating them to achieve their best on behalf of the students.

• Oversee the department area, ensuring that the environment promotes effective learning for all and is a stimulating place to work. 

• Conduct performance management meetings and reviews with your team as arranged within the school ‘web’ structure, supporting personal and professional development.

• Support and develop your subject within the Welwyn Garden City Consortium, leading or contributing to meetings as appropriate.

• Develop and promote links in the community, with other local schools and with outside agencies and local community groups and businesses as a way of developing learning for students in a broad and exciting context.

• Manage the department resources and budget in accordance with school policy and in consultation with your team and Curriculum Leader.

• Ensure the smooth running of the department on a day to day basis, including the operation of school policies and appropriate health and safety requirements and practices.

• Proactively support and enhance all strategies to positively promote the school; through liaison with parents, outside agencies and the community; and through school events and  Open Evenings.

Knowledge, experience and training.

You should have the relevant subject knowledge and experience to lead a team of teachers by example in promoting effective learning. Your professional development and training will be met within the context of your needs and those of the school, and supported by your Curriculum Leader.

As a successful Subject Leader you will require excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to lead your area as part of a larger team. Your ‘passion for learning’ and team-working skills are central to the success of the role as are your understanding of students needs and of pedagogical issues. Above all your ability to work in an ‘emotionally intelligent’ way with staff and students, and to model the four principles of the school, will contribute to the wider success of the school as well as your team.

Additional information:

All staff at Stanborough have a comprehensive package of support, training and performance management, giving scope for personal and professional development.  

It is a requirement of all staff that they sign the IT Acceptable User Policy, and all staff will be expected to attend Safeguarding and Prevent training.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main responsibilities and duties of the post, each individual task to be undertaken will not be identified. Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description. The job description is current to the date shown but, in consultation with you, it may be changed by the Headteacher to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title

January 2019

Job location

More about Stanborough School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6YR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1707 321755
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