We are looking to appoint a part time Teacher of Health and Social Care at Bullers Wood School. This post is available in September 2019 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. We are very proud of our achieveemnts 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 for pupils achieving the English Bacalaureate. we have regularly been in the top 10% nationally(out of over 2,500 schools and colleges) for our A level performance assessed by ALPS.
The succesful candidate will join Bullers Wood at an exciting time as September 2018 saw the opening of a new secondary free school, Bullers Wood School for Boys. This coincides withe the establishment of the Bullers Wood Multi Academy Trust leading to opportunities for enhanced professional and career development for colleagues wioking within the Trust.
The department adopts a vocational approach teaching BTEC programmes of study to provide students with an insight into the Health and Social and Early Years sectors. Students are taught the importance of Health and Social Care values and the aim within the department is to foster a culture of mutual respect, acceptance, and open-mindedness.
The team is led by the Applied Learning Co-ordinator who is supported by two specialists and some teachers with other specialisms who teach Health and Social Care too. The department is successful and both Child Development and Health and Social Care continue to remain popular at both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.
Key Stage 4
The department delivers the BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social care with students completing two units of coursework in Year 10 and taking an externally assessed task in Year 11. The BTEC First Award in Children’s Play, Learning and Development is also delivered with students completing one unit of coursework in Year 10 and sitting the externally assessed exam at the end of Year 10. In Year 11, students complete the remaining coursework unit. Students in both Years 10 and 11 receive three 50 minute lessons per week.
The successful completion of Level 2 courses allows students to progress to Level 3 in the sixth form.
The department delivers the BTEC Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care with students completing both coursework and exam units across the two years of study. Students in Year 12 receive six lessons per week; students in Year 13 receive five lessons per week.