Head of English - Independent School

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
London,United Kingdom
Salary
£31,000 - £50,000 Per Year
Posted
26 Apr 2022 03:09
Closes
23 May 2022 23:59
Reference
1576251004
Sector
Academy
Job Level
Head of
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Head of English - Independent School

An exceptional Independent School is looking for an experienced and high quality Head of English to lead our vibrant and enthusiastic English Team. This role will be ideal for you if you are a collaborative and creative professional looking for a fresh challenge. As the Head of English, you'll be responsible for guiding our first set of Year 11 students through their English GCSE exams and so experience of teaching at this level is essential.Key Responsibilities and Experience - within a number of these pointsSupport the priorities established in the School Development Plan and create a productive and disciplined learning environmentProvide accurate information on all aspects of the specialist subject to the SLT as required.Contribute to decision making, policy development across the school and administer the allocated budget.Provide upwards feedback and suggestions for improvement.To support the SLT by maintaining efficient and effective management and organisation of learning resources and provide information for the school SEF.To be aware of and respond appropriately to any health and safety issues raised by materials, practice or accommodation related to the subject and carry out tasks as identified in the school health and safety policy.Identify and undertake risk assessment as appropriate for subject-related activities, seeking advice and support from the H&S Manager where necessary.Write a development plan for the subject that identifies clear targets, timescales and success criteria for its development in line with the overall School Development Plan.Produce schemes of work appropriate to each year group and aligned across the school, containing clear learning objectives and success criteria and reviewing these regularly to ensure effectiveness, applicability and usability.Ensure planning caters effectively for the needs of EAL, SEND and Enrichment pupils and that the department is resourced accordingly.Liaise with other schools and agencies in order to ensure the school is up-to-date with local and national developments and guidance in the subject.Contribute to meetings, discussions and management systems necessary to co-ordinate the work of the area /aspect and integrate this into the work of the school as a whole.Arrange for appropriate resources to support the schemes of work, evaluating and piloting new subject resources and materials as necessary.Monitor progress in the subject area and amend curriculum as necessary to improve progress.Set and achieve the highest standards of attainment possible for each child and group as a whole.To evaluate the teaching of the subject through the regular and rigorous monitoring of teachers' plans and collaborative teaching as agreed in the Head of Departments handbook and carrying out monitoring in line with the school's monitoring timetable.Monitor progress and evaluate the effects on teaching and learning by working alongside colleagues, auditing and analysing work, achievement and outcomes.Liaise with colleagues to ensure curriculum continuity and progression.Provide feedback to teachers on the quality of teaching and learning.Provide feedback to the SMT on the quality of subject teaching for all year groups to inform summative feedback.Contribute to curriculum evenings and initiate extra-curricular activities involving the subject.Develop effective links with the local community including parents and local businesses as appropriate.Promote parental interest and understanding of their child's education.Identify potential English scholars and provide appropriate support and preparation for them.This extremely popular Independent School is set in London, combines a warm and nurturing environment with excellent resources, a commitment to teamwork and to the professional development of staff. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a school that constantly strives to keep abreast of the latest developments in educational practice and to embrace opportunities for improvement and new ideas. The Head of English will be committed to the KS philosophy and will be committed to making a difference to the all-round education of our pupils. To discuss this and other opportunities in the Independent sector this year, please email your CV to (url removed).Empowering Learning is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment