Head of Student Progress - Year 10

Tapping Way, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6XR
Teacher Main Scale + TLR1a
17 Feb 2017
10 Mar 2017
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Aylesford School and Sixth Form College is a forward thinking and exciting educational environment. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our students and our community.

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a new Head of Student Progress from September 2017 to our Year 10 year group.

Specific postholder responsibilities include:

  • Lead, manage and organise the tutor team, setting high expectations and a clear climate for learning.
  • Set the tone, ethos and atmosphere necessary for learning and monitor the behaviour of children in the year group to facilitate learning.
  • Plan the organisation of the year group, lead assemblies, parent evenings and other specified events.
  • To be accountable for ensuring the good progress of children in the year and their standards of achievement through careful monitoring, using data to intervene effectively and working closely with subject colleagues.
  • Analyse and evaluate the attainment and progress of students in the year group.
  • Uphold all dress standards in relation to school uniform.
  • Engage positively with parents when required and as needed
  • Ensure the school assessment policy is adhered to by the tutor team and the wider staff body.
  • Model high standards of teaching and learning as a middle leader in the classroom.
  • Provide strategic direction, set challenging targets and appraise the performance of team members against the wider professional duties within the teaching standards.
  • Develop strategies of support through sharing regular evaluations of pedagogy and leading the delivery of in house training opportunities.
  • Participate in the selection and recruitment process of staff as and when required.
  • Support, advise, guide and motivate the team. Coach and mentor members of the team as appropriate.
  • Deploy human and physical resources effectively to provide the best learning whilst ensuring best value principles. Conduct risk assessments and liaise on health and safety matters when needed.
  • Contribute to the development of school policy and liaise with governors as necessary.
  • Participate as required in meetings with professional colleagues in respect of the duties and responsibilities of the post.
  • Carry out other unspecified duties as agreed with the Head teacher

Key Requirements

  • Degree level qualification
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Ability to teach one of the following subjects:- Science, English, Geography, Ethics or Psychology (A-Level)
  • Teaching experience within the secondary phase with evidence of positive impact on student achievement
  • Evidence of continuing professional development or commitment to training
  • High professional standards
  • Evidence of good or outstanding classroom teaching
  • An understanding of the requirements of the Changing Curriculum, and 14-19 framework in relation to the student’s learning and development needs
  • Understanding of a range of successful teaching and learning strategies
  • Ability to use the School’s assessment procedures and set appropriate targets
  • Ability to assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and be able to report progress to Headteacher and Parents at appropriate intervals
  • Understanding of the characteristics of an effective learning environment and the key elements of successful behaviour management.
  • High quality teaching skills
  • Ability to lead and manage a team
  • High expectations of students’ learning and attainment
  • Ability to be able to deal sensitively with pastoral issues relating students
  • Ability to monitor student achievement across the year group
  • Strong commitment to school improvement and raising achievement for all students
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and orally to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to remain positive and enthusiastic when working under pressure
  • Ability to organise work, prioritise tasks, make decisions and manage time effectively
  • High quality organisational skills
  • Empathy for young people
  • Ability to negotiate effectively

Additional Information & How to Apply

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

To apply for the role please email completed application forms FAO Anna Timson, HR Officer & Headteacher’s PA at timson.a@aylesfordelearning.net

or post to:

Anna Timson,
Aylesford School & Sixth Form College, Tapping Way, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6XR.

Please telephone 01926 747100 or email timson.a@aylesfordelearning.net with any queries.

Please note, the School will be closed from Monday 20th Friday - 24th February for half term.

• Closing date for applications is 9am on Wednesday 8th March 2017
• Interviews will be held within 2 weeks of the closing date

Supporting documents
Job Description
Application Form
Applicant Letter
Person Specification
Welcome to Aylesford

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