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Key Stage 4 Leader of English

Closing Date

18 April 2024

Job Descriptions and Role Profiles

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Key Stage 4 Leader for English

MPR / UPR plus TLR 2B

Key Purpose of Job:

  • The post holder is responsible for leading Key Stage 4 within the English department.

  • To raise standards of attainment within the curriculum area and to monitor and support positive progress and attainment in English in relation to school performance measures.

  • To deliver a robust curriculum that challenges and supports students’ outcomes for all students

  • To develop all members of the team to ensure consistency.

  • To seek excellence in every aspect of the department and act as an outstanding role model for members of the department in all aspects of work in school (teaching, professional conduct, meeting with parents/other agencies).

Anticipated outcomes of post:

  • Students, regardless of their social or cultural background, are motivated to succeed and make outstanding progress through creative, relevant and innovative teaching and learning in English.

  • To lead a cohesive and forward-thinking team to deliver a learning environment and curriculum that ensures that all students are successful in achieving ambitious outcomes.

Key duties and accountabilities of the post:

  • To lead the department ensuring students make excellent progress and that they have a high quality and consistent experience across the department.

  • To be accountable for student progress and development within the subject area and driving forward aspirational goals and improvement.

  • To develop and enhance teaching practice of others so that all department members are continuing to become outstanding classroom practitioners.

  • To challenge under-performance supportively and not to accept excuses for poor practice/results.

  • To ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students studying in the department.

  • To enable all students (especially those from vulnerable groups) to access a broader understanding of the subject through wider cultural experiences, work-related learning and political debate.

  • To be accountable for leading, managing and developing the subject/curriculum area.

  • To manage and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources within the department effectively to support the department and school development plan.

  • To prepare students for the next step of their education at post-16.

To carry out the professional duties of a teacher and tutor as circumstances may require and in accordance with the school’s policies under the direction of the Headteacher, through the Curriculum Leader.

To be an effective professional who demonstrates thorough curriculum knowledge, teaches and assesses effectively, takes responsibility for own professional development and supports students to make good progress and achieve

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