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Head of Department - Modern Foreign languages

  • Location: London Borough of Enfield
  • Start date: 05 Sep 2016
  • Category: Secondary
  • Job reference: PE10787077
  • Branch: London Secondary North
  • Consultant: Yusuf Ahmed
  • Call: 020 3219 7730
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Job description
Looking for a Leadership positions in North London. Head of Department - Modern Foreign languages

My client is a lively secondary school in Enfield who are currently looking for a Head of Department for Modern Foreign languages starting in September! The ideal candidate for this post needs to be results driven, committed and have a real passion for Modern Foreign languages.

This is a varied role and requires someone with excellent subject knowledge, time management and good lesson planning. You need to be able to teach KS3 KS4 and KS5 whilst also being involved in the development of the curriculum management of staff.

You will need to:

- Be a fully Qualified Teacher, with a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a PGCE, GTP or Bachelor of education - Have the ability to prepare, plan deliver and mark - Have strong classroom management skills - Be able to deal with challenging behaviour, with creative approach - Be able to use your own initiative and work as part of a team.

Key Expectations

In addition to fulfilling the key expectations of standard scale teacher and form tutor:

Ø Leading by example, providing inspiration, motivation and leadership and embodying for students and staff the vision and purpose of the department.

Ø Providing prominent, effective and positive leadership of teaching and learning in the department.

Ø Assuming line management for identified members of staff and contributing to the wider remit of the middle leadership group.

Ø Leading the development of specifications, resources, schemes of work, marking policies, assessment and teaching and learning strategies in the faculty and exploring innovative ways of teaching and organising the curriculum

Ø Keeping up-to-date with and responding to developments in pedagogy and curriculum at national, regional and local levels and leading the department in implementing whole school initiatives e.g. promotion of literacy, numeracy and communication skills

Ø Taking responsibility for the day-to-day management, control and operation of the department and its resources.

Ø Ensuring schemes of work, teaching and learning styles are suitably differentiated to meet the needs of all pupils, including SEN and Gifted & Talented.

Ø Working with appropriate postholders to ensure that staff development needs are identified and met and taking responsibility for own professional development.

Ø Engaging actively in the Appraisal Review process and acting as reviewer for a group of staff within the department.

Ø Assisting in the selection and induction processes for new staff.

Ø Promoting teamwork and motivating staff to ensure effective working relationships.

Ø Assisting in making appropriate arrangements for classes when staff are absent.

Ø Securing effective behaviour for learning within the department by following school policies and procedures

Ø Assuming responsibility for the departmental self review and development plan and working with colleagues to formulate aims and objectives for the department.

Ø Managing the process of target setting within the department and monitoring student progress, putting in place intervention strategies as appropriate to ensure targets are achieved.

Ø Monitoring the effectiveness of departmental practice through the ‘Meeting Learning Needs’ cycle, implementing improvement where required and helping to ensure consistency of approach across the department, including via lesson observation.

Ø Overseeing the accurate reporting of student performance and progress to parents

Ø Analysing and evaluating performance data, systems and reports, assuming responsibility for examination entries within the department and liaising with examination boards, awarding bodies and other relevant external bodies as required.

Ø Contributing to the development of effective subject links and promoting subjects effectively at liaison events in school, partner schools, the wider community and with relevant external agencies.

Ø Organising or overseeing the organisation of curriculum enrichment visits as appropriate and ensuring appropriate risk assessment completion

Ø Ensuring that health and safety policies and practices, including risk assessments, throughout the department are in-line with national requirements and are updated where necessary, liaising where appropriate with the school’s Health & Safety Manager.

Benefits of working through Protocol:

As a Teacher with Protocol Education, you will benefit from:

*Great competitive pay (weekly pay) pay rates

*Recommend a friend scheme with £50 bonus*

*Dedicated and committed Recruitment Consultant to support you

*Potential for long term positions

Protocol Education is an employment agency and an employment business. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunities. We respect and value cultural and religious diversity and will not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, religion, culture or disability. Each individual is assessed on merit.

So, if you are an experienced Science teacher who is looking for an exciting and fresh challenge then please apply today.

Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working in schools. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process, at a cost of £44.00.
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