Head of Economics
- £34,247 - £52,463 plus TLR of £5,855
- Fantastic Secondary School in Pinner
- Business and Enterprise are intertwined through all subjects
- January 2024 start
Requirements - Head of Economics
- Outstanding teaching and interpersonal skills
- A strong Economics and Business Studies background at GCSE and A Level is essential
- Perfect for an existing Head of Economics or someone looking to make the next step
- Evidence of ambition and a commitment to continuing professional development
- The desire to maximise the performance of all students and ensure the very best progress for all
Head of Economics
Economics, Business Studies and Enterprise as a whole is a thriving department with a large number of students opting to take the subject at GCSE and A level. Currently, the department has three GCSE classes in each of Year 10 and 11 and over 30 A level students. This places it as one of the most popular option subjects in the curriculum. The department has a growing reputation locally and regularly attracts significant numbers of new joiners in year 12. The department is justly proud of the destinations of Year 13 Economics and Business Studies students who in recent years have included Bath, Nottingham, Central Saint Martins and UCL to study Business related courses.
The School has a fantastic Economics and Business Studies faculty set up with bright and open spaces in which to teach.
Engaging students with Economics beyond the classroom is integral to the department's success. Trips to relevant and related Economics and Business venues, plus collapsed timetable or 'Focus' Days are used as opportunities to deepen understanding, broaden knowledge, and inspire students. As the Head of Economics you will be able to set your strategic vision and choose relevant trips to broaden understanding/application.
Job Description - Head of Economics
Heads of Department are key leaders within the School and their role carries significant leadership and management responsibilities. It is essential that they give active support to the vision and ethos. The areas of responsibility include teaching and learning, vision for the department, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, behaviour for learning, resources, the learning environment.
Key Tasks To create a curriculum that inspires students to become effective lifelong learners by:
- Ensuring high standards of teaching and learning for all students throughout the department.
- Developing a curriculum vision and plan.
- Creating Schemes of Learning which enable all students to become effective learners.
- Producing a strategic three year plan to deliver the faculty vision which is supported by an annual action plan.
- Completing an annual self-review of the department carried out in support of the Faculty SEF, including an analysis and commentary of student academic performance. The conclusions of the report should then be used to modify the strategic plan.
- Contributing to discussions on course selection and implementation.
- Collaborating effectively with partner primary schools to ensure a smooth transition for new students.
- Monitoring and evaluating the quality of learning including planning, lesson delivery, teacher feedback, assessment, differentiation and classroom management.
To ensure that all members of staff within the department are motivated and supported to perform at their best by:
- Communicating a clear department vision which encourages ownership, team spirit and commitment from the faculty members.
- Line managing and professionally developing staff in such a way that they perform at their best.
- Meeting regularly with their line manager and keeping her/him informed of developments within the department.
To provide a secure and safe learning environment for all students so that they develop into self-confident and self-motivated learners by:
- Being active in providing for the care of student well being.
- Contributing to assemblies in a way which support the Academy ethos.
- Maintaining the highest standards of student behaviour so that all students are able to learn effectively.
- Ensuring productive communication with parents so that they remain well informed about their children's progress and achievements as well as any incidents of poor behaviour.
To set challenging targets for all students and staff, and provide the support, guidance and accountability framework necessary to achieve these targets by:
- Devising and implementing department student assessment systems which enable student underachievement to be identified and acted upon at an early stage.
- Coordinating effective intervention strategies which support students so that they make the progress that is expected of them.
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