Outstanding School requires Head of Legal Studies to run a popular and thriving department, Excellent rate of pay plus TLR.
- Head of Legal Studies
- Required to teach Key Stage 5 Law and Criminology
- Full time, permanent position
- £32,308 - £47,139
Core Purpose - Head of Legal Studies
Raise standards of teaching, learning, levels of progress and exam performance within Legal Studies area incorporating the subjects of Criminology Diploma & Law subject area as part of the Social Science Faculty.
School Information - Head of Legal Studies
They have the highest expectations of their students, and believe that with high expectations students can achieve anything. All curriculum and leadership decisions are driven through their core values, focusing at all times at what is best for the students.
They believe that school is preparation for life, so on top of having the highest of expectations they also provide a wide curriculum that is designed to give students a breadth of educational experiences that enable them to excel in various fields and therefore open up future possibilities.
They are driven by their core values and believe wholeheartedly that with commitment and dedication all students will leave at the end of Year 13 as well rounded citizens, able to compete on the world stage and have the brightest of Futures.
The role - Head of Legal Studies
The main scope of the responsibilities is maximising the progress and achievements of all pupils in the subject area, through the following:
- To monitor the progress of all students within the subject area, ensuring that performance is in line with the school's aspirational targets
- To ensure that students with special educational needs are making appropriate progress and that their needs, as set out in their IEP (if applicable) are being met
- To take action in support of the subject teacher when underachievement is identified, ensuring that all interventions are logged. Initiate dialogue with the relevant tutor, Year Leader, Head of 6th form, Director of Studies, special needs staff or Deputy Headteacher (Teaching and Learning) as necessary
- To take the lead in maintaining discipline and good order within the department. Support departmental staff with individual cases of indiscipline as necessary, using a wide range of strategies. Seek advice from the relevant Year Leader, and obtain their support if required
Monitoring of Teaching & Learning
- To ensure the highest quality of classroom teaching through an insistence on the school's teaching and learning policy being applied by all members of department
- To support the development of teaching skills through classroom observation, coaching and the dissemination of good practice
- To encourage departmental staff to go on development and training courses, through effective use of the staff development budget
- To apply the school's appraisal policy to every member of the department in a timely fashion
- To ensure that continuity of learning occurs in the event of the absence of the normal subject teacher
Leadership of the department
- To foster a positive atmosphere of teamwork within the faculty
- To deploy support staff as effectively as possible, within the constraints of their job description (where applicable)
- To set the highest possible personal example through your own professionalism
- To construct an effective Departmental Improvement Plan, in line with the School Improvement Plan. Ensure that this is put into effect
- To attend faculty/departmental meetings in accordance with the school calendar. Clear agendas need to be established which focus on teaching and learning. Outcomes of meetings should be recorded
- To maintain and develop a departmental handbook, which at least contains schemes of work and policies
- To prepare, review and revise as necessary those schemes of work which include appropriate differentiation and meet all National Curriculum and public examination specification requirements
- To induct new members of staff into the department ensuring that appropriate mentoring is supplied
- To act as mentor to student teachers within the department
- To authorise spending of the department's capitation in accordance with the school's financial procedures, ensuring that spending is appropriately targeted and properly accounted for
- To assist with the recruitment procedures when departmental staff are being sought
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