Assistant Headteacher (Director of Studies)

Job Type : Two year contract 

Location : Croydon, London (UK)    

Salary : £40,000   

Closing date : 2nd January 2023. Application form only.

Description : We are looking for a dynamic, ambitious, experienced Assistant Headteacher/Director of Studies to join our Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years UK based experience in a senior leadership role. They will have overall responsibility for the academic life of the school and play a lead role in articulating the school’s vision for teaching and learning. They must be able to deputise in absence of the head teacher if necessary.   

 

The Role  

The Assistant Headteacher/Director of Studies (DoS) has overall responsibility for the academic life of the school and plays a leading role in articulating the school’s vision for teaching and learning. The principal responsibilities are to ensure that an appropriate curriculum is designed and delivered; and that effective assessment, recording and reporting systems are in operation. In addition to a teaching timetable, the DoS will actively support the school in all its activities including the extra-curricular programme.  

 

The Assistant Headteacher/Director of Studies will promote high quality teaching and learning experiences throughout the entire school in line with best educational practice. He/she will offer 12 periods of teaching a week and will support and assist the Headmaster in the smooth running of the school. The Director of Studies will set an example of best classroom methodology.  

 

The Assistant Headteacher/Director of Studies will ensure that the school offers and delivers a curriculum that is intellectually stimulating, relevant and challenging, is up to date and innovative. Reporting to the Headteacher and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the DoS will act as a professional and personal role model to staff and pupils. The SLT will meet regularly and works collaboratively to shape and implement both the strategic and operational direction of the School.  

 

Specifically

- Assisting the Governors, Headteacher, Director’s and Special Education Needs Co-ordinator in determining the strategic direction of the school and formulating school  

 

Policy

- Monitoring the quality of teaching and learning, leading the continuing improvement of teaching and learning throughout the school;  

- Planning and overseeing curriculum development and overseeing its delivery;  

- Co-ordinate all arrangements for inspections on the academic side;  

- Constructing the School timetable in conjunction with the SENCo and liaising with other departments to assist the smooth running of the school;  

- Organising reporting procedures, creating and overseeing full written reports and administering the assessment and reporting database on the school intranet system or other software packages;  

- Working with the SLT to plan and promote the effective use of ICT by staff;  

- Co-ordinating the annual book moderation process to help ensure common standards of presentation and marking in pupils’ books;  

- Co-ordinating and developing procedures for tests and examinations;  

- Monitoring and developing the school assessment procedures; monitor, assess and evaluate pupils’ progress and achievement, reporting regularly to the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team;  - Managing and developing baseline testing to ensure this information instructs curriculum development, teaching and learning;  

- Researching and sourcing appropriate pathways for A' levels and further studies courses for vocational studies - after school -post 16. With the headteacher, you will be responsible for developing and implementing the schools careers guidance offer, enabling suitable career paths for students, especially neuro-diverse students.  

- Oversee all aspects of academic organisation and management, chairing Heads of Department meetings, overseeing all report writing etc.  

- Communicate effectively with all parents, especially those with pupils who have SEND and dealing effectively with their enquiries.  

- Liaising with Local Authorities, informing them of the academic progress of SEND pupils in their care.  

- Preparing and submitting academic progress reports and data in preparation for SEN pupils Annual Reviews;  

- Working with the Headmaster to ensure the staff review and development systems runs effectively;  

- Play an active part in the induction and mentoring of new members of staff;  

- Mentor ECT and UQT staff and provide support and guidance, liaising with outside agencies as required;  

- Monitoring INSET and CPD within the School and promoting the dissemination of key information, skills and ideas between staff;  

- Share in the necessary supervisory duties in school;  

- Working with the Headteacher and SLT on the production of the termly calendar and pupil planners;  

- Carry out other duties as may be required from time to time by the Headteacher.  

- Join willingly and enthusiastically in the corporate social life of the school;  

- Co-ordinate the delivery of the ASDAN (or similar) curriculum;  

- Work with the Quality Nominee to oversee the running of the GCSE's/ BTEC Department.  

 

Benefits

- Discounted or free food  

- On-site parking  o 4 day week - include 1 day hybrid  

- Small classes -12-15 children  

- Well behaved, engaged children  

- Close knit community - Family atmosphere with a strong, inclusive Christian ethos  

- Seven weeks summer holidays and an additional 8 weeks annually  

- CPD benefits of joining a Christian Schools Trust member and ACSI https://www.acsi.org/ school, with close working links to Fulham Boys Schools - part of the: https://charlesspurgeonschools.co.uk/

 

Applying for the job  

Candidates wishing to apply for this position are invited to send:  

1. The application form 

2. A cover letter including details of any additional information 

3. A video (no longer than 2 minutes) or a written explanation of not more than 500 words describing the knowledge and skills that are needed to be an excellent Assistant Headteacher/SENCO - and how you know you've got them  

 

To contact the school for an informal conversation or to arrange a visit, please contact us on - +44 (0) 20 7062 7123 / 07835 878283  

 

Please send all submissions to hr@hillelparkschool.com

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