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