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Second in charge Science
Leeds City Academy

MPS 1-6-£22,917 - £33,824 / UPS 1-3 £35,927 - £38,633 plus TLR 2b £4,782

(In addition to the role advertised there is the potential for this candidate to lead aspects of Science CPD across the White Rose Academies Trust for an additional Performance Management bursary of up to £5,000).

Role: To manage the curriculum area of Science under the direction and leadership of the Area Team Leader Science, achieving effective deployment of staff and resources in order to achieve the Academy aims: improving the outcomes for all students.


The post holder must be committed to developing an outstanding, innovative and creative Science curriculum, and to developing versatile skills and attitudes required for lifelong learning in an ever changing world. The post holder must be committed to seeking the very best practice outside of the WRAT and using this to develop practice for Leeds City Academy teachers, and opportunities for Leeds City Academy students.

NB: All post-holders at The White Rose Academies Trust are responsible for improving the outcomes for learners and upholding the ethos of the Academies. The five principles of the Children’s Act: Every Child Matters guide the work of every adult working at or associated with Leeds City Academy.

 

Please note that this job description should be read in conjunction with the National Core Standards for Teachers for main-scale post holders, and the post-threshold standards where applicable. To work primarily with Year 7 students in the subjects of Maths and English who are recognised as below expected levels, and need to ‘catch up’. Underperformance will be identified through SATS primary scores, through Leeds City Academy CATS testing scores on entry, or through identification by teaching staff. This post would be ideal for a Primary teacher who would like to bridge the gap between Primary Education and Secondary Education and enjoy the challenge of working in the Secondary sector.


Responsible for:

Staff within the Science team and ongoing curriculum and assessment development
All post-holders at The White Rose Academies Trust are responsible for improving the outcomes for learners and upholding the ethos of the Academies. The five principles of the Children’s Act: Every Child Matters guide the work of every adult working at or associated with Leeds City Academy.


General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uphold and implement all whole-Academy policies in the discharge of duties of the post.

  • In conjunction with the Area Team Leader Science, plan the offer of appropriate courses within the curriculum area.

  • At the discretion of the Area Team Leader Science, report on Standards and Progress in the area by tracking through the year and producing summative reports as required.

  • In association with the Area Team Leader Science, produce the annual Area Development Plan within the overall Academy Development Plan priorities, based on an assessment of prior progress, an ongoing analysis of strengths, areas for improvement, and outcomes of Area Team Quality Assurance and whole academy monitoring events.

  • Deploy staff effectively in order that they achieve a Good or outstanding standard of teaching or support for learning.

  • Actively participate in Academy Performance Management processes, acting as performance manager for staff as agreed in the structure.

  • In association with the Area Team Leader Science, be accountable for student outcomes and progress at Key stage 3 and 4, and in all subject examinations pertinent to the Science team.

  • To be outwardly focussed, in research and tracking of current best practice in science teaching, being prepared to adapt and trial this practice before dissemination to other colleagues.

  • Create a culture whereby the Science Area Team can be an Outstanding department and maintain ‘Outstanding’ practice in all areas of its operation.

  • Lead by example in their own outstanding teaching practice.


Management:

  • In conjunction with the Area Team Leader Science, ensure schemes of work and assessments are produced, kept up to date, and adhered to by staff.

  • In conjunction with the Area Team Leader Science, lead exam entries, coursework requirements, submission dates and all routine accreditation demands either directly or through clearly defined, agreed responsibilities within the team.

  • In conjunction with the Area Team Leader Science, understand and implement the process of budgeting for resources, including bidding and forecasting future needs to ensure impact on student outcomes.

  • In conjunction with the Area Team Leader Science, identify underachieving groups of students and ensure all teachers use data to monitor progress of students, planning appropriate interventions.

  • Ensure robust standardisation in assessment of students work at Keystage 3 and 4 is carried out so that accurate tracking, coursework marking and exam predictions can be entered into data systems in a timely manner.

  • In conjunction with the Area Team Leader Science, devise, plan and implement intervention strategies in conjunction with the Science team to ensure all students reach their potential.

  • In conjunction with the Area Team Leader Science, quality assure the standard of teaching, organising support or challenge where necessary.

  • With the Area Team Leader Science, undertake regular learning walks, lesson observations, book looks, work scrutiny, and behaviour checks.

  • Monitor, evaluate and review relevant area policy, keeping the handbook up to date.

  • With the Area Team Leader Science, and the Assistant Principal teaching and Learning, ensure that newly qualified teachers, and trainee teachers undergo a bespoke, and supportive training schedule which allows them to become an Outstanding practitioner.

  • Mentor newly qualified or trainee teachers as required.

  • Provide a good role model to all staff by being a good classroom practitioner, ICT competent, and a form tutor.

  • Implement agreed academy positive behaviour strategies for example the removal timetable for the Science department and monitor its effectiveness.

  • With the Area Team Leader Science, take ownership of student behaviour within the Science curriculum area.

  • Ensure the effective organisation of CPD / management of meeting time, including leading team meetings or training, at the discretion of the Area Team Leader Science.

  • Contribute to break, lunchtime and before/after school duties in accordance with the requirements of the academy.


Equal Opportunities:

  • To promote equal opportunities in Education in Order that all children and families will gain optimum benefit from the service provided

  • To promote and ensure that all students and young people are happy, healthy, safe, successful and achieve economic wellbeing

Leeds City Academy is a 11-16 academy situated in the vibrant heart of Leeds. We are a smaller academy, enabling our staff to nurture the talent and realise the potential of each and every student. We provide an exceptional education and life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society. Our vision at Leeds City Academy is clear: we will be Ofsted rated as outstanding within the next three years.

The White Rose Academies Trust is a local trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.

The Trust employs over 300 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Working in partnership with Gorse Academies Trust, we are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years.

We are sponsored by Leeds City College, who provide expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.

Equal Opportunities:

  • To promote equal opportunities in Education in order that all children and families will gain optimum benefit from the service provided

  • To promote and ensure that all students and young people are happy, healthy, safe, successful and achieve economic wellbeing

Leeds City Academy – Aspire Together - Achieve Together

Leeds City Academy is an 11-16 school situated in the vibrant heart of Leeds. We are a smaller academy, enabling our staff to nurture the talent and realise the potential of each and every student. We provide an exceptional education and life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society. Our vision at Leeds City Academy is clear: we will be Ofsted rated as outstanding within the next three years.

The White Rose Academies Trust is a local trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.

The Trust employs over 300 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Working in partnership with Gorse Academies Trust, we are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years.

We are sponsored by Leeds City College, who providing expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.

To apply, please download an application pack below and return to recruitment@whiteroseacademies.org.

 

Closing Date: 23 May 2018 12:00 midnight
Interviews: 25 May 2018
Start Date : 1 September 2018

All post holders are accountable through The White Rose Academies Trust Performance Management Policy. 

 

The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expect all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and a DBS check.

 

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.  Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.

Second in Charge Science - Application Pack

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