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Head of Physics

Closing Date: June 04, 2018 11:00

Location: Bolingbroke Academy - (London)

Salary: Ark MPS (£29,377 - £39,982) or UPS (£44,707 - £48,814) (Inner London), depending on experience, TLR competitive.

Hours: Full time

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Head of Physics

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Physics to join our growing Academy

Bolingbroke Academy, a secondary school for 11-18 year olds, welcomed its first Year 7 pupils in September 2012, with another 120 pupils joining every year until the school is fully subscribed in 2018.  Bolingbroke Academy provides a first class learning environment based on outstanding teaching, great relationships and excellent facilities. Our staff are pivotal to our success and as part of the Bolingbroke and wider Ark schools team, you will have the opportunity to work with great colleagues and develop your career through our professional development programme.

We are extremely proud of our outstanding first set of GCSE results in English, Maths, Science, Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and Performing Arts. We are seeking an exceptional and inspiring leader to join our pioneering school and contribute to our school’s mission. This is a unique opportunity to be part of showing what non-selective education can achieve for all pupils in our community. Bolingbroke Academy provides a first class learning environment based on outstanding teaching, great relationships and excellent facilities. 

We are looking to recruit a motivated and inspiring Head of Physics to join our successful Science department from September 2018.  The successful applicant will be a strong and engaging teacher who will join a team of teachers committed to delivering outstanding teaching and learning that supports all pupils to achieve their full potential. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • have experience of teaching at an outstanding level
  • have demonstrable evidence of raising attainment in an urban, multicultural setting  
  • be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils
  • possess a strong desire to develop an outstanding department by creating a culture where learning is greatly valued by all 
  • have experience of working in a challenging classroom environment, implementing and developing schemes to improve behaviour         
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils
  • be passionate about their subject and a committed team player;
  • be able to motivate and inspire pupils;
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of Bolingbroke Academy’s pupils;
  • be committed to Bolingbroke Academy’s ethos of high expectations.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • teach within a growing academy;
  • ensure the high quality delivery of Physics lessons across all key stages
  • be responsible the outcomes achieved by Physics groups following GCSE Combined Science, GCSE Physics and A-Level Physics
  • join a network of ARK schools and gain access to an exclusive range of benefits, including reduced gym membership and a comprehensive CPD provision.

 

Deadline:      11am on Monday 4th June 2018

Location:      Wandsworth, London

Start date:    September 2018

Salary:           Ark MPS (£29,377 - £39,982) or UPS (£44,707 - £48,814) (Inner London), depending on experience, TLR competitive.

Please submit your application no later than 11am on Monday 4th June 2018.

For further information please contact the recruitment team on hr@arkbolingbrokeacademy.org or 020 7924 8200.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged.

 

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 

Job Description

The Role

  • To develop, lead and manage the exceptionally effective delivery of an outstanding Physics curriculum to ensure all our pupils make excellent progress.
  • To lead the design and implement our BTEC level 3 professional pathway in Science curriculum and assessment, including non-examined assessments across KS5.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be held accountable for the progress of all pupils in Physics learning across the school
  • Constantly improve the quality of teaching and learning, where necessary holding teachers to account
  • Lead the design and implementation of the Physics curriculum and assessment including required practicals and examinations
  • Be a role model of outstanding teaching in the department
  • Observe, mentor and provide guidance to teachers in the department.

Outcomes and Activities

Teaching and Learning

  • Meticulously plan and teach engaging and challenging lessons that pave the way for success in school and life
  • Meet the needs of all learners by consistently planning and teaching carefully differentiated lessons
  • Set and mark appropriate homework
  • Use regular, measurable and significant assessments of their teaching
  • Complete all reporting on time
  • Closely monitor progress and attainment of their pupils and use it to inform their teaching
  • Provide content for and where necessary deliver high quality pupil interventions with direction from SLT member responsible for behaviour.
  • Ensure that all pupils achieve or exceed academy targets
  • Maintain regular and productive communication with parents about their child’s progress, behaviour and development, including attending after school parent meetings as required
  • Organize and participate in exciting and motivating trips and events.

Leadership of subject

  • Develop innovative schemes of work which are inspiring for learners and teachers alike and feed into standards based assessments
  • Produce half termly assessments with marks schemes
  • Ensure assessments are moderated internally and externally
  • Ensure end of year assessments reflect each pupil’s overall level which is both externally valid and provides an accurate baseline for the next academic year
  • Analyse progress and attainment data to make data-driven changes to curriculum design, and pupil interventions
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues to ensure pupils receive high quality interventions
  • Through regular observation and feedback, mentor subject teachers to ensure excellent teaching and learning in all lessons
  • Ensure that classroom teachers are utilising best pedagogical practice for their subject
  • Conduct half termly evaluations of the quality of teaching and learning of individual classes and as a department, agreeing implementing and holding teachers to account to changes to teaching and learning
  • Create and sustain a positive department culture, where teammates feel collectively supported and developed.

Other

  • Undertake professional development as agreed with school leaders
  • Perform additional duties and tasks required for the effective operation of the school
  • Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal.

 

Person Specification 

Qualification Criteria

  • Qualified to degree level and above
  • Qualified to teach in the UK
  • Right to work in the UK.

Experience

  • Experience of raising attainment in a challenging school
  • Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their subject though schemes coaching or staff

Skills and attributes

We are looking for these skills and attributes or at the very least, a clear, demonstrable capacity to develop them:

Leadership

  • Effective team worker and leader
  • High expectations for accountability and consistency
  • Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations and high expectations of self and others
  • Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student
  • Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.

Teaching and Learning

  • Excellent classroom practitioner
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards
  • Has good communication, planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement
  • Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.

Communication skills

  • The ability to listen and communicate effectively
  • Empathy and the ability to understand the needs, aspirations and motivation of diverse individuals and groups
  • The ability to influence and motivate others

Problem solving

  • Identify, analyse and resolve problems and issues
  • Develop plans with concrete outcomes and effective solutions
  • Evaluate results and identify necessary actions
  • Make fact-based decisions.

Resilience

  • Sustain energy, optimism and motivation in the face of pressure and setbacks
  • Stay calm in difficult situations and maintain clarity of vision
  • Be adaptable in the face of adversity.

Results and learning orientation

  • Commitment to ongoing improvement and learning
  • A passion for teaching the subject
  • Focus on achieving challenging goals and results
  • Resourcefulness and flexibility in delivering outcomes.

Other

  • Willingness to undertake training.
  • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

 

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 

 

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