United arab emirates, indore
Posted 2 months ago
Typical day at work:
To lead the development and implementation of appropriate syllabuses, schemes of work and resources of the curriculum area that reflect national developments in the subject area and teaching practice and methodology.
To ensure that knowledge of such developments in the curriculum area and current understanding of how students learn most effectively is personally maintained and disseminated to other teachers.
To liaise with the assigned member of the Senior Leadership Team in order to ensure appropriate response is made to curriculum development and initiatives at national, regional and local levels.
To monitor, evaluate and report on the effectiveness of practice in the curriculum area, especially related to examination entry and performance (including the use of value added data) and with regard to the implementation of School Policies within the department such as assessment, recording and reporting. To develop strategies for improvement as a result of monitoring performance data and reviewing patterns.
To lead on the department’s use of data to monitor and track learner attainment and progress, identifying underachievement and forming appropriate interventions to ensure that the targets of individual and groups of learners are met.
To agree/set and vigorously support the achievement of student progress targets in order to make a contribution to whole school targets ensuring the effective use of performance data.
To work with colleagues to formulate, monitor and evaluate the department's strategic development plan ensuring that it links with the School Improvement Plan and accurately reflects the learning needs of students.
To support the Senior Leadership Team in meeting whole school priorities and in realising the school’s shared vision.
To ensure that all colleagues know and understand the key school targets and the part they play in achieving these.
To take an active role within the Subject Leaders’ forum in order to ensure that the curriculum area makes a full contribution to the education of all students in the context of the School Improvement Plan and whole school developments/policies
To promote and monitor, within the department, school policies related to issues of literacy, numeracy and the use of ICT; homework; lesson planning; record keeping and matters of health and safety (including the maintenance of attractive teaching environments)
To ensure the effective day to day management of the curriculum including deployment of staff and resources and making appropriate arrangements for classes in the event of staff absences for effective continuation of students’ learning.
To participate in the selection process for departmental appointments and ensure effective induction of new staff in accordance with School procedures.
To support and assist colleagues to ensure that they understand and are actively implementing the key aspects of the School's behaviour policy.
To undertake performance management reviews ensuring that there is a clear focus on teaching and learning and student progress; that staff development needs are identified and appropriate programmes investigated and planned.
To take appropriate action in order to build and maintain effective teamwork within the curriculum area especially through the establishment of good communication systems, the encouragement of the sharing of good practice and innovative use of meeting and training times.
To ensure that teaching groups are organised so that the interests of all students are best met and in which individuals are encouraged to perform at the highest possible level.
To work effectively with the School SENCO in order to ensure that appropriate systems and support mechanisms are used to maximise the achievement possibilities of all students.
To ensure that teachers are aware of the needs of all pupils and groups and to make provision for this in their planning. To use frequent, regular and well-structured meetings to support this.
To ensure opportunities are explored to develop students’ awareness and use of humanities beyond the classroom
To review, constantly, the curriculum area offered to students in order to reflect the rapidly changing world of work and the strengths of the students.
To manage the department’s budget.