Politics and Citizenship Subject Leader

Location London

Contract Permanent

Salary £40,000 - £47,000 + TLR (£3,000 - £5,000)

Ref DH - PCSL - LDN

If you’re looking for an exciting role which offers you the chance to lead within a thriving school, then we have just the role for you.

Join a thriving London school on a permanent basis as Politics and Citizenship Subject Leader earning £40,000 – £47,000 + TLR (£3,000 – £5,000).

The profile of the Politics and Citizenship Subject Leader role

The primary objective of this role is to provide professional and curriculum leadership for Politics & Citizenship, and to ensure excellent outcomes for students in the subject area, particularly in relation to:

  • Providing expertise in the subject knowledge for all key stages.
  • Producing and monitoring high quality resources and assessment.
  • Monitoring and supporting the quality of teaching and learning including lesson drop in(s), data analysis and liaison with others

Accountabilities of the role

  • To believe in the potential of every child, in line with the Academy mission statement.
  • To lead in Politics & Citizenship ensuring that staff consistently reach the highest of standards in all that they do, including the achievement of students in the subject area.
  • To ensure a curriculum provision which is exceptionally well structured, and enables students to develop an excellent understanding of key facts and processes and a deep understanding of and love for the subject.
  • To ensure that all roles and responsibilities within the subject area are at the appropriate level, clearly defined and well understood.
  • To ensure effective provision and develop good teaching and learning, attainment and progress across the subject area.
  • To develop excellent marking across the subject area, with a particular focus on impact.
  • To keep abreast of developments in Politics & Citizenship to ensure that changes and
    developments in course content are introduced and delivered in a timely manner.
  • To ensure that all assessment within the Politics & Citizenship subject area is high quality and robust.
  • To have an excellent understanding of the subject area’s effectiveness, and to make highly effective use of data to set targets and identify and tackle underachievement quickly and effectively.
  • To facilitate enrichment opportunities for students as appropriate (for example, extension classes, trips or G&T classes).
  • To maintain high standards of behaviour in the subject area, both in classrooms and on the corridors, and across the Academy as a whole.
  • To develop an ethos within the subject area where students consistently tackle challenges positively and do not give up.
  • To ensure that good relationships are fostered between the subject area and parents, which support excellent student behaviour and progress.
  • To comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level which is not in this job description.
  • To support the Academy in key events during holiday time (for example, exam results days)

Job specification

Qualifications and Professional Attributes
  • Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Relevant specialist qualifications and experience in your subject specialism with the ability to teach at all Key Stages and all abilities.
  • Commitment to improving practice through reflection, appropriate professional development and through being open to advice and feedback.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development or relevant research.
Professional Knowledge and Understanding
  • Evidence of commitment to the principles and policies of equal opportunities.
  • Secure knowledge and understanding of a range of Assessment for Learning strategies.
  • Secure knowledge and understanding of how to make effective personalised provision for all students, including those for whom English is an additional language and students who have special educational needs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
Experience and Skills
  • Leadership skills, attributes and professional competence.
  • Proven excellence as a Politics & Citizenship classroom practitioner at secondary level across the ability range.
  • Proven track record in improving teaching and classroom practice, bringing about specific improvements for the school by constantly striving for excellence.
  • Strategies to engage and inspire students.
  • Application of ICT in teaching and learning.
  • Department development planning.
  • Analysis and application of data to teaching and learning and to inform planning drives and focuses on success.
  • Experience of developing and sustaining positive relationship with parents, staff and students.
  • Decision-making skills – the ability to solve problems.
  • Communication skills – the ability to make points clearly and understand the views of others.
  • Self-management – the ability to plan time effectively and to organise oneself well

Personal Qualities

  • Have a strong sense of moral purpose and believe that every child, no matter their background or ability, deserves the chance to reach their full potential.
  • Have a high level of personal drive and consistently set extremely high standards for themselves, their team and their students.
  • Be curious, willing to learn and positive.
  • Be passionate about high quality teaching and learning and the impact it can have on the lives of young people.
  • Be organised, able to think in detail, work efficiently and use a variety of data effectively

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