ALL ABC Teachers are expected to build safe, positive teacher student relationships while establishing a learning environment which engages students in their learning in line with the school’s values and vision.
Line Manager: Specified Member of Secondary School leadership Team
To Lead and Manage the Development of the Curriculum in the Department
- To oversee the implementation and interpretation of the department and school development plans within the Department
- To oversee and coordinate curriculum development, implementation and review.
- To coordinate effective and fair student assessment procedures and practices in line with school policy.
- To ensure that schemes of work are in place for all courses and that these are reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
- To oversee the development of I.T., cross-curricular and thematic work and the smooth integration of the curriculum between all grades including primary liaison to ensure continuity between Grade 5 and 6.
- To manage the effective use of time and resources within the department.
Managing the Teachers and the Resources in the Department
- To supervise, support, encourage and develop teaching staff
- To develop and maintain a forum for sharing good practice between teachers in the department
- To foster good working relationships between all members of the department.
- To act as PIMS team leader for Departmental members and seek to motivate staff through the PIMS process
- To delegate tasks appropriately to members of the Department
- To consult with teachers in decision making process
- To manage the departmental budget to ensure resources are available as required and used efficiently
- To prioritise and draw up departmental requirements and place necessary orders
- To teach up to a 80% allocation (for large Departments) and 85% for Smaller Departments (up to 4 members)
Promoting Student Learning
- To take overall responsibility for the educational progress and welfare of students.
- To contribute to whole school learning and curriculum discussions and developments
- To organise the department, classrooms and resources to enhance student learning.
- To ensure learning takes place in a safe environment.
- To promote personalised learning including through differentiation and encourage varied activities in the classrooms
- To ensure department members are aware of school policies particularly with respect to assessment and behaviour management.
- To communicate with Year Heads, the Deputy Head Curriculum and the Head of Section as appropriate.
- To communicate with parents as appropriate.
- To ensure 'at risk students' are effectively monitored by their teachers.