Director of Learning - Primary (Bradford Area)

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  • Delta Academies Trust
    Knottingley
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  • Required for April 2019
    Application Closes: 28/01/2019
    Interview Date: TBC
    Job Length: Permanent
  • Weeks of work: 39
    Days of work: 5
    Hours of work: 32.5hrs per week
  • Post: Director of Learning - Primary (Bradford Area)
    Salary: 5 - £44,106.00 to 9 - £48,687.00 Pro-rata
    Responsible to: Director of Education
About Delta Academies Trust

Purpose of the job:

The purpose of the Director of Learning role is to provide pedagogic leadership as an outstanding classroom practitioner, playing a key part in raising standards through the model of their own excellent teaching and by supporting the professional development of their colleagues. The post will also involve working alongside and supporting teachers particularly in Y6 across a group of four or five academies. The ultimate aim will be to improve the learning experience and increase the achievement of our key stage 2 pupils, whatever their ability. 

Responsibilities:

To promote and be committed to Delta Academies Trust’s aims and objectives

To maintain and contribute to the development of teaching strategies in Maths and English

To promote and be committed to securing high expectations for learning and the raising of achievement within our academies by:

  • delivering highly effective teaching and impactful intervention
  • design curriculum plans appropriate to curricular and national tests
  • develop schemes of work, resources, teaching and learning strategies
  • mark work, assess, record, carry out gap analysis and report student progress
  • provide a stimulating learning environment
  • have due regard for maintaining health and safety and security in the area s/he uses
  • contributing to review, monitoring and evaluation and the development of working practices
  • participating in working groups and projects
  • taking part in other professional development activities

 

Working with teachers within Delta Trust academies to improve attainment, classroom practice, and professional development;

 

  • as a model of outstanding teaching
  • raising pupil aspirations at all levels.
  • raising attainment by leading improvements in teaching and learning

 

Working with teachers on classroom organisation and teaching methods/providing model lessons;

 

  • leading continuing professional development activities
  • holding workshops on classroom management, differentiation
  • pace and challenge, co-coaching
  • matching teaching approaches to pupil learning styles
  • demonstrating model lessons
  • team teaching
  • developing strategies with colleagues to use with pupils experiencing difficulties
  • keeping abreast of the new teaching and learning strategies
  • identifying educational research to enhance existing practices
  • developing action planning based on identified needs  
  • Producing high quality teaching materials:
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  • updating existing and create new schemes of work and supporting their introduction
  • leading the introduction of new technologies, white board technology, the internet and the academy learning platform
  • sharing good practice with members of staff

 

Advising on Professional Development;

 

  • designing and delivering professional development activities
  • participating in the planning and delivery of focused in-service training daysHelping teachers experiencing difficulties;
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  • observing and feeding back on the teaching of colleagues experiencing difficulties
  • providing a structured programme of advice and support
  • give constructive criticism

 

If required, mentoring Newly Qualified Teachers;

 

  • providing a weekly discussion and overseeing personal action planningInitial Teacher Training:
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  • providing exemplar lessons for trainee teachers
  • contributing to the assessment of students’ teaching practice
  • participating in the training of teachers within teacher training institutions
  • acting as mentor to trainee teachers

     
  • Intervention;
  • provide workshops for pupils operating below expectations
  • provide targeted support for disaffected or more able students
  • support strategies for helping particular groups such as underachieving boys
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Other specific duties

 

  • To undertake any other duty as specified by the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document not mentioned in the above
  • To comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in the job description

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Experience and Knowledge

Key: A = Application, I = Interview And Assessment, R = Reference, C = Certificate

Essential

  • Graduate with qualified teacher status (A/C)
  • An awareness of current issues in Maths/Literacy education (A/I)
  • Knowledge of the new national curriculum requirements at KS2 (A/I)
  • Understanding of use of data to assess and inform teaching and learning (I)
  • An excellent classroom practitioner that can model best practise (I/R)
  • Using GAP analysis to effectively teach intervention groups at KS2 (A/I)
  • Excellent classroom practitioner (A/I/R)
  • Good organisational and personal management skills (A/I)
  • Effective planning and teaching (A/I/R)
  • Effective behaviour/classroom management (A/I/R)
  • An ability to demand high standards (A/I/R)
  • Ability to lead (A/I/R)
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player (A/I/R)
  • Ability to develop and support other staff to develop a variety of teaching strategies (A/I/R)
  • Ability to enthuse and direct students and staff towards raising expectations and levels of achievement (A/I/R)
  • The ability to meet deadlines (A/I)
  • Good ICT skills (A)
  • Flexible and committed to work across our group of partnership schools (A/I)
  • Takes the initiative (A/R)
  • Is self-motivated (I/R)
  • Work in ways that promote equality of opportunity, participation, diversity and responsibility (A/I)
  • A commitment to abide by and promote the Delta Academies Trust Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies (A/I)
  • A commitment to the ethos and values of the Delta Academies Trust (A/I)
  • To display a responsible and co-operative attitude to working towards the achievement of the Delta Academies Trust aims and objectives (A/I)
  • An ability to respect sensitive and confidential work
  • Commitment to own personal development and learning (I)
  • Regular use of a car for business purposes (expenses reimbursed) (A)
  • The post holder will require an enhanced DBS (C)

Desirable

  • Hold AST / SLE status or equivalent experience (A/I)
  • Experience of KS2 marking / testing procedures (A/I)
  • Experience of leading, developing and enhancing the teaching practice of other staff (A/R)
  • Relevant management experience (A/I)