Required for: September 2024 (Transition Days in July 2023)

Working Days: Monday- Friday

Pay: £54,555 to £59,826 (based on experience)

This post is subject to the conditions of employment of teachers contained in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, the Education Act 1997, the required standards for QTS, other current educational legislation and the school’s policies.

This role carries up to 2 days of teaching commitment per week, to be reviewed regularly.

This job description may be amended at any time following a discussion between the Head Teacher and member of staff and will be reviewed annually.

Example of a secondary project card (created after every project to encapsulate and reflect on the learning journey)

We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic and highly motivated Assistant Head of  Curriculum and Assessment to join our expanding team at Gesher School. This post would suit a passionate, dynamic and adaptable individual who ideally has experience teaching and leading within a secondary SEND environment.

This post would suit someone who has had experience in leading secondary curriculum development and is passionate about creating personalised learning that is meaningful to ensure all individual needs and interests.

The right candidate would have worked previously within a trans-disciplinary team including teachers, therapists, teaching assistants, parents, and carers. They will commit to equally and continually discussing the needs of each young person to provide the most effective education and therapeutic model of practice.

It would be essential for the candidate to have the requisite knowledge and expertise to establish and maintain high quality teaching and assessment of the required subjects across the Key stages and have the skills and confidence to lead, develop and inspire the Secondary team.

It would be desirable for the candidate to have had experience in designing learning that focuses on creating engaging projects that develop our young people’s sense of agency and their ability to collaborate constructively and encourage collective achievement.

Strategic Direction and Development of the School:

● Support the school’s aims, ethos and policies and promote high levels of achievement across the entire school.

● To ensure that all aspects of school life are fully inclusive.

● Be part of the school’s Senior Leadership Team and be committed to developing and maintaining outstanding provision for all.

● Work collaboratively within the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that there are robust systems and structures in place within the school so that all pupils’ additional needs are met.

● Contribute to the professional development needs of staff with high quality training and regular meetings.

● Promote safeguarding practices across the school, and work alongside the safeguarding team to ensure additional academic support where appropriate.

● Make sure that assessment is used across the school to monitor and track pupils’ progress and that it informs and develops the skills and practice of staff across the school.

● Liaise with pupils/parents/outside agencies to ensure effective provision and to safeguard all pupils.

● Demonstrate an awareness of cultural diversity and how it may impact on the needs of those within the school community.

● Promote the highest standards of behaviour in accordance with the school’s policies.

● As part of the Senior Leadership Team, monitor the quality of teaching and learning throughout the school.

Teaching and learning:

● Design the curriculum and student learning to focus on developing engaging projects that develop our young people’s sense of agency and their ability to collaborate constructively and encourage collective achievement.

● Ensure that learning is at the centre of resource management and lead and support the teaching and learning of all children within the secondary phase.

● Provide and promote models of excellent classroom practice through whole class and group teaching, coaching, mentoring and supported self-evaluation for teaching and learning staff.

● Establish creative, responsive and effective approaches to teaching and learning and ensure a culture and ethos of challenge and support where all pupils can have a voice, achieve success and become highly engaged in their own learning.

● Monitor the effectiveness of teaching and learning across the Secondary

Assessing and Reporting:

● Liaison with parents, governors and other parties linked to the school and develop effective working partnerships.

● Set targets for raising achievement for all pupils, and collect and interpret specialist assessment data for these pupils.

● Report to the Headteacher and governors on the impact of provision for identified groups of pupils, including cost-effectiveness and other measurable outcomes.

● Develop understanding and practice amongst staff about different learning needs and effective ways of raising achievement for all pupils.

● Ensure that all statutory requirements for SEN are met.

● Support all staff in ensuring that parents are well informed about curriculum, targets, individual pupils’ progress and achievement.

● Support all staff in ensuring they work within the Code of Practice for Special Educational Need.

● Identify resources needed to meet the requirements of all pupils; plan and organise expenditure within the school and within the specialist provision.

● To be responsible for managing the effective and efficient administration of external examinations.

● To support the Head of the exam centre in ensuring that the centre complies with regulations and awarding body requirements to ensure the security and integrity of the examinations/assessments at all times.

Standards and Quality Assurance:

● Act in accordance with school policy on equal opportunities and anti-discrimination.

● Take on any additional responsibilities that the Headteacher might occasionally agree upon.

To apply, please complete an application which can be found here. 

Please, complete and return your application to [email protected]. CVs will not be accepted. 

Interviews will be organised on a rolling basis. This ad may be withdrawn as a suitable candidate is identified. 

Diversity is a core value of Gesher School.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. As such, we actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds to apply for roles at our school. 

Gesher School is committed to safeguarding young people and staff. Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Watch the video below to hear more about how we teach at Gesher.

Take a look at some of the project work going on in our secondary classes.