JOB DESCRIPTION – HEAD OF ICT AND BUSINESS FACULTY Responsible to: Director of Learning Responsible for: Raising the quality of access to, and standards in, ICT and Business Studies. Raising the quality of ICT across the curriculum. Line Management Responsibilities: Teachers of ICT and Business Studies Salary: Main Scale + TLR1a - £7158 Admin Support: 3 hours per week Additional Non-contact allowance: 3 lessons Leadership and Management per week RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching throughout the school as required by the Headteacher and leading the development of appropriate schemes of work, assessment and teaching materials. Drawing up “aims and objectives” for the teaching of ICT and Business Studies. To advise the Headteacher on all matters connected with ICT and to liaise on timetable preparation and related issues. To regularly audit what is being taught in the Faculty. To review, evaluate and amend the curriculum as new developments occur. To implement the school’s policies on monitoring and evaluation. To develop a programme to widen participation in ICT, including its cross-curricular application. To evaluate the programme to enable: a) further action to be taken b) reports to be produced for appropriate bodies, eg Governors To develop monitoring strategies to measure: a) student participation b) student progress c) community participation In collaboration with the Deputy for Student Experience, embed the use of new technologies in teaching and learning across the whole school Continued … STUDENTS To ensure the recording of student achievement in ICT and Business Studies and contribute to the overall system of student profiling and assessment. To ensure that statutory requirements, eg in relation to health and safety with regard to students are met. To promote exhibitions and displays of students’ work across the faculty. TEACHING AND SUPPORT STAFF To encourage high standards of professionalism from all staff involved in ICT and Business Studies. To ensure staff carry out the responsibilities of their job description, and use their PPA and release time effectively. To establish areas of responsibility within the Faculty for all staff and the delegation of particular tasks. To exercise day to day responsibility for the teaching staff in the Faculty. To inspire an enthusiastic and committed approach to teaching ICT and Business Studies. To monitor and evaluate the performance of the faculty team providing support and guidance as appropriate To consult regularly with staff about policy, curriculum planning, teaching methods, organisation and to arrange meetings for this purpose. To co-ordinate the resources of the faculty, giving advice, encouragement and support to all staff concerned and to provide support in academic, pastoral and disciplinary matters. To encourage staff development; to supervise and help ITT students and NQT’s and to have responsibility for staff new to the Faculty. To be involved, as appropriate, in the formulation of job descriptions for specific faculty posts, and in the advertisement preparation, short-listing, interviewing and the appointment of new members of the Faculty. To participate in the Performance Management System implemented by the school. To act as a Form Tutor and to contribute to the teaching of the Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education, working to the standards as set in “Todmorden High School Professional Standards for Form Tutors” ORGANISATION In conjunction with the Network Manager, and Finance Officer, to monitor the finances of the Area. To work with the Exams Officer to ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for examination entries and statutory requirements. If necessary to assist in the arrangements for all public exams, including a presence on the day. To take responsibility for the fabric and furnishings of the ICT/Business Studies areas. To be responsible for a consistent approach towards assessment, homework and other policies. To organise requisition of books and other resources and to ensure all resources are catalogued and stored in a systematic and secure fashion, that they are easily accessible and checked regularly. To ensure there is an up to date inventory of major items. LINKS OUTSIDE SCHOOL To promote positive links with outside agencies, notably: a) Parents b) Inspectors and Advisory Teachers c) Feeder Primary Schools d) Local Industry, where appropriate e) The wider community f) Professional bodies appropriate to the faculty To promote the work of the Faculty through display and participation in external events These responsibilities are in addition to those of a Standard Scale teacher. This job description is subject to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the post-holder and will be periodically reviewed. The performance of some of these responsibilities may be delegated following negotiation.
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