Post Title: Head of Learning Support and SENCO by 7LiH18j


									                                                         Westhoughton High School – A Specialist Technology College
                                                                          Person Specification
Post Title: Main Scale Teacher - ICT
Purpose of the role:
To work effectively within the school to improve the overall quality of teaching and learning within school and thus improve students experience and outcomes.

Attributes                Essential                                              Desirable                                     How Identified
Experience                    To have successfully taught in an inclusive           Experience of professional               Application form and selection
                                 comprehensive school setting, creating high            development and training in            process.
                                 quality learning experiences for young people          teaching, learning and assessment
                                 which have had a clear and measurable impact           which has had a measurable
                                 on student outcomes resulting in ‘adding               impact on own practice.
                                 value’ to students.                                 Experience of teaching across the
                              Understanding of emotional intelligence and              age and ability range of KS3/KS4
                                 motivational skills teaching, mentoring and            ICT provision.
                                 coaching.                                           Experience of delivering project
                              Skills of monitoring, review, assessment and             based work.
                                 evaluation to aid the development of teaching
                                 and learning practice to promote high levels of
                                 student achievement.
                              Teaching in an informative, engaging and
                                 imaginative manner.
                              Innovative project work or teaching activity.
                              Evidence of developing current pedagogy.
Skills and Knowledge          High-level teaching skills which can                  Evidence of continuing                   Application form and selection
                                 demonstrate high levels of student progress            development of skills and              process.
                                 across the school.                                     knowledge as a teacher.
                              Sound understanding of current issues relating        Competent in the use of the
                                 to teaching, learning and assessment.                  Adobe Suite (Dreamweaver,
                              Ability to form positive relationships and be            Flash and Photoshop).
                                 able to communicate effectively with all            High level of competence in all
                                 people at all levels.                                  aspects of the Office Suite.
                              High-level organisational and managerial              Experience in delivering control
                                 skills.                                                units using software such as
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                         Excellent communication and presentation               Gamemaker or Scratch.
                          skills, both written and oral.
                         A solution focused approach to all situations.
                         Evidence of developing current pedagogy.
                         Awareness and understanding of the Every
                          Child Achieves Agenda.
Special Knowledge        How to motivate and inspire students.                 Strategies to raise levels of         Application form and selection
                         Current best and developing pedagogical                achievement for all groups of         process.
                          practices.                                             students.
                         Strategies of Assessment to Support Learning
                          and how they can be embedded.
                         What good or better learning looks like in the
Curriculum               Knowledge of current curriculum                       Understanding of new skills-
                          developments including assessment to support           based curriculum at KS3 and
                          learning in specialist area.                           developments in 14-19 education.
                         Ability to contribute towards the continuing
                          development of effective schemes of work.
Other key qualities      In good health with an excellent record of            A candid but compassionate            Application form and selection
and attributes            attendance and punctuality.                            approach to all working               process.
                         Positive attitude and professional approach to         relationships.
                          learning.                                             An understanding of our
                         A sense of humour and a passion for teaching.          inclusion ethos and commitment
                         Enthusiasm for working with children and               to caring for all members of the
                          young people.                                          school community.
                         A good level of personal organisation and             An aspiration to progress own
                          presentation.                                          career at some point in the future.
                         Ability to put things into perspective.
                         Ability to both lead and work as part of a
                         Willing to be involved in all aspects of school
                          life, extra-curricular activities, lunch duties,
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                     maintaining a high profile within and around
                    Ability to work under pressure and meet
                    Good team working skills and the ability to
                     relate well with staff and students.
                    Commitment to observing the school’s Equal
                     Opportunities Policy at all times.
                    A commitment to personal CPD, to ensure
                     continued improvement in own practice.
                    Commitment to the ethos of the school and
                     belief in comprehensive education,
                     commitment to equal opportunities, involving
                     parents, Governors and the local community.
Qualifications      Qualified Teacher Status.                            Further related qualification.        Application form.
                    A good degree.                                       ICT qualification to at least Level   Original certificates.
Relationships       Ability to form and maintain appropriate                                                    Application form and selection
                     relationships and personal boundaries with                                                  process.
                     staff, parents, young people and other
                    Evidence of ability to create a challenging and
                     effective learning environment for all ages and
                    A belief in comprehensive education,
                     commitment to equal opportunities, involving
                     parents, governors and the local community.
Work Related        The school is committed to safeguarding and
Circumstances        promoting the welfare of children and young
                     people and expects all staff and volunteers to
                     share this commitment.
                    The school has a Smoke Free Policy and
                     expects all staff to comply with this policy.
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