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Job Description Job title: Deputy Head (Curriculum) Responsible to: The Headmistress Objectives of the post: To: contribute to strategic planning support the Headmistress and Deputy Head in the management of the school oversee the academic and curricular life of the school assist in the formulation of policies and procedures for the school work with the SMT to initiate and manage change deputise for the Headmistress and Deputy Headmistress when necessary. Key management responsibilities: Strategic development To: work with the Headmistress in setting school targets be a member of the senior management team and to contribute towards the formulation of school policies and development accept corporate responsibility for decisions made and to ensure, with the Headmistress and Deputy Head, that decisions are implemented assist the Headmistress in reviewing annually the school’s development plan assist the Headmistress in evaluating the success of the school’s development plan attend governors’ sub-committee meetings where appropriate undertake any other duties and responsibilities which the Headmistress may reasonably require Academic leadership and curriculum planning To: keep abreast of best practice in curriculum development and teaching methods and make recommendations to the SMT in response to these be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the school’s teaching and learning policy ensure the effective delivery of the school curriculum be responsible for producing the senior school timetable administer the system of option choices and to oversee the production of appropriate documentation for pupils and parents assist in determining the staffing requirements necessary to deliver the timetable work with heads of department on staff timetable allocations oversee the production of departmental budgets organise academic assessments (reports, MidYIS, ALIS) analyse and interpret examination and assessment results produce appropriate recommendations for the Headmistress liaise with the examination officers on the running of the external and internal examinations coordinate arrangements for the processing of public examination results in August and to be available on results days record all internal and external examination results produce the annual GCSE and A level statistics deal with all post-results enquiries be responsible for the administration of the senior school entrance examination prepare all statistical returns for the DfE and ISC be responsible, with the Headmistress and Deputy Head, for preparing the school for inspection Staff To: attend all SMT, Heads of Department and staff meetings set the agenda for and chair Heads of Department meetings act as a mentor and to take part in the professional review programme as a mentee liaise with the Director of Staff Development on INSET requirements and formulate the professional review programme be responsible for the procedure in the recruitment of staff assist in the appointment of staff oversee the procedure for the production of schemes of work and monitoring the standard of working of the heads of department line manage a number of heads of department Management of the day-to-day organisation of the school To: coordinate the development of the CMIS database liaise with the Bursar over the availability and maintenance of school accommodation General To: teach an agreed number of periods a week attend a regular briefing meeting with the Headmistress take assembly on a regular basis support and attend concerts, plays, matches and social events involving pupils The responsibilities of the Deputy Head (Curriculum) are wide-ranging. This job description may be subject to review from time to time and amended, after discussion, to reflect changing circumstances Applicable contract terms and duties This job description is to be carried out in accordance with The Queen’s School contract of employment within the range of duties set out in that document so far as is relevant to the postholder’s title and salary grade. April 2011
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