Head of Science

Wellington College China

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Hangzhou | Academic | Huili School Hangzhou

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Head of Science has the overall responsibility for ensuring the quality and consistency of

teaching, learning, reporting and curriculum development are of the highest standard. This

includes:

The tracking and reporting of all data and exam results.

Create and oversee schemes of work, departmental policies and other documentation

under the guidance and accountability of the Heads of school.

The Head of Department will be expected to guide, support and equip departmental

staff in their academic roles and where possible enable them to meet their professional

goals and/or receive necessary professional training.

Carry out lesson observations and contribute to appraisals in line with the school’s

observation policy and has the responsibility for the teaching and learning standards

within the subject.

The Head of Department is expected to keep abreast of UK curriculum and exam

board developments and has the responsibility of ensuring the external examinations

and future results are of highest standard.

Being responsible for teaching innovative and engaging lessons and acting as a role

model in terms of teaching quality.

Regularly meeting with your line manager to identify key marginal groups of students,

and then ensure departmental colleagues set and complete appropriate interventions.

Ensure all cover work is set appropriately and in a timely manner. When a colleague

is unable to set cover work this is then done, either by yourself or another department

colleague, and that a member of the department is in attendance at the start of each

lesson covered to ensure the covering teacher is supported.

Monitor the setting of homework, house points and sanctions through the appropriate

school systems, and address any issues identified.

The Head of Department is expected to ensure the department is maintained to a

high standard visually including the displaying of students work, display boards in

corridors and classroom displays

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