Primary Assistant Head (Curriculum and Data)

Wellington College China

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Hangzhou | Non-Academic | Huili School Hangzhou

JOB TITLE
Primary Assistant Head (Curriculum and Data)
DEPARTMENT
Academic
SUPERVISOR
Head of Primary
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
The Primary Assistant Head (Curriculum and Data)is to take a central role in assisting the Head of Primary to develop our school in accordance with its shared values and our school development plans.
The Primary Assistant Head (Curriculum and Data)is to experience across the primary age range, an experienced curriculum and team leader, a leader in teaching and learning, leader of a core subject and a key person in curriculum development. The Assistant Head Teacher will be a model professional setting an excellent example to teaching and support staff. They will work in close partnership with the Head of School in actively and demonstrably promoting enrichment, entitlement and achievement through building and implementing agreed school policies.
The Assistant Head Teacher will lead by example of their practice, and by positively encouraging and supporting all members of staff.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
The Primary Assistant Head (Curriculum and Data)will be a non-teaching post but will be expected to model teaching and learning in classrooms. They will teach classes to model good practice, develop relationships, support training and development and ensure ‘quality teaching first’ and secure the smooth running of the school.
The Primary Assistant Head (Curriculum and Data)will be a model professional setting an excellent example to teaching and support staff. They will work in close partnership with the Head of School in actively and demonstrably promoting enrichment, entitlement and achievement through building and implementing agreed school policies. The Assistant Head of Primary will lead by example of their practice, and by positively encouraging and supporting all members of staff. They will ensure that the school offers a high quality, exciting, engaging, well resourced, differentiated and well matched curriculum for all children.
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Have responsibilities in the effective day to day management of the school and school community including recruiting and inducting staff, developing and implementing policies, leading assemblies and staff meetings, arranging cover for absent staff or staff on training, hosting and organising whole school events such as open days and parents evening, and responding to the views, needs and requests of children, staff, parents, governors and visitors.
Work in the development, implementation and review of school improvement plans including regular monitoring and evaluation of standards and quality of provision supporting school governance by attending meetings where appropriate.
Work with the whole staff to develop a strong learning environment that has at its centre high expectations of learning, work, performance, academic achievement and behavior.
Work on the school’s achievement reviews and target setting processes by taking a major role in assessment and actively supporting and securing the school’s success in international benchmarking tests, internal assessments including those at the end of each key stage.
Support the Head of Primary to ensure that all teaching and learning and assessment policies and protocols are in place and up to date.
Assist in the line management of classroom-based personnel including timetabling and allocation of classes, duties and tasks, managing and developing roles to ensure the provision of high quality interventions and support for children’s progress, achievement, well-being and good behaviour.
Work with the leadership team in setting, nurturing, promoting and maintaining a very high standard of behaviour and mutual respect throughout the school ensuring that all staff play an active role in the pursuit of these standards
Assist in the line management of classroom-based personnel to ensure the provision of high quality interventions and support for children’s progress, achievement, wellbeing and good behaviour.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Determine, organise and implement a diverse, flexible curriculum and implement an effective assessment framework
Have an excellent track record of teaching across the Primary age-range and be able to model this to colleagues, have experience of observing colleagues, giving effective feedback and implementing effective development plans that demonstrate positive impact.
Ensure that learning is at the centre of strategic planning and resource management. Promote models of excellent classroom practice through whole class and group teaching, coaching, mentoring and supported self-evaluation for teaching and learning staff.
Support the creation of 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 and be enabled to actively support the learning of others.
Design, develop and implement systems for the collection of useful, timely, and accurate assessment data to track the progress of individual and groups of children in order to inform planning, evaluate performance, track progress and secure raised achievement across KS2. This will include agreeing and articulating high expectations and setting stretching targets for the whole community
Ensure the effectiveness of teaching and learning including teachers’ planning, monitoring planning, work sampling and scrutiny, lesson observations, supporting auditing and reporting outcomes, successful or otherwise and planning next steps and future actions
Take a strategic role in the development of new and emerging technologies to enhance and extend the learning experience of pupils
STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY
Promote and model good relationships with parents, which are based on partnerships to support and improve pupils’ learning and achievement.
Contribute to the development of the school as a community within the community; strengthening partnerships with families, our local and wider community, other schools.
Contribute to the development of the school by promoting innovation.
Contribute to policies and practices which promote child protection and safeguarding
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Any other duties that the Head of Primary may from time to time ask the post-holder to perform.
To support and promote the school’s ethos, aims and core values in order to promote the welfare, progress and continued development of the school and its children
PERSON SPECIFICATION FOR THE ASSISTANT HEAD OF PRIMARY
EXPERIENCE
Significant experience of working as a key curriculum leader in a primary school.
Evidence of being an excellent classroom practitioner in a primary school.
Evidence of improving pupil progress and outcomes
Experience as a current or recently practicing leader
Experience of implementation/development plans that demonstrate impact
Experience of working with children across the primary age range
Experience of being a performance manager
Experience of delivering training for others
Experience observing and feeding back to teaching and support staff
QUALIFICATIONS OR TRAINING
Qualified teacher status; PGCE
Recent, relevant in-service training preferred – particularly in relation to teaching and learning and assessment and in relation to leadership and management eg NPQSL/Senior leader training
SKILLS
Able to effectively manage children’s behaviour in a positive way and to promote good relationships and good behaviour
Able to work as part of the senior leadership team and take responsibility
Highly developed interpersonal skills – able to talk effectively to children, parents, governors, external professionals and colleagues.
Excellent written and verbal communication and able to help the school raise standards of achievement.
Able to produce careful, accurate, positive and well written reports, policies, guidance, letters and memos.
Able to read and use data and to use a range of sources of evidence to make judgements and identify next steps (e.g. Lesson Observations, work samples..)
Confident in use of ICT as a teaching, learning, communication and administrative tool
Able to multi-task and to effectively manage a wide and extensive portfolio
Be pro active, innovative and resilient
Keep up to date with new educational trends
PERSONAL QUALITIES & ATTRIBUTES
Display school values on a day to day basis
Lead with integrity
Creative, warm, engaging, transparent and intelligent
Well organised, calm and very positive, confident and assuring
Able to quickly engage and build appropriate relationships with children
High levels of emotional literacyAble to lead, encourage, inspire, motivate staff
Dependable and reliable, with an excellent record of attendance
Willing to go the extra mile, have high levels of stamina, energy and determination Effective team leader/member and a model of professionalism Flexible, able to respond quickly to changes and think on your feet

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