Subject Leader - Media

London (Greater)
14 Apr 2018
23 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description: Subject Leader - Media

Reports to: Assistant Principal Communications

Start date: September 2018

Location: Southwark, London

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Ark Main Pay Scale + TLR2B

This is a fantastic opportunity for an inspiring Leader to develop their career with the support of the Assistant Principal at Ark Globe Academy.

The Role

  • To manage the professional community of subject teachers to ensure high attainment in Media across the Academy.
  • To develop and lead an exciting curriculum which enables the highest level of pupil progress and attainment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Subject coordination across the Academy
  • Lead the professional community of subject teachers in the Academy
  • Quality teaching and learning of their subject across the Academy
  • Curriculum setting and assessment across the Academy as agreed with the Assistant Principal and other relevant SLT.

Outcomes and Activities

  • Subject Coordination across the Academy
  • Leadership and support of all subject teachers within the Academy
  • To ensure that systems are in place that enable all lessons in their subject area are good or better.
  • Leadership of the Subject Community
  • Assisting in the professional development of teachers including inset training as may be appropriate
  • Supervising and supporting beginner teachers and Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT’s) as appropriate
  • Developing strong partnerships and ensuring regular and productive communication with parents
  • Developing others’ practice to sustain best possible outcomes for students.

Teaching and Learning

  • Work with the Assistant Principal to establish a subject development plan, target setting and review
  • Teach outstanding lessons that motivate, inspire and improve pupil attainment
  • Manage departmental budget and resources effectively and efficiently
  • Direct and supervise support staff assigned to lessons and when required participate in related recruitment and selection activities
  • Implement and adhere to the academies behaviour management policy, ensuring the health and well-being of pupils is maintained at all times
  • Participate in preparing pupils for external examinations
  • Maintain regular and productive communication with pupils, parents and carers, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications
  • Keep abreast of any developments within their subject area.

Curriculum Setting and Assessment

  • Develop high quality syllabuses and schemes of learning for all year groups, in line with National Curriculum requirements, that are inspiring for learners and teachers alike
  • Work with the Assistant Principal to monitor and assess teaching and learning within the subject
  • Set regular, measurable and significant assessments for the students
  • Establish agreement for monitoring and evaluation of student progress
  • Maintain accurate pupil data that can be used to make teaching more effective
  • To produce/contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual and groups of pupils.
  • To ensure the regular setting and completion of high quality home learning activities

Academy Culture

  • Support the Academy’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies practices and procedures
  • Help create a strong Academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships
  • Help develop an Academy culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement
  • Support and work in collaboration with colleagues and other professional in and beyond the school, covering lessons and providing other support as required
  • Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations and high expectations of self and other.


  • Undertake, and when required, deliver or be part of the appraisal system and relevant training and professional development
  • Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal.

Person Specification: Subject Leader - Media

Qualification Criteria

  • Qualified to degree level and above
  • Qualified to teach and work in the UK
  • Evidence of professional development.


  • Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment
  • Experience of contributing to a high achieving department within a large and complex school environment
  • Experience of delivering consistently outstanding lessons to students of all ages and abilities
  • Experience of implementing behaviour management strategies consistently and effectively
  • Experience of supporting students of all ages and abilities to make excellent progress and achieve impressive examination outcomes
  • Experience of leading successful enrichment and extracurricular activities which inspire and motivate learners.



  • Effective team worker and leader
  • Ability to coach and manage staff
  • Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement.
  • Acts as a role model to staff and students
  • Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others
  • Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student
  • Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.

Leading the Curriculum

  • Able to establish curriculum development, assessment, coordination and coaching
  • Has good communication, planning and organisational skills
  • High expectations for accountability and consistency
  • Ability to design, implement and evaluate effective, imaginative and stimulating Schemes of learning.

Leading the Learning

  • Outstanding classroom practitioner who acts as a professional role model
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, rewards and praise
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop others’ practice to ensure that teaching is at least good in the subject area.

Teaching and Learning

  • Outstanding classroom teacher with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards
  • Thinks strategically about classroom practice and tailoring lessons to students needs
  • Understands and interprets complex student data to drive lesson planning and student attainment
  • Good communication, planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement
  • Acts as a role model to staff and students
  • Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.


  • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
  • Willingness to undertake training.

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