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Head of Religious studies and PSHE

Oasis Trust
Closing date
23 Oct 2021

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Full Time
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A. Job PurposeTo lead, manage and develop the RS and PSCHE curriculum to achieve high quality of teaching, effective use of resources and the highest standards of learning and achievement for all pupils. B. Responsibilities To teach consistently great lessons which bring about excellent outcomes for studentsSet the strategic direction for the RS and PSHE department.Ensure a high quality of leadership within the RS and PSHE department.To develop links with external agencies including local churches and mosques and to help engage our students in RE.To develop and implement strategies for improving teaching and learning in RE and observe RE teachers.To ensure your teaching is of a consistently high quality and your outcomes are exemplary and in line with KPIsTo work in partnership with colleagues to ensure there is support in developing their knowledge, practice and skillsTo regularly observe and develop colleagues and act as a beacon of best pedagogical practiceTo ensure you are up to date with national and international curriculum developmentsTo seek opportunities to collaborate with other academies, innovative and high achieving schools through Oasis Community Learning and other relevant networks to share and develop excellent pedagogies. To develop and monitor schemes for work for PSCHE across the whole school and ensure successful implementation which meets curriculum requirements.To lead training and support sessions for non-subject specialist staff delivering PSHCE sessionsTo develop citizenship education curriculum to help pupils be model citizens, contribute to their communities, be informed so they can participate effectively in UK elections, and understand key issues affecting the world.To work closely with the Senior Leadership Team, SENDCO and Safeguarding Lead to ensure that the PSHCE curriculum adequately prepares students to live safe and fulfilling lives both during their time at the school and beyondEnsure that the PSHCE curriculum confronts and tackles the challenges facing students in our school communityTo take responsibility for the delivery of SRE across the school.To support staff in delivery of PSCHE sessions where necessaryTo collaborate with other school leaders to write, implement, monitor and evaluate a PSCHE policy which incorporates SRE, mental health awareness, physical health etc.To encourage staff to form links between PSCHE and other areas of the curriculum.To attend necessary courses and workshops regarding the PSCHE National CurriculumDevelop relationships with external agencies, charities and religious organisations to improve and develop the curriculum Whole Academy ResponsibilityTo assist the Principals in fulfilling the academy's vision and instilling the academy values in all that we doTo assist the Principals in the implementation of the Self Evaluation Form and Academy Development PlanAny other responsibility as set out by the Principal C. Safeguarding Children and Young PeopleOasis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young People. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including an enhanced DBS check.OTHER: The above responsibilities are subject to the general duties and responsibilities contained in the Statement of Conditions of Employment. The duties of this post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or level of responsibility entailed. Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.
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