Teaching and Learning
- To plan, develop and deliver high quality lessons using a variety of approaches, to continually enhance teaching and learning.
- To monitor student progress, keeping student records that include assessment outcomes and targets set at regular intervals in line with Academy policy, to enable all students to achieve their full potential.
- To maintain and build upon the standards achieved in the award for QTS (Secondary) as set out by the Secretary of State.
- Contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and personal care of children and young people with regard to the Every Child Matters agenda and Area Child Protection Procedures.
- Any other reasonable tasks requested by the Principal.
1. Manage student learning through effective teaching in accordance with the Department's schemes of work and policies.
2. Ensure continuity, progression and cohesiveness in all teaching.
3. Use a variety of methods and approaches (including differentiation) to match curricular objectives and the range of student needs, and ensure equal opportunity for all students.
4. Set homework regularly, (in accordance with the Academy homework policy), to consolidate and extend learning and encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning.
5. Work with EAL/SEN staff and support staff (including prior discussion and joint planning) in order to benefit from their specialist knowledge and to maximise their effectiveness within lessons.
6. Support individual learning, including students on the subject gifted and talented register, by planning work with appropriate challenge and monitoring and reviewing student outcomes regularly.
7. Work within the Assessment for Learning Strategy, using clear and precise learning objectives and defining criteria for success for each lesson.
8. Work effectively as a member of the Department team to improve the quality of teaching and learning, by contributing to the Department Improvement Plan and implementing and monitoring change.
9. Implement new initiatives, Academy, local or national, by adapting classroom procedures accordingly, monitoring progress and reflecting on pedagogical outcomes.
10. Set high expectations for all students, to deepen their knowledge and understanding and to maximise their achievement.
11. Use positive management of behaviour in an environment of mutual respect that allows students to feel safe and secure and promotes their self-esteem.About the School
The School is an outstanding Catholic school, welcoming of all faiths and none.
Founded in 1966 and now part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership, they have a strong family ethos based on Christian values which helps the young people in their care to succeed, not just academically but as a well-balanced individual.
As a faith-based community, they are particularly proud of the social, emotional and well-being support the provide to students. It is a real strength of the school and is the key to their students progressing beyond expectations, becoming resilient, confident and successful young people.
The School has a kind and caring community where students from all backgrounds, faiths and ethnic groups work well together, preparing them for higher education and employment and to be happy and valued members of the community
An emphasis on personal and spiritual development allows students to grow in the understanding of their own faith and others. Opportunities for prayer, reflection and collective worship in our peaceful chapels form an integral part of school life. Students have opportunities to take part in retreats to allow them time for teamwork, thought and evaluation of their own beliefs.