Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
To lead the development of the department and to teach Economics to IGCSE level (Cambridge syllabus), IBDP Economics (SL and HL) and Business Studies (SL)
Be a model of outstanding professional classroom practice with an ability to inspire others.
Model and promote the effective use of technology to enhance learning : create and deliver online lessons, working with online platforms available (eg.
Zoom, Google classroom, Peardeck, Nearpod and others)
Maintain awareness of new theories, practices and methodologies in the relevant curriculum area and share these with the department.
Plan / facilitate learning experiences beyond the classroom where possible - e.g. field trips, onsite visitors, museum visits etc.
Be an enthusiastic advocate for the subject.
Be conversant with and follow curriculum, policies and procedures of the section and the School.
Provide coordination of the curriculum in the relevant subject area.
Liaise with the technology leader and research / promote the use of appropriate technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Work with and ensure that other teachers consult the Learning Support Coordinator / staff to ensure that adaptive strategies are used to support the learning of all students.
Ensure that the CAT 4 (Cognitive Attainment Test) data and report data are disseminated and utilised to support every student’s learning.
Ensure that appropriate and stimulating homework / home learning is set and is in keeping with homework / home learning timetables.
Guide teachers in the process of formally reviewing, documenting and updating the curriculum.
Monitor teaching and learning within the curriculum area through :
Review of long,medium and short-term planning of each year level taught
Periodic revision of assessments / rubrics / checklists
Regularly visit lessons and provide timely oral / written learning-based feedback
Invite teachers to visit and observe your professional practice
Identify curriculum needs and discuss these with the Assistant Head - Academic.
Identify professional development needs and discuss these with the Assistant Head - Academic.
Oversee the creation, modification, organisation of appropriate learning resources.
Promote the use of Assessment for Learning techniques / formative assessment.
Provide individual and group training or mentoring which is designed to support teachers, scaffold their professional development, meet individual or team needs and motivate teachers.
Assessment and Record Keeping
Ensure all teachers in the department mark / assess / respond to students’ work consistently and formatively following the School’s feedback policy.
Ensure that students are encouraged to regularly reflect on learning and to record reflections
Ensure that up-to-date, adequate records of learning are kept and are aligned closely to the report criteria.
Ensure that recorded information is available to the Assistant Head - Academic.
Represent the department at Head of Department meetings and provide timely, comprehensive and accurate feedback to teams.
Lead weekly meetings - provide an agenda and maintain minutes in a shared drive.
Participate in the recruitment of new staff.
Participate in the initial and ongoing induction of new staff.
Participate in the School's appraisal scheme.
Provide documents as required by the school and for the Ministry of Education.
Manage collaboratively the ordering of appropriate learning resources including technology.
Ensure that all essential information is provided for exam entries, internal assessments, predicted grades and exam scheduling for IGCSE and IB.
Research and manage the review and procurement of resources through the annual book order and IT order.
Manage appropriate use of materials and resources in the relevant curriculum area.
Ensure positive, professional and appropriate relationships are developed with parents.
In accordance with the school’s policy and ethos, communicate with parents whenever relevant.
Develop and present workshops on relevant curriculum issues when necessary as determined in collaboration with the Assistant Head Academic and / or curriculum team.
Ensure parents are informed of changes or development in the curriculum area through the Digital Bulletin,