Head Of Department - Economics & Business Studies
San Silvestre School, San Silvestre School
Barinas, Barinas, Venezuela
hace 20 horas
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Head Of Department - Economics & Business Studies

Head Of Department - Economics & Business Studies

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  • Economics & Business Studies, SAN SILVESTRE SCHOOL 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. Administration 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.

    Resources 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.

    Parents 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, website or email.

    Prepare for and attend meetings requested by parents. General Contribute overtly to the positive ambiance in the Section / department.

    Make a positive contribution to the life of the Secondary Section

  • attending and participating in an array of events after school hours. Supervise students before school, at break times or after school
  • following the duty roster. Assist with and supervise students at sporting activities, school concerts, excursions etc, as required.
  • Understand, embody and be committed to the philosophy and ethos of The School. Be willing to provide additional time outside of the standard working day for preparation, assessment and attending school events.

    Ensure consistent attendance and punctuality

  • except in the case of serious illness or emergency. Ensure that Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is embedded into the curriculum area.
  • Formal Qualifications Essential Qualification : Bachelor's Degree in Economics or related discipline plus a Postgraduate Certificate in Education Desirable Qualifications : Master s Degree in a field related to the specialist subject area.

    A recognised Middle Leadership qualification, such as the NPQML. Essential Knowledge and Competencies Required Ability to understand and willingness to be committed to the philosophy and ethos of The School.

    Ability to effectively manage one’s own time. Capacity to work unsupervised and use initiative. Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

    Understanding of world best practice in the implementation of effective teaching and learning programmes. Detailed knowledge of the relevant curriculum area, curriculum development and writing.

  • Ability to speak and teach in fluent English (first language English speaker preferred) Ability to speak Spanish; basic oral and written skills desirable;
  • a willingness to learn is imperative. Other relevant experience Experience of working with EAL pupils (English as an Additional Language).

    Other Relevant Information This Position Description is a guide only and is not intended to be an exhaustive or exclusive list of the duties attached to this position.

    For a more detailed description of the post, refer to the School website San Silvestre School is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees.

    All new staff will be subject to enhanced pre-employment clearance including identity checks, criminal background checks, qualification checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps in employment.

    Three professional references will be sought, at least ONE of which must be from your present employer. This website and its content is subject to our Terms and Conditions.

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