Health and Social Care Lead Job Vacancy

Health and Social Care Lead

0.8 to 1.0fte (flexible)

To start September 2021

Salary subject to skills and experience

Plus TLR2a for leading subject area

Required for September 2021 a teacher to lead Health and Social Care with the possibility of also delivering L3 Childcare and Education to a suitable candidate.

We are seeking to appoint a highly talented and innovative, qualified teacher of Health and Social Care to join our Ferndown team. You will have a confident understanding of the curriculum and the ability to inspire excellent learning.  Experience of teaching Health and Social Care at Key Stages 4 and 5 would be desirable, as well as the ability to contribute to the teaching of the NCFE Childcare and Education course.  The Health and Social Care Department is passionate about inspiring students to explore the diverse roles in Health and Social Care and progress to Higher Education and careers in the sector.

What we offer:

  • Great students who behave impeccably, you are allowed to teach.
  • Tight, robust behaviour systems.
  • Highly visible/supportive senior leaders who have your back.
  • Centralised detentions, including homework detentions (you do not need to organise/run/chase at all).
  • A feedback policy focused on whole class feedback – you do not need to mark exercise books – we do not have onerous/impossible marking policies.
  • No formal graded lesson observations – just ongoing ‘no-stakes’ feedback, helping you to continuously develop – we believe that trusting our staff with autonomy helps to develop a strong staff culture.
  • Centralised, shared units of work and resources.
  • Excellent ongoing CPD, career development and promotion opportunities.
  • Really well-kept site and a very pleasant location in beautiful Dorset.

To apply, please click on ‘Apply Now’ on Dorset For You website.   An Application Form is also available on our website – please follow the link to Job Vacancies.  Completed Application Forms should be sent to  If you require any further information, please contact Andrea Baxter on 01202 871243.

Ferndown Upper School is a great place to work and we look forward to receiving your application.

Closing date:    midnight Sunday 18th April 2021

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check (formerly CRB) in line with the Governments safer recruitment guidelines.

Ferndown Upper School values the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Job Description

Post Title:TEACHER
Purpose:To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.  To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher/Form TutorTo facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.To contribute to raising standards of student attainment.To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.
Reporting to:Head of Department/Curriculum Area
Responsible for:The provision of a full learning experience and support for students.
Liaising with:SLT, teaching/support staff LEA representatives, external agencies and parents.
Working Time:195 days per year.  Full-time
Salary/Grade:Main professional scale
Disclosure levelEnhanced
Operational/ Strategic Planning          To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies in the Curriculum Area and/or Department.To contribute to the Curriculum Area and/or department’s development plan and its implementation.To plan and prepare courses and effective lessons.To contribute to the whole school’s planning activities.
Curriculum Provision:    To assist the Head of Department, the link senior manager, to ensure that the curriculum area provides a range of teaching which complements the school’s strategic objectives.
Curriculum Development:    To assist in the process of curriculum development and change so as to ensure the continued relevance to the needs of students, examining and awarding bodies and the school’s Vision and Mission statements and SIP.
Staffing   Staff Development:   Recruitment/ Deployment of Staff    To take part in the school’s staff development programme by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development.To continue personal development in the relevant areas including subject knowledge and teaching methods.To engage actively in the Performance Management Review process.To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of classroom supportTo work as a member of a designated team and to contribute positively to effective working relations within the school.
Quality Assurance:                  To help to implement school quality procedures and to adhere to those.As part of a team, contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum area/department in line with agreed school procedures, including evaluation against quality standards and performance criteria.  To seek/implement modification and improvement where required.To review from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work.To take part, as may be required, in the review, development and management of activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the school.
Management Information:    To maintain appropriate records and to provide relevant accurate and up-to-date information for, registers, etc.To complete the relevant documentation to assist in the tracking of students.To track student progress and use information to inform teaching and learning.
Communications:      To communicate effectively with the parents of students as appropriate.Where appropriate, to communicate and co-operate with persons or bodies outside the school (especially in EDEP)To follow agreed policies for communications in the school.
Marketing and Liaison:      To take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open Evenings Parents Evenings, Review days and liaison events with partner schools (especially schools within EDEP)To contribute to the development of effective subject links with external agencies.
Management of Resources:      To contribute to the process of the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials (with support staff)To assist the Head of Faculty/Department to identify resource needs and to contribute to the efficient and effective use of physical resources.To co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the School, department and the students.
Pastoral System:                To be a Form Tutor to an assigned group of students.To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Form Tutor Group as a whole initially by knowing about their individual achievements and valuing theseTo liaise with a Pastoral Leader to ensure the implementation of the school’s Pastoral System.To register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of school life.To evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records as may be required.To contribute to the preparation of Action Plans and progress files and other reports.To alert the appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and to make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.To communicate as appropriate, with the parents of students and with persons or bodies outside the school concerned with the welfare of individual students, after consultation with the appropriate staffTo contribute to PSD and citizenship and enterprise according to school policyTo apply the whole school agreed Behaviour management system so that effective learning can take place.
Teaching:                                To teach, students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the student in school and elsewhere.To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required.To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.To ensure that ICT, Literacy, Numeracy and the Visual Arts are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of studentsTo undertake a designated programme of teaching.To ensure a high quality learning experience for students which meets internal and external quality standards.To prepare and update subject materials.To use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and demands of the syllabus.To maintain discipline in accordance with the school’s procedures, and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework.To undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, departmental and school procedures.To mark, grade and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.
Other Specific Duties:
To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example.To support the school in meeting its legal requirements for worship.To promote actively the school’s corporate policies.To continue personal development as agreed.To comply with the school’s Health and safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate.To undertake any other duty as specified by STPCB not mentioned in the above.   Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.  
Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.   Employees are expected to be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers.   The school will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.
This job description is current at the date shown, but following consultation with you, may be changed by Management to reflect or anticipate changes in the job which are commensurate with the salary and job title.

Lead for Health and Social Care

Person Specification

QualificationsEducated to degree levelQualified Teacher StatusQualification in Health and Social Care
ExperienceExperience of a similar role of teaching in Health and Social Care Understanding of and commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of pupilsExperience in teaching KS4 and KS5Experience/willingness to contribute to the delivery of Level 3 Childcare and Education  
Teaching and LearningHigh quality teaching skills High expectations of pupils’ learning and attainment Secure knowledge of the Health and Social Care curriculum and assessments at KS4 and KS5Knowledge and experience of a range of successful teaching and learning strategies to meet the needs of all pupilsStrong commitment to school improvement and raising achievement for all pupils in their subject area/s  
Professional Skills and DevelopmentAbility to build and maintain good relationships and to support colleagues Evidence of continual professional development relating to curriculum and teaching and learning Ability to be highly organised Ability to organise work, prioritise tasks, make decisions and manage time effectivelyDeploy a wide range of effective behaviour management strategies successfullyExperience of working with other Health and Social Care Teachers through network groupsAbility to identify own learning needs
 LeadershipAbility to take responsibility for the delivery of Health and Social Care and KS4 and KS5Ability to monitor and support the overall progress of students studying Health and Social CareTo ensure provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students studying in the subject area, in accordance with the aims of the school and the curricular policies determined by the Governing Body and Head Teacher of the schoolExperience of leading a curriculum area