Job Description

Post Details

Partner/Department:

Children & Younger Adults

Grade:

MPS + TLR 1a + 1 SEN

Division/Section:

Behaviour Support Services

Job Ref: DCC/09/1969
Job Title:

Senior Teacher

Purpose of the Post

To manage the teaching and non-teaching staff on the area core site ensuring the delivery of a centrally agreed curriculum in an effective and economic framework To maintain the educational provision for students placed on core sites who are permanently excluded or are identified through the DCC Hard to place protocol or have transferred from the LA BESD Special School (as per statutory guidelines and LA requirements) To ensure appropriate academic and behavioural support is given to enable all students to access a broad and balanced curriculum leading to a range of nationally recognised qualifications and facilitate integration into school, further education, training or employment

Accountable To

Head of Centre and Off-Site Provision Co-ordinator (KS4 Support Centre Senior Leadership Team) Head of Off-Site Provision (Access and Inclusion)

Supervisory Responsibilities

Teaching and non-teaching staff on the assigned core site

Duties and Responsibilities - Specific

To be responsible for maintaining the full and best use of available student places within the core site as required by the LA and in line with ‘Best Value’ principles
To monitor and review, in liaison with independent off-site providers individual student timetables
To ensure that all students accessing a core site receive a suitable education both on and off site in line with centrally agreed individual student learning timetables
To undertake and co-ordinate an initial assessment (of no longer than 5 school days) for all students placed full time on the core site on the 6th. day following the decision to permanently exclude
In collaboration with all staff implement effective and age appropriate behaviour strategies to ensure good order and discipline is maintained at all times
To take a lead role in the support and training of all core site staff in the behaviour management of students
To undertake on-going assessment of students in order to set appropriate targets to maximise individual performance
To undertake the collation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of student achievement data including progress towards targets (academic and behavioural), attendance and external accreditation
To oversee the preparation, maintenance and monitoring of accurate records for each student accessing core site programmes
To ensure a centrally agreed appropriate curriculum and core site timetable is implemented, monitored, evaluated and reviewed
To develop a detailed and extensive knowledge of the curriculum offered by the centre in order to monitor, train and support all staff on the core site
To be a curriculum leader across the Centre in a range of subjects (leading to GCSE or equivalents) producing long, medium term and short term planning in a corporate format as specified by the Head of Centre
To undertake a teaching commitment of no more than 60% delivering a centrally agreed curriculum
To maintain positive links with independent off-site providers to share information that may impact on individual student learning and well-being
To co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate the key working process and act as key worker liaising with parents/carers of students accessing core site programmes
To assist the Head of Centre to manage the core site budget and be responsible for the expenditure and monitoring of specific elements of the allocated core site budget delegated by the Head of Centre
To provide regular termly written reports to the Head of Centre, for the KS4 Management Committee and Annual Report to Parents and to engage with the QDD process.
To undertake regular, rigorous and systematic self-evaluation in line with the Centre Monitoring and Evaluation Calendar in order to produce a. A core site SEF b. A core site Improvement Plan
To ensure all LA and KS4 Support Centre centrally agreed polices, practices and procedures are known to all staff, students and other stakeholders and accurately and effectively implemented
In collaboration with Admission and Non Core Site Provision Teacher and in liaison with the Education Welfare Service monitor and report on attendance for all students accessing core site programmes as per the KS4 Support Centre centrally agreed Attendance Policy
To be responsible for and manage a team of teaching and non-teaching staff assigned to the core site, including the organising and leading a weekly staff meeting
To be team leader for performance and attendance management and management supervision purposes
To adopt the role of Child Protection Officer for all students accessing core site programmes and be accountable to the KS4 Support Centre Child Protection Co-ordinator
To Chair Annual Reviews and construct IEPs for all Statemented students accessing core site programmes and ensure ILPs are written for non-statemented students
To be the Designated Teacher for Looked After Children for all students accessing core site programmes
To manage the processes to enable all students accessing the core site to achieve nationally recognised qualifications.
To ensure effective links are maintained with the nominated Connexions PA for the core site
To liaise with other agencies, both within CAYA and in other services as determined by Centre policies, ensuring that information concerning individual students is as accurate and comprehensive as possible
To ensure that appropriate personnel are identified to attend case conferences, reviews and other meeting deemed necessary by the Senior Leadership Team
To be responsible for identifying staff training needs and in collaboration with the Head of Centre co-ordinate CPD for core site staff in accordance with the LA CPD Framework
To plan and host annually, in collaboration with the Admission and Non Core Site Provision Teacher, an open day and/or induction programme for students transferring from KS3 Support Centres or the LA BESD Special School
To undertake the role of Site Manager regarding Health and Safety issues and Key Holder responsibilities
To undertake any other duties that the Senior Leadership Team might reasonably require within the overall level and function of the post

Duties and Responsibilities - General

To adhere to existing working practices, methods, procedures, undertake relevant training and development activities and to respond positively to new and alternative systems.
It will be necessary to work with information technology and associated systems in accordance with County Council policies.
To co-operate with the council in complying with relevant health and safety legislation, policies and procedures in the performance of the duties of the post.
To carry out the duties and responsibilities of the post in compliance with the County Council's equal opportunities policies.
To maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated guidelines where appropriate.
To understand and comply with the County Council's environmental policies.
To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibilities of the post.

Date Produced/Last Amendment

22/04/2009

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