SUBJECT LEADER, MEDIA STUDIES (one year maternity cover contract)
Full-time (1 year contract ending 31 Dec 21)
MPS (Outer London)
“An OUTSTANDING school demonstrating strong practice in Behaviour, Safety, Leadership and Management.” Ofsted
An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a dynamic suitably qualified Subject Leader of Media Studies who has a real passion for the subject. We are looking for an inspirational and innovative leader who has a passion for media education, has a vision for its direction and is capable of teaching across Key Stage 4 and 5. The ability to also teach a second subject at Key Stage 3 and 4 is desirable. This is an initial appointment for a twelve month fixed term contract ending December 2021 to cover maternity leave.
The Media Department at Vyners is very strong with GCSE results consistently well above the national average. Media Studies is taught at both A Level and GCSE and has grown into a hugely popular department since it became independent from the English department.
Vyners is a very popular and oversubscribed mixed eight form entry, 11-18 comprehensive school, situated in a pleasant residential area in North West London, bordering Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We have a track record of real success at all Key Stages. In 2019, 87% of students achieved grades 9-4 in both English and Maths at GCSE and we are consistently ranked in the top 10% of all schools nationally for progress measures and attainment. At A-Level 33% of all grades were A* - A and 54% A* - B. The school converted to academy status on 1 November 2011 and is part of the Vanguard Learning Trust which also includes one other secondary and one primary school.
We are well known for high academic standards, good behaviour, and our strong community spirit including a strong house system with students leading their peers. “Pupils have a positive attitude towards their work and enjoy learning” (Ofsted 2018). Many students are involved in extracurricular sport, music and drama, performing at a high level including prestigious public events and performing in our own school productions.
We offer you:
- A well established and well respected Continual Professional Development program.
- Creative opportunities and mentoring for continual career progression.
- A friendly, innovative and exciting community in which to work.
- A lively and supportive team of specialist teachers achieving excellent results.
- A comprehensive and first class new employee induction programme.
- An annual two day Staff Conference with excellent keynote speakers.
- Excellent facilities including Interactive whiteboards, onsite gym, ample car parking and access to local transport.
- Start Date: January 2021
- Closing date for Applications: 9.00am Wed 14 October 2020
Vyners School is committed to safeguarding all of its students. All staff are required to adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures and undertake a full enhanced DBS check.
For full details of this post, an application form and further information please refer to the attached documents. Applications via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Frances Webb, HR Manager, Tel: 01895-234342).