Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2b
Term: one-year fixed-term contract
FTE: 0.4 or 0.5. This post can be held in conjunction with a teaching role within the Trust or as a standalone post.
The role: Future Academies is committed to ensuring that all students benefit from a high-quality, coherent, and logically sequenced PSHE curriculum taught by teachers who have had effective professional development and training. This is a newly created role to support our schools in delivering on this commitment. The aim of the role is to support schools quality-assure their local offer and promote a common approach to best practice and thinking around this subject. The role is offered as a part-time, one-year position, which will be reviewed before the end of the contract. It is possible that this position will be extended or made permanent.
We are looking for an expert PSHE practitioner, who has proven experience in the PSHE sector working with senior leaders, a detailed knowledge of statutory requirements (including the new RSE framework), and a background in PSHE teacher-training. The ideal candidate will have a background in supporting school leaders to develop and deliver high-quality PSHE, and will be committed to Future Academies’ vision for education.
• Experience in delivering high-quality PSHE and RSE. The ideal candidate will have experience working with school leaders to shape the aims of PSHE, to identify curriculum content and support its sequencing, and to design self-assessment or evaluation processes to track the programme’s impact.
• Experience of supporting school leaders to self-evaluate PSHE provision and identify areas of strength and development.
• Experience of training teachers in effective PSHE delivery.
• Self-organising, able to take initiative, and draw on a wealth of experience and knowledge in order to support all schools in the trust – which are working in different contexts and are at different points in their PSHE development.
• Reflective practitioner – able to self-evaluate their work and identify how to improve the impact of the role.
• Able to work within the local context of each school, supporting them realise their goals and make best use of their resources.
The role requires working across the Trust’s ten schools. The main responsibility will be to work with each school’s PSHE lead to ensure the school’s provision meets statutory requirements, offers students a coherent and carefully sequenced curriculum, and an accurate self-evaluation that informs development plans.
Working as part of the Future Academies’ Curriculum Centre
• To work to the Head of the Curriculum Centre, setting out an agreed work plan that establishes key milestones and deliverables for the academic year.
• Working, where relevant, with the Head of Educational Enrichment and Head of Inclusion, to ensure that PSHE is well-integrated into the wider school curriculum and meets the needs of all students.
• Producing oral and written reports to Heads, Governors and Directors, as needed.
• To work as part of the Future Academies Curriculum Centre, sharing its vision for education.
Supporting school PSHE leadership
• Conducting regular school visits to see the PSHE programme in action, meet with senior leaders and, where appropriate, pupils.
• To advise school leads on statutory content, key legislation and health guidance, and other relevant areas of practice associated with PSHE.
• To review PSHE curriculum materials, plans, and resources – ensuring that these are high-quality and meet school curriculum aims.
• Supporting schools to develop and deliver a carefully sequenced PSHE curriculum, based on the DfE’s statutory guidance, and providing formative guidance on areas for improvement.
• Observing the implementation of the PSHE curriculum and providing actionable feedback to guide improvement and development.
• Sharing best-practice and, where applicable, resources across the Trust to minimise workload and maximise the quality of each school’s curriculum offer.
Self-evaluation and monitoring of impact of curriculum
• Providing high-quality training for teachers delivering PSHE, both through sharing best-practice and standalone training (e.g. through pre-recorded training, remote workshops, or face-to-face sessions).
• Support the development of systems for self-evaluation and curriculum review – identifying on-going areas for focus, improvement, and change – as well as identifying patterns around student behaviour or feedback to intervene early.
How to apply
To apply: Please submit a cover letter of no more than one page expressing your interest in the post, relevant experience, and vision for the role.
Please note: We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date. Early applications are encouraged.