Associate Leader - Humanities
Castle View School, Canvey Island
I have worked at my current school for six years. During this time I have developed my practice and led various teams. I have since been promoted onto the school leadership team as Associate Leader Humanities June 2015, to lead History, Geography, RE, PHSE, and Citizenship. Previously, I have also taught English to GCSE level and am familiar with EBAC subjects having Maths as part of my degree.
I believe one of my strongest skills and attributes as a leader is the tracking and analysis of students and the subsequent data analysis from this. It highlights where improvements are needed and focuses the curriculum area on where best to engage students and make progress. The improvements I have instigated in History and Geography have led to History achieving 65% up from 42% the previous year and Geography improving by 12% with the students I worked with for just over 5 months. Although tracking students has been essential in identifying areas for improvement, it has been the analysis and subsequent planning and engagement of students which has delivered results.
I believe if one curriculum area can be outstanding in a school then others should be able to achieve the same. However, the desire for whole school achievement needs to be driven by strong, determined leaders with a passion for not only their subjects but also their school. It is this desire which drives me to participate in leadership and inspire, drive and deliver outstanding success for both school and students.
Specialist Areas of Expertise
- Tracking Progress and Data
- Teaching and Learning
- Curriculum Development
- Engagement and Motivation
- ITT / NQT Development
Other Areas of Expertise
- Humanities - primary focus on History
- Coaching and Mentoring
- Developing staff - growing capacity
- Edexcel New Specification
- OCR GCSE Changes
- The Power of Coaching