To provide support to the Curriculum Director assisting with managing the curriculum area. The Curriculum Manager will assume some responsibility for the day-to day running of the curriculum area, particularly in the event of the absence of the Curriculum Director.
The post holder will support the Curriculum Director in the day to day operational management of the specified area, and for delivering against the agreed annually set key performance indicators. The post holder will support the Curriculum Director on the innovative development of the curriculum offer and delivery models, ensuring that a curriculum offer is in place which meets the needs of both learners and other stakeholders, and leads to high quality outcomes and sustainable destinations for learners.
The role is focused on developing career pathways that lead to the progression of students and to their relevant destinations through driving up the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. The focus will also be on regular monitoring, CPD planning and support, through engagement with the Teaching Skills Academy, and Human Resources processes where necessary. This focus is also extended to taking accountability for student engagement and success with English and Maths within the curriculum area.
The role of the Curriculum Manager is focused on progression of students and career pathways that drive up the quality of teaching, learning and assessment of our students.
• Identify, develop and implement new practices and approaches which encourage innovation and creativity within the curriculum.
• To lead on and meet the agreed progression target for each programme that the post is responsible for.
• Organise, monitor and supervise the efficient operation of the area ensuring an excellent customer service and experience to students.
• Supervise and manage the resources of the area in the delivery of agreed targets.
• To support staff to deliver outstanding teaching & learning and where required use the colleges performance management process to maintain high quality teaching and learning.
• Take responsibility for the structure of all qualifications, ensuring that the correct units and assessments are delivered and that student learning opportunities lead to the achievement of full qualifications.
• To deploy staff effectively within the subjects or curriculum area.
• Establish and maintain strong links with employers, and other stakeholders where applicable. Support the development of non-qualification activities and learning opportunities.
• Take responsibility for all aspects of department Health & Safety, including the completion and maintenance of accurate risk assessments.
• The post holder will be expected to participate on the Duty Manager’s rota.
• Contribute to the planning and deliver a curriculum offer which ensures delivery of agreed funding and success targets whilst meeting the needs of students and employers.
• To lead, manage and develop an outstanding curriculum offer that helps learners develop their skills and prepares them for progression either into the workplace and that the majority of learners achieve and progress.
• Undertake an annual teaching time of 648 hours per year, dependant on the size and complexity of the area. This will be set annually by the Career Pathway Director and agreed by the Vice Principal.
• To work with teams to develop curriculum across FE and HE ensuring that the FE curriculum is aligned to the HE curriculum to aid and support students internal progression
• Monitor and act upon poor attendance, punctuality and behaviour in line with College processes and procedures, and to ensure that area and College targets are met.
• Lead on the systematic and continual improvement of student success rates on all courses across the provision, including short qualifications
• Monitor, report on and make timely interventions where necessary to and meet value added targets at all levels and including English and Maths.
• Ensure systems and processes for supporting “at risk” learners are well established and used to improve student success and progression
• Lead on the development, embedding and tracking of learner progress of English and Maths within the curriculum area, ensuring full compliance with the use of e-tracker.
• Lead on the development of the use of ILT and Moodle (where appropriate) within the team, ensuring up to date teaching, learning and assessments materials are in place.
• Lead on the implementation of Careers Advantage within the area ensuring that students follow a sui study programme comprising all aspects of the model.
• Take responsibility for internal verification across the area of responsibility, acting as the lead IV where appropriate, and ensuring compliance with awarding body requirements
• Contribute to improving teaching and learning within the area of responsibility, through the use of learning walks and lesson observations, working with staff to drive up standards.
• Contribute to the development of a staff CPD plan, including using information from learning walks and lesson observations, which addresses weakness in the area and drives improvement in the standard of teaching and learning in the area. Liaise with the Teaching Skills Academy to support these actions where appropriate.
• Lead on learner voice within the area of responsibility, ensuring that there is a process for the systematic collection of learner voice information, including class rep meetings and survey collection, and that this information is effectively used to improve student experience
• Lead on the development of times within the area, ensuring that these meet the requirements of the study programme model.
• Lead on the development and implementation of a cover rota, ensuring that all lessons with the area are adequately covered at all times.
• Work with the central team resource to ensure that work experience opportunities are in place for all study programme learners.
• To uphold the college values and behaviours with alignment to the colleges strategic planning priorities.