Subject Tutor Media Studies

Category: Teaching

Closing Date: Monday 15 April 2024 09:00

Salary: Spine point 1 to PSP3 (£30,000 - £46,836 FTE per annum)

Location: The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Hampshire  

Working Pattern: 1.0 FTE (full time)

Start date: 27 August 2024

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We are looking for a passionate Media Studies Tutor to join the high achieving department to teach across our Vocational Media and A-Level Media provision. The ideal candidate will be able to deliver inspiring lessons, brings knowledge and experience to the curriculum, and have a desire to teach beyond the specification, believing every student can succeed. Appreciation that the commitment to delivering outstanding educational and outcome goes beyond the classroom  

All staff within the Trust need to have a commitment to professional development, an enthusiasm for team work and a passion for improvement.  

While a teaching qualification is desirable, we will consider applications from non- qualified graduates. Graduates looking to start a career in teaching at the Sixth Form College will be allocated a reduced timetable with comprehensive support and mentoring. Future opportunities to obtain a teacher qualification will be considered. 

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Media and Film Department

The Media and Film Department consists of a team of experienced teachers across all courses, working alongside teachers who are newer to the profession. What they all have in common is a shared ethos that places the student at the centre of everything they do. 

The team are passionate about their subjects and are always looking for new ways to share that passion with their students whilst engaging them fully in the learning process. The team is always looking for new ways of doing things and don’t rest on their laurels. They pride themselves on being a department that provides support and guidance, whilst encouraging independence and innovation, where success is celebrated and accountability is shared.

 

Quotes from staff and students

Students:

 “I have never found learning to be so enjoyable and inspiring. Studying film at college gave me a whole new way to see the world.”

“The lecturers at the Sixth Form College Farnborough prepared me to succeed at one of the most competitive universities in the country for my course, and I went on to achieve more than I had ever before felt possible. For that I am extraordinarily grateful.”

“I would best describe the vocational media course as a place where I learned the discipline of the creative industry, where I worked together with people of all backgrounds and abilities to bring together some of the most valuable and enjoyable work I have ever completed. The course has prepared me with all the necessary creative, communicative and work related skills for the industry.”

 

Staff:

“I feel like I have a strong support network around me which is comforting to know.”

“I feel confident that I have been given the tools, and facilities to be able to do my job well and I am happy with how I am progressing.”

“What I appreciate the most about working with this team is the fact that we are all individuals. It is also the recognition of that individuality combined with our shared desire to help all students succeed that Noorunits us.” 

 

Key department information: 

 

Cohort size 

660 across all courses

Number of Staff   

11 (9 teachers, 2 technicians)

Management structure 

SCM Film and Media Studies

CM Media Studies

CM Vocational Digital Media

Exam board specification 

Media & Film Studies A-Level - Eduqas

Digital Media - Cambridge Technical (Extended Certificate and Diploma) - OCR

Department facilities 

Edit Suite

IT Suite

3 Studio spaces for Sound, Film and Photography

Full access to the Adobe Suite across all machines

A wide range of cameras, stabilisation kit, lighting & sound equipment

4 Teaching Classrooms

2 Additional computer rooms

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Day to Day Expectations of a Teacher 

A full time teacher will have  22.5 hours per week contact with students, split over 5 Teaching groups (15 periods) with 5 additional periods for preparation & marking. 

On a Tuesday staff departmental meetings / all staff CPD takes place after college, finishing at 5.20pm.

Throughout the year there are a number of whole college events, (open evenings,  parent evenings, Interview day, enrollment and briefings) at which attendance is required. 

Common resources are shared within departments and there are regular opportunities for professional development, delivering extracurricular student clubs and wellbeing / social activities. 

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Learning and Teaching Expectations of a Teacher  

  • Develop skilled and effective teachers to implement our pedagogic priorities and deliver outstanding education and outcomes for all of our learners
  • Improve progression opportunities for all our learners, raising aspirations and smoothing transition cliff edges
  • Embed a culture of collaborative working and sharing good practice across all Trust academies
  • Develop an innovative, inspirational workforce with outstanding opportunities for career progression

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How do we support you:

As a new member of staff you will receive plenty of support from your colleagues both from the department and from the wider college community.  This will include:

  • a mentor to help you through the first year (in particular);
  • support from your curriculum manager and director of faculty; and
  • an extensive programme for all new staff to help induct you into College life as well as to develop your approach to teaching

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How to Apply

If you would like to have a further discussion before applying for this role please contact the HR team on team_HR@prospecttrust.org.uk

Please complete the attached application form and equality monitoring form and email all completed applications to recruitment@prospecttrust.org.uk by 9am, Monday 15th April 2024.

Early applications are encouraged, as the Trust may at its discretion elect to both interview and select candidates before the advertised closing date.

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Other Information 

The Prospect Trust takes the control and processing of employee data very seriously and is committed to acting in line with the UK General Data Protection Regulation; please read the attached applicant privacy notice which explains how your data is processed.

Prior to the interview, an online search will be conducted by HR, to identify any past or current incidents or issues that might affect your suitability to work with children and undertake this role.  Please note this online search will be carried out only on publicly available information and be limited to issues relating to your suitability to work with children and/or in an educational environment. Issues that arise will not automatically be a bar to your employment at the Trust but may be discussed with you at interview. This is in line with statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, however all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be invited for an interview. 

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The Prospect Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people within our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The job description fully sets out the safeguarding responsibilities of the post. Any future offer of employment remains subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance, a health check and references.