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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    5 November 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Monday - Friday
Contract type
L9 - L13 £51402 - 56,721

Job summary

This is an opportunity to join the senior leadership team of a school that is in an exciting phase of its development.

The successful applicant will lead and manage teaching and support staff across Earl Mortimer College's Mathematics faculty and will have overall responsibility for outcomes, curriculum development and the quality of teaching and learning in this area. You will work with other members of SLT to monitor and track the progress of pupils, the quality of teaching and learning and attendance and behaviour within the faculty.

In addition to the leadership and management of Mathematics, there is an additional responsibility to develop our existing STEM provision.

You will be an exceptional middle/senior leader with a demonstrable commitment to helping all students achieve their best, despite their background. With high expectations of behaviour, you will motivate staff and students through high quality leadership and management. You will be an innovative manager, able to analyse and interpret College data to support clear, strategic decisions. You will be well supported by the senior leadership team to ensure that the overall College vision is achieved. Experience of leading a successful Mathematics department is essential.

Core Purpose:
Reporting directly to the Principal providing strategic leadership and direction to their specialist curriculum area mathematics by:
• Being jointly accountable for attainment in the subject area.
• Ensuring the provision of high-quality teaching and learning.
• Ensuring high standards and high expectations from students and staff.
As part of the Leadership Team, the post holder will assist the Principal
• Provide leadership and direction to students, staff, parents, governors, and the winder community.
• Promote excellence, equality, high expectations and aspirations.
• Make learning exciting and enjoyable for all students by continuously developing the quality of teaching and learning and providing personalised learning opportunities across the curriculum to ensure the highest outcomes can be achieved.
• Develop a culture of innovation and creativity in an enterprising environment in which all students, their families and the local community find learning challenging, engaging and motivating leading to high expectations, excellence, and outstanding academic/vocational achievements.
• Work collaboratively with the Principal, Governing Body, and senior leaders to develop excellent provision for students and development for staff.
• Deploy all resources effectively to achieve the aims.
• Continually evaluate and monitor performance, identifying priorities for continuous improvement.
• Carry out day to day management, organisation, and administration.
Specific Responsibilities
Strategic direction and shaping the future
1. Work with the Principal to implement the vision and values, ensuring that all aspects of the school contribute to realising its vision.
2. Work with the Principal to translate the vision and ethos into agreed objectives and operational plans which will promote and sustain school improvement.
3. Embed the vision and values in everyday work and practice.
4. Ensure the school achieves its performance targets.
5. Challenge, motivate and empower others to attain ambitious outcomes.
6. Develop the school’s approach to STEM in collaboration with faculty leaders. This additional responsibility is open to negotiation depending on candidates strengths and experience.
7. Motivate and work with others to create a shared culture and positive climate both for students and the local community.

Leading, Learning and Teaching in Mathematics

1. Develop an inclusive and supportive approach so that the school is a place where all students and potential students feel welcome.
2. In collaboration with senior leaders, determine, organise, and implement a holistic, imaginative and innovate curriculum, making best use of all available academic and vocational expertise.
3. Leadership and management of the Mathematics Faculty.
4. Ensure a consistent and continuous focus on students’ achievement and attainment, using data and benchmarks to monitor progress in every child’s learning.
5. Ensure that student learning and enrichment, through personalised learning strategies, are at the centre of strategic planning and resource management.
6. Ensure a culture and ethos of challenge and support where all students can achieve success and become engaged in their own learning.
7. Demonstrate and articulate high expectations, aspirations and standards and set stretching targets.
8. Implement strategies that secure high standards of behaviour and attendance.
9. Ensure learning opportunities and the curriculum are innovative, and inclusive, so that all students are motivated and excited about their learning and the future learning pathways they will follow.
10. Monitor, evaluate and review the quality of teaching and learning and ensure that there is a process of continuous improvement.
11. Keep up to date with national and local educational strategies and developments, communicating them to staff and governors and implementing them as appropriate.
Developing Self and Working with Others
1. Regularly review own practice, set personal targets, and take responsibility for own personal development.
2. Develop and maintain effective strategies and procedures for staff induction, continuous professional development, and performance reviews.
3. Treat people fairly, equitably and with dignity and respect to create and maintain a positive culture.
4. Ensure effective planning, allocation, support, and evaluation of work undertaken by teams and individuals, ensuring clear delegation of tasks and devolution of responsibilities.
5. Acknowledge the responsibilities and celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams.
6. Manage own workload and that of others to allow an appropriate work/life balance.

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
535 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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About Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre

Earl Mortimer College & Sixth Form Centre is a thriving and dynamic College placing the education of our students, in all aspects, at the heart of its drive for excellence. In November 2013 and October 2017 our Ofsted report judged us Good in every single aspect. At our truly comprehensive College, we have 531 students on roll including our post-16 provision. Our students come from a large rural catchment area and the College itself is the most modern, ’state of the art’ and attractive learning environment.

School location

South Street, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8JJ

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