This job expired on 6 May 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    6 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale points 6 - 10

What skills and experience we're looking for

Duties and Responsibilities


As a senior middle leader, the Director of Faculty will:

  • Support the Headteacher and Leadership Team in the day-to-day management of the school
  • Communicate the school(s) vision compellingly and support the Headteacher’s strategic leadership
  • Lead by example, focusing on providing excellent education for all students
  • Lead on particular whole-school strategies and policy areas
  • Build positive relationships with members of the school(s) community
  • Keep up to date with developments in education
  • Use data and assessment within their faculty to ensure students make exceptional progress
  • Ensure a rich extra-curricular offer across the faculty

Managing staff

As a senior middle leader, the Director of Faculty will:

  • Line manage Heads of Department within your faculty, by developing and challenging them.
  • This will include undertaking performance management, holding Raising Achievement Meetings and providing necessary support and guidance, as well as managing underperformance.

You will need:

  • Educated at degree level, with evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Qualified teacher status.
  • Further relevant professional studies.
  • Demonstrable successful career experience, relevant to the role.
  • Experience of designing, tracking, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on systems capable of bringing outstanding student outcomes.

What the school offers its staff

What’s in it for you:

  • Professional development and career progression
  • Generous pension scheme
  • An Employee Assistance Programme
  • Gym Discounts
  • Free eye tests
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green car scheme
  • Being part of a great team and expanding organisation

Further details about the role

Specific role responsibilities:

The Director of Faculty will have specific responsibility for line managing the Heads of Department (or other TLR holders) within their faculty and supporting and challenging them to ensure the highest of standards across the faculty. This will include, but is not limited to:

  • Ensuring that the curriculum delivered across all subjects within the faculty is of the highest quality
  • Ensuring that the quality of teaching and learning across the faculty is high
  • Ensuring that outcomes, including but not limited to in Year 11 and 13, are exceptionally high and contribute to our school’s outcome targets
  • Ensuring that all school behaviour, safeguarding, health and safety and other policies are applied consistently across the faculty
  • Carrying out Performance Management

In addition, the Director of Faculty will be responsible for:

  • Providing strategic leadership of the faculty, reporting to the Senior Leadership Team at regular intervals
  • Working closely with other Directors of Faculties, including attending and contributing to regular curriculum leadership meetings.
  • Recognising that the advantages of closely aligned approaches must be balanced with the need for subject-specific approaches
  • Where necessary, filling in for Heads of Departments in directly leading a specific subject
  • Carrying out any other duties as reasonably directed by the Senior Leadership Team

  • Fostering collaboration across the faculty, including leading themselves, and modelling for subject leaders they line manage, high quality and subject-specific CPD

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Holmleigh Park High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1312 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Holmleigh Park is an ambitious academy located in Tuffley, Gloucester. We believe that all children have limitless potential, and are proud to offer a comprehensive education to all students in our local community.

We expect all staff, students and parents to embrace our three principles - Work Hard, Be Kind, Take Responsibility - so that our students leave school as ambitious, confident and successful young adults with the highest standards of integrity.

Why join us?

• Impeccable behaviour: Our centralised behaviour system is incredibly simple, meaning every minute of every lesson is disruption-free.
• A common-sense approach to workload: We only expect live-marking in class, and we work collaboratively across the trust to ensure all lessons are resourced centrally.
• Our commitment to genuine development: Our CPD is based on Rosenshine’s principles of teaching, and all teaching staff (including the Headteacher) receive coaching feedback at least every fortnight.
• The opportunity to make a difference: Our school is improving incredibly quickly, and we’re proud that our students achieved the tenth biggest improvement in Progress 8 in the country from 2019 to 2022.
• The quality of living: Our easily accessible location is just 15 minutes from the Cotswold Hills, and is within commuting distance from Cheltenham, Bristol and Cardiff.

We are proud members of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, a ‘family’ of like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing our own distinctive character.

The Trust is a vibrant and forward-thinking community of teachers, support staff and learners committed to educating the ‘whole child’ to improve life chances, whilst securing the best possible outcomes for students. We encourage all young people to work hard and make the most of the opportunities they are given. Our amazing team of teachers and support staff themselves demonstrate and encourage a lifelong love of learning, both within and beyond our curriculum.

As one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts in the country, we currently comprise of thirty schools: seven in South London, five in Berkshire, one in Surrey, fourteen in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, and three in Plymouth. We are continuing to grow and have further schools joining us on a regular basis.

We are ambitious about diversity and inclusion and very much look forward to receiving applications from candidates whose personal qualities and values reflect those in the person specification and whose experiences also place them in a strong position to deliver the challenges set out in the job description. We encourage applications from candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, religion, belief, or race.
Holmleigh Park High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people therefore this appointment will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

The school websites provide a clear picture of our aspirations and our vision; however, please do not hesitate to contact us to seek further information at l.harrison@hphigh.co.uk. We very much look forward to receiving applications from candidates whose personal qualities, values and experiences support and reflect ours.

We are committed to building an inclusive, diverse workplace where everyone can thrive.

If you require any support or adjustments to interact with us, please let us know. Greenshaw Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Arranging a visit to Holmleigh Park High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email l.harrison@hphigh.co.uk.

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