Director of Learning for Maths St Matthew's RC High School, Manchester, Lancashire

Job description

Main Purpose
The Director of Mathematics, under the direction of the Deputy Headteacher (Academic), will be directly responsible for improving standards, learning and achievement across the Mathematics Department.

The successful candidate will provide professional and credible leadership, direction and management for the Mathematics Department at a time of exciting change across the school.

Key Responsibilities
 To dynamically lead teaching and learning in Maths, ensuring standards are achieving Catholic excellence.
 To support the daily operations of the department, developing and managing leading the curriculum, the implementation of policy decision, and the organisation of appropriate lessons for all learners.
 To play a full and active role in all quality assurance processes, implementing and reviewing strategic plans for department development and growth.
 to have an overview of Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual aspects of learning across the school and liaise with other relevant staff as appropriate.
 To plan and promote a range of events and activities to ensure a rich curriculum is delivered.
To take a pivotal role in the Catholic life of the school.

Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching and Learning
 To secure and sustain a positive climate of pupils’ learning and behaviour in the department.
 Ensure that detailed schemes of work and lesson planning procedures are in place which meet the requirements of the curriculum, provide appropriate challenge and are differentiated to meet the needs of all students, including disadvantaged pupils, SEND and the more able.
 To provide guidance on the choice of appropriate teaching and learning strategies to meet the needs of all pupils.
 To evaluate the teaching within the curriculum area, identify effective practice and areas for improvement and take appropriate action to further improve the quality of teaching.
 To work with the department to implement a clear set of principles to ensure there is accurate monitoring and reporting of pupil progress and highly effective marking and feedback provided to all pupils.
 To prepare pupils for public examinations and to participate in all necessary routines associated with them, whether authorised by the school or the examination boards.

Leadership
 To create a climate within the department and the wider school which enables staff to develop, challenge and support each other, resulting in improved teaching and learning.
 To participate in an effective quality assurance programme which informs departments and whole school self-evaluation processes and identifies priorities for improvement.
 To lead the professional development of Maths staff and liaise with appropriate colleagues to co-ordinate the provision of high quality professional development
 To delegate tasks and devolve responsibilities as appropriate, evaluating practice and developing a shared sense of accountability.
 To ensure through robust line management that whole school strategies for literacy and numeracy, and for DP/SEND/MA pupils are consistently followed by all staff.
 To conduct appraisals in accordance with the school Teacher Appraisal Policy and use the process to develop their professional effectiveness.

Accountability
 Specific responsibility for the delivery of and outcomes in Maths.
 Secure continuous improvement and development in every area of Maths including teaching and learning, raising standards and producing the highest levels of pupil achievement to ensure pupil targets are met or exceeded
 Manage the department budget and resources effectively and efficiently
 Effectively lead, manage and deploy teaching and support staff within Maths to ensure the highest pupil outcomes
 Continuously raise standards of student attainment through a rigorous schedule of assessment, tracking and intervention so that underachievement is identified early and redressed through precise, effective intervention

Wider school responsibilities
 Fulfil any other reasonable duties requested by the Headteacher

This general Job Description is not comprehensive and the post holder will be required to undertake such other tasks appropriate to the level of appointment as the Headteacher may reasonably require.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications

• Qualified teacher status
• Degree
• Professional development in preparation for a leadership role

Essential skills and experience

Experience:
• Successful teaching in Maths across the full age, gender and ability range in a secondary school (in more than one school is desirable)
• Experience in assessing excellence in T&L and providing
appropriate feedback to improve outcomes
• Line management experience

Skills and knowledge:
• Understanding of high-quality teaching, and the ability to model this for others and support others to improve
• Ability to think strategically, evaluate options, find the best solutions to problems taking into full account the views of others, and implement changes that lead to improvements in pupil outcomes.
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to build effective working relationships


About St Matthew's RC High School

St Matthew's is a diverse and energetic comprehensive school, with approximately 1400 pupils forming our school community. We have strong, long standing links with all our partner primary schools and sixth form colleges, which allows us to work well in supporting our pupils through key transitional points in their education. Working in partnership with St Patrick’s National Teaching School, we are excited about the journey we have embarked on with them, and are committed to working proactively and dynamically, in order to develop and embed effective and sustainable strategies and policies designed to secure excellent outcomes for all of our young people. As a Catholic school, we place Christ at the heart of all we do, and encourage of staff and pupils to be ambassadors of Christ. Through this, we are able to offer new staff the opportunity to join our St Matthew's family, where we all value and support each other, recognising good in all that others do.

Address
Nuthurst Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M40 0EW
Phase
Secondary
Type
LA Maintained School
Website
St Matthew's RC High School website (opens in a new window)