Director of Mathematics - September 2020 start (or earlier if possible) Walsall Academy, Walsall, West Midlands

Job description

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious Director of Mathematics to line manage our successful and rapidly improving Mathematics Department and to continue the upward trend in achievement.

You must have the ability to lead others, yet be able to work within a team. You must be able to inspire and motivate others. You must also have the ability to use your initiative, make decisions and be accountable. Most importantly you must be able to lead by example in the classroom.

If appointed you will enjoy the benefits of working in a successful, forward thinking school, in an environment where developing curriculum initiatives can lead to future professional opportunities.

You will join the Senior Leadership Team as an Assistant Head or Deputy Head with an attractive salary.

Essential educational requirements

Honours Degree in a Mathematics (or related) discipline

Essential qualifications

QTS status

Honours Degree in a Mathematics (or related) discipline

Essential skills and experience

Lead by example showing clearly an understanding of the values of the Nolan Principles; selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership

Ability to build and lead a team

Have a clear vision for the Mathematics Department and be able to share the vision effectively

Determination to encourage the highest quality of learning experience for all students

A commitment to equal opportunities

Ability to establish good and productive working relationships

Ability to communicate effectively with staff, students and parents

Ability to meet deadlines

Able to empathise with young people and yet be firm, fair and consistent when dealing with them

Excellent attendance and punctuality

Enthusiasm, personal dynamism, resilience and stamina

Sense of humour and perspective


Personal presence

About Walsall Academy

Walsall Academy in Bloxwich, Walsall opened in September 2003. The student enrolment is around 1300 with approximately 320 students in the Sixth Form. The School is one of a number of City Academies established in England prior to the expansion of the Academies Programme in 2010 and was originally sponsored by The Mercers’ Company of the City of London and Thomas Telford School. We are now a founder school in the Thomas Telford Multi Academy Trust.

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