This job expired on 8 March 2024

  • Start date details

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    8 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L5-10 (£52,072-£58,957) DOE

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Education Alliance as Director of Maths at South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College, providing professional leadership and management for Maths, implementing strategies and interventions to narrow gaps, raise standards and support all students to excel in Mathematics.

South Hunsley is a proudly comprehensive and high performing school and, with around 2,200 students on roll, one of the largest schools in the country. Every day, we work with fantastic students and supportive families and are a proud member of The Education Alliance multi-academy trust.

The maths department at South Hunsley is a strong team and is consistently one of the highest performing departments in the region. Students achieve exceptional outcomes and as a result, Post-16 uptake is extremely high in maths courses such as A-Level Maths, A-Level Further Maths and Core Maths.

What the school offers its staff

  • payment of annual prescriptions
  • free eye tests
  • flexible working (with a large proportion of teaching leaders working part-time)
  • an onsite Sports Centre
  • investment in training and professional development
  • access to an Employee Assistance Package
  • a Be Well programme offering counselling and mental health training and support
  • free tea and coffee in staff rooms for all staff
  • free parking
  • a workload charter that ensures we have an enjoyable, rewarding working environment where workloads are manageable

Further details about the role

We believe that for too long in many schools, staff have been asked to choose between being seen as good at their job and being a good mum, dad, partner, son, daughter or friend. We are doing everything we can to support our staff to balance the demands of their jobs and those at home.

To support this, we:

  • Trust our staff to plan, prepare and assess at the best time for them, allowing them to go off-site in their PPA
  • Have centralised our Behaviour Policy so teachers are freed up from supervising detentions
  • Demand ethical leadership built on professional trust
  • Reject fads and ensure our CPD is evidence-informed and predominantly subject-specific
  • Have reduced data collections to twice yearly
  • Do not expect staff to respond to emails outside normal working hours
  • Do not deploy staff at other trust schools unless it is at their request

We have removed the following:

  • Performance management objectives and performance-related pay
  • Lesson observations and high stakes, toxic accountability
  • Onerous marking policies
  • Requirements for daily or weekly lesson plans

We know that just seeking to reduce the number of tasks staff undertake will have little effect on improving work/home balance if this happens within a toxic culture. To support this, we offer training for our leaders to ensure they are able to translate our values into behaviours which are built on the principles of dignity, respect, professionalism and integrity. In our trust we have a strong team ethos, where we work together to support each other, and meet regularly. Our central team try, wherever possible, to do the heavy lifting for our schools, to ease pressures and to utilise the range of professions we employ in our trust.

Commitment to safeguarding

South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment and we undertake an online check, in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 guidance.

The school’s Strategic Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be accessed at: Strategic-Child-Protection-and-Safeguarding-Policy-2023-v3.docx.pdf (southhunsley.org.uk) and the Education Alliance’s Child Protection Policy can be accessed at: https://theeducationalliance.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Child-Protection-Policy.pdf

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About South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
2115 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01482 631208

South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College has over 2,100 students and is the only secondary school in the East Riding of Yorkshire rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Here at South Hunsley we passionately believe in the limitless potential of every member of our school community. We want everyone to be happy, confident and successful so we can all achieve more than we think is possible. We can promise support, care, encouragement and respect as well as really enjoyable and rewarding working and learning environment. We are genuinely committed to our students and our staff, and we do everything we can to ensure every child receives the care and guidance they need to thrive. We are proud of our school and would welcome the opportunity to give you a tour, so please don’t hesitate to contact Freya Dobson (HR Administrator) on 01482 631208 or by email via Freya.Dobson@southhunsley.org.uk if you would like to visit or find out more.

Arranging a visit to South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email freya.dobson@southhunsley.org.uk.

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