Academic Deputy, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Stephen Perse Foundation Senior SchoolCambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The Stephen Perse Foundation has its own competitive salary scale. Remuneration will be in accordance with candidate experience.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are The Stephen Perse Foundation. Extraordinary things happen here every day.

The Stephen Perse Foundation is inspiring. It is a community in which everyone, both students and staff, achieves and makes a contribution every day.

For us, our examination results, brilliant as they are, are not an end in themselves. Instead, they are a small part of a much broader process and experience. That process is all about added value, something we offer and look for in staff as much as in students. It is something in which every journey both begins with and is built around the individual.

A global outlook, a focus on pedagogy, a ground-breaking commitment to digital learning and an emphasis on inspirational learning environments make us different. More than that, our policy of 'looking beyond' underpins education here. Co-curricular learning is integral to what we do, where opportunity and excellence are valued and encouraged.

Our community, led by the Principal, Miss Tricia Kelleher, is made up of a family of six different schools, each with its own Head, comprising 1,100 boys and girls aged 3 to 18, around 150 teaching staff and 145 support staff.

With an Exceptional ISI Inspection report in 2014 and Independent School of the Year 2014/5, we have much to be proud about.

However, we know that education in the twenty-first century is as much about looking forward as looking back. We have just completed a pioneering redevelopment plan, which includes a five-storey sports and learning centre in the heart of Cambridge. The plan has enabled us to admit boys right through the Foundation, with a diamond formation for learning for both boys and girls in the Senior School. It’s a twenty first century vision of single-sex education that we believe is right for the future.

Role Description

Job Purpose: To work in conjunction with the Principal, Heads of School and School leaders to develop and improve the quality of education offered to the pupils 11 - 18, through the promotion of the highest possible standards of education, equality of opportunity, and an environment which is conducive to excellence in learning and teaching.

To play a key role in the implementation of the school development plan.

Main Responsibilities

  • To manage the Curriculum leaders
  • To Chair curriculum leaders meetings
  • To manage the provision of TOK, non-examined and thinking skills
  • To manage the NQT programme
  • To coordinate lesson observation
  • To act on the outcome of the 3 - 12 review in relation to the impact for 11 - 18
  • To work with the HoS to manage the sixth form curriculum review
  • To coordinate the work scrutiny review and make recommendation from the findings
  • To manage the implementation of the findings from the work security review
  • To be responsible for the continuous review of the teaching and learning policies ensuring a leading edge approach
  • To manage the digital agenda through the strategic tool kit team
  • To work with the Head of IB in regard to the 5 year review
  • To work in conjunction with the inclusion team to ensure inclusion is practised by all staff
  • To communicate the learning journey from 11 - 18 to all stakeholders
  • To coordinate reporting for 11 - 18
  • To manage, with the support of the SIMS team the baseline testing, screening tests, and tracking

Closing date for applications is Friday 16th February at noon, please note we are unable to accept CVs as a method of application.

Please click the blue Apply Now button below to download our application form.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Union Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223 454700
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We are the Stephen Perse Foundation. Extraordinary things happen here every day.

The Stephen Perse Foundation is inspiring. It is a community in which everyone, both students and staff, achieves and makes a contribution every day.

Academic excellenc...