Assistant Principal - Director of Mathematics, Barnsley

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Horizon Community CollegeBarnsley

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L12 - L16
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Assistant Principal - Director of Mathematics

Salary: L12 – L16

To start: September 2018  

Horizon Community College, Barnsley, opened in September 2012. With nearly £50 million worth of investment, facilities in this new Community College are among the very best in the country. In July 2014, Ofsted judged that ‘Horizon Community College is a good school. Achievement has improved rapidly in all year groups since the college opened.’ 

In 2017, under the new grading system, 61% of Horizon students gained a grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics combined, with the college securing an above average progress score of +0.17. This built on excellent performances in the college’s first four years and places Horizon’s results in the top 27% of schools nationally. 24% of our students also achieved the strong Ebacc qualification, which was 5% above the national average. The College is delighted to be able to offer the right candidate the opportunity to join a very ambitious department within our successful school. 

We are delighted to offer this exciting opportunity for an inspirational and talented leader to join our college leadership team from September 2018 (or sooner). As Director of Maths and a member of the College Leadership team, along with the subject leader, you will monitor, support and drive the improvement of teaching and learning standards across the department; so that teaching is at least consistently good, and student outcomes continue to improve. There will also be a whole school responsibility with this post.  

This role would suit an ambitious and consistently good or outstanding teacher looking to develop their career. You will benefit from a balanced timetable and the support of a very able and knowledgeable leadership team. An ability to develop and inspire young people and contribute to school improvement is essential. The ideal candidate will be a mathematics specialist with experience of successfully driving standards within mathematics, particularly at KS3 and KS4.  

We welcome applications from colleagues who want to be part of a positive and successful team in this exciting time for the school.  

To be successful, you will:

· engage and enthuse our learners through a commitment to outstanding teaching and learning;

· have high expectations of students and help to drive student aspirations;

· contribute to the development of a strong and forward-looking team;

· be innovative in your techniques to motivate and inspire young people;

· build positive relationships with staff, students and parents alike. 

We offer:

· relatively small class sizes;

· a calm teaching environment where behaviour for learning is good;

· superb career development opportunities;

· bespoke CPD opportunities to enhance professional growth;

· exceptional teaching and learning facilities and resources; 

If you are a committed teacher who shares our passion for educating motivated, deserving and enthusiastic students, we would love to hear from you. 

Informal visits are welcome and encouraged.

For full details, to discuss the role or to request an application pack, please contact our recruitment partner, Jessica Galvin at Hays Education on or 0114 217 1556. We welcome visits from potential candidates-please contact Jessica Galvin to arrange this.

The closing date for this post is Friday 18th May 2018 at 12 noon. 

Interview dates are to be confirmed.

Horizon Community College reserve the right to close this advert prior to the closing date above.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A criminal records bureau check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.

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More about Horizon Community College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Dodworth Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 6PD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1226 704230
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