Director of Teaching & Learning, Surrey

Closing date:

Hoe Valley SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £40,000 - £49,000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of Teaching & Learning required, September 2018 start

Hoe Valley School is an over-subscribed, four-form entry secondary school that opened in September 2015 to serve the local community of South Woking. Currently situated in Woking Park, the School will be moving  to a state of the art new School in September 2018 on Egley Road, Woking. 

We are looking for a passionate, talented and rigorous practitioner to join our dedicated team in leading exceptional teaching and learning across the school. This is a high profile position, reporting into the Head Teacher, and working closely with Heads of Faculties to ensure there is no wasted learning time across the school and no islands of poorer practice. 

The successful candidate will be a fantastic teacher who delights in coaching others, who encourages reflective practice and who prides themselves on being up to date on the latest educational research.

Our Director of Teaching and Learning will be an inspirational teacher with a proven track record of working effectively with teachers at different stages in their careers. They will be optimistic, creative, innovative, rigorous and have an infectious enthusiasm for learning. They will launch and monitor whole school initiatives to improve the quality of teaching which may include areas such as assessment for learning, metacognition or effective feedback.

We particularly welcome applications from teachers who specialise in Computer Science, Maths, Media Studies, Music, Art, Religious Education and German. We also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly.

About us:  

-Our staff feedback shows we have a team who feel trusted, listened to and who have a healthy work life balance.   

-The excellent behaviour of our students and our resistance to any unnecessary paperwork means staff can really focus on teaching and learning.  

-All of our team have a bespoke CPD programme in place and share best practice across faculties.   

Colleague Benefits: 

-Our staff are offered childcare vouchers and have access to convenient free parking 

-We provide wellbeing packages which include yoga lessons and reduced gym membership at our neighbouring sports facilities 

-We also have an additional two days in which the School is closed during term time to recognise and reward the commitment of our staff.   

This is an outstanding and rare opportunity to be part of a School's development and to see your career grow as the School grows.    

Potential candidates are warmly invited to visit the School or to contact the Head Teacher for an informal conversation.  

Please send applications and queries to  

Deadline for application is: 

Sunday 25th February 2018  

Latest interview date:

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Applications are considered as they are received, we reserve the right to make an appointment prior to the closing date. 

Only fully completed application forms received by the stated deadline will be accepted as valid applications.   

CV’s will not be accepted as applications.  No recruitment agencies please.

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More about Hoe Valley School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Egley Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 0NH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1483 662627
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At Hoe Valley School we believe that with inspiring teaching, an exciting and challenging curriculum and a safe space where students can take risks with their learning all students will thrive and realise their potential.

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