Leader of Mathematics, Halton

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Wade Deacon High SchoolHalton

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Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership scale L8-L12
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We seek to appoint a well-qualified, passionate and innovative Leader of Mathematics who can support Wade Deacon High School in providing an exceptional quality of education for all students and contribute to an already thriving learning community. 

The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher with a proven track record of improving standards within mathematics; a talented leader with the potential to move an already strong and committed team forward. We pride ourselves on our commitment to ensuring student progress and positive outcomes for all, and the successful candidate will support this commitment with the development of excellent Teaching, Learning and Assessment within the faculty. 

At Wade Deacon High School, we are passionate about every student developing a belief in success and a commitment to excellence. The successful applicant will share these values and play an active role in delivery on this commitment.  Applications are invited from motivated, dynamic and passionate leaders who are eager to develop and contribute towards moving our school forward. A leader who has experience of designing and implementing a purposeful, engaging and personalised curriculum to support the needs of all learners. 

We are committed to professional development at Wade Deacon and have a strong track record of supporting colleagues to progress in their careers. The new Leader of Mathematics will be given full support in their career pathway as we believe that development of staff is a key aspect in raising standards for our students.  You will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership support and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management Programmes.  

Wade Deacon High School is the Foundation School of a cross-phase, cross-regional Teaching School Alliance, and also the Foundation School in a growing Multi-Academy Trust: The Wade Deacon Trust. Collaboration is at the heart of our ethos and culture, not only at Wade Deacon High School, but across the Trust, which will provide the successful candidate with a wide variety of support, opportunity and reward.   

Our school is friendly, dynamic and innovative. OFSTED in 2011 described us as ‘an outstanding school’ in every category. In 2016, Mr Corner was appointed as the school’s new Principal with a focus on aspiration, mutual respect and the very best teaching and learning for all. The new Leader of Mathematics will join the school at a very exciting time in its development and will be pivotal in helping Wade Deacon to achieve its goals in the future.

We pride ourselves on the quality and diversity of our curriculum and the broad range of our extracurricular provision, which enables our students to enjoy their learning and be able to meet the many challenges that they will face in the future. Our shortlisting for Employer of the Year in the Investors in People Awards, and Excellence in Learning and Development in the Personnel Today Awards demonstrate our commitment to our staff and to our students. We are so proud of the many achievements of our whole learning community and these are documented each day on both our Twitter and Instagram social media platforms. 

Above all else, we are a school that believes that every student, regardless of their context or starting point, can and should achieve their full potential. If you believe that you have the experience and leadership potential, and are passionate about the teaching of Mathematics and the role this plays in the future lives of our young people, then would welcome an application from you. 

Wade Deacon High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will have to meet the requirements of our Personnel Recruitment Specification and be subject to an enhanced DBS check and medical clearance.

Application form and further details are available via the school website www.wadedeacon.co.uk or on request by telephoning the school on 0151 423 2721.  We are currently changing our website provider, so apologies if you cannot obtain this or any other information immediately.  

We will be conducting site tours on the following dates:

• Thursday 4th April 4.00pm

• Wednesday 10th April 2.00pm

• Tuesday 16th April 9.00am

Please contact our Business Manager, Mrs K Higgins, for a full information pack, to arrange a site tour or if you require any further information. k.higgins@wadedeacon.co.uk

Closing date: Wednesday 17th April 2019 at 9.00am 

More about Wade Deacon High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Birchfield Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7TD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 151 423 2721
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Wade Deacon High School is a mixed, non-denominational academy secondary school for pupils aged 11-16. It is located in Widnes, Cheshire and has about 1,500 pupils. 

The school was formerly Wade Deacon Grammar School for Boys and Wade Deacon Gra...