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Senior Leader - Director of Maths & Science

Hetton SchoolSunderland

Required for September 2021, we seek to appoint a Senior Leader who will act as director of Maths & Science. The school is looking to appoint a candidate who will bring drive, ambition and proven expertise to oversee each faculty’s rapid progress. Each faculty is fully staffed and the role would involve overseeing both Faculty Leaders and Assistant Subject Leaders in their roles. The role would also encompass additional responsibilities at a whole school level. The expectation is that within two years from September 2021, the subject will be delivering a very good quality of education (including outcomes) for students and that progression into even more whole school responsibilities will be possible. This position would suit someone with a strong Maths teaching background, who is ambitious for whole school influence, and ideally can also deliver some Key Stage 3 Science.

Applications will be considered from excellent classroom practitioners able to teach both Key Stage 3 and KS4 Maths immediately from September. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a proven record of accomplishment in Maths subject leadership. The successful candidate will join a senior team of the Headteacher, three Assistant Headteachers and two existing Senior Leaders. We operate a close team supporting and challenging each other to deliver of the school’s core values.

Hetton School is an expanding 11-16 mixed comprehensive school on the southeast outskirts of Sunderland and close to Durham. The school is a vibrant community, rich in extra-curricular experiences, including Cricket, Football and Rugby Academies. Judged ‘Requires Improvement’ in its last inspection in January 2018, the school has made huge strides in the last three years. The school is part of the ONE Vision initiative and this is helping the rapid progress. The school moved into a brand new building in September 2016 resulting in excellent facilities for both subject areas.

As a school, we believe in cultivating a growth Mindset in young people. By developing their resilience, love of learning and by finding inspiration in the success of others, they learn to embrace challenge and aspire to successful careers in a wide variety of areas. We promise you high challenge and support, genuine teamwork and responsibility. Hetton School is an attractive proposition for someone wishing to come and make their mark and to join our rapid journey of improvement.

The school is open to applicants from highly qualified and committed individuals, including those seeking flexible working arrangements. This position is not suitable for NQTs.

Closing Date: 9.00, 12th April 2021

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