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Assistant Headteacher - Mathematics & Whole School Responsibility

Abbey College, RamseyCambridgeshire

Job Description: Assistant Headteacher Leading Mathematics Whole School Responsibility 

Abbey College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Job Role and Purpose:

To assist the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher with the overall leadership, management and development of the College.

In particular:

• To develop and lead curriculum, teaching and learning and development of the mathematics department.

• To lead on a whole school responsibility

Responsibilities:

The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) has responsibility for all aspects of leading the College development on a day-to-day basis.  The following should be used as a guide, as the specific individual whole school responsibilities of each Senior Leader will be agreed annually with the Headteacher.

• To achieve the KPIs for the Mathematics department

• To sustain the aims and objectives of the College and establish the policies through which they will be achieved.

• To make sure that every child is known, valued and supported to achieve their full potential, ensuring excellent planning and teaching in all Maths classrooms, an appropriate curriculum for all and appropriate support is given where needed.

• To develop, implement and maintain the ethos of the College, leading by example at all times.

• To support the development of staff through skilled human resource management.

• To support the development of students through outstanding teaching and skilled behaviour management techniques.

• To form and maintain good relationships with all stakeholders to support College improvement.

Safeguarding: The Assistant Headteacher will have:

• The ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people

• Appreciation of the significance of safeguarding and ability to interpret this accurately for all individual children and young people whatever their life circumstances

• A good understanding of the safeguarding agenda and an ability to contribute towards a safe environment

Who are we?

The Mathematics Learning Area is comprised of 10 staff, 2 of whom are part time. We have a forward thinking team of practitioners, who are keen to try new ideas. They have committed to raising the aspirations of our children over the last two years via increased challenge, a focus on planning lessons to enable independent and collaborative learning, and providing high quality feedback. The current Learning Area is well established and performs as a strong and supportive team.

The Mathematics Learning Area has been highly successful over a number of years at KS3, 4 and 5. The students study an engaging Mastery curriculum in year 7 and 8. We run a three year KS4 which includes the option of Statistics GCSE. The learning area have performed consistently well against progress targets. Uptake from KS4 to KS5 is good and KS5 results have been strong for a number of years; we offer both Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

What do I do if I want to know more before applying?

If you have any further questions in the meantime, please contact the HR department Teresa Holland Teresa.holland@abbeycollege.cambs.sch.uk. You will find more information on our website. We look forward to meeting you, and receiving your application.www.abbeycollege.cambs.sch.uk

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