Assistant Principal - Maths
Can you lead our Maths department to achieve excellent outcomes for our students? This is a key role for the development of Trumpington Community College - are you the right person to accelerate the school to providing an excellent learning environment for our students?
Do you want to be part of a team, on an exciting 'turnaround' journey, where you will help make a lasting impact on our students, many of whom are disadvantaged, so they can make a success of their lives?
Do you believe in disruption free learning, 'Education with Character' and a 'warm:strict' ethos?
Do you believe in teaching powerful knowledge through explicit direct instruction?
This position provides a unique and rare opportunity and is a genuinely exciting opportunity to work in a high performing and forward thinking SLT. It therefore provides an excellent opportunity for an existing Head of Department to broaden their experience before Leadership. You will work closely with the Principal, SLT, Regional Director, United Learning Subject Adviser and the wider United Learning Leadership Teams.
For further information about the College please go to https://trumpington.education
It is a very exciting time to join Trumpington Community College and play a role in the transformational journey we are currently undergoing. Future growth of the school will offer excellent future career progression opportunities. The school is located on the south side of Cambridge. The school was built in 2015 and the main school building provides an outstanding environment for our community.
We are value-driven and our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives. Our most important purpose is to teach young people things they would not learn outside school which empower them. We believe that ‘Knowledge Is Power’. We believe in teaching through explicit/direct instruction (Rosenshine) and utilising Doug Lemov’s ‘Teach Like a Champion’ techniques. Our mission is to bring out ‘the best in everyone’. We are unapologetically ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs may be. We also believe in ‘Education with Character’ – we want young people to look back on a schooling that has inspired and challenged them, given them wide opportunity and prepared them for the ups and downs of life. We are driven by ‘REACH’ values: Respect, Enthusiasm, Ambition, Confidence and Hardwork.
We value our staff highly and treat workload very seriously. Our systems are high leverage, ensuring that you can really focus on your core purpose – teaching or supporting teaching in a sustainable way, unhindered by bureaucracy or poor behaviour.
We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we consider that we have received an appropriate number of suitable candidates for the post.
The Cambridge Cluster joined United Learning lately, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.
Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.
Trumpington Community College
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary School
- Students of age 11 - 16 years