Curriculum & Standards Lead

Christ's CollegeSunderland

We are a small 4-16 school (circa 650 on roll) that was formerly an independent school. We serve a diverse community in which our family of staff and students are well known to each other. As an improving school, we are becoming increasingly popular with parents and pupils achieve well and their behaviour is very good.

We were sponsored in May 2019 by Emmanuel Schools Foundation (ESF) - a unique multi-academy trust dedicated to offering an excellent education in Christian ethos schools of character for the whole community. With resources and assistance from successful neighbouring schools within ESF, we are raising standards and improving all aspects of the school. Our vision is to establish Christ’s as an exceptional non-denominational Christian ethos school of choice for all the community.

We are seeking an experienced Curriculum & Standards Lead to join our school and ensure sustained improvement.

You will bring a rare combination of humility together with vision and clear resolve as a catalyst for change and rapid improvement. As well as being committed to our Christian ethos, you will lead decisively and effectively on the curriculum and standards.

You will have an inclusive mindset and be a high-achieving graduate and qualified teacher with substantial experience that includes a track record of whole-school improvement.

We’re a growing Trust and there will be opportunities to work collaboratively with other leaders and practitioners from other schools in the trust.

If you would like to visit us or arrange an informal telephone conversation with our Principal Nicky White, please email: jbarber@christscollege.org.uk 

To apply, download the supporting information and application form.

Closing date: 9am on 12 April

Interview date: w/c 19 April 

Christ’s College, Sunderland (10-12 miles from Newcastle, Gateshead and Durham; fast access to the north east coastline, Northumberland and North Yorks national parks and major areas of natural beauty; York / Leeds / Manchester 1-2 hours; London 3½ hours).

  • Distinct, biblically Christian ethos with highly diverse intake
  • Small, 4-16 all-through school of c. 550 students
  • Reduced length school year of 180 teaching days plus 3 days of CPD (in addition to weekly CPD).  Additional two holiday weeks are: one at Christmas and one immediately before the summer break.
  • Exceptional CPD provision throughout the year, and for rapid professional development
  • Focus on character education, being part of Emmanuel Schools Foundation

Christ’s College takes its responsibility for safeguarding children very seriously and successful applications will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS, along with standard pre-employment safeguarding checks.

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Christ's College

Sunderland

Christ's College
Pennywell RoadNooksideSunderlandTyne and WearSR4 8PGUnited Kingdom
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http://www.christscollege.org.uk/+44 191 534 4444
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