Deputy Curriculum Leader, Science, Thornes Road, Wakefield

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Cathedral AcademyThornes Road, Wakefield

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Start date: September 2018, or sooner
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR with TLR and recruitment incentives
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Deputy Curriculum Leader, Science

MPR/UPR with TLR and recruitment incentives     

The trust is willing to negotiate on starting salary, and a recruitment allowance of up to £10,000 is available to outstanding candidates.

Cathedral Academy will formally join Trinity Multi-Academy Trust, in February 2018. The flagship academy, Trinity Academy Halifax is a model of excellence for the growing number of academies and free schools joining the trust. The team behind the success at Trinity are working with leaders at Cathedral to replicate their successes in improving the outcomes for children and young people.  

The academy has a new leadership team in place, who have embedded robust, clear systems and support to ensure that teachers can focus on developing their teaching.  Cathedral have been working with Trinity trust since September 2016 and leaders have led improvements through implementing systems, which are based on world class, proven systems and focussed leadership.    

Our results from 2017 demonstrated the impact of this new leadership team and collaborative work with the trust, with improvements in the attainment of six different subject areas including Maths which jumped up by 10%, History improving by 31% and Geography by 17%. These areas added to several other traditionally successful subjects to combine to make progress across the school a major achievement. The subsequent progress 8 score stands at +0.47, showing a vast improvement on the previous year and demonstrating a significant step forward for the academy.  

Aspirations and ambitions are high and the potential is huge.  By joining the trust Cathedral staff will access fantastic opportunities, which require the expertise and commitment of dedicated staff.  Key to our continued improvements is quality of teaching.  Across the trust we invest in the professional development of staff and are able to offer comprehensive, regular CPD opportunities for all staff.  This includes cross-trust working.    

In addition to professional development, we offer career progression and the opportunity to work on a range of innovative projects. As the trust expands and more schools join, there will be development opportunities to accelerate your career progression and build your leadership skills, whilst contributing to the trust’s vision of improving education for all students.  

We understand and value the impact of an inspiring, imaginative and strong leader and we are looking to appoint a Deputy Curriculum Leader for our Science team. You will support the Curriculum Leader in leading and managing the curriculum area by providing strategic direction in terms of what learning in the area will look like in the future; encouraging innovation and research and evaluating student performance, and leading on strategies that increase achievement.  

You will be able to teach all abilities across all key stages. You will want to drive changes in teaching and learning, and be confident about the impact you can make as a leader, on student achievement and the academy’s reputation.

You must be fully committed to optimising the opportunities that are available to children and young people, secure in the knowledge that you will be joining an ambitious forward-thinking Academy Trust that sets the standards for our family of schools and academies.

For more information on this role and to apply, visit our recruitment website;

To find out more about Cathedral Academy and our vacancies, we are providing an opportunity for candidates to visit us to meet our students, staff and the leadership team. An open evening will be held on 18 January 2018 from 3.30pm. Please email to register your interest.

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More about Cathedral Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Thornes Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 8QF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 330640
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