Director of Faculty – Mathematics, Benfleet

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The King John SchoolBenfleet

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Start date: Required: January 2019 or sooner if possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Range (salary to be negotiated at interview)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking an outstanding and dedicated individual to lead our highly successful mathematics department.

The King John School in Benfleet is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive of over 2000 students, of which approx. 420 are in the sixth form. As a school our Progress 8 measure places us in the top 25% of the country. Over 76% of our students achieved a standard pass in English and mathematics at GCSE (Grade 4 or above) and we are recognised by the Department for Education for our proactive promotion of the English Baccalaureate within our curriculum. 

Our A-level results have been exemplary, with over 60% of year 13 students gaining A* - B grades in all of their subjects. maths A-level is exceptional at The King John School and we have strong numbers in the sixth form with approximately 100 students currently studying A-level mathematics or further mathematics in the sixth form. The school enjoys an excellent reputation, having received a letter from the Director of Education in September commending the school on the ‘fantastic’ results this year. The school has also been graded at the end of September 2013 as ‘Outstanding’ across all key areas. 

You will have excellent teaching ability, strong leadership qualities and be able to communicate effectively with students and staff at all levels. Also, you will need to be highly motivated and able to inspire every member of the team to play a part in the department’s commitment to academic excellence. A director of faculty will be an integral leader in the school and embody a passion for all-through education. You will ensure that the highest standards of learning, development and achievement are in place for students and this will be achieved through the clear and effective leadership of the department. Previous post-holders have been successful in gaining promoted posts up to Head of School.

The King John School offers a high quality educational experience through a broad curriculum and a caring, friendly environment and sets the highest expectations for all. Through high quality teaching and learning and exceptional wide-ranging enrichment opportunities, the school seeks to cultivate students’ motivation, confidence and intelligence. The school strives to be at the forefront of school improvement and innovation and invests heavily in the creation of a learning community and to this end a new extension to the sixth form, humanities building, and state of the art assembly hall have been constructed recently to accommodate the growing number of students wishing to join us. 

Our school is a dynamic learning environment, where all students are encouraged to aspire towards their very best. We are growing rapidly and our reputation in the local area is attracting an increasing number of external students to the sixth form who wish to continue their studies with us. We challenge our students to achieve ambitious goals and to never settle for second best. If you feel you could contribute to this ethos and enhance it further, please contact us.

The school has good staff retention and is wholly committed to continued professional development. All children of appointed permanent teaching staff are eligible to apply for an automatic place at King John School. The school offers free healthcare through Benenden Healthcare Scheme which employees are entitled to join.

Benfleet Teaching School Alliance: This is a partnership formed between three outstanding schools. It is dedicated to strengthening and developing teaching. The Alliance delivers high-quality training, shares excellent teaching practices, offers school-to-school support, develops leadership potential and supports professional development along with offering a CPD programme.

For further information and to apply, please visit to download an application form.

Alternatively, email Tanya Bonner, Director of HR:

Closing date: Midday on Thursday, 21st June 2018.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

CVs alone or CVs submitted via agencies will not be accepted.

Zenith Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The King John School is a Zenith Multi Academy Trust school as part of Zenith Multi Academy Trust.

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More about The King John School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Shipwrights Drive, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1RQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1702 558284
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The King John School is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive of 2000 students, of which 450 are in the sixth form.  We are one of the highest performing schools in the country. The school enjoys an excellent reputation, and has bee...