Director of Learning & Teaching, Wellingborough

Closing date:

Wellingborough SchoolWellingborough

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


HMC Co-educational 3—18

860 Pupil Day School (140 in Sixth Form)


Required for September 2018

The Director of Learning & Teaching will be a key member of the whole School Senior Leadership team and will be responsible for nurturing a culture of learning within all parts of the School and promoting innovation within teaching. He or she will be accountable to the Headmaster, and will be expected to be at the forefront of pedagogical strategy and development within the School.

The School is seeking an exceptional leader who can demonstrate creativity and drive based on a deep understanding of education and a clear view of what "outstanding" means in Learning & Teaching, and a vision for how this might be achieved. 

The School aspires to be recognised nationally as an establishment that develops excellent teachers and maximises learning outcomes, encouraging colleagues to be open and collaborative, reflective and self-critical. The School sees digital technology as a key part of moving Learning and Teaching forward and wants to create an environment in which ICT is used in a natural and effective way via a strategy that allows for development of people and infrastructure.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  1. Development      and implementation of a Learning & Teaching strategic plan.
  2. Oversight      of strategy and operational implementation of ICT throughout the school,      including ensuring that digital technologies are an integral part of      classroom practice and that the school possesses an infrastructure      appropriate to its needs.
  3. Maintain      and review the relevant School policies for assessment for learning,      target-setting and the tracking of pupil academic progress.
  4. Strategic      oversight of pupil progress and attainment via robust tracking systems.
  5. Strategic      oversight of Reporting across the School.
  6. Ensuring      a range of learning experiences throughout the School.
  7. Quality      assuring the learning environment to promote effective learning.
  8. Active      encouragement and monitoring of independent learning.
  9. Promotion      and monitoring of academic professional development and organisation of      internal training related to L&T, and creating a culture of learning      and reflection within the teaching body.

10. Supporting subject leaders in the development and implementation of curricular and supra-curricular initiatives.

11. Supporting teachers and subject leaders in using a review cycle to ensure high teaching standards, including regular lesson observations, learning walks and work scrutinies, with clear success criteria.

12. Line management of the Head of ICT, and responsible for the ICT Technical team.

13. Actively supporting other members of the Senior Leadership Team in the day-to-day running of the School and the strategic aims with which they are tasked.

14. Taking a full part in the life of the School, contributing to the co-curricular programme as befits their experience, expertise and interest,

15. Supporting the pupils’ endeavours by attending school events.

16. Additional duties that are appropriate to the role as directed by the Headmaster.


The post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons with whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risk to the safety or welfare of children in the School s/he must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Person or to the Headmistress.

Salary: L15 to L17 of Wellingborough Academic Leadership Pay Scale 

(dependent on experience)

Further details and application form may be downloaded from our website.

Please complete the relevant School application form which can be found on our website:

we will only accept applications made on this form.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 1pm, Thursday 1st March 2018

Interviews will take place w/c 12th March 2018

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More about Wellingborough School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: London Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1933 222427
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Wellingborough School is an independent, co-ed, selective, Christian-based though multi-faith all-through school, situated in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire with a broad geographical catchment area. Currently it provides 850 places for nursery, pri...