Director of Mathematics and Numeracy, Hertfordshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ridgeway AcademyHertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: April 2019 or as soon after as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1b (£10,021)
Contract term: Permanent

Are you motivated to help students to learn and do you have a passion for subject leadership? If this is you, then you are the exact person the new Ridgeway Academy is looking for.

Ridgeway Academy is a member of the Alban Academies Trust (AAT), together with Sandringham and Verulam schools. We work in a multi-academy trust to share best practice, deliver joint training, promote the highest of expectations and raise achievement for all students. The AAT motto is ‘Educational Excellence for Everyone’. The trust offers significant opportunities for career development of staff at all levels within our organisation. We opened in September 2018, as part of the Alban Academies Trust, to great excitement from our community with the aim of becoming a truly outstanding school in the future. Our motto is ‘Everyone can achieve’ and we are looking to appoint an outstanding person who can help us achieve our ambitions. We are looking to appoint an outstanding Mathematics specialist who has the necessary breadth of experience and expertise to direct the delivery of whole school improvements in Mathematics and Numeracy. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of raising attainment in Mathematics and narrowing the gap for vulnerable students. They will also have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work with and motivate a wide range of staff and students. The successful candidate will be qualified, passionate and an innovative leader.

The key responsibilities will be:

  • To improve student performance
  • Provide expertise in assessment and marking
  • Oversee excellent teaching and learning
  • Provide strategic direction informed by data


If you believe you are the person who can help to lead Mathematics and Numeracy on our continuing journey to be outstanding, this opportunity will provide an exciting and rewarding challenge.

We can offer you:

  • A collaborative, supportive team with a passion for teaching and facilitating progress
  • Enthusiastic students who are keen to progress
  • Appropriate professional development


If you would like to join at the start of our journey and have access to amazing career prospects through the trust, we would love to hear from you. We are totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the DBS, satisfactory references and medical clearance. An application form is available on our website, Applications must include a cover letter, no more than two sides of A4. If you have any queries, please contact the Headteacher’s PA on extension 303.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

Closing date: 17/12/2018 09:00:00
Interview date: Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 January 2019

For more information and to apply online:

Ridgeway Academy
Herns Lane
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire  AL7 2AF
01707 351350

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More about Ridgeway Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 2AF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1707 351350