The Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST) is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual with vision, energy and inspirational leadership to the position of Executive Director of Mathematics.
The Westcountry Schools Trust is a tight knit family of schools based around natural geographical proximity in the South West. Formed in 2017, the WeST family currently consists of 22 schools, of which 7 are secondary and 15 primary.
WeST holds a firm belief in giving each child every opportunity to learn and succeed in all that they do. Whilst we are a family of schools who share common values and beliefs, all our schools are unique and hold their own identity. We believe that by working collectively, sharing what works well and jointly developing best practice, we are stronger together and can provide the very best education for our children in our geographical area.
The Executive Director of Mathematics is a new role that will promote and implement strategies for raising attainment and progress in Mathematics across all WeST secondary schools. Working in partnership with the School Improvement Team, Headteachers and Mathematics Subject Leaders, the role involves both strategic leadership of subject development across the trust, alongside day to day support of Mathematics departments. This will include activities such as coaching, planning, leadership development, modelling strong practice, data analysis, curriculum development and support with student intervention.
The successful applicant must have a proven track record of success in improving standards and raising pupil outcomes in Mathematics at a whole-school level. The ideal candidate is someone who has experience of leading improvements in Mathematics across multiple schools.
If having read the job description and person specification, you believe you have the skills and attributes to successfully take on this exciting new role and make a real difference to the outcomes for our young people, then we warmly welcome your application.
The closing date is 12:00pm on Monday 24th February 2020.
Interviews will be held the week beginning Monday 2nd March 2020.
Informal conversations are welcomed. If you would like to discuss the post in confidence with the Director of Secondary School Improvement, please call Beth Alford, PA to the WeST Executive Team, on 01752891754 Ext 1442 or email at BAlford@westst.org.uk to arrange a convenient time.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.