Faculty Improvement Leader for Maths, Wiltshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Avon Valley CollegeWiltshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR plus TLR1b £9,661
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Owing to expansion we are seeking to recruit a Faculty Improvement Leader for Maths to Avon Valley College, a fast improving 11-18 College within the Salisbury Plains Trust, for September 2019.

The successful applicant will have a belief in the power of strong leadership, a passion for their subject, ambitious career goals, and a drive toward continual self-improvement.

Our vision is to create an environment where teachers can plan and deliver the best lessons they can, unimpeded by disruption. This vision can only be realised by a 100% commitment and buy-in from all teachers to the ethos of the Academy. We believe that consistent routines, clear boundaries, and high expectations facilitate creative and engaging lessons. Leaders must believe in that ethos and hold each other to account for upholding the standards that support it. 

Our values of honesty, fairness and endeavour feel real, and mutual respect is apparent in strong relationships between pupils, parents and staff. We are ambitious for our students and for our school.

About us

Set in beautiful grounds and surrounding countryside in South Wiltshire, Avon Valley College is within easy reach of the spectacular Jurassic coast, the New Forest, and the historic cathedral city of Salisbury. 

Avon Valley College is much valued by its mixed civilian-military community. Owing to the rebasing of troops from Germany, we are in the process of a phased building programme to refresh and renew the entire estate, starting with a brand-new purpose built 18-classroom block for the Arts and ICT, a state-of-the-art gym and specialist Sports Performance Facility.

The school has undergone a significant period of positive change in the last year and standards in all areas are now high. Results in 2018 were significantly better than in 2017 across the board, making it one of the most improved schools in Wiltshire. During 2018-19, there has been a significant investment in improving quality of practice and developing leadership, including National Professional Qualifications, coaching, and a number of bespoke sessions led by nationally recognised speakers. We also place a high value on staff wellbeing with regular after school sessions including yoga, mindfulness, sports competitions, bake-offs and much more to come! 

Salisbury Plain Academies

Formed in 2016, Salisbury Plain Academies (SPA) is a family of six schools within a mixed Church of England and community school MAT. We have a current capacity of 2,500 students aged 2 - 18 years. A local, values driven Multi Academy Trust, we demonstrate a strong and supportive ethos driven by a distinctive character with a strong sense of identity. Pupils and staff are well known individually, and transition between phases is excellent.

Geographically close (all schools within a 20-minute drive), we promote active collaboration between staff in all schools, providing shared leadership opportunities, Trust-wide conferences and opportunities to embrace the positive outcomes that cross-phase collaboration can bring. Our ambition is to invest in the professional development of our staff in whatever their role, so you are supported to achieve your professional ambition. We have inspirational school leaders who can guide and encourage you to be all that you can be with additional access to local teaching schools and professional hubs for continued development. 

The future is bright for Salisbury Plain Academies, and you will receive a warm welcome into our family of schools.  

Visits and contact details

Potential candidates wishing to visit and have a tour of the school should contact Rachel Titchener, PA to the Principal, on 01980 652467 to arrange a mutually convenient date and time.

Salisbury Plain Academies: https://salisburyplainacademies.org.uk/

How to apply for this post

  • Please complete the application form and the recruitment monitoring form that accompany this vacancy.
  • Write a personal statement to accompany your application form, outlining why you should be considered for this post, addressing the responsibilities of the post outlined in the job description and person specification. Please do not exceed three sides of A4
  • Our preferred method of application submission is via email recruitment@salisburyplainacademies.org.uk Please upload your application form and personal statement ensuring that the file name contains your forename and surname
  • Paper applications can be posted to the address above.

Please note that you should receive confirmation of your application within three working days.

We look forward to receiving your application should you be interested in applying for this post. If you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion. 

Closing date: Noon, Friday 26 April 2019.

Interview date: To be confirmed.

Salisbury Plain Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

More about Avon Valley College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Recreation Road, Durrington, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 8HH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1980 652467
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