Head of Faculty - Maths, Essex

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Paxman AcademyEssex

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale + TLR (depending on experience)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

HEAD OF FACULTY – MATHS 

Pay Range: Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale + TLR (depending on experience)

Start Date: 1st September 2020

The Role

We are seeking an outstanding individual to join Paxman Academy in Colchester. The school opened to Year 7 students in September 2019 and is a co-educational, fully comprehensive 11-16 academy with a PAN of 180. In its first year of opening, the Academy was a popular choice and was over-subscribed.

The Head of Faculty will play a major role in ensuring that staff and students succeed and reach their potential within the Maths Faculty.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

• Work with the Leadership Team Line Manager to create a vision to develop, empower and sustain individuals and teams of staff and support the implementation of that vision.

• Lead the development of appropriate syllabuses’, resources, schemes of work and teaching and learning strategies in the faculty, which reflect the school’s commitment to high achievement.

• Be a leading classroom practitioner; inspire and motivate other teachers.

• The day-to-day management, control and operation of course provision, including effective deployment of staff, budget and resources.

• To monitor and follow up student progress.

• Accountability for student progress and development within the faculty.

• Undertake whole school responsibilities as agreed with the Headteacher.

(The full details can be found in the Job Outline and Person Specification.)

We're looking for you if you:

• Are an enthusiastic leader with ability to inspire trust and confidence.

• Have substantial, recent and successful experience of teaching in Key Stage 3 and 4.

• Have knowledge of recent reforms and the ability to successfully implement them.

• Have high expectations of students and colleagues.

• Have the ability to contribute to the recognition and effective use of the talents of the teaching team.

Why work for Paxman Academy? 

We can offer you:

• A competitive salary

• Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish 

• Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

• Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme and Pension Scheme, and cycle to work scheme

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please complete an application form, available from The Sigma Trust and return it to recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk quoting reference 251 . Please read the Notes for Applicants document attached.

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 8th December 2019

Shortlisting date: Monday 9th December 2019

Interview date: Monday 16th December 2019


The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Address: Paxman Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9DQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1206 671155