Charles Read Academy is now recruiting for a Head of Maths. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.
If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you.
Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.
We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
About the role
As Head of Maths you will be an integral Member of the Middle Leadership Team, whose primary function is to lead the development of the Maths curriculum. Duties will include but not be limited to the following:
Undertake and complete subject performance data analysis.
Use Academy prior attainment data to monitor, evaluate and review the effectiveness of learning outcomes and the Maths curriculum.
Deliver INSET and professional coaching when appropriate to support the development of Maths
Responsibility for target setting, tracking and monitoring student progress and achievement in Maths
Ensure effective assessment for and of learning, consistent recording and reporting of student progress and the effective use of assessment data
Monitor progress and standards of attainment in Maths through analysis of performance data in line with the academy’s assessment cycle
Identify students at risk of underachieving in Maths and in need of additional support
Implement effective intervention strategies where required at subject, group or individual student level
Work closely with the SENCO looking at Maths intervention programmes
About our Academy
In the Trust our schools work as a team and achieve great things through these partnerships. Our subject specialists, our trust-wide intranet, a common curriculum and our online learning resources all help us share knowledge and expertise simplifying work processes allowing staff to focus on high quality teaching.
We value our staff highly, and take work/life balance seriously; we realise a happy staff is an effective staff. The leadership of the Academy is determined to create an environment where teachers can carry out their core role of delivering excellent lessons. We have a clear and simple behaviour policy that is easy to administer. If action is needed beyond the basic classroom routines the pastoral and senior teams take the burden away from the teachers, conducting detentions, following up and dealing with parents on your behalf.
In addition to this, teachers are trusted to be professionals and as such we have:
· No unannounced observations
· No lesson grading
· Meeting and INSET day time for joint team planning
Continuing Professional Development and Support
We aim to bring out the best in you as well as in our students and we understand the importance of quality CPD. Charles Read Academy offers a range of development opportunities, with both internal and external providers for staff at different stages in their career. We are responsive to staff needs supporting them with training and development so that they can deliver excellent teaching.
Being part of the David Ross Education Trust enables us to collaborate with a range of staff from across the Trust - both Primary and Secondary - as well as accessing CPD from HMIs and Ofsted trained staff. We are always keen to develop all our staff in which ever career direction they wish to go.
Ours is a warm and compassionate community where students explore their creativity and discover their passions, working alongside staff who are committed to enriching the lives of their students. We really believe that we are starting to do something really special for our students.
Salary & Benefits
Leadership pay scale – L1-L5
Access to Teachers’ Pension Scheme
An excellent provision for your professional development and Leadership Development programme
Who we are looking for
Qualified Teacher Status
Subject Degree qualifications
Evidenced experience of manipulating and interrogating large and complex data sets
Very strong track of professional development
Leadership experience with evidence of successful project / system management
A commitment to joint planning
A team player who supports the academy’s vision
Higher degree and/or professional qualification
Membership of a national professional organisation
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.
We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.
To complete our application form, please visit our website via the link. Please note we cannot accept CVs without a completed application form.
Early applications advised as we reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date.
Charles Read Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.
Charles Read Academy
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 16 years
At CRA we have a strong sense of purpose and are fervently committed to the achievement of every individual. We aim to provide a high-quality education for the 11-16 year olds in our local area in a safe, happy, caring and focused environment. We enc...