Assistant Head Teacher – Director of Mathematics
Leadership spine 11 - 15
REQUIRED FOR January 2021
Llanishen High School is a vibrant, diverse school community for 11-18 year olds with over 1,600 pupils. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, inspirational and outstanding Leader of Mathematics to join the Senior Leadership Team in our over-subscribed school. Whilst we have a relentless focus on high expectations and aspirations we are proud to provide a happy and nurturing environment, so that as well as maturing into well-rounded, confident young people, our students develop a passion for learning. The Mathematics department is one of the our most successful in the Central South Consortium. In the Vth form we run four Mathematics classes (including Further Mathematics) reflecting our considerable successes at KS5.
We are looking for a leader who has a clear commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for pupils of all abilities. The post will play a full role on our Senior Leadership Team whilst also retaining a teaching commitment of approximately 30 hours to begin with within the Mathematics Faculty. As such, we are looking for an inspirational and innovative leader who believes in inspiring our students to develop a love of Mathematics, and who will be committed to improving teaching and learning across the department and the school. Additionally, as an Assistant Headteacher, the post holder will be linked to a year group, line manage faculties and will play a key role in all the strategic decisions of the school.
Applications are invited from outstanding classroom practitioners with a proven record of motivating pupils and staff to achieve success. The successful applicant will have a record of delivering consistently good to outstanding lessons and have the ability to manage and deliver schemes of work which help promote engagement, excellence, and independent thought.
The successful applicant will be a committed individual who:
• will contribute fully to all the decision making as part of the Senior Leadership Team
• is ready to take on whole school responsibilities
• will lead our Mathematics team to improve outcomes and standards of teaching and learning across the department;
• will encourage, motivate and inspire young people and staff to achieve their full potential;
• has the ability to manage and coach staff across the school to help meet the school’s aims and objectives
• is an excellent practitioner with an outstanding record of success;
• understands how to develop a robust assessment system to facilitate the use of accurate data tracking to improve results;
• is committed to raising performance through rigorous monitoring and review across the school
• has a natural passion and enthusiasm for developing whole school strategies to provide our students with the best experience and life opportunities
The Governing Body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service and additional recruitment checks.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
• a successful, friendly and supportive department, staff, SLT and governing body
• a school where all students are committed to improving their Mathematics and Literacy;
• involvement in a variety of enrichment activities across the school;
• opportunities for CPD and networking within the school, Cardiff and the Central South Consortium;
• a leadership team and staff body that have transformed outcomes and opportunities for our students
Should you wish to visit the school or talk to key staff prior to application then we would welcome the opportunity to meet you and show you around our school as soon as Covid permits. If you would like to arrange such a visit, then please email Lyndon Brennan, Deputy Headteacher.
A job description and more detailed person specification are attached to this advert.
CLOSING DATE: 9:00 a.m. Monday 14th September 2020
Llanishen High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.