Director of Teaching and Learning: Primary
There is a tension within the education sector that often sees the most successful classroom practitioners taken out of the classroom for career progression into middle and senior leadership posts. This post looks to recognise those practitioners with a love for teaching and learning, and give them a career progression route that keeps them firmly engaged in the classroom where they can have the most impact.
We are seeking a candidate who is, first and foremost, an outstanding classroom practitioner with a proven track record of improving outcomes for pupils. The successful candidate will have a passion for school improvement and will be able to display strong leadership qualities. You may have had middle leadership responsibility and whether this is the case or not you will be able to energise and enthuse staff and pupils so that teaching and learning across the trust becomes an area of excellence.
As such this post is ideally suited to high quality classroom practitioner looking for a stepping stone into senior leadership whilst being firmly rooted in pedagogy and classroom practice. The successful candidate will bring with them a deep understanding on how to build upon prior learning to truly embed student understanding and they will be placed within one of our primary schools for a portion of their time as part of their leadership team.
You will need to have a thorough understanding of successful pedagogy across primary schools and a clear view as to how best to move teaching and learning forward and how it prepares pupils for secondary education.
You will need to be a strategic thinker who is able to outline a vision for what great pedagogy across the Trust should look like and then be able to deliver on that, taking staff with you and embracing the highly inclusive ethos of our Trust.
• Working with the CEO and the Associate Principal, set the vision and direction for teaching and learning across the Trust, with a specialist focus on primary ensuring that there is clear and achievable curriculum progression through the phases;
• Be responsible for supporting the progress of pupils across the primary phase, overseeing the assessment and monitoring process and putting in place additional support where it is needed;
• Act as a critical friend and thought-partner to colleagues in the design and delivery of the primary curriculum;
• Coach and develop teachers, ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to deliver highly effective lessons;
• Ensure that your own teaching and learning is consistently outstanding and act as a model of good practice, including teaching where there is a need.
• Be involved in the subject specific hubs and lead the strategic development of teaching and learning across the MAT, with a specialist focus on primary, leading to improved outcomes.
• Work as part of the Trust Core Team to set vision and direction for the Trust as a whole
• Align with and uphold the Trust’s vision, aims, ethos and code of conduct for staff
• Ensure that safeguarding children is a priority at all times
• Follow all Trust policies and procedures
• Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Trust
• Undertake the main professional duties of a teacher as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document
Salary: Leadership Group Spine Point 3-6 £43,144 - £46,457
Closing date: Thursday 8th October, 2020, 3.00pm
Interviews to be held: Tuesday 13th October 2020
Learning Without Limits 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.