Dear prospective applicant,
Thank you for expressing an interest in this key vacancy at our college.
This is an extremely strange time for us all and even stranger to be recruiting for such an important post but due to the promotion of the current post holder the situation is thus and we are looking for someone to take the college to the next level.
In the top 12% of schools nationally, Crown Hills Community College blends a 70-year history of inclusive education with an innovative, forward-looking approach to providing a state education like no other to 1,500 students from inner city backgrounds.
The School now seeks to appoint an exceptional individual to work alongside the second and third in faculty, who together comprise the Maths Leadership Team. The Maths Head of Faculty is involved in all areas of school life but takes the lead on maths across the college in all year groups. This is, therefore, an exciting opportunity to play an integral role in developing the School’s vision and for enhancing the quality of education for our students.
To be successful, the appointee will possess a proven track record of providing excellent outcomes for students and developing staff along the way to improve the quality of education. We are looking for an adept leader with strong delivery and an ability to take staff with them on their journey. Candidates will be assessed on their understanding of effective strategic leadership and their ability to work with others, including emotional intelligence.
This role will suit professionals with a high level of personal credibility and demonstrable experience in implementing a strategic vision. Outstanding communication skills and the personal authority to build strong relationships with students, staff and parents are essential, as is a deep commitment to the School’s aims and values.
How we lead is as important as the direction we are taking staff in. You need to have the emotional intelligence to deal with sensitive matters with clarity as well as trusting those around you to deliver and, when needed, have tough love conversations to improve delivery. We have 200 staff and 1500 students, so your ability to work with different groups of people in a dynamic environment is paramount and a key part of the role.
Over the past three years the college has changed significantly not only in its performance but in the way it operates. We are not interested in the OFSTED grade or judgement and it is not something that we use to threaten staff with nor do we use it to set policy. We do what is best for the staff and the students underpinned by a set of clear values and we trust that everything else will take care of itself. I would therefore urge you to visit us and to look at our website and the video about what it is we stand for and why you would want to join us.
If you have high aspirations for children from deprived backgrounds and want to support the leadership of excellence by improving pupil outcomes, then we would love to hear from you.
Please read the attached job description and person specification. If you are interested in applying, please fill in the application form available on our website, including e-mail addresses of all referees, and e-mail it together with a letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4, font 12) outlining your skills, qualifications and experience relevant to this post to Jo Amey by 9am on Monday 7th September 2020. The role will commence from January 2021 or sooner.
In particular, please tell us about how you have contributed or developed your curriculum and the success that it has brought about to student outcomes.
Interview dates to be confirmed following shortlisting.
Should you wish to visit the College please contact my PA Jo Amey by email.
I look forward to meeting you and receiving your application.
Mr F Adam
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks, such as an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.