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Director of Learning - English - Full-time

The Archbishop's School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-5426-281T
  • Posted:25/11/2022
  • Pay:L3 - L7
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:02/01/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:W/C 9th January


How would you like to become a part of our vibrant, caring, and supportive Christian Community?

Can you motivate others around you? Lead by example? And drive change?

If you are an inspiring, enthusiastic and passionate leader, then look no further, we have the perfect opportunity for you.

The Archbishop's School is a mixed ability school who believe that every child has the potential be a successful learner, whatever their background, ability, interests or talents. We are committed to demonstrating this belief to our students, ensuring their success.

Located in the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury, our school will provide you with a rewarding environment enabling you to thrive and deliver high quality teaching.

As a Director of Learning you will:

• Be the subject lead for your area, providing the best quality of education in the faculty, delivering high standards in order to ensure students achieve the best possible outcomes.

• Develop a faculty curriculum which is planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build upon what has been taught before and move towards clearly defined end points.

• Manage performance of the team including carrying out appraisals, providing professional development opportunities, and holding staff to account to their performance.

• Take a lead role to improve the effectiveness of assessment practice in the faculty, analysing statistical information to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning.

Who are we looking for:

• An experienced leader and an outstanding practitioner with a passion for continual professional development.

• An individual with subject knowledge throughout both KS3 and KS4 with up to date knowledge of curriculum and assessment, and how to develop highly effective schemes of work.

• A person with a can-do attitude and a positive approach. You will have the ability to lead by example, motivating others along the way whilst delegating effectively in order to support and develop the team.

• Someone with the experience, knowledge and an understanding of inclusion in a whole school setting
If you think you have what it takes to inspire our students and staff within the context of a Christian school community? We would love to hear from you.

The Director of Learning will also be expected to fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.

The Archbishop's School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) with barred list check is required for all successful applicants.

Information about the school

The Archbishops School is a mixed ability school for students aged 11-19. We are a small, but successful and very popular Church of England Foundation School in the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury. The Archbishop's School is rated GOOD by Ofsted. To read our most recent Ofsted report dated November 2023, please follow this link:https://www.archbishops-school.co.uk/501/ofsted-report

The school community is smaller than most secondary schools enabling us to provide a personalised approach to education. All students are well known, well cared for and receive the very best support and encouragement in their learning which engenders excellent progress in their academic, personal, social and spiritual development.

Our school ethos is “Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve”. This perfectly describes our mission: to provide the very best education for our students, whilst preparing them for school life in the twenty-first century with all the challenges this presents. They are able to make a positive contribution to society and share the love of God. As an innovative and forward-thinking school, we celebrate all of our students' achievements and are extremely proud of the people they become.

As a school, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants are expected to share this commitment.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, The Archbishop’s School reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found concerning a candidates suitability to work with children will be discussed at interview stage.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and proceed to interview upon receipt of a number of suitably qualified applications. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. In accordance with our safeguarding practices, we are unable to accept CV’s. We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

The Archbishop’s School embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01227 768535


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.