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Head of Mathematics Faculty - Full-time

Dover Christ Church Academy, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-6917-230T
  • Posted:16/03/2023
  • Pay:Leadership 7 to 11
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:29/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be arranged


Head of Mathematics Faculty

Full time post

Salary:  Leadership L7 to L11

Required to start September 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to appoint an excellent practitioner to join the Extended Leadership Team at a time of significant improvement and growth for the Academy.  We are now looking for an individual with the capacity to lead our talented Mathematics team, which includes a Lead Practitioner, to further develop teaching and learning across the faculty.

You will have a key responsibility in raising and maintaining high aspirations and standards across the Academy from your area of the curriculum and will have a significant role in contributing to the Academy Extended Leadership, srategic improvement planning and whole Academy development.  This role would be particularly appropriate for an aspirant Assistant or Vice Principal and we can offer excellent career development opportunities.

Key aspects of your role will include:                           

  • Development and delivery of innovative, deep and well-resourced new curricula and schemes of work.
  • Team development and leadership
  • Strategic and operational improvement and development planning
  • Support and delivery of subject professional development
  • Embedding and monitoring high quality, effective  creative and engaging teaching and learning across the faculty
  • Contributing to the whole school Teaching and Learning development group
  • Teaching and Learning research into practice
  • Use and develop existing data and QA systems to support improved practice 
  • Managing change and developing new practices within the  teams  
  • Ensuring learners’ aspirations are continuously challenged and raised

 The successful applicant will: 

  • be loyal, dedicated and ambitious for our students 
  • have a genuine sense of vocation
  • be utterly committed to achieving the highest standards 
  • be unrelentingly positive and solution-focused 
  • be effective in evaluating the changes in their own practice which have led to consistently outstanding practice (including classroom practice) 
  • be comfortable with consistently appropriate challenge to individuals and teams to improve performance 
  • be effective in data analysis, quality assurance and developing effective systems 
  • be a committed, reflective and resilient individual, ambitious for themselves and the Academy 

Information about the school

Dover Christ Church Academy is an 11-18 mixed, non-selective Academy, located in semi-rural surroundings on the outskirts of Dover, conveniently situated near to motorway links and within easy reach of the continent.

Aspen 2 at Dover Christ Church Academy is the designated provider for students with a wide range of profound, severe and complex special educational needs.

With support from our sponsor, Canterbury Christ Church University, we have developed an aspirational and successful Academy where we equip our students with the skills and knowledge they need for their future.

Our Academy and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Ofsted March 2019: "Since being appointed, the Principal has transformed the school. Pupils behave well and show positive attitudes to learning. Pupils are well cared for. Relationships between pupils and staff are strong."

Our vision at Dover Christ Church Academy is that all of our students receive a rich education which will allow them a wealth of opportunities to lead successful lives. At Dover Christ Church Academy we strive so that all students, regardless of academic experience, receive a rich and broad education preparing them for higher education or employment.

We believe in inclusive education, that is not narrowed for students of any ability. We have built our curriculum around the demographic of students we serve and believe that it is essential that our holistic education model encourages them to be aspirational in their personal goals.

Enveloping our aspirational curriculum offer is a wide range of enrichment opportunities that have been developed to support student wider growth, academic performance and personal development.

Our 7 Year Learning Journey has been designed to complement the development of the ‘whole student’ and support each individual into the career or ongoing educational opportunity of their choice. Our ongoing success with students entering meaningful employment or continuing into Higher Education evidences that the curriculum design offers real opportunities for social mobility.

Aspen 2 sits at the heart of our community as a Specialist School within a main school setting. With a bespoke curriculum catering to each student’s individual needs, Aspen 2 ensures that Dover Christ Church Academy is a fully inclusive school where all students are truly valued.

Family is at the heart of Dover Christ Church Academy. We are a caring and friendly school who believe that pastoral support and student wellbeing is at the heart of all educational experiences.

OUR VALUES • The development of the whole person, respecting and nurturing the inherent dignity and potential of each individual. • The development and delivery of excellent teaching and learning. • The power of education and lifelong learning to transform individuals, communities and nations. • Our friendly, inclusive and professional community of students, staff and families preparing individuals to contribute to a just and sustainable future.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Janice Cox
  • Address:Melbourne Avenue, Whitfield, Dover, Kent, CT16 2EG
  • Telephone: (01304) 820126
  • Email: coxj@dccacademy.org.uk

Fax: 01304 821915


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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.