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Head of Maths Department - Full-time

Spires Academy, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-6911-384T
  • Posted:11/01/2022
  • Pay:Leadership L8 - L12
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:21/01/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Interviews could be held before closing date


Teaching, curriculum and assessment

  • Establish and sustain high-quality teaching across subjects and phases, based on evidence
  • Ensure the teaching of a broad, structured and coherent curriculum
  • Establish curriculum leadership, including subject leaders with relevant expertise and access to professional networks and communities
  • Use valid, reliable and proportionate approaches to assessing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the curriculum

 Additional and Special Educational Needs and disabilities

  • Promote a culture and practices that enables all pupils to access the curriculum
  • Have ambitious expectations for all pupils with SEN and disabilities
  • Make sure the academy works effectively with parents, carers and professionals to identify additional needs and provide support and adaptation where appropriate
  • Make sure the school fulfils statutory duties regarding the SEND Code of Practice.

 Organisational management and school improvement

  • Establish and oversee systems, processes and policies so the Faculty can operate effectively.
  • Ensure staff and pupils’ safety and welfare through effective approaches to safeguarding, as part of duty of care
  • Ensure rigorous approaches to identifying, managing and mitigating risk
  • Ensure effective use of budgets and resources
  • Identify problems and barriers which limit Faculty effectiveness and develop strategies for Faculty improvement that are realistic, timely and suited to the school’s context
  • Make sure these Faculty improvement strategies are effectively implemented, maintained and have a positive impact on student progress, behaviour and attainment.
  • Staff management and professional development

Under the direction of the Vice Principal the Head of Faculty will:

  • Manage Appraisal of staff by setting targets, monitoring performance, defining support and planning developments, which will lead to better outcomes for the students.
  • Performance manage subject leads, including carrying out appraisals and holding staff to account for student and staff performance.
  • Manage staff well with due attention to workload
  • Ensure staff have access to appropriate, high-standard professional development opportunities
  • Keep up to date with developments in education
  • Seek training and continuing professional development to meet their own needs
  • To monitor the progress made in subject plans and targets and evaluate the impact on student progress and attainment.
  • Represent the Faculties views and interests at relevant meetings.
  • Manage the day-to-day provision and deploy of relevant staff
  • Analyse student and staff data data, providing reports to Academy Leaders, Governors and The Trust when required.
  • Work with the governing board as appropriate
  • Ensure the school effectively and efficiently operates within the required regulatory frameworks and meets all statutory duties
  • Work successfully with other schools and organisations
  •  School culture and behaviour
  • Support the aims, ethos, vision and policies of the academy.
  • Contribute to the management of high student academic standards, good attendance and behaviour.
  • Use financial and resource management innovatively and wisely.
  • Use consistent and fair approaches when managing behaviour in line with the school behaviour policy.

Information about the school

About Us

Spires Academy offers a distinctive small school environment and is justly proud of its reputation as a place where each individual is well known, listened to and encouraged to be the best they can be.

At Spires Academy we believe our core purpose is “Achieving Excellence Together”. We aim for excellence in everything we do, from learning to personal development. We work hard to provide a safe and happy environment within which every student can grow and achieve personal, social and academic success.

Our staff turnover is low, we invest in our staff to help them to become the best possible teachers they can be. There are excellent opportunities for people who work hard. Effort is often recognised in career development and many who came to us as NQT's now have substantial leadership roles. Our CPD programme and collegiate approach are highly effective. Staff morale is high and so is that of our students and their community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Gemma Lees
  • Address:Bredlands Lane, Sturry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0HD
  • Telephone: 01227710392
  • Email: glees@spires.e21c.co.uk


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).