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Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Executive Director of Mathematics

Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST) is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual with vision, energy and inspirational leadership to the position of Executive Director of Mathematics. 

WeST holds a firm belief in giving each child every opportunity to learn and succeed in all that they do. While we are a family of schools who share common values and beliefs, all our schools are unique and hold their own identity. We believe that by working collectively, sharing what works well and jointly developing best practice, we are stronger together and can provide the very best education for our children in our geographical area.

The Executive Director of Mathematics is a new role that will promote and implement strategies for raising attainment and progress in Mathematics predominantly across all WeST secondary schools, but also promoting cross-phase alignment/approach. Working in partnership with the School Improvement Team, Headteachers and Mathematics Subject Leaders, the role involves both strategic leadership of subject development across the trust, alongside day to day support of Mathematics departments. While this does not have direct line management responsibility, this role will include activities such as coaching, planning and leadership development. The role also involves modelling strong practice, data analysis, curriculum development and support with student intervention.

The successful applicant must have a proven track record of success in improving standards and raising pupil outcomes in Mathematics at a whole-school level. The ideal candidate is someone who has experience of leading improvements in Mathematics across multiple schools. If having read the job description and person specification, you believe you have the skills and attributes to successfully take on this exciting new role and make a real difference to the outcomes for our young people, then we warmly welcome your application.

The closing date is Midday (GMT) on Monday 30th November 2020.

Shortlisting will be on Thursday the 3rd of December. Interviews will be held the week commencing 7th December 2020. The selection process will be undertaken in two stages over a two day period where candidates who are successful at stage 1 of the process, will be invited to attend stage 2 on the following day. Informal conversations are welcomed. If you would like to discuss the post in confidence with either the Chief Executive Officer or the Director of Secondary School Improvement, please email Jessica Marshall jmarshall@academicis.co.uk  or call 01223-90-79-79 to arrange a convenient time.