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Director of English and Mathematics


£46,712.42 - £51,033.56 per annum





Closing Date

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Job Grade

045 - 048

Responsible To

Vice Principal Curriculum and Achievement


Bede Campus, Washington Campus, City Campus, Hartlepool Sixth Form College


We are seeking an inspirational, experienced leader who is passionate about putting excellence at the heart of everything they do and is ambitious to make a difference to the English and maths curriculum across Sunderland College. Reporting to the Vice Principal, Curriculum and Achievement, you will be part of the College Leadership Group.

You will be responsible for developing and leading on the English and maths curriculum across the College. You will through motivational and outstanding approaches to the development of teaching, learning and assessments, create innovative learning opportunities for all our students.

You will lead the strategic and substantial operational delivery of the English and maths curriculum, driving forward the strategic approach to improving English and maths student progress measures and skills. You will need to demonstrate the leadership resilience to motivate a large curriculum team and commitment to collaborative working.

You will need to be able to demonstrate impactful and outstanding leadership of cross organisational English and maths provision and have experience of positively influencing the English and maths skills of students and the community.

You will contribute to the development and success of the College’s vision, strategy and values and lead on English and maths pathways to meet the current and future demands of the labour market and employers. You must be adept at developing and maintaining excellent working relationships at all levels and across teams, built on professional values and practitioner based credibility and expertise.

Candidates must have a degree and an appropriate higher qualification in English and/or mathematics. You must have fully qualified lecturing or teaching status. A leadership qualification would be desirable.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate, in their personal statement, practical examples of how they fulfil the person specification.

Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.

To find out more about this great opportunity visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/vacancies alternatively email vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6046 to request an application pack. Please note applicants must complete a Sunderland College application form.

All applications must be received by 12:00 noon Wednesday 06 March 2019

We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.


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