Lead Practitioner Mathematics

Castledon School, Wickford

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Job Ref No. ECC7045-258 Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: Leadership 4-8
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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Lead Practitioner Mathematics Required: September 2024

Full or part time hours considered Leadership scale L4 - L8

£52,370 to £57,664 (inc Fringe)

Would you like to be part of a community and progress your career within a school that is passionate about every individual child as well as their families?

Are you ready to embrace the opportunity to be part of a passionate leadership team, committed to unlocking potential through our core values of compassion, opportunity, achievement and recognition, connection and belonging, and hope?

We are a School dedicated to empowering young people with SEN to reach and unlock their potential. If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young people with special educational needs, and thrive in a dynamic environment where you can help shape the future for young people, we invite you to be a part of our team and make a difference!

We are currently seeking a passionate, committed and experienced Maths Teacher from either a primary or secondary background to lead a dynamic team from primary to key stage 5. As a Leader at Castledon School, you will play a crucial role in helping pupils achieve their full potential, whilst supporting the wider school team as a model of excellent practice.

Ideal candidates will have:
· A versatile toolkit - Just like a magician with a bag of tricks, the perfect candidate should always be ready to innovate and adapt. Whether it's devising a new approach to curriculum delivery or revamping a struggling initiative, having a few tricks up your sleeve is invaluable.

· Resilient spandex mentality - Education is an ever-evolving landscape, and challenges are inevitable. Like spandex, our senior leader must be resilient and flexible, able to stretch and mould strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students and staff.

· An assortment of footwear - From leading a running club to exploring the enchanting Gruffalo woods, our senior leader must be prepared for any terrain. With an array of footwear at their disposal, they'll seamlessly navigate through various learning environments, whether it's in the classroom, outdoors, or among farm animals

· Eureka moments aplenty - We thrive on innovation and creativity. Our ideal candidate should be a catalyst for lightbulb moments, where needed generating fresh ideas to enrich our curriculum, enhance extracurricular clubs, and invigorate social activities. Moreover, they should prioritise listening to stakeholders to ensure that these ideas resonate with and meet the needs of our school community.

Why Castledon School?

Join a community dedicated to empowering young people with SEND, making a positive impact on their lives and shaping their future. As part of our team, you'll benefit from:

· Groups of learners between 10-14

· A dynamic and collaborative teaching environment

· Career progression opportunities within a passionate school community

· A commitment to professional development with excellent CPD opportunities

· Involvement in a highly effective multi-academy trust

· A wide range of wellbeing initiatives

To apply for the role please download the application form from the vacancy page on https://www.zenithmultiacademytrust.co.uk/vacancies/, completed applications should be submitted to recruitment@zmat.co.uk. CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

You must complete the application form fully and give details of all employment, training and gaps in employment since leaving secondary school to the present day. Any additional information, which you wish to bring to the notice of the selection panel should be included in your letter of application (supporting statement). Please ensure you say why and how you meet the criteria from the person specification in your letter of application. Full job description and person specification can be found at the end of this pack.

Shortlisted applicants may be screened prior to interview by checking social media sites. The purpose of such screening will be to ascertain whether a candidate demonstrates appropriate conduct, behaviour and suitability for employment in a school environment.

Closing Date: 14th April 2024 Interview Date: TBC

If you have any queries, wish to discuss the role informally or undertake a visit to the Trust, please do not hesitate to contact us via email recruitment@zmat.co.uk or telephone 01702 426707.

We look forward to receiving your application. You will be notified of your application status within two weeks of the vacancy closing date.

Safeguarding Children & Young People

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to the following satisfactory pre-employment checks:

· Health

· Identity

· Relevant work qualifications

· Right to work in the UK

· Barred List Check (previously List 99)

· Disclosure & Barring Service Check (for all staff and volunteers)

· References

· Childcare Disqualification Declaration Check (relevant Primary School posts only)

Information about the School

Castledon School is a Special School for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties and additional complex needs from Year 1 - Year 14.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Juliet Winsor
Bromfords Drive, Wickford
Essex, SS12 0PW
Telephone: 01268 761252
Email: admin@castledon.org

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