Trust Director of Mathematics, £56,721 to £62,570 pa, plus recruitment incentive of £5,000

Full Time, Permanent

Required for September 2022


The Kenton Schools Academy Trust, formed in 2014, is a growing, passionate Trust in the North East of England. Our eyes are firmly fixed on providing the best education possible for young people in our city, our region and nationally.


The Trust’s main objectives are encompassed in its vision statement, which is: through the provision of high-quality inclusive education, the Trust will support and enable all our learners to believe in themselves, to succeed in life and aspire to be all that they can be. We know the key to our success is ensuring that we recruit the highest quality staff and we are delighted to be expanding our team for September 2022 and beyond with the inclusion of Trust Directors of English, Mathematics and Science.


These are exciting opportunities for experienced subject leaders of English, Mathematics and Science from good or outstanding schools who wants to take the next career step toward leading improvements in the teaching of their subject across the Trust.


As an experienced and inspiring leader of your subject you will play a critical role in continuing to build the Trust’s quality of teaching and learning.You will lead improvement across the two secondary schools currently in the Trust. This model of Trust Directors of subjects is proving to be successful in building leadership and teaching capacity within multi-academy trusts. The Trust is intent on expanding the number of academies it oversees and this an opportunity to be at the forefront of building the future.


You will want to have a relentless focus on ensuring that our students receive the very best experience in teaching and learning in every classroom, so that each one of them can achieve the outcomes their potential predicts is possible.


You will lead at an executive level to enhance the work of school subject directors in raising outcomes through improvements to the quality of teaching and learning. You will have the drive and determination to successfully collaborate in creating a culture of high expectations that raise standards.


What we are looking for:

  • An outstanding teacher with a proven track record of effective departmental leadership.

  • The ability to work with our Executive Principal to lead, drive and implement a shared vision focussed on improving teaching and learning.

What we will offer:

  • A recruitment incentive of £5,000 (£2,500 paid on commencement in post and £2,500 after successful completion of 12 months).

  • Salary sacrifice schemes such as childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme.

  • Access to on site gym facilities.

  • Fantastically resourced schools with easy commuting access to both the A1 and A19.

  • A resettlement scheme of up to £6000.

  • The opportunity to join us at an exciting time working initially with Kenton School – a vibrant and inclusive large secondary school, a school with some stubborn underperformance but on the cusp of excellence, but also with Studio West - one of the most successful studio schools in the country.

Click here to download Candidate Information Pack


How to apply:

To apply you can either complete the online form via www.tes.com/jobs/ selecting ‘Quick Apply’ or download an application form following the link below and return it to human.resources@kenton.newcastle.sch.uk.

Click here to download Application Form


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Closing date: 12.00 Noon 16 May 2022


Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

This post does involve engaging in regulated activity as defined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 and is except from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended 1975, 2013 and 2020).


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