Director of Faculty (Teaching, Learning & Assessment Lead)

Category: Leadership

Closing Date: Thursday 25 April 2024 09:00

Salary: Leadership Grade L5 – L9 (£60,285 - £66,492 pa) 

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

Start Date: August 2024

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  • Do you have extensive experience of delivering high-quality educational provision and outcomes, ideally within the post-16 sector?
  • Do you have the highest expectations and aspirations for every student and staff member?
  • Are you passionate about the power of education to transform lives and build futures?
  • Are you able to win hearts and minds with your inspirational vision for excellence?
  • Do you have outstanding interpersonal, communication and leadership skills?

If you can answer yes to these five questions, we would love to hear from you.

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Director of Faculty (Teaching, Learning and Assessment Lead) Role 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the senior leadership team at The Sixth Form College, Farnborough.  Under the leadership of the Assistant Principal Curriculum and Quality, you will join a team of four Directors of Faculty, each of whom is responsible for the quality of  teaching, learning, assessment and student outcomes across their faculty, as well as taking on a specific cross College leadership role.

Your cross College role will be to lead the College in the continued development of highly effective pedagogy that is clearly and consistently visible in teaching, learning and assessment taking place across the College and results in excellent outcomes for students.   You will be working closely with the Prospect Trust Director of Education, Assistant Principal Curriculum and Quality and teaching and learning leads across the Trust’s academies, and in a context of a College where academic outcomes have been consistently well above the national average in terms of attainment and progress over many years,  to further develop the Trust-wide key teaching and learning approach - mastery - within the College; your objectives will be that every teacher is a confident practitioner in teaching for mastery and is being coached and/or coaching others to further develop their skills.  

If you are looking for a new challenge, the chance to work within, and be instrumental in continuing to foster, a culture of the highest expectations and to work with a senior leadership and wider team that is absolutely passionate about, and committed to, this College and the young people that we serve, this is the role for you.

 

The Sixth Form College - A Centre of Excellence

Judged outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in September 2021, the College now has over 4,000 students enrolled on over 40 Level 3 courses. The College community continues to grow and a record number of applications were received for September 2024. 

In recent years, academic outcomes have been well above the national average both in attainment and progress. Alps value added measures consistently put the College in at least the top 25% of providers nationally both at A level and for vocational courses. 

As well as the pursuit of academic excellence, the College is renowned for its commitment to providing the highest possible standard of pastoral care.  A team of highly experienced tutors provide group/one-to-one support and students also have access to an on-site counselling service. The College benefits from excellent facilities and educational resources and works closely with seventeen partner secondary schools to ensure students enjoy a smooth transition to College.

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The Prospect Trust

The Sixth Form College Farnborough is a founding member of The Prospect Trust. The Trust is a dynamic and ambitious multi-academy Trust on the Hampshire/Surrey border, providing outstanding education and support for almost 6,ooo learners through its family of local academies. The Trust has a relentless desire to improve the educational outcomes and lives of the young people in our local communities. The successful candidate will be expected to embrace the Trust’s values and play a key role in supporting its further growth and development.

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How to apply

If you believe that you have the required qualifications, experience, skills and personal attributes to deliver high performance within this role, we would welcome your application. 

Candidates are encouraged to contact Kim Small (Executive Office Assistant) on ksmall@farnborough.ac.uk, to raise any questions and arrange an informal discussion with Zoe Smallman/Simon Reigh, prior to application. 

Your completed application should evidence the requirements outlined within the job description and person specification.

Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@prospecttrust.org.uk, by  9.00am on Thursday 25th April 2024. 

Interviews will be held during w/c 29th April 2024.

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Other information

The Prospect Trust takes the control and processing of employee data very seriously
and is committed to acting in line with the GDPR regulations; please read the attached applicant privacy notice which explains how your data is processed.

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The Prospect Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people within our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. Any future offer of employment remains subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance, a health check and references.