Director of English
Government policy dictates that all students enrolling on a Study Programme of 150 hours or more who do not hold a GCSE grade A*-C / 4 - 9 or equivalent qualification in English and/or maths are required to continue to study those subjects. It is a further condition that full-time students enrolling on a Study Programme with prior attainment of a grade D / 3 GCSE or an equivalent qualification in English and/or maths must been rolled on a GCSE rather than a stepping stone qualification.
Derby College is one of the largest colleges in the country, with the significant majority of its provision for 16-19 year olds. Of these, on average each year approximately 65% join the College without English and/or maths and our GCSE resit programme supports around 1,000 students in each subject.
We are seeking and exceptional individual to continue the strategic development of our GCSE English curriculum, and associated stepping stones of Functional Skills, and to embrace the challenge outlined above.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of improving GCSE outcomes for students. They will be experienced leaders with the ability to inspire and motivate a large delivery team to high levels of performance, ensuring the delivery of an outstanding experience for our students associated with excellent teaching and learning.
As an expert in either in English GCSE teaching and leadership, you will be qualified to degree level, have a recognised teaching qualification and experience of successful management within English. In return we can offer you a fresh challenge and a rewarding opportunity.
Consideration will be given to any applicant interested in undertaking a combined Director of English and Maths position.
Please note: Interviews will take place w/c 9th October 2017