Director of Maths


Walker Riverside Academy, Waverdale Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4AW

Director of Maths

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£55,360 - £61,042 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience

This school has Academy status and is part of a Multi Academy Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Walker Riverside Academy

Waverdale Avenue

Newcastle upon Tyne


Required for Easter 2023

We are seeking an inspirational leader to join our Leadership team at an exciting time in our school development. If you are passionate about maths pedagogy and practice and improving outcomes for children and young people in Newcastle upon Tyne, then this new role here at Walker Riverside Academy could be just for you. Staff are proud to be part of our vibrant, ambitious and oversubscribed school with strong community links. We are an integral school within Tyne Coast Multi Academy Trust which continues to strategically develop providing excellent career development opportunities.

The Director of Maths will be a member of our Extended Senior Leadership Team working alongside our SLT and other Core Subject Directors. Working within a school that has distinct positive values that both staff and students embody. You will be passionate about your subject and want all our students to develop a love of maths and be taught by the very best in our profession, giving them every opportunity to thrive.

You will be part of a team of lead professionals with responsibility for quality of subject provision, curriculum, teaching and assessment and will be accountable along with the Senior Leadership Team for subject performance and improvement.

You will work with the Headteacher and SLT to accelerate improvement, raise standards and build capacity. Planning and teaching high quality lessons, delivering intervention, progress of students and challenging and supporting subject teams to achieve the best outcomes for all students.

The Director of Maths will analyse performance data to ensure students are appropriately targeted for support and ensure the consistency of subject delivery.

We are committed to investing in our staff and you will receive a supportive induction programme, have access to high quality CPD and access to undertake National Professional Qualifications. Opportunities are also available for Trust wide working and career development opportunities. You will also receive consistent support from a dedicated Headteacher, SLT, Deputy CEO, Trust Central Team, Local Governing Body and Trust Board.

If you share our vision, are passionate about raising educational attainment and standards for our highest attainers to our most vulnerable cohorts and ensure our diverse community of students reach their full potential, you can make a difference at Walker Riverside Academy.

If you would like a discussion about this post with Gareth Smith, Headteacher, please contact Sandra Willis by emailing

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday, 9 February 2023 and interviews will take place week commencing, Monday, 13 February 2023. Please return completed applications to

Tyne Coast Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS with barred list check.

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be completed on all shortlisted applicants prior to interview. Any relevant information will be discussed further with the applicant during the interview process.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone who discloses a disability where their application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

Application packs and further information can be found on the Tyne Coast Academy Trust website or by contacting Melissa Dobrianski, Head of HR & Business Operations at

Closing date: 9 February 2023, 12.00 noon


Closing date:

9 February 2023

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