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Assistant Director – Primary

Home based, UK – Extensive travel in England (approximately 30-40% of time)

£56,650 to £60,000 per annum

Start date – September 2024

Full-time, fixed-term contract until August 2025

The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics

The NCETM, working alongside, and leading, England’s Maths Hubs, aims to ensure that all teachers of maths, in all school and college phases, have access to high quality professional development opportunities so that pupils and students have the best chance of acquiring a deep and lasting understanding of maths.

The role

The NCETM’s Primary Team oversees all aspects of primary provision in the NCETM and the Maths Hubs Programme, and works closely with the Secondary Team to ensure a coherent and consistent message about teaching for mastery in schools.

Assistant Directors provide credible, authoritative maths school improvement and professional development expertise to facilitate a coherent strategy for maths across the system and enhance the work of the Maths Hubs Programme and ensure that its aims and activities appropriately support the KPIs from the DfE contract.

The person

  • A teaching qualification and significant expertise in teaching primary maths.
  • Experience of leading effective maths professional development of primary teachers, particularly within the context of teaching for mastery.
  • A deep understanding and experience of maths teaching for mastery in primary schools.
  • Successful experience of observing teaching and learning, giving constructive feedback and developing strategies to support the improvement of performance.
  • A successful track record of leading and implementing strategies to drive continuous improvement in maths in more than one school with evidence of leading and managing change.
  • Relevant expertise and ability to lead national developments, particularly in the area of teaching for mastery in primary schools.

About Tribal

The NCETM is led and managed by Tribal, a leading EdTech business providing market-leading software solutions to the global education market. We strive to research, develop and deliver the products, services and solutions needed by education institutes worldwide to support their primary goals of educating students, providing optimum learning experiences and ultimately delivering successful outcomes.

To apply for the role, please complete our short application form, attaching your most up-to-date CV and a cover letter illustrating how you are suitable for this role.

The application deadline is noon on 1 May 2024. Shortlisting will take place on 2 May, and interviews will be held online on 15 May.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Tina Cooke, who can arrange a call with a member of our team.

As an equal opportunity employer, Tribal celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We make sure that our recruitment and selection processes never discriminate based upon any protected characteristics and actively welcome applications from all groups, not least those underrepresented in the tech sector. To safeguard this we are signatories to Tech Talent Charter to better enable us to be a responsible business. 

Note to all applicants – Tribal reserve the right to close an advertisement to applications ahead of the advertised closure date. For this reason, shortlisting may take place prior to the closing date on some occasions. With this in mind, please do not hesitate to apply early. 

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The NCETM is led and delivered by Tribal Education Services, with MEI as a key partner. Learn more about Tribal Education Services and what they do via the link to their website in 'About the NCETM'.

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