Director of Learning – Mathematics

at Cowes Enterprise College, An Ormiston Academy

Academy: Cowes Enterprise College, An Ormiston Academy

Location: Isle of Wight

Salary: Lead Practitioners Scale 7-11 plus retention bonus of £10,000

Status: Full time, Permanent

Closing date: 22 May 2020, 9:00 am

Interview date(s): Virtual Interviews: week commencing 25th May 2020

Start date: September 2020

Academy profile

Academy website

Cowes Enterprise College is a wonderful place to work and develop as a teacher.  We are excited about you coming to join our team! 

This role has become vacant following the promotion of the current post holder and offers an exciting opportunity and challenge for a high calibre, versatile and enthusiastic leader to join and lead a successful and supportive faculty.  This year’s validated subject Progress 8 figure is 0.33.  

We are able to offer an excellent package of support and benefits for the right candidates:

  • In addition to a highly competitive salary we will pay a retention bonus of £10,000 in total; £5,000 in successful completion of your 2nd year and £5,000 on successful completion of your 3rd year
  • Leading a talented Mathematics faculty
  • a strong culture of professional development
  • superb, state-of-the-art facilities
  • an Ofsted ‘Good’ school with high standards and high expectations
  • collaborative opportunities from Ormiston Academies Trust
  • An onsite nursery provider rated ‘Good’

This is a key leadership role in the Academy. The successful candidate will need to be:

  • A qualified teacher, able to deliver consistently good and better lessons across the age-groups of the Academy
  • Ambitious to develop the potential of our students 
  • A competent leader, able to take responsibility for the leadership of this department
  • A good colleague, who can work with the other members of the  faculty and the wider staff in the best interests of our students and the Academy

All teachers at Cowes are expected to participate fully in the wider life of the academy. Teaching staff are required to meet the core standards within the framework of the Professional Standards for Teachers in England. There is an effective system for the performance management and professional development of all staff.

About our academy

Cowes Enterprise College is part of the Ormiston Academy Trust.  Our mission is to become the Trust that makes the biggest difference, both inside and outside the classroom. 

We strive every day to create an education that sees the young people of Cowes and the community beyond get the very best, not just in an academic sense but also in developing the skill set, confidence, attitudes and aspirations that will provide the catalyst for sustained success throughout their lives. Our ambition is to empower students to become independent and confident with the self-belief that they can influence change along with providing the support and guidance to teach them skills they will need in adulthood.

Cowes sits at the northernmost point of this popular tourist destination. It is widely regarded as the world’s premier yachting centre and hosts the oldest yacht club in the world – the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron. It has excellent transport links to Southampton (car ferry and high-speed catamaran) and to the other towns on the Island. Southampton is just over an hour away by train from Central London and is served by an airport that has regular scheduled flights to a wide range of airports.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

How to apply

Full detail of the these roles and how to apply are available from our TES career site at:

Cowes Enterprise College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full enhanced DBS Clearance Certificate will be required and relevant prohibition checks will be completed as applicable.