Assistant Director Teaching and Learning

Vacancy Description

Position: Assistant DirectorSubject: VariousSalary: 50,490 - 57,123 pa

Executive Principal:   Kevin Reynolds MA

New College Durham Academies Trust comprises of two large Academies, Consett Academy and North Durham Academy, located some six miles apart in North West Durham.  New College Durham, is our lead sponsor and both Academies are located in multi million pound new builds, offering unrivalled state of the art facilities for our students and communities in Consett and Stanley.

This is an exciting time to join us. Whilst the agenda is challenging, but for the right individual this presents an unrivalled opportunity to make a real difference and a lasting contribution to our journey in becoming outstanding providers of education.  We are committed to lifelong learning and can provide a bespoke CPD package to support your professional development.

We are looking to appoint a number of Assistant Directors with specific areas of responsibility to help our newly appointed Executive Leadership Team raise achievement and attainment across the Trust.

Assistant Director for Teaching & Learning                                        Salary: £50,490 - £57,123 pa

Applications are invited from inspirational individuals who can demonstrate effective leadership skills and a track record of improving progress and attainment in their area of expertise.  This role would be suitable for an excellent practitioner who is ready to be exposed to a wider range of leadership responsibilities. Perhaps someone who is on the journey to a Vice/Deputy Principal role in the future? 

You should be:

•    first and foremost an excellent teacher, who is able to demonstrate high expectations of students, coupled with a proven track record of successful leadership experience.

  • able to assist the Director of Teaching and Learning in leading on the proactive, continual improvement of high quality teaching and learning across the Trust. 
  • able to work with other Assistant Directors of specialisms to ensure that Teaching within the Trust means our students are highly engaged and motivated, irrespective of what class, subject or year they are being taught. 

•    able to demonstrate a commitment to our values of Inclusion, Progression and Excellence.

Download an application pack, including job description, person specification and application form below.

Please do not attach copies of CV's/qualification certificates. Only the information detailed on the application form will be used as part of the short-listing process.  Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Completed applications should be emailed to by 8.00 am Monday 22nd May 2017.

Applicants may assume they have been unsuccessful if we do not respond within 28 days of the post closing.

New College Durham Academies Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and will undertake the appropriate employment checks  to meet this commitment.


Start Date: 1st September 2017Closing Date: 22nd May 2017 - 8:00am

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