Ref 188207
Grade MPS/IUPS + TLR1a
Salary £28000 to £ 43685 
Term Part Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 1st January 2024  
Hours 32.436 per week
Closing Date 9.00 am 20/09/2023
Hall Fold , Whitworth , Rochdale , OL12 8TS
Tel: 01706 343218
School website:
Roll: 659
Required:  1st January 2024

The Governing Board wishes to appoint an ambitious and high performing candidate as Director of Learning for Maths to lead our successful Maths Faculty.

This is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding and ambitious maths teacher with experience of effectively leading change and delivering excellence within maths. The Maths Faculty is a strong team made up of a mix of experienced teachers, including an Assistant DoL. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build on the current success of the Faculty and create a vision for the future direction of maths.  We offer the support and experience to enable the post holder to develop the skills required for the next stage in their career. The Directors of Learning are key members of the school’s operational leadership team.’  

The successful candidate will be a passionate advocate for high quality learning and teaching.  They will lead by example and be an excellent communicator, committed to enhancing the life chances of our young people. 

This is an exciting time to join Whitworth Community High School.  At Easter 2023 we moved into our new school building and In March 2023 we were delighted that our Ofsted inspection team recognised that we continue to be a securely good school - a judgement about which we were entirely confident. 

We have a relentless drive to embed a culture of high aspirations and expectations throughout the school, we offer a caring environment where students learn well,  feel listened to and are safe.  We are full and oversubscribed in each year group and parents/carers, staff and student voice is positive.  

Students succeed academically and make strong progress at Whitworth Community High School.  In 2022, our P8 score was +0.11 and Attainment 8 was 49.4.  Maths results have risen year on year and we and this trajectory has continued in 2023 results. 

We are looking for a colleague who demonstrates:

  • excellent teaching skills;
  • the ability to inspire and enthuse students;
  • practical strategies and an understanding of how students make progress;
  • the ambition and drive to ensure all students achieve their potential.

    We offer the right candidate :

  • A small school with a strong reputation, a caring ethos, a culture of respect and a commitment to ‘Climbing Higher’
  •   fantastic students who are proud of their school
  •    a strong leadership team who are committed to moving the school forward and to the professional development of our staff, and who are mindful of staff well being
  • knowledgeable, forward looking and friendly colleagues who are ambitious for our school

    Whitworth Community High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure (DBS).  Please note that in line with KCSIE 2023 an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

    Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached.

    Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

    More Information can be found at
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    For an informal discussion please contact Mrs Ellis on 01706343218

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    The Headteacher c/o the School. Application forms are available from the school website Please return completed application forms to

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.