Head of Education Pathways and Foundation Learning

  • Company: Plumpton College
  • Closing Date: 02-12-2020
  • Location: Plumpton, Nr. Lewes BN7 3AE
  • Salary: £39,762 - £44,755
  • Benefits: 30 days holiday, Teachers Pension Scheme


This is an excellent opportunity to provide strategic leadership and management of Plumpton College’s successful Education Pathways and Foundation Learning Division.  Taking responsibility for leading the staff and student bodies and designing an ambitious curriculum, the successful candidate will exemplify high standards of teaching and learning, student achievement and progression.

The successful candidate will ensure that the division responds to labour market and student demand in its provision for Schools, Electively Home Educated and Foundation Learning cohorts. The Head of Education Pathways and Foundation Learning will undertake curriculum led financial planning to ensure budgets and resources are deployed carefully, monitoring cost utilisation and spend.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of leading strategic curriculum development in a related field as well as leading whole team change and improvement resulting in increased attainment. They will have experience of overseeing Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 provision in a schools environment, coupled with extensive experience of developing a Foundation Learning curriculum. With excellent interpersonal and communications skills, effective problem solving skills and an innovative approach they will be a strong budget manager with excellent IT skills.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 30 days holiday (pro rata) plus bank holidays (as well as up to 5 efficiency days at Christmas), membership of the Teachers Pension Scheme and free on-site parking.

Plumpton College has been on an upward curve in terms of quality, growth and profile for the last four years, and we’ve developed a national reputation for our progressive approach. We achieve and maintain consistently impressive student outcomes, offer a broad, innovative curriculum and our student numbers have increased. We also have a perfect natural environment and outstanding facilities. We are Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive and Passionate about everything we do – if you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you.

To apply please complete an application form and an equality and diversity monitoring form and return them to recruitment@plumpton.ac.uk or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website www.plumpton.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 2nd December at 9.00am

Interviews will be held: Monday 7th December

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Please complete an application form and an Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form and send to: recruitment@plumpton.ac.uk or HR team, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE.

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