Teacher of Mathematics/Lead Practitioner Mathematics
Required from: September 2024
Scale: Either main/upper pay scale or Lead Practitioner 1 to 5
Contract: Full Time (although could be 0.6 up to 1.0 for the right candidate). Permanent.
Expected teaching load: 43 (for 1.0 FTE on main/upper scale).
(hours per fortnight)
Closing Date: Tuesday 20th February 9am
Interview Date: Week beginning 26th February
This vacancy is a rolling vacancy and applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interviews and appointments may take place prior to the closing date shown.
About Our School
We are a happy and successful High School with a Sixth Form. We serve the whole community of Droitwich and its surrounding villages, making our intake socio-economically diverse, which our entire staff play up to and thrive upon. We take just as much pride in our Oxbridge and Russell Group acceptances as we do in enabling students who find the social side of school difficult and/or find academic work challenging to secure meaningful, high quality destinations post 16.
Our staff are talented and so incredibly supportive of one another. We have a great blend of recently qualified and then more experienced colleagues across all parts of the school. After 15 years of successful leadership we have a new Headteacher who is determined to treasure the strengths of the school as well being ready to address the areas where improvement is needed. We have adapted our leadership team in order to secure faster progress towards our objectives and we are particularly excited about our plans to make our staff CPD something that other schools are envious of and can learn from.
Our students enjoy our House system, which gives them an authentic sense of belonging and identity as well as providing them with opportunity for competitiveness, recognition, leadership and personal growth. Students’ personal development, in particular the willingness to be kind, compassionate and altruistic is something we place great value in and our investment in our tutor time, pastoral and PSHE programmes reflects that.
You are strongly encouraged to read our ‘Information for Prospective Colleagues.’ We expect that it will give you an even deeper feel for the community we serve, our ethos, our culture and what our school is like day to day.
About the Vacancy
We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Practitioner to join our established and successful team from September 2024. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach Maths across the Key Stages and will be creative, innovative and committed to raising standards through sharing best practice. A high level of subject knowledge is essential and the ability to teach A-level Further Maths will be an advantage. The successful applicant will be somebody who enjoys spending as much time in the classroom as possible; someone who has a passion for bringing maths to life and make it engaging, exciting and tangible for a wide range of prior attainers.
We are looking for an excellent teacher who is passionate about learning and who is experienced in delivering results at KS4 and KS5. As a Lead Practitioner you will be able to showcase best practice in your teaching and through collaboratively planning lessons with other staff. Through an energetic positive approach, you will have the ability to build strong working relationships, motivate and inspire both students and staff. We are open minded about the level of seniority and experience required of applicants.
Alternatively, if you are not looking for a Lead Practitioner role we would still encourage applications for a Teacher of Maths post.
About our Maths Department
We are a strong team of teachers who work together to provide the best possible curriculum and outcomes for our students. There is a wide range of experience in the department and we are proud of the fact that all of our colleagues are Maths specialists. All colleagues teach across the age and ability range, with some specialism at A level.
Colleagues in the Maths department have a strong tradition of supporting each other; we look out for one another and retain a strong sense of purpose and accountability. Lessons are planned and reviewed collaboratively, we continually look for ways to improve and develop our curriculum.
In Years 8 and 9 students are grouped based loosely on KS2 attainment. In Years 10 and 11 students are banded and we have the facility to group students in the manner which we deem to be most appropriate.
At GCSE and A-level the students follow the Edexcel specifications.
Numbers for Sixth Form are strong, with both Year 12 and 13 having 2 A Level groups as well as a Further Maths group. Results at KS5 are strong with 67% of grades at A or A* for Further Maths and 50% a or A* for Maths.
If you have any queries or wish to arrange for a visit to our school please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email@example.com and the Head of the Maths Department will contact you to arrange.
Droitwich Spa High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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