Director of Maths

Recruiter
Empowering Learning
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
06 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Director of Maths

Salary: £49, 924 - £54, 766

Bromley

Job Start: September 2018

We are seeking to recruit a Director of Maths on behalf of a thriving school in the borough of Bromley. A vacancy has arisen for a passionate teacher of Mathematics to lead the Faculty and inspire students to mathematical excellence. The successful applicant will lead a team of subject specialists – the Faculty currently teaches Mathematics at all key stages, as well as Core and Further Mathematics, and Finance and Economics at KS5.

The school offers outstanding induction and support programmes, with many opportunities for professional development, which would suit those with a desire for career progression.

When the School was last inspected, the inspectors said that it ‘is a well led school within which a well-planned curriculum and good teaching lead to very high standards and very good examination results, in the top 20% of the country.' They described the school as "bubbling outstanding."

* "Students’ progress overall was well above national figures."
* "The overall quality of teaching is good and, as a result, students learn well and make at least good progress."
* "Teachers receive high quality professional development from outstanding teachers in the school and external consultants."
* "Senior leaders have been successful in raising achievement and improving the quality of teaching over recent years."
* "The curriculum goes far beyond academic subjects with worthwhile vocational and practical courses."

The inspectors also commented that the very good behaviour of the students makes an important contribution to the welcoming, supportive and orderly learning environment created by the School as we strive for academic success.

The Mathematics Faculty comprises of an enthusiastic, passionate, hardworking and dedicated team of ten full time Teachers and two HLTAs who specialise in small group intervention work. All staff aim to create a positive attitude to Mathematics and develop, maintain and stimulate students’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Mathematics. The school encourages problem solving, creativity and independent thought, as well as team work and sharing ideas. Leadership within the Faculty consists of a Director, a Lead Practitioner and Leaders of KS3, KS4 and KS5 Mathematics. Mathematics is taught in a suite of ten classrooms and two intervention rooms, all with interactive whiteboards.

Key Features of the Role:

* Strategic direction and development of the subject
* Leading and managing staff
* Efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources
* Line lead in accordance with the School’s Appraisal Policy and structure
* Promote the values and ethos of the School in accordance with its Professional Code
* Identify personal training needs with line leaders and work actively to develop professional expertise by participating in ongoing professional development
* Support the professional development of colleagues
* Ensure that personal knowledge base is in keeping with the School’s needs at all times
* Adhere to the National Standards for Teachers
* Comply with all School policies including the Staff Code of Conduct
* Contribute to the School duty rotas and enrichment programme

Key Skills and Competencies:

Qualifications and professional development:

* Qualified Teacher Status
* a sound academic background in the subject
* a good track record of recent, relevant professional development

Successful experience of:

* working in an all ability school across the 11 to 19 age range
* leading and managing a team
* raising levels of achievement, in value-added terms, as demonstrated by results
* leading innovative curriculum development
* organising and delivering INSET
* managing and involving others in developmental work
* using ICT for curriculum and administration purposes

Knowledge and understanding of:

* recent developments in the teaching and learning of the subject
* strategies for raising achievement in the subject and across the whole school
* different teaching and learning styles
* the use of performance data to track student progress and monitor achievement
* strategies for ensuring equal opportunities for staff and students

Proven ability to lead and manage others to work towards common goals

Proven ability to make decisions and solve problems

Effective Communication skills

The ability to organise own time effectively and prioritise workload

Early application is recommended, as the school have indicated that they will interview potentially suitable applicants on a rolling basis.

The school has a strong ethos of student welfare and therefore any successful applicant will undergo a full enhanced criminal record check (DBS). For more information please contact John Byrne at Empowering Learning Ltd. on (Apply online only)

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