We are looking to appoint a permanent, full time Head of Mathematics to lead a team of dedicated staff in delivering consistently high-quality teaching and learning and to ensure all students make excellent academic progress. The successful candidate will be innovative, motivated and a determined leader who will play a pivotal role in shaping the next stage of our school’s journey. We can offer the successful candidate the opportunity to undertake their NPQSL or support with undertaking an MA. We will also consider additional whole school leadership responsibility for the right candidate.
The department is comprised of seven members of staff, including a Lead Practioner. Currently there are six GCSE classes and one A-Level class. Our key stage 4 and 5 results have been on a three year upward trend, in 2022, 76% of students achieved a 4+ in Maths. At A-level 100% of students achieved A*- C. This is an exciting time to join our school, as a community we are working together to ensure we continue to build on the successes of last year.
The Department benefits from a weekly timetabled collaborative planning period, giving staff time to reflect on subject pedagogy and continuously strive to improve.
Our most recent OFSTED inspection in February 2019 made the following comments about teaching and relationships at school:
- Teachers are wholehearted in their desire for pupils to achieve well. Relationships between teachers and pupils are constructive and are built on trust and mutual respect. This enables pupils to have the confidence to ask for help and support when they are stuck or unsure.
- Pupils conduct themselves in an orderly manner. They are welcoming, self-assured and act in a polite and respectful way. Lunchtimes are calm, with groups of pupils engaged in friendly conversation.
- The majority of pupils display a positive attitude towards their learning. They are keen to succeed and value the efforts made by their teachers in supporting them in lessons.
- Pupils say that they value teachers’ advice in identifying the progress they are making.
Our school vision is to ensure every student realises their potential, through every member of our community having high aspirations for success, both within and beyond the classroom. You will be joining a highly skilled staff, who are supportive, show determination and resolve.
Why should you work at The Beaconsfield School?
- Highly supportive staff body, including a staff committee responsible for representing staff wellbeing.
- Bespoke professional opportunities including support to undertake Masters and NPQ programmes.
- Significant investment in a newly refurbished staff room and staff workroom.
- Dedicated time within the school day for co-planning.
- Free tea and coffee for all staff, we believe in providing the best possible working environment for staff and small gestures make a big difference.
The Beaconsfield School has good road links to London, Reading, Maidenhead and Oxford – situated just 5 minutes from the M40 and a 10-minute walk from Beaconsfield Train Station.
We welcome visits to the school, if you would like to arrange a visit please contact the Headteacher’s PA Sam Harwood, SHarwood@beaconsfield.school and ask to speak to Caroline Legg, Headteacher.
For further information about the school please visit our website www.beaconsfield.bucks.sch.uk
Completed application forms should be sent FAO: Jenny Buckman to HR@beaconsfield.school
Closing date for applications is 9am, 3 October 2022.
Interviews will be held wk/c 3 October.
We reserve the right to close the application deadline earlier if necessary
Any related and relevant documentation will need to be scanned and emailed to the school prior to interview.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.