We are seeking to appoint an excellent Teacher of Maths who can deliver high-quality learning opportunities for our students in Maths on a Maternity Cover basis until December 2023.
The Mathematics Department is one of the strongest in the school. Academic performance at all levels is excellent and continues to set new records.
The Department is housed in its own suite of 11 purpose-built teaching rooms with Promethean Interactive Whiteboards are available in each classroom and used extensively both in lessons and to support independent study. There is a study room which is used extensively by the Sixth Form students and a staff room for the Mathematics teachers. The Mathematics block was opened in October 2019 and provides an exceptional working environment with easy access to IT facilities.
Both Mathematics and Further Mathematics are offered at GCSE with exceptional outcomes and a progress score of close to 1 most years. Mathematics is increasingly very popular in the Sixth Form with about 65% of the students studying the subject. In Year 12 there are 137 students who study A Level Mathematics, 26 of whom also study A Level Further Mathematics. In Year 13, 111 students study A Level Mathematics, 20 of whom also study A Level Further Mathematics.
This role is offered on a fixed-term Maternity cover contract until December 2023. Every effort will be made to offer a substantive position across the LAT family of academies thereafter.
Our successful candidate will be able to commit to part-time, 3 days per week, working specifically Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and ideally be able to start in March 2023.
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Working with us: Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School was founded in 1701 in order to provide an education to young men who would go on to work at the famous Chatham Dockyard. More than 300 years later we still pride ourselves on providing a superb academic education alongside an unparalleled range of opportunities for personal growth and character development. Awarded ‘outstanding’ in our last Ofsted, the comment that stands out to us is, “students thrive within its distinctive ethos, enabling them to succeed academically and to develop into confident, well-rounded individuals who are prepared extremely well for their future lives.”
In 2012 the School became one of the first 100 National Teaching Schools and in 2021 was successful in converting this into becoming one of the first 35 National Teaching School Hubs. Alongside our work as a National Support School, our position in Leigh Academies Trust and as the lead school in the Kent and Medway Maths Hub the school is in unrivalled position to offer superb support and training to any new member of staff, regardless of their role, or their experience.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.