We know that exceptional Maths Teachers are in high demand which is why we are offering a recruitment and retention bonus of £2,000 for the right candidate (£1,000 payable upon joining, and £1,000 payable after 1 year's service).
We have an incredible opportunity for a Teacher of Maths to join our collaborative team from September 2023. This is an exciting and rare opportunity for a teacher of Maths to join a dynamic Maths department with the additional option of holding a pastoral responsibility within our small school model of pastoral support.
We pride ourselves on strong leadership, excellent outcomes and high expectations of all. Our curriculum is engaging and structured to build, interleave and consolidate the skills needed to prepare students for success and for life! Our ideal candidate will have the drive to deliver outstanding results across the key stages.
Teachers at Mascalls Academy can expect;
- Impeccable student behaviour in classrooms and around the academy
- High levels of focus in students.
- Students who are committed to their learning and want to do their very best.
- Students who work well together and show the highest level of respect towards each other and towards members of staff
- The opportunity to be part of a team that highly values your wellbeing.
“Relationships are very strong between pupils and school staff. Pupils trust the adults who work with them. As a result, pupils gain confidence and learn well.”
What we are offering:
- Professional coaching and support.
- A bespoke CPD programme.
- Complementary holistic therapy to support staff wellbeing.
- Free use of a staff gymnasium.
- A thriving social and community ethos.
We’d like to hear from you if you are:
- Collaborative, building strong professional relationships.
- Able to motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential
- Energetic with a ‘can do’ attitude.
This role offers MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + a TLR for pastoral responsibilities.
Maths at Mascalls Academy: We have designed our curriculum using the KS3 National Curriculum and it is delivered under the framework of the IB Middle Years programme. We have also referenced the KS2 Programmes of Study in our initial planning. We believe all students studying mathematics at Mascalls Academy should be successful, regardless of their background. Students will follow a five year curriculum that builds on mathematical concepts explored at Key stage two allowing students to develop a deep understanding of the subject. Conceptual understanding is a key principle to deepening student understanding. The curriculum encourages students to move between different representations of concepts using the concrete, pictorial and abstract, allowing students to develop a comprehensive conceptual understanding that can be used as a foundation for future learning.
Our curriculum has been designed using the content of the national curriculum as the starting point and is delivered under the framework of the IB Middle Years programme and Mathematics Mastery. Learning is sequenced to help learners build a narrative through different topics. These topics are then sequenced in a logical progression that allows learners to establish connections and draw comparisons. Multiple representations are carefully selected so that they are extendable within and between different areas of mathematics. Using these rich models encourages learners to develop different perspectives on a concept. The curriculum encourages the use of mathematical language to strengthen conceptual understanding by enabling our students to explain and reason using the correct language.
The creation of a conjecturing environment and considered use of questions and prompts are important elements of encouraging learners to think like mathematicians. Our curriculum is designed to give learners the opportunities to think mathematically, throughout the curriculum students are required to specialise and generalise, to work systematically, to generate their own examples, to classify and to make conjectures.
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Working with us at Mascalls Academy: Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.
Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our most recent Ofsted inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.
Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our building and facilities are a mix of designs with two new buildings being modern, light and airy giving the academy a unique and special character.