description encompasses the statements below. Members of staff should be
willing to undertake any other tasks which the Headteacher reasonably
description will be reviewed annually. Any changes will be negotiated to meet
the needs of the school.
With the Headteacher:
- Provide strategic vision, leadership and direction to drive the
school’s development plan and ensure this is translated into successful
- Ensure that the vision and ethos of the school are clearly
articulated, understood, shared and practised by the whole school community.
- Promote and maintain high standards of teaching and learning through
effective leadership and management of staff, pupils and resources across the
school in mathematics.
- Lead change and innovation.
- Ensure strategic planning takes into account the diverse needs within
the school and the local community.
- Lead and manage objectives and policies that will ensure school
improvement in mathematics.
- Maintain and develop strong partnerships with the governing board,
parents and carers and the wider community.
Teaching & Learning
- Promote and secure high standards of attainment and progress in
mathematics throughout the school.
- Promote engagement with learning and pride in achievement for both
staff in team and pupils.
- Create a supportive, stimulating and inspiring mathematics learning
- Promote creativity and innovation through a rich mathematics curriculum.
- Monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning of
mathematics across the school.
- Set challenging standards and targets for improvement.
- Review and evaluate the mathematics curriculum provision and ensure
it meets the needs of all the children.
- Monitor progress and achievement in mathematics throughout the
- Use assessment data to raise standards.
- Ensure effective support systems are in place and matched to the
needs within the school.
- Expect high standards of display, classroom organisation and work
- Promote equal opportunities, challenging any prejudices or
- Secure high standards of behaviour, attendance and punctuality.
- Contribute significantly towards an environment within which all
staff can thrive and develop.
- Treat all staff fairly and with respect and expect the same of
- Be accessible and communicate effectively.
- Lead, inspire, motivate and encourage all staff to commit to the
shared vision for the school.
- Have high expectations for self and others.
- Set personal targets and regularly review one’s own practice.
- Be responsible for the performance management of teachers and
- Facilitate staff in their own professional development, including
leading staff training.
- Value all pupils as individuals and treat them fairly and with
- Promote standards of behaviour where any form of bullying or
harassment is unacceptable.
- Ensure a whole-school experience for the educational, spiritual,
moral, social, emotional and cultural needs of pupils.
- Monitor all aspects of school life and the progress and achievement
of pupils to ensure equality of opportunity and treatment.
Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare
- Be conversant with the child protection and safeguarding policies and
procedures of the LA, the school, and the statutory regulations and promote
these amongst the school community and partner organisations.
- Ensure children know to whom they can turn if problems arise with
their peers or with any adult.
Parents and Carers, School Partners
and the Wider Community
- Maintain and develop a school culture and curriculum which reflects
the richness and diversity of the school and wider community.
- Ensure that parents and carers are well-informed about the maths
curriculum and know how to support their children.
- Maintain and establish partnerships with other maths leaders.
Management of Resources
- Manage a budget, ensuring that there are sufficient resources to
support the teaching and learning of maths.
- Provide analysis, information, objective advice and support which
will enable the Governing Board to meet its responsibilities for securing
effective teaching and learning, improved standards of achievement and value
- Seek opportunities for contributing to sustainable development of the
borough, in accordance with the council’s Green Commitment. In particular,
demonstrate good environmental practice (such as energy efficiency, use of
sustainable materials, sustainable transport, recycling and waste reduction)
in management of the service provision.
- Be aware of the council’s responsibilities under the Data Protection
Act 1984 for the security, accuracy and relevance of personal data held on
such systems and ensure that all administrative and financial processes
comply with this.
- Maintain client records and archive systems, in accordance with
departmental procedure, policy and statutory requirements.
- You are expected to treat all information acquired through your
employment, both formally and informally, in strict confidence. There are strict rules and protocols
defining employees’ access to and use of the council’s databases. Any breach of these rules and protocols
will be regarded as subject to disciplinary investigation. There are internal procedures in place for
employees to raise matters of concern regarding such issues as bad practice
- The council has a strong commitment to achieving equality of
opportunity in its services to the community and in the employment of people.
It expects all employees to understand, comply with and to promote its
policies in their own work, to undertake any appropriate training and to
challenge racism, prejudice and discrimination.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the council’s Customer Care Policy.
Health and Safety
- Every employee is responsible for their own Health & Safety, as
well as that of colleagues, service users and the public. Employees should co-operate with
management, follow established systems of work, use protective equipment
where necessary and report defectives and hazards to management.
To contribute as an effective and collaborative
member of the School Team
- Participate in training to be able to demonstrate competence.
- Participate in first aid training as required.
- Participating in the ongoing development, implementation and
monitoring of the service plans.
- Championing the professional integrity of the School service.
- Supporting Customer Focus, Best Value and electronic management of
- Actively sharing feedback on School policies and interventions.
are seeking to appoint an assistant headteacher for mathematics for 1st
September 2024. The successful candidate will be passionate about education, with
drive and ambition to provide the best opportunities for all our children.
Purley Oaks is a very happy and thriving primary school. Our children
are a pleasure to teach. In our previous OFSTED inspection (September 2019),
when we were graded as ‘Good’, the inspectors commented, ‘Staff expect all
pupils to work hard and be on their best behaviour at all times. Pupils rise to
You would be joining a very supportive staff team and would receive good
opportunities for professional development. The staff
and governors are committed to our vision of excellence for all.
- Qualified teacher status.
- Evidence of recent professional
development relative to the post.
Teaching and Learning
- Enthusiasm for teaching and learning.
- An outstanding classroom practitioner.
- Excellent understanding of assessment
and how to use it to maximise pupil progress.
- Experience of improving the quality of
teaching of others.
- Experience of leading and developing a
- Strategic Development
- Able to communicate a strong clear
vision for high quality maths education.
- Evidence of leading significant change
which has impacted on pupil progress.
- Significant involvement in school
Working with Others
- Understands the importance of working in
co-operation and partnership with colleagues.
- Approachable, accessible and flexible.
- High expectations and standards of self
- Experience of managing difficult
situations and conflicts.
- Ability to anticipate and solve
Teaching and Learning
- Experience of working within a
leadership team to monitor, evaluate and improve teaching and learning across
- Has experience of using research
evidence to inform teaching and learning.
- Has experience of teaching in a range of
- Experience of school self-evaluation,
and able to discuss effective processes for undertaking this.
- Working with Others
- Experience of mentoring, giving
effective feedback and supporting colleagues to improve performance.
- Understanding of the relationship
between managing performance, professional development and school
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will need an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, evidence of right to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.
Photographic identification will need to be provided at interview.
If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps
Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to HR@purleyoaks.croydon.sch.uk
Visas cannot be sponsored.