We are looking to appoint a Director of Mathematics to join our school as part of the extended
Senior Leadership Team (exact responsibility to be decided dependent on successful applicant).
The post would also be responsible for the line management of one or two small subjects (currently
music) to fit the needs of the school. This exciting opportunity would be ideal for an experienced
middle leader looking for the opportunity to have a whole school responsibility and to gain
experience on a Senior Leadership Team.
The Mathematics Faculty aim to engender in our students an appreciation of the intrinsic value of
studying mathematics and computing. This is apparent in our drive to see all students achieve
mathematical and computational confidence and to become autonomous learners who have a deep
relational understanding of key concepts.
We use our generous allocation of faculty meeting time to share pedagogical approaches that help
us develop even better ways to build students’ relational understanding. We believe that this
requires a diet of explicit teaching of mathematical communication and problem solving strategies
alongside regular deliberate practice and application of knowledge plus opportunities to share and
inspire the awe and wonder we each hold for our subject.
As well as relishing mathematics and computing as worth studying in their own right we recognise
their importance to all students in their future lives. As well as the more traditional A levels in Maths
and Further Maths, we offer Core Maths and Accounting A level. For Computing, at GCSE, students
can opt for Computer Science or Digital IT, and we have a strong uptake for A Level Computer
Science with excellent results. Music offers both GCSE and A-level each year.
Following a school-wide ethos, we base our practice on evidence from research. We build and
develop new teachers from within, working with a range of PGCE and SCITT interns, collaborating
on research projects and supporting colleagues to complete the Masters in Learning and Teaching.
Staff well-being is noticeably valued at John Mason School. Lesson observations are formative and
non-judgemental. Feedback and assessment policies are bespoke to each faculty and in
mathematics we use a faculty database to make formal assessment marking as efficient as possible
allowing teachers time to plan responsively, students to take responsibility for their own learning and
parents to take an active part in supporting their children.
If you are interested in leading a team of teachers to enable students in their classes to learn about
the place that mathematics and computing has in the world; recognise the satisfaction to be had from solving a challenging problem and to value the fluency in transferable mathematical and
computational skills that purposeful practice will develop, we encourage you to apply.
The successful candidate will be:
• an enthusiastic mathematician, able to ignite interest in mathematics from students and
• committed to ensuring all students can be successful regardless of prior attainment
• effective in setting and attaining high standards of student progress
• capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working in our school, across the
Abingdon Learning Trust and in the wider teaching community
• a reflective, conscientious and diligent practitioner, active in working to develop their
own teaching and leadership practice
• pro-active in supporting staff to maintain the purposeful behaviour of students in class
• ready to contribute to whole school improvement
• a role model for our students and staff
In return we will offer you:
• the support and satisfaction of being part of a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative team
• students who have a desire to achieve and respect the school’s expectations
• a programme of continuing professional development firmly rooted in educational research
• a commitment to supporting the well-being of all staff
Abingdon Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check. The Trust is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity, di-versity and inclusion and welcomes applications from less well-represented groups in the school and Trust. Posts in regulated activity are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and all shortlisted candidates will be required to disclose information about their previous criminal convic-tions. All staff are expected to promote fundamental British values.
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