Deputy Head of Maths

Mascalls Academy, Tonbridge, Kent

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Job details

Subjects Maths, Business Studies, ICT
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job description

About the role: Mascalls Academy are looking for a Deputy Head of Maths to join their successful department from September 2020. Reporting to and working closely with the Head of the Department, this is a great opportunity to progress in your teaching career and to make a real impact in the wider faculty.

At Mascalls Academy, we pride ourselves on high academic achievement, personal qualities are valued highly and the atmosphere is friendly and purposeful. We are on the move to ‘Outstanding’ and are looking for forward-thinking, emotionally intelligent and innovative teachers to join a supportive team that is committed to improving the life chances of young people. As a member of the Mathematics department you would be responsible for delivering high-quality lessons and contributing to the wider education agenda: aspiring learners and raising standards. You would be part of an organisation that enjoys a great reputation in the area and one that will develop your career; we have a fantastic track record and there are numerous opportunities for professional development.

Our Key stage 3 classes are taught using an innovative Maths Mastery method. This is alongside the IB MYP in order to develop a deep and broad Mathematical understanding within our students in preparation for their GCSE studies, which commence in Year 9. We invest heavily so that staff have ongoing access to weekly high-quality professional development and a curriculum focused on developing conceptual understanding. Our curriculum is underpinned by research on task design, variation theory, concept development and raising achievement. Full training will be available to the successful candidate.

Employee benefits

This is a full time, permanent position offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR. For a full list of responsibilities, please scroll down for the job description.

Our successful candidate will receive:

A salary commensurate with experience
Professional coaching and support to enhance teaching and learning
Performance related salary enhancement
Opportunity to teach across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5
Bespoke CPD programme
Complementary holistic therapy to support staff wellbeing
Free use of a staff gym
A thriving social and community ethos
We’re keen to hear from you if you are:

An excellent teacher with an outstanding record
Collaborative, building strong professional relationships
Able to motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential
Energetic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude
Someone who has a measurable impact as an individual teacher and throughout the school
Confident and aspire to senior leadership
Committed to the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the school

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. Our most recent inspection can be found here.

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.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.

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.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.

Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

We require all staff within the Trust to complete an enhanced DBS check as part of our on-boarding process in order to safeguard our students.

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities may vary. We will still conduct face to face interviews where possible, and will abide by social distancing protocols such as no hand-shaking, using large meeting rooms, etc. Candidates will be given the option to interview via online video if you cannot attend in person - this can be discussed if your application is shortlisted. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - talent@latrust.org.uk.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1269 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Mascalls Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email talent@latrust.org.uk

School location

Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LT