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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    4 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Teachers’ Pay Scale

Additional allowances

TLR 2.1 (£3,214)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Applications are invited for the post of Deputy Head of Maths to assist the leading of a flourishing Maths department. It is a great opportunity for someone looking for the next step in their career. You will join a dedicated and hardworking team, who are lucky enough to teach wonderful students in a beautiful part of the world.

The successful candidate will:  

  • Have a passion for all aspects of Mathematics teachingand an interest in leading a department as a Deputy Head of Maths.
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to celebrate and promote high quality teaching and learning  
  • Have the ability to embrace and contribute to the vision of the Department and school  
  • Be able to build and manage relationships  
  • Have a positive, solution-focused approach  
  • Have a real interest in educational issues, approaches and alternatives from around the world  
  • Be proactive and motivated in both their teaching and their leadership  
  • Use resources, intellect, creativity and innovation to be a successful teacher and leader
  • Be able to support, challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning  
  • Be a team player who will go the extra mile to support students and who will enjoy the opportunities of this role  

What the school offers its staff

Shaftesbury School is 11-18 school with just fewer than 900 pupils. Shaftesbury School has been successful in gaining good results for its students at both GCSE and A-level. The Sixth Formstudents have an excellent record of success in gaining university entrance. We are a proud school which attracts students from around the local Dorset area.

Our curriculum is built on a strongly held belief that effective learning takes place when literacy, questioning, challenge, engagement, feedback and progress are apparent and a commitment to a curriculum intent that provides for both knowledge acquisition and the development of key skills needed for their next stage in life. This is set in a Christian context that promotes inclusivity. Every student is encouraged to be autonomous learner with high aspirations. We want our students to believe in themselves and be actively engaged in their learning, seeing the connection between the knowledge that they learn in school with the lifelong personal and academic skills that they need to fulfil what they want to become tomorrow.

Further details about the role

You are asked to provide the following:

  • A completed application form
  • A letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing your experience and expertise

Completed applications should be returned by email to: recruitment@sast.org.uk

Should you wish to arrange a visit to view the School, please do not hesitate to contact Shirley Yeo, Office Manager on Shirley.yeo@shaftesburyschool.co.uk and they will be happy to arrange this for you.

SAST will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. In line with KCSIE guidance, this will be part of safer recruitment checks, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

SAST recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. SAST values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 SAST welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

This role is UK- based and your right to work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding responsibilities associated with this role will include engagement in regulatory activity, such as administering first aid or supporting an upset child. It will have contact with young people on a day-to day basis. SAST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will meet the person specification and is subject to an enhanced DBS and Children’s Barred List check. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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About Shaftesbury School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
905 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to Shaftesbury School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@shaftesburyschool.co.uk.

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