• Expected start date

    31 August 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 11:59am

  • Date listed

    27 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Subject
Mathematics
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Leadership - commensurate with experience

Job summary

The Leigh UTC has a truly unique opportunity and are seeking to appoint a Director of Learning for Maths - the department has been led by an experienced and highly successful leader who has made real impact within the department and wider school. This role allows an exceptional Maths practitioner to move into a leadership role with strong foundations already in place but with the scope to put their own stamp on it, and receive fantastic support and CPD opportunities across the academy and wider Trust. We would like to hear from ambitious, committed and passionate professionals so please click apply now!

Mathematics at the Leigh UTC consists of an ambitious curriculum, underpinned by the motivation to provide the basis for outstanding STEM learning. We aim to:

Develop fluency and functionality of pupils mathematics such that pupils are confident in approaching real-world problems.
Develop students to be inquisitive about Mathematics and facilitate them in applying Mathematics in their day to day lives.
Build skills of inquiry amongst students will need to be able to be confident in asking questions and making mistakes.

Employee benefits

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.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
Secondary
School size
552 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
talent@latrust.org.uk
Contact phone number
01634412200

About The Leigh UTC

At The Leigh UTC, we have implemented Maths Mastery with our Key Stage 3 cohort. This is alongside the IB MYP programme to produce a rich Maths curriculum that is based in developing high levels of communication, problem solving, pattern finding and knowledge retention. We invest heavily so that staff have ongoing access to weekly high-quality professional development and a curriculum focused on developing conceptual understanding.

Our belief that students should continue to study Maths at post-16 is demonstrated by our range of courses offered to our students; A-level Maths, IB Maths, Core Maths and Engineering Maths leads to over 80% of our cohort continuing Maths at this into KS5.

As part of our STEM-based learning approach, problem-solving and employer links are at the heart of learning. With this approach we take pride in being extremely successful in all maths courses that we offer, boasting outstanding results in GCSE maths, Core maths, GCSE Resits, AS maths and Further maths with over 80% achieving A*-B in A-level Maths annually since 2018.

With the recent changes in GCSE and A-level, we have ensured that all our staff are sufficiently prepared, by encouraging them to attend relevant professional development related to mastery and problem solving. Our department is fully equipped with practitioners that are engaging in the most pioneering developments in mathematical teaching, and even leading professional development in Core maths to other centres. Staff have also attended courses led by MEI and FMSP such as Teaching Advanced Maths, Teaching Further Maths, Teaching Statistics and GCSE Problem solving.

If this sounds like an environment within which you would like to work, apply to join our team from September 2021.

School location

Brunel Way, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5TF

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