35 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS + TLR 1b (£11,516)

Director of Mathematics job summary

Director of Mathematics

Pay scale: MPS/UPS + TLR 1b (£11,516)

Start date: September 2024 /January 2025

The Mathematics Department consists of a group of specialists who are continually striving for excellence. At the heart of the department is a strong and well sequenced curriculum, that encourages students of all abilities to engage and foster a love for the subject. We are fortunate to be well resourced in technology within classrooms, sporting the latest in Prowise boards. The department also continue to seek ways to create a blended learning classroom with the school Chromebook programme.

The Mathematics department are fortunate enough to a high proportion of dedicated learning hours in comparison to other schools in Hertfordshire. All students at KS4 work towards the Pearson GCSE specification for mathematics, and some students are also entered for entry level qualifications. Students are regularly assessed in both key stages, which enables the opportunity to adapt the curriculum to accommodate for any support needed.

Students are encouraged to engage in learning outside the classroom with the use of Sparx. The Mathematics department have also supported students in taking part in regional and national competitions.

Continued professional development is key to the success in the classroom, and we encourage staff to take part in training within our Trust training hub, and also as part of the National Professional Qualifications. The department has a variety of experience, and all members of the team benefit from relevant training, mentoring or coaching.

The key responsibilities will be:

To improve student performance

Provide expertise in assessment and marking

Oversee excellent teaching and learning

Provide strategic direction informed by data

We can offer you:

A collaborative, supportive team with a passion for teaching and facilitating progress

Enthusiastic students who are keen to progress

Appropriate professional development through AAT, coaching with experienced core leaders

Use of gym facilities, guaranteed onsite parking, staff wellbeing programme

We are looking for someone who:

Has a track record of outstanding teaching and learning and excellent subject knowledge

Passionate Teacher who puts student progress and engagement at the heart of all they do

Be inspiring and dynamic

Can share and deliver in the vision to be outstanding

Is willing to learn and help evolve the good practices already in place

Ridgeway Academy is committed to ensuring inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates and encourage those from underrepresented groups, and/or with protected characteristics, to apply. Ridgeway Academy is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, satisfactory references and medical clearance.

To apply, please submit a completed application via mynewterm https://www.mynewterm.com/ or see school website www.ridgeway.herts.sch.uk if you have an issue completing the application form via mynewterm please contact the HR Officer by email (appointments@ridgeway.herts.sch.uk) or extension 3373.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

Closing date: 9am Monday 19 July 2024

Interview date: TBC

Start date: September 2024/January 2025

September 2024

Pay scale:

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Ridgeway Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
904 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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