Head of KS5 Maths

Samuel Whitbread Academy, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5QS

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

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MPS / UPS plus a TLR 2B allowance - £4,805.00 per annum

Head of KS5 Maths job summary


JOB TITLE: Head of KS5 Maths

BASED AT: Samuel Whitbread Academy

SALARY/GRADE RANGE: MPS / UPS plus a TLR 2B allowance - £4,805.00 per annum

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of the Maths Department

The Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST) is a multi-academy trust providing exceptional education across our community of 10 schools and five nurseries. Since forming in 2016, we have grown significantly into one of the largest single employers in Central Bedfordshire. We now educate more than 5,000 children across the area, from nursery age to advanced level study. It is our aim to grow the BEST in everyone, and everything we do is driven by our values, but our aims can only be achieved if we recruit, retain and develop the highest quality workforce – and we want those we employ to be valued in the workplace. The first five years of BEST has been a real success story – and we are looking forward to an exciting future, too.

Samuel Whitbread Academy is looking to appoint a dedicated, inspirational and passionate Head of KS5 Maths to join a very welcoming, large team in September 2022.

The Maths Department consists of 14 enthusiastic and collaborative staff who have a passion for developing a deep and rich understanding of mathematics within their students.

Outcomes for the Maths Department are strong. Within GCSE we also offer intervention programmes, functional skills for students who find they need further support and the Additional Mathematics GCSE to those students who we would like to develop their understanding past the standard GCSE content.

Over the past three years numbers have increased to 80 applicants for A-Level, with four groups of students within our current Year 12 cohort. Currently, we follow the Edexcel syllabus at A-Level, offering Mathematics and Further Mathematics – teaching applied units within the latter. Within the Department we currently have specialists in Pure, Core Pure, Mechanics, Statistics and Decision Mathematics, adding a real depth of understanding and opportunities for our students. For staff themselves, this allows us to offer specific mathematics A-Level CPD where desired.

We are looking forward to welcoming a new member of staff into our close-knit and inspirational team to lead Maths courses and qualifications to our dedicated Sixth Form students.

This role will involve working closely with the students at Samuel Whitbread Academy and you will be engaging in regulated activity with children.

CLOSING DATE: Midnight, Monday 16th May 2022

INTERVIEW DATE: Friday 20th May 2022

Information about Samuel Whitbread Academy can be found on the school website https://www.samuelwhitbread.org.uk/

Applications may be made online via the MyNewTerm website, If you would prefer a Word Application Form, one may be obtained by directly emailing Samuel Whitbread Academy via the contact details provided below.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children's welfare and offers of employment are subject to DBS clearance and two satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Strictly no agencies.

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About Samuel Whitbread Academy

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1663 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Contact phone number
01462 629900

Samuel Whitbread Academy

We offer an exceptional academic and extracurricular experience at Samuel Whitbread Academy in an outstanding learning environment where students are expected to work hard and achieve their best.

In our last Ofsted inspection, we were judged as ‘Good’ with many outstanding features and over the next three years we have set ourselves the target of being Outstanding!

Our GCSE results are amongst the best in the Local Authority. We offer a well-balanced curriculum with plenty of choice to prepare our students for the next stage in their lives. Most of our students continue on to the Sixth Form, which is one of the largest and highest performing in the area - providing students with a huge range of courses designed to match the expectations of universities and employers.

Our pastoral care is exceptional and we have dedicated pastoral support teams for each Year Group. The Academy is also broken down into five houses, named after people who have made a distinctive contribution to our community. These provide the framework for the multitude of different competitions, celebrations and charity events that bring our school community together during the year.

Extra-curricular opportunity is a vital part of our ethos and we expect all of our students to get involved in at least one club or activity. There are a huge number of opportunities ranging from highly competitive sports teams to spectacular drama and musical performances.

We enjoy showing visitors around the school so please take the opportunity to come and see us during the school day, so you can see Samuel Whitbread Academy in action and we can answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Nick Martin, Principal.

Shefford, Bedfordshire

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