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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 1a currently £10,710 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Murray Park School is a rewarding and professionally stimulating place to work. Over the last 3 years we have undergone a journey of rapid improvement; moving from a Requires Improvement Ofsted grading to Good in September 2022, along with a Progress 8 improvement of 0.64 to 0 from the 2019 figure, as well as now being over-subscribed. Never complacent, we are now on our next stage of development and seek high-quality staff to enable this.

The person appointed will have:

ŸSkills to lead the Mathematics Department in implementing and delivering an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students in the department. ŸStrategies to raise the standards of student attainment and progress in the department. ŸSkills to facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential. ŸEvidence of developing and enhancing the teaching of others. ŸTo share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth. •

How to Apply

An application pack can be downloaded from the school website at http://murraypark.derby.sch.uk/key-information/vacancies or apply via TES Online.

For any further enquiries please contact Head of Mathematics and Numeracy leanne.dodd@murraypark.derby.sch.uk

What the school offers its staff

Staff at Murray Park School benefit from:

  • A positive approach to flexible working for all staff. •A Senior Leadership Team who prioritise staff well-being and consider this when launching any new systems or pedagogical approaches. •A robust and centralised behaviour system, including an internal Alternative Provision, to ensure learning in our classrooms is disruption free. •A whole-school CPD package which includes the sharing of recent research and best-practice. •An approach to pedagogy which ensures teachers teach the highest-quality lessons possible, whilst still allowing teachers the freedom to maintain professional autonomy.

Commitment to safeguarding

Murray Park School shares a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture that embraces the ethos of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

This post is Exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure check.

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About Murray Park Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1107 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01332 515921

Murray Park is a dynamic and forward-looking 11-16 mixed comprehensive school on the western fringes of the city of Derby. It is a Foundation Status school, but has a close working relationship with the local authority.

We cater for approximately 1111 students, situated on a spacious site surrounded by greenery. We serve students from the Derby City area, within reach of the Derbyshire countryside and our cohort sizes are growing each year.

Our students reflect the full academic ability range and there is a huge breadth to the socio-economic status of our families.

Arranging a visit to Murray Park Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email leanne.dodd@murraypark.derby.sch.uk.

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