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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    3 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    17 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding and motivated Head of Mathematics who is able to provide the vision and strategic leadership for our Mathematics Department (TLR 1.3, £14,030) from September 2022. You will join an ambitious team who are committed to providing an outstanding learning experience for all our students.

The responsibilities of this position are significant; you will lead a department of 17 (13 FTE) talented and experienced teachers, including a Maths Leadership Team currently comprised of two Assistant Subject Leaders and one colleague leading the department’s development of Mastery. You will also be well supported by your SLT Line Manager and the wider leadership team. As part of your role, you will work collaboratively with the other Heads of Department to develop a shared and coordinated approach to supporting student progress.
This is a pivotal time for the Maths department who have been working collaboratively to foster mixed attainment teaching in Key Stage 3, developing a consistent understanding of and approach to pedagogy. As a school we have invested in the development of the department, appointing additional staff to create a greater number of classes in Key Stage 4, alongside providing designated collaborative planning time and CPD focused on a Mastery approach to teaching Mathematics.

Improvement in Maths is a key driver of our school improvement agenda. Whilst we are proud of the significant improvement in Maths provision in recent years, the progress made by students is yet to match that seen in other areas of the school. The successful candidate will require the necessary ambition and determination to take the department to the next stage of its development. The leaders in the department work closely together and, under your direction, they will strategically direct the curriculum to improve the attainment and progress of all students.

All colleagues who join our school are entitled to rich professional learning and ongoing professional development.

Gillingham is an ambitious and happy school which offers excellent resources and outstanding facilities and a special, particular ethos both amongst pupils and staff. Closing date 3 December 2021. Please apply on line via the school web-site ( We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and will require the disclosure of any criminal convictions. We look forward to receiving an application form from you.

Additional allowances

To include TLR 21.3 (£14,030)

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1757 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

About Gillingham School

Welcome to Gillingham School in North Dorset, set in the heart of the beautiful Blackmore Vale.

Founded by benefactors in 1516, Gillingham School is proud and privileged to offer a quality and enjoyable educational experience that is open to all young people from the town of Gillingham, its surrounding villages and indeed, to young people further afield in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset.

At Gillingham School, we recognise that children have many abilities, talents and personalities. Knowing that each student is different and that they learn in many ways, we aim to develop their abilities, raise their expectations and to provide the support that is necessary for success. By offering a wide range of experiences to our students both in and out of the classroom, students will receive a broad spectrum of learning.

'Docendo Discimus,' our school motto, means 'through teaching, we learn' and this recognises that learning is a shared, life-long process. The partnerships between students, teachers and parents are vitally important in ensuring that all students aspire to achieve the best possible chances for their future.

Gillingham School, furthermore, is a friendly, welcoming and inspiring school. Characterised by good behaviour, respect towards other and enthusiasm for new experiences, the positive ethos of Gillingham School has been a feature here for years and we remain committed to sustaining this into the future.

It is our privilege as teachers to welcome children into our school and to watch them learn, grow, develop and mature into the young adults who will eventually leave us and become the next generation of our community and our country. It is a delight when we meet former students some years later and hear how they have progressed, how far they have come and how Gillingham School helped them achieve their goals.

I was delighted to have been appointed as Headteacher in September 2017.

The unique and incredibly special ethos immediately resonated with me as I stepped through the doors and I am thrilled to have become a part of the school.

Gillingham School is a very happy school and we want our children to feel safe, secure and content always. Partnerships are very important to us and Gillingham School has a history of working with all members of our local and wider community in order to provide the best possible education for our students. This is something that we pride ourselves on.

School location

Hardings Lane, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4QP

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