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Head of Mathematics

St Bernard's Catholic High School, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

Following the internal promotion of the current post holder, the Governors are seeking to appoint a Head of Mathematics to join our dedicated team of staff.

The post holder will provide strong leadership and management of our successful Department of Mathematics, including the development and implementation of strategies to promote high levels of academic achievement for all students and ensure the curriculum and
classroom pedagogy is of a high standard to support this aim.

This post is an excellent and exciting opportunity to lead a department which has continued to achieve excellent results over the last five years. The ideal candidate will either be someone who is currently a Second in Department/Key Stage Leader or Head of Department.
The ability to lead by example is essential. Their mission will be to lead teaching and learning across the department in order to effectively implement an innovative and well-considered curriculum: to achieve excellent opportunities and outcomes for our young people. Our Head of Mathematics will also be a member of our Extended Leadership Team, and will play a significant role in the wider running and direction of the school.

Employee benefits

Relocation Package available to the right candidate

Applying for the job

For further information and for an application for the role please visit the school website at

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic
Education phase
School size
698 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01229 814560

About St Bernard's Catholic High School

St Bernard’s is a successful Catholic comprehensive school and part of the Diocese of Lancaster, serving the community of Furness and on the edge of the Lake District National Park.

We are a well-resourced school with good results.

We are a school where students describe the school as a loving environment and where students behave in a mature and sensible way. They respect each other and their teachers and enjoy learning. We have a professional, enthusiastic and supportive team of staff with the capacity and commitment to raise student achievement and we also have supportive parents, Governors, Diocese and Local Authority.

St Bernard’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. All applicants are subject to the requirements of the Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education guidelines. This will include completion of satisfactory employment vetting checks to include references, pre-employment health clearance, an approved Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and proof or right to work in the UK.

Arranging a visit to St Bernard's Catholic High School

Please contact the school on Tel. 01229 814560 to arrange a visit.

School location

Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9LE

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