This job expired on 14 October 2023

  • Start date details

    Start date flexible

  • Closing date

    14 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS minimum to UPS maximum

Additional allowances

TLR 1.2 payment of £10,706 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Personal Qualities. Wymondham College expects its teachers to have the following personal qualities:

  • Be an innovative, independent thinker with the capacity for strategic thinking;
  • Be creative and proactive in finding solutions;
  • Be flexible and adaptive to changing needs and priorities;
  • Be resilient, calm and tenacious under pressure;
  • Be insightful and analytical with good problem-solving skills;
  • Have excellent communication skills and evidence of being able to build and sustain effective working relationships with staff, students, parents and the wider community;
  • Be a self-reflective practitioner who always seeks to improve;
  • See the ‘big picture’ in relation to whole school priorities & improvement;
  • Able to reason their educational philosophy, in tune with the school ethos;
  • Be willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school;
  • Possess a sense of humour;
  • Have the ability to inspire and enthuse staff and students about their subject;
  • Be highly self-motivated, able to energise and motivate others;
  • Be insightful and understanding of national, international and research developments relevant to teaching and learning in their subject.

What the school offers its staff

The College is focused on providing outstanding quality to their students and staff not only in education but also through its provision of exceptional facilities and accommodation on site across its 83-acre campus. It is the largest State Boarding school in the country with over 1400 students on role, half of whom board with us.

ll College staff enjoy a number of non-contractual benefits, including:

  • Free refreshments and midday meals during term-time
  • Free on-site car parking
  • A generous pension as part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Discounts, reward cards & promo codes via our staff benefits platform
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme, at no cost to you.

Further details about the role

The Head of Mathematics is responsible to the Principal via the Vice Principal, for the effectiveness of both the mathematics taught and wider enrichment curriculum.

They will be responsible for the further enhancement of a progressive mathematics curriculum which is aspirational and supportive of whole student achievement, regarding both academic outcomes and progression towards higher education, employment and adulthood.

In addition, they will hold the post of a teacher under the standard contract for teachers at Wymondham College.

A contribution to the wider life of the College is an expectation of all staff, for example by developing and supporting the extra-curricular activities within the Mathematics Department.

Commitment to safeguarding

The post-holder will be required to comply with the Wymondham College Code of Conduct for Staff and Volunteers. Wymondham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be prepared to undergo a number of checks to confirm their suitability to work with children and young people. The Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
In accordance with the Department of Education’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education”, references will be sought on all short-listed candidates before interview.

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About Wymondham College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1424 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Wymondham College is a member of the Sapientia Education Trust (SET). SET is an expanding multi-academy trust with 10 primary and 7 secondary schools. Wymondham College has over 400 staff dedicated to supporting World Class education. The College currently is one of the top State Schools in the Country and is recognised as one of the highest performing State Schools in the East of England, this is backed up by its most recent Ofsted review which rated the College as outstanding in both Education and Boarding inspections.

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