Head of Mathmatics Norton Hill Academy, Radstock, Somerset

Job description

We are looking to recruit a highly effective teacher and inspirational team leader to head up the Norton Hill Mathematics team to sustain and further improve on the excellent outcomes that Norton Hill students achieve in Mathematics. Since the introduction of the new specification 84% of Year 11 students at Norton Hill have achieved a standard pass and 60% have achieved a strong pass in GCSE Mathematics. In 2019 in A-Level Mathematics 70% of students achieved A*-B passes and in Core Maths 80% of students achieved A or B passes.

Norton Hill is part of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership (MNSP), a growing Multi Academy Trust currently including six secondary schools. The Head of Mathematics at Norton Hill will work closely with the Director of Mathematics for the MNSP to ensure that outcomes for students of all abilities and backgrounds remain very high. Within the Trust, Norton Hill has always led on secondary Maths strategy and has a reputation for initiative and cutting-edge innovation in teaching and learning, monitoring and assessment and intervention. With the assistance of the Director of Mathematics, the Head of Mathematics would be expected to enhance and refine existing systems and support the Maths team to implement these effectively with all their classes. The Head of Mathematics at Norton Hill will also be part of the MNSP Mathematics Leadership Team and will have regular opportunities to work with the other Maths leaders in the trust to steer policy and have a wider impact.

Norton Hill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the Criminal Records Bureau.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

This post would suit a candidate with an exceptional track record of success with their own exam classes seeking their first subject leadership role or an experienced leader looking for a new challenge. Experience with driving improvement beyond their own classes and inspiring students and colleagues to perform at their very best is essential.

Employee benefits


About Norton Hill Academy

Norton Hill is a co-educational, non-selective 11-18 school. Our students come from Midsomer Norton and the surrounding villages of North East Somerset. Norton Hill School prides itself on providing a secure, stable and well-ordered environment based on traditional values and genuine care and concern for individuals. We have just over 1700 students at the school of whom 400 are in the Midsomer Norton Sixth Form. In September 2016 we increased our Year 7 entry to eleven tutor groups, in response to a growing demand for places at Norton Hill. Students at Norton Hill belong to one of five houses: Blackdown, Cotswold, Exmoor, Mendip and Quantock. The House system ensures that every student is known individually, whilst enjoying the opportunities that a large school can offer.

Charlton Road, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 4AD
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