2 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024/January 2025

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 June 2024

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

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for


This role is an exciting opportunity for a Maths teacher with a passion for their subject who is able to inspire our students and reinforce their love for Maths and learning

You will be joining our expanding and highly successful team of mutually supportive colleagues whose shared purpose is to make a positive difference to the aspirations of our students.

Atlantic Academy Portland is an all-through school situated on the beautiful Jurassic coast. The successful candidate who fills this Head of Maths vacancy will enjoy these breathtaking sea views.

This role is one that has freedom and flexibility in order for you to make it your own and inspire our students and will suit a highly-skilled professional who is also team-orientated. Other key attributes include having a can-do approach in order to mitigate barriers to learning and a desire to help students achieve their full potential. In return for your care, dedication and skills, there are plenty of opportunities for promotion and progression. You will be part of a successful, supportive, well-resourced and fully qualified Maths team. This will enable you to deliver your Maths lessons across the academy with confidence.

Successful applicants may also be eligible to benefit from the Levelling Up Payment scheme for Teachers.

In Maths, our intent is for the curriculum to promote a curiosity about the world in which our students live. The curriculum will enable our students to be confident to understand and ask questions. We want them to take a responsible attitude towards the world and adopt a lifelong interest in Maths. We will support our learners to develop skills that are transferable across all subjects and employment in later life, developing their knowledge to enable them to thrive in and beyond lessons. Our goal is for learners to leave Atlantic Academy with the ability to ‘think like a mathematician’ and be inspired to continue the study of Maths.

Students study Pearson Edexcel specification at Key Stage 4.

At Atlantic Academy we guide and nurture our staff and pupils in equal measure. We encourage best practice through CPD through fortnightly sessions designed to boost your teaching career and sense of wellbeing. In-house research-lead CPD includes raising the attainment of underachieving males and cognitive Maths.

What the school offers its staff


Atlantic Academy is an all-through school based in Portland, and has already made great waves in transforming the education of the students in Portland, leading the way in the highest standards of education as well as disruption free learning. We are looking for somebody to join our amazing journey and be proud of the substantial impact they make on the outcomes and aspirations for our students. Atlantic Academy is gaining a local and national reputation for rapid sustained improvement.

Atlantic Academy was inspected by Ofsted in January 2022. The school has been graded ‘Good’ in all areas with Ofsted stating ‘Atlantic Academy sits proudly on the southernmost point of Portland. Leaders share pupils’ pride in the uniqueness of the setting. They are building strong relationships with the community and make the most of their surroundings.

From Reception to Year 11, pupils show respect for each other. The school is a calm and orderly place, where pupils can learn without disruption’

The Academy is sponsored by the Aspirations Academies Trust and is a member of the South Coast and South West Regional cluster.


  • Competitive Salary

  • Pension Scheme

  • On-site parking

  • A collaborative approach and strong collegial relationships;

  • Proven student progress and excellent student behaviour;

  • An extensive CPD programme tailored to skills and experience

  • Free use of the Academy’s on site fitness suite

  • Expectation of disruption free learning, high SLT visibility ALL day, focus on students. Allowing staff to teach without low level disruption

  • More opportunity to grow your career - We’ll support you in developing your career and experience at this school or another trust school

  • Visualiser and mini iPad in every classroom – allowing for booklets, feedback, student work etc to be projected – as the teacher decides


Specifically we are looking for someone who:

  • Who has experience of working with and supporting children

  • Is naturally cheerful and optimistic, with evidence of the positive contribution that you can bring to our team;

  • Is hardworking, dedicated, committed

  • Wants to be valued, train further and help us make a difference.

  • A commitment to all students receiving an outstanding education experience.

If you believe that this may sound like the school you would thrive in and are ambitious for all students please find out more about this exciting opportunity by visiting our career page and school website.

For further information please contact Ms Alison Winsborough,, Assistant Principal on 01305 820262 or awinsborough@atlantic-aspirations.org.

Atlantic Academy values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Atlantic Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which we expect all staff and volunteers to share.   

The Aspirations Academies Trust (AAT) requires all prospective employees appointed to work in its academies and/or whose role will involve the undertaking of regulated activity to submit an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate prior to taking up appointment. Applicants are required, before appointment, to disclose any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 by SI 2013 1198). Disclosure of a criminal background does not automatically debar individuals from employment - consideration will be given to relevant factors, including the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.

If you have not heard by the 21st June 2024 , unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please complete the online application.

Visas cannot be sponsored.
Apply for this job

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Atlantic Academy Portland

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 16
School size
787 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16

Arranging a visit to Atlantic Academy Portland

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email cbutler@atlantic-aspirations.org.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole