3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    25 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    4 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
MPR/UPR +TLR 1b + significant recruitment incentive

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and ambitious Head of Mathematics.

The successful candidate will have:

• Evidence of skills in accelerated learning, coaching to improve teaching and using data to inform effective interventions
• An outstanding teaching track record
• A passion to be innovative and forward thinking
• The ability to lead a strong team of specialist mathematicians embedding an ethos of high expectation of both students and staff
• An understanding of the importance of quality assurance
• A view that the progress of every child in Mathematics is their responsibility
• Aspirations for Senior Leadership

In 2019, the last year of ‘real exams’, 78% of students gained grade 4+ in GCSE Mathematics and 21% grade 7+. These were the highest percentages the school has ever had. Our internal data for the last 2 years shows that this high standard has continued.
Over the last 5 years the school has improved significantly. There is a resolute ambition for all students to achieve their best (Ofsted 2018), brought about by new approaches to improve teaching, learning and assessment in both key stages. This has rapidly raised standards for pupils across the school.

We welcome applications from candidates from all qualification routes and backgrounds; most important of all will be the ability to excite our students through their learning, and the desire to be an integral part of a successful school.
At John Hanson ‘Inspire Care Succeed’ is not just for the students, but staff too. Care is at the centre of everything we do and we are proud of the well-being work that listens to and acts upon staff feedback.

Applying for the job

We also welcome informal conversations with the Headteacher, and encourage you to come and visit our school and meet our staff and students. In all circumstances, please contact Karen Page (Business Manager) for further details and an application form, 01264 352546 or email karen.page@jhanson.hants.sch.uk

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
983 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01264 325637

About John Hanson Community School

Thank you for your interest in John Hanson Community School. We will be pleased to receive applications from well-qualified and enthusiastic staff who feel they can contribute to the high standards and ethos of the school. This document does not form part of the terms and conditions, but aims to give you more information about the town, the school, the advertised role, its context and an introduction to the students you could be working with.

Education changes lives and we are privileged to work with young people during the most important time in their lives: their childhood. Education is about opportunity and that is what all young people need, and as a school we pride ourselves in supporting young people build their confidence. We believe that young people have great things to offer and the school aims to give them the opportunity to discover their potential. They benefit from a positive, engaging, supportive environment and we aim to make a difference. Positive role models are vitally important and it falls to the larger school community to provide these. We want to inspire a new generation filled with a generosity of spirit and a determination to make things better for themselves and our community.

Our Vision
John Hanson Community School will inspire all students to rise to the opportunities of the future and achieve their potential, by promoting emotional resilience, social confidence and academic success.

Child Protection
Our first priority is safeguarding children. The school is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any offer of employment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The School
John Hanson is a comprehensive community school for students aged 11 – 16. There are currently 980 students on roll; the teaching establishment is around 50 teachers, 55 support staff and a strong sense of community. The Leadership team are totally committed to the principles of comprehensive education and providing the very best learning experience we can for each individual. It is the school’s role to ensure that all students and staff are supported to reach their full potential.

The school can trace its origins back to 1569 with the foundation of Andover Grammar School. In the 1970s the grammar school became a comprehensive school and was renamed John Hanson School after an original benefactor of the Grammar School. In 2002 the school relocated to a greenfield site towards the outskirts of Andover, very close to the A303.

School location

Floral Way, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3PB

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