Lead Practitioner - Mathematics
Lead Practitioner (Fringe) Scale L4-10
Full Time Permanent
Required for Easter 2024 or sooner
Rickmansworth School is judged to be an "outstanding" school . It is an 11-18 heavily oversubscribed co-educational partially (35%) selective academy with around 1540 students on roll, increasing to around 1575 students over the next year. Academic results are strong at KS4 and KS5 with the vast majority of students securing their first choice university destinations.
The School is in a very strong, stable financial position with over £6M recently spent on school expansion including a new Sixth-form centre, performing arts theatres and an Innovation & Design Centre. The School is also supported extremely well by a fantastic PTA and Foundation. Our outstanding staff well-being programme includes access to our fitness suite and swimming pool, flu vaccinations and complimentary eye tests. Our students enjoy learning and are an absolute pleasure to teach. We believe every child deserves the best and we aim to achieve excellence in all aspects of school life.
About the role: To be responsible for delivering high quality teaching and learning in mathematics by modelling excellent practice and leading training in mathematics and across the School, contributing to achieving outstanding outcomes in mathematics.
About you: We are looking to appoint an outstanding, self motivated Lead Practitioner of mathematics to join our ‘Outstanding’ school. You will be working alongside supportive and passionate Strategic Middle Leaders and our nurturing Senior Leadership Team.
You will be relentless in your approach to achieving success, you will show rigour and passion for Teaching and Learning and thrive watching our students grow and progress.
About the Department: The mathematics department is first class with a history of achieving excellent results at GCSE and A-Level. At GCSE 52% achieved a grade 7 or above whereas at A Level over 45% achieving an A*/A, with over 60% achieving this measure in Further Mathematics.
There are nine members of the department with lots of experience and there is a great team atmosphere. We work very cohesively to support and develop each other’s practice and share expertise. All classrooms are fully equipped with interactive whiteboards and new textbooks across the Key Stages.
Mathematics and further mathematics are popular choices in the sixth form with approximately 120 students studying these subjects at A Level, so the ability to teach up to and including Key Stage 5 is highly desirable. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with ambition to join the team and contribute significantly to the department’s further successes.
The successful candidate will:
Be an outstanding teacher of mathematics (and ideally Further Mathematics) up to A Level
Have a sound understanding of mathematics
Provide dynamic and inspiring lessons
Ensure students are at the centre of planning and teaching
Focus on teaching and learning
Provide learning with a focus on development
Provide students with a full curriculum
Engage and empower students with the skills to thrive as independent learners
Lead department planning for learning at all key stages; this includes writing schemes of work or long-term plans and creating and sharing resources
We can offer you:
Excellent CPD opportunities
A school rated Outstanding by Ofsted where students’ behaviour is exemplary
A professional working environment where teamwork is highly valued
A partially- selective school with a focus on academic achievement (Progress 8 in 2023 is +0..55)
Admission criteria where preference is given to staffs’ children
A school which invests heavily in the future with £6M recent school expansion and strong ongoing financial support from our Foundation and PTA
A hugely talented and cohesive support staff
An outstanding wellbeing programme offering:
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and are an equal opportunities employer. Applicants must declare any criminal convictions and submit to a check with the Disclosing and Barring Service as the post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details can be obtained from the website www.rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk, by calling the School on 01923 773296 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are required for only shortlisted candidates to conduct online searches about an applicant as part of our shortlisting process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance 2023 in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. On signing the declaration on application you will be agreeing to the acknowledgement that such searches will be conducted as part of the shortlisting process.
Deadline for applications: 08:00 Monday 04 December 2023
Interviews: W/C 04 or 11 December 2023
We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.
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