- Main pay range Inner London
Maths Teacher job summary
Suitable candidates will be interviewed promptly upon receipt of application. The closing date will be brought forward in the event that the post is filled.
Michaela Community School is an exciting and successful free school that opened in September 2014 in Wembley, and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. You may have heard of us: our headmistress, Katharine Birbalsingh, is often in the news saying things that others find controversial but that we think are common sense. In 2019 (last set of national exams), progress 8 at Michaela was 5th in the country, and our GCSE results were exceptional (e.g. 27% of students achieved a grade 9 in maths). The ambition of our vibrant and energetic team is to transform the lives of all children, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Many of us are Teach First Ambassadors. Some of us are not. All of us want to change the world by showing that a child’s home circumstances don’t have to be a barrier to exceptional success.
We opened our highly academic Sixth Form in 2019 and last summer, 82% of our students left us for a Russell Group university, including Oxbridge, Imperial and LSE.
We are looking for a Maths Teacher with a lot of personality, someone who wants to own their classroom and have vibrant and authentic relationships with their pupils. We want teachers who are conscientious, enjoy being with teenagers, and love to see kids succeed. Our children work hard in lessons and at home, driven by their teachers’ ambitious expectations of them. Our excellent behaviour systems allow teachers to be themselves, and be as innovative as they like.
You will get the chance to really think about what makes for great teaching. You will also become a better teacher…even if you think you are an ‘old hand’! Our behaviour systems are so consistently well-managed that, instead of worrying about low-level disruption, you are able to try out what works best for the pupils you are teaching. The relationships you can forge with pupils are exceptional.
We teach a mastery curriculum, covering fewer topics each year, and doing so in real depth. For example, in year 7 we put a big focus on learning times-tables by heart (through Times Tables Rock Stars and Rolling Numbers) and total fluency with written procedures and choosing appropriate methods. In Year 8, for example, we focus on ensuring a high level of fluency and familiarity with algebraic processes, so that the children can then tackle interesting modelling problems with confidence in the ‘tools’ they are deploying.
There will be a lot of opportunities for promotion, and we invest in the development of our people. If you have heard of Michaela and feel a little intimidated, don’t be! There are a variety of people who teach here, all of them friendly and welcoming. Don’t think you are not good enough. We would love to hear from you. You have nothing to lose by sending us your CV.
There is no other school in the country like Michaela. Check out our website and watch some interviews with new staff on their experiences joining Michaela here: https://michaela.education/recruitment/
You are also very welcome to visit the school – and we would recommend it. We are 30 seconds from Wembley Park tube, accessible by both the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. This means we are 20-30 minutes away from Bond Street or Kings Cross! Visitors often say seeing the school in action changed their minds on a variety of topics and allowed them to see the school as it really is.
At Michaela teachers are paid using the teacher inner London pay scales.
Michaela Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate. Michaela Community School is an equal opportunities employer.
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