Maths Teacher

Samuel Ward Academy, Haverhill, Suffolk


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Mathematics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

We would be delighted to welcome your application to our great school. We value subject knowledge, ability to communicate with students and high expectations. We work hard to lower workload whilst simultaneously increasing impact. You will teach how you want to teach, all we ask is that you have chosen your methods deliberately and seek to become an expert at them.


General Teaching Responsibilities:
1. Engage in identifying and implementing the priorities of the School Improvement Plan,
participating fully in school self-evaluation;
2. Comply with and uphold the policies of the school;
3. Fully understand and comply with the school's policy on safeguarding. Remain alert to pupils’
pastoral needs and provide support, in conjunction with school’s SENCo and Learning Support
Assistants (LSAs);
4. Proactively uphold the school’s behaviour policy establishing class rules and setting out clear
and fair sanctions in accordance with the school’s systems; high standards of behaviour should
be expected at all times;
5. Work as part of the school’s teaching team and actively behave as a team member to support
6. Oversee and work closely with LSAs, setting out tasks appropriate to the assistant's role and
ability; supervise the work of support staff, students and voluntary helpers as required;
7. Ensure that the learning spaces provide a welcoming and stimulating environment to pupils
and adults. Classrooms will be vibrant, well organised and serviceable. Work should be
attractively displayed and be clearly and appropriately labelled;
8. Make effective use of PPA time to raise standards;
9. Lead assemblies as required;
10. Play an active role in the full life of the school.

Specific Responsibilities

Class / Subject Teacher:
1. Teach the designated class / subject group(s), implementing agreed planning, assessment
and target setting; work with others to provide Curriculum Enrichment for students.
2. Plan students’ work to provide an inclusive and personalised curriculum which meets the
needs of the children, including those with Special Needs and those who are Able, Gifted and
3. Carry out regular assessment, recording, monitoring and record keeping according to school
policies, maintain appropriate records which monitor the progress of the students; mark
students’ work regularly in accordance with the school’s marking policy;
4. Develop home-school links with parents/guardians of students in the class / subject group(s);
5. Complete termly and half-termly assessment records for the class / subject group(s), using the
school’s systems, including preparation of Student Progress Reports for presentation to the
Principal, Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body, as appropriate;
6. Complete student reports for presentation to parents / guardians (academic report and the
achievement, effort and social report); meet students’ parents at parent evenings, 3 times per
7. Manage and monitor the work of other adults in the classroom (including volunteers);
8. Liaise closely with the SENCo regarding the learning needs of students;
9. Liaise closely with the Designated Teacher for Safeguarding regarding students’ welfare

Senior Teacher (Upper Pay Range)
1. Act as a role model for teaching and learning,
2. Make a distinctive contribution to the raising of student standards across the school and the
wider Trust;
3. Support the Principal and Senior Leadership and make a positive impact on the work of the
wider team.

Essential educational requirements

• Second class degree or higher
• Relevant Teaching Qualification
• English and Mathematics at G.C.S.E./’O’
Level or equivalent and/or sound Literacy
and Numeracy skills (ITT accreditation test

Essential qualifications

• ICT QTS accreditation test level or
European Computer Driving License

Essential skills and experience

• High levels of secondary subject
knowledge and knowledge of statutory
requirements relating to the relevant Key
Stage(s) curriculum;
• Evidence of positive impact on pupil
outcomes in the relevant Year / Subject
• Evidence of successful leadership of a
project or initiative;
• Evidence of effective team working.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1287 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Samuel Ward Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Chalkstone Way, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 0LD