Crestwood Community School is one school, with two campuses serving Eastleigh. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and ambitious person as a Teacher of Mathematics from January 2024 or sooner. The department is exceptionally upbeat, forward-thinking and innovative and one which is cohesive, team spirited and very well led. We are looking for someone who can play an active role in contributing to the already high standards within the department. Mathematics results are growing year on year.
We are seeking someone who will be ambitious for our students and has a vision for the development of Mathematics in our curriculum. The challenge for the successful applicants will be to contribute to further developing an already strong subject and continue to raise standards at both KS3 and KS4. Our department's vision is to build mathematicians by providing our students with an engaging, enriching and challenging curriculum.
For the successful candidate, a commitment to raising standards and a passion for developing young adults is essential: this entails a commitment to all learners, to excellence for all, and a belief that a good school makes a significant difference to learners’ life chances, levels of attainment and the wellbeing of the community as a whole.
The department comprises an Achievement Leader, three Assistant Achievement Leaders, one Assistant Head Teacher and eight main scale teachers, as well as two fully qualified maths specialists, delivering our intervention programme. The department is knowledgeable and fully committed to supporting the students to achieve their very best. The team regularly do maths together, enabling them to develop and challenge the teaching of mathematics, sharing of research, resources and current thinking. The team plans together each week driving up the standards of teaching and learning, ensuring our students learn effectively and providing effective CPD for teachers. Exam outcomes for Maths are on a long-term upward trend, with 65% of students achieving GCSE grade 4 or better in 2022 - the best ever percentage for the amalgamated school. In 2023, the proportion of students achieving grade 5 or better was the second highest ever under exams at 38%. We have worked hard to create classroom environments where expectations are high and getting things wrong is a recognised part of the learning journey. Our students are grouped carefully to ensure that all make progress and are challenged and supported appropriately, whilst offering additional focus sessions for students who need further challenge, or extra support.
In Mathematics at Key Stage 3, students have seven 75 minute lessons every fortnight. They undertake a wide range of topics within the National Curriculum with opportunities to reason and practise their mathematical fluency. At Key Stage 4, students also have seven 75 minute lessons every fortnight, with year 11 also experiencing an additional hour of maths, per fortnight, in their enhancement sessions’.
As a new member of staff you will be well supported: we have a comprehensive induction process, and you will be given an Induction Mentor and a ‘professional buddy’.
Your application should comprise a completed Hampshire teaching application form, and a letter in which you should outline your experience to date, the reasons for your interest in the post and your suitability for it. Please include a paragraph on your philosophy of Maths teaching and what specialisms you could bring to Crestwood Community School.
Applications, with the names and addresses of two referees, should be returned to me, Krista Dawkins, Head Teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm on the closing date.
Application forms and a Person Specification can be found on the school website under School Information-Vacancies.
Crestwood Community School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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