This job expired on 13 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    5 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    13 October 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    28 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (Approximately six months)
Inner London (competitive based on skills and experience)

Job summary

School 21 is a pioneering 4 to 18 school in Stratford, East London that is developing a rich curriculum and a range of exciting pedagogies. This is your chance to be part of a growing body of exceptional teachers who combine the best of mastery approaches with rigorous, rich problem-solving tasks.

Maths is brought to life at School 21 as students grapple with the big ideas and concepts that govern how the world works. Teachers plan exciting and challenging lessons, enquiries and projects that support students to develop a problem solving toolkit. There is a strong focus on oracy in maths lessons with high quality talk aiding deeper understanding of difficult problems and concepts. Across the school the beauty and complexity of maths is celebrated. 

School 21 is an all-through school and we are looking for an inspirational maths teacher to work across GCSE and A-level for a period of maternity cover for approximately six months.  You will make maths exhilarating for all children. You will analyse student data to identify underachievement and develop intervention strategies to ensure all students make outstanding progress. 

You will be able to ground students in the basics of maths, deliver problem-solving projects and contribute to STEM and other cross-curricular projects. You will have the skill to move students seamlessly from the concrete to the abstract and have a strong understanding of global best practice across the age ranges. You will be open to the notion that advancements in new technology mean we may be able to rethink the pedagogy and curriculum of maths. 

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and subject specialist; skilled at fostering independent, student-led learning; a creative and deep thinker about pedagogy; innovative in using new technology to enhance learning; a collaborative planner, able to work across subject disciplines; and interested in the growth of every child - head, heart and hand.

School 21 has built strong foundations in a short period of time, confirmed by our Ofsted which was outstanding in all categories. There was strong recognition for the ethos and approach of the school:

"Pupils across the school make exceptional progress."

"Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, impeccable manners and show respect for everyone.”

“Staff morale is exceptionally high. Teachers at the early stages of their career value the ‘fantastic’ professional development and opportunities to learn from each other. Those with more experience said that they have become much better teachers since joining the school.” 

Through project-based learning "pupils achieve remarkable standards of work and demonstrated knowledge and skills at levels beyond those expected for their age group."

“Pupils talk and discuss with a maturity and confidence that is remarkable for their years."

The successful candidate will be:

- An excellent teacher and subject specialist
- Skilled at fostering independent, student-led learning
- A creative and deep thinker about pedagogy
- Innovative in using new technology to enhance learning
- A collaborative planner, able to work across subject disciplines
- Interested in the growth of every child – head, heart and hand


- 4 to 18 mixed, inclusive school in the heart of Stratford, Newham
- Cutting edge pedagogy and curriculum
- All teachers spend between 3 to 4 hours a week with their coaching group of about 13 students
- We have plans to set up two new schools in close proximity to School 21 which will give staff more opportunities to grow and develop.


- Exceptional CPD 
- The chance to network with outstanding practitioners and learn from the best
- Collaborative working across the 4 to 18 school
- A strong feedback culture so that teachers can develop in areas of their practice that are important to them
- Every teacher being part of a team/circle that develops strategic practice 

For more information, a candidate information pack or to apply please visit our website or contact Anne Shaker, HR Manager, at

School 21 is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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School overview

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 18
Education phase
Primary, Middle, Secondary, 16-19
School size
1186 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18

About School 21

School 21 is a pioneering 4 to 18 school in Stratford, East London, for girls and boys and children from all starting points and backgrounds. We are looking for the next cohort of teachers who want to continue to shape the school so that it stays at the forefront of innovation in education.

School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have tailored programmes of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes for progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.

The mission of School 21 is to empower young people to take on the world. Through a rich curriculum of ‘head’, ‘heart’ and ‘hand’ we want children knowing a lot, understanding themselves and making things happen. Our ‘dialogic approach’ to teaching helps children learn through talk and learn to talk and give everyone a voice.

We think schools should be places where children craft stunning work with real products, for real audiences and as a result of real teacher collaboration. Over the past few years our students have created immersive theatre productions depicting the French and Russian revolutions, built mechanical toys bursting with scientific craft. They have spoken out about human rights, ran campaigns to improve the biodiversity of Stratford and charted local history through photographs and poetry. Student work has been critiqued by directors and historians, professors and artists. All work is displayed, celebrated and challenged at termly Exhibitions of Beautiful Work where children tell us their stories of learning, drawing on their deep wells of oracy and well-being.

School location

Pitchford Street, Stratford, E15 4RZ

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