Maths Teacher Moulton School and Science College, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Job description

MATHS TEACHER
TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL SCALE

We are seeking to appoint from 1 September 2019, an able and enthusiastic teacher of maths to join our large and successful maths department. The successful candidate will teach across the ability range. The post would suit both full and part-time teachers.

THE MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT
We have a dedicated and fully equipped mathematics block. Maths teachers are provided with laptops for teaching and administration and there are also 32 pupil Chrome books available to help with curriculum delivery along with interactive whiteboards. The staff collaborate on the use of new software, the development of schemes of work and assessments.
Pupils are taught in sets throughout Years 7 – 11. Regular assessment is used to monitor pupil progress and set targets. Pupils change sets when it is clearly merited by their performance.
A-level maths is offered in the sixth form with the teaching mainly taking place in the Sixth Form Centre.
THE MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM
Students follow the AQA GCSE course. Set 1 students also follow the AQA level 2 qualification in further mathematics to help enhance their mathematics skills further and smooth their transition into A level.
Opportunities for investigational work and problem solving activities have been built into the schemes. The use of varied teaching styles is encouraged as is the use of ICT and the department invest in various software packages to enhance variety in the delivery of the curriculum.

Post 16
The students follow the MEI A level course. A-level Mathematics comprises of Core maths alongside Mechanics and Statistics. Textbooks written specifically for the course are used and the students have access to the MEI online resources.

We are proud of the number of students taking A level maths which has steadily increased and the maths faculty is committed to continuing this increase. All suitably qualified staff are given the opportunity to teach A level and currently there are six staff involved in its delivery.

Essential educational requirements

• Degree in Maths or equivalent

Essential qualifications

• Qualified Teacher status.

Essential skills and experience

• Teaching of Maths at KS3 / KS4
• Experience/awareness of role of tutor/pastoral role.


About Moulton School and Science College

Moulton School is a warm, welcoming and hardworking school community, striving for excellence in all that we do. We want our students to leave school having maximised their academic progress, but also with fond memories of the breadth of opportunities taken, the relationships made, and the experiences enjoyed; for example, through our flagship student leadership programme. Situated five miles from Northampton and close to the M1, Moulton is a peaceful location with close proximity to the modern conveniences of town living . Moulton School is built on a commitment to academic excellence and the highest of personal standards, within an environment which provides each individual with the care, support and encouragement that they need to succeed. We pride ourselves on traditional values, such as hard work and discipline, whilst preparing young people for all the challenges of life in the 21st century. Our students are committed to their learning, and we have the highest of expectations of them, both academically, and in the character that they demonstrate as they grow and develop. Our core values and ethos statement “ASPIRE – Strive for Great Things” sets the tone, both for our expectations, and for the achievements that we are able to celebrate. Students are encouraged to become highly motivated, independent learners and are able to learn through differentiated learning activities. This allows them to develop high levels of knowledge, skills and technological understanding. Students’ work is carefully monitored and assessed regularly and they are involved in target setting. Our success is built on partnership and we are very fortunate in the high quality of staff who care for and guide the students through their time at Moulton challenging them at every step to become the young people that they can be. We are, as you may imagine, very proud of our students.   STAFF DEVELOPMENT Moulton has a talented and dedicated staff who show pride and commitment to their role. Our students benefit from their professionalism and their work in supporting students to achieve their best. High quality teaching and high expectations are at the heart of Moulton School and all teachers will be expected to develop practice which supports the ethos, values and vision, and contributes to the overall life and work of the school. Moulton School has strong staff development programme with a wealth of experienced staff working with teachers and support staff. To that end, we strive to create a learning environment that elicits outstanding outcomes for students. Staff are committed to their own development, and many take part in helping others to progress. In order to support this, we run training and development sessions that take place after school. There are also various training routes for staff to follow including. • Training School Network Programme • New staff and NQT induction programme in-house and as part of the SWAN network • Year 2 Teachers’ Programme • Middle Leaders’ Programme • Subject Leader and Senior Leadership qualifications (NPQSL) (NPQML) Many staff take part in regular subject specific training, and staff I specialist roles may attend external training courses run by specialists in areas such as pastoral care, First Aid, mental health and wellbeing, MAGT and challenge. Moulton School values diversity, and has developed an Equalities Policy to ensure that everyone within the school community is treated fairly, irrespective of race, gender, disability, sexuality or age.

Address
Pound Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 7SD
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
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