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Job start date
1 September 2023
16 April 2023 at 11:59pm
16 March 2023
- Key stage 3, Key stage 4
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Full-time equivalent salary
- ECT/TMS/UPS - £28,000 to £43,685 per annum
What skills and experience we're looking for
Sir James Smith’s School is seeking to appoint an excellent and highly motivated teacher of mathematics to join our well-resourced department. Sir Jim’s is a mixed 11-16 comprehensive, situated on the North Cornish Coast between Bude and Wadebridge, close to stunning beaches and beautiful countryside.
This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed and outstanding teacher who is passionate about maths to join a small but strong team of teachers and work in a school committed to developing staff and students to their full potential. We are looking for a great mathematician and creative teacher; someone to work with, and enjoy the company of, enquiring young mathematicians. The post holder must be able to enthuse, motivate, engage and challenge them to get better. For applicants who are ECTs, there will be a wide range of support from both the maths department and the wider school.
We would like you:
- to be capable of outstanding teaching;
- to have high expectations of yourself and our students;
- to be a team player with an abundance of energy and enthusiasm.
What the school offers its staff
Accommodation for maths is good, with a purpose-built block completed about 23 years ago. Each teacher has a dedicated room with interactive whiteboard and we have 2 class sets of Chromebooks. There is a base room for staff, and staff toilets within the block – all very self-contained. This does mean it is possible to create the appropriate ‘climate’ for learning. The department is well-resourced with the CompleteMaths online platform driving the maths curriculum, and is well supported by other subscriptions.
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About Sir James Smith's School
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 16
- Education phase
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- School size
- 575 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
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Sir James Smith’s is part of North Cornwall Learning Trust. Apart from being a ‘Good’ school, Sir Jim’s is also a great place to work. Visitors, including Ofsted, comment on the friendly and supportive atmosphere. Staff and students are happy and enjoy their time at school. We are a smaller than average co-educational comprehensive school, serving a large rural hinterland in North Cornwall. It’s a fantastic place to live if you like the outdoors. Our extensive rural catchment area of 100 square miles includes 8 partner primary schools though we attract students from many others. The dispersed settlement pattern means approximately 70% of students travel daily by bus. North Cornwall is one of the least sparsely populated areas in England and Wales thanks to the glorious Bodmin Moor. At present we have 30 teachers, and 34 non-teaching staff including 6 technicians, 1 Librarian, 7 clerical assistants and 7 classroom assistants. Governors work closely with staff, as do various support agencies. The small size of the school means that we all know the students very well and staff work together effectively. This is a school on a humane scale where personal relationships matter. We have a "continental day". This means an earlier start - at 8.10 am for staff and 8.25 am for students. Students have one year assembly per week. There are 5 one-hour lessons and 2 breaks of 20 and 30 minutes. The main part of the day ends at 2.30 pm. On Mondays there are meetings; on Wednesdays and Thursdays, extra-curricular activities and late buses; on Fridays many staff go home a little earlier!
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