• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    11 May 2021 at 12:00am

  • Date listed

    28 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

Benefits to joining The Cowplain School:
• A generous financial incentive scheme for new Maths teachers with a bonus paid at the end of Year 1, 2 and 3 of employment. Happy to discuss this further with potential applicants.
• A chance to work at a good and improving school with friendly children and supportive colleagues
• Superb NQT induction programme, recognised as ‘excellent’ by Hampshire County Council
• Training programme from completion of PGCE or equivalent course and payment from that date and over summer holidays
• Enhanced starting salary for exceptional candidates
• A Professional Learning programme led by staff
• Clear progression and promotion opportunities
• Staff laptop for every colleague
• Active wellbeing and social committee

The Cowplain School is seeking to appoint a skilled and inspirational Teacher of Maths. It is vital that you have the skills to form effective relationships with students, parents and colleagues and have the passion and drive to ensure our students receive the best possible learning opportunities.

We are extremely ambitious for our 890 students and have a strong vision to ensure that the life-chances of every young person are enhanced by quality teaching, leading to excellent outcomes. Having secured a ‘Good’ OFSTED in July 2018 we are now looking for staff who can take us to ‘Outstanding.’

At Cowplain we believe that all students can be highly successful mathematicians. We want students to see how Maths touches so many areas of everyday life, is a gateway for the study of other subjects and is the universal language of the world. We want students to enjoy the study of Maths for Maths sake, even when it appears abstract or they cannot see a day to day need for it.

We believe that achieving success in studying complex and abstract ideas in our curriculum will in turn help our young people to develop skills such as resilience and self-belief, and open up opportunities in the future even if they do not seem open at the time. Our curriculum has been designed to support our students in retaining knowledge, it has pre-planned intervals for reviews of previous topics, before building the next level of knowledge in each domain. We see it as vital that there is a continuous interweaving of topics, so that students can make links and see Maths as the study of a series of connected ideas.

As a teacher at Cowplain we would invest in you to ensure that you develop the skills and expertise needed to ensure those that you teach acquire numeracy skills vital to their future. All classrooms in the Maths department are based together and were recently refurbished and enhanced. All teachers teach in their own room, equipped with projector and screen, and every teacher receives a laptop. We offer all members of staff a full induction programme and significant opportunities to develop their expertise. Colleagues at the school work together to support each other and we have an active wellbeing committee.

The Cowplain School is 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.

Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
806 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
023 9261 2020

About The Cowplain School

Join us on our journey to outstanding!

Thank you for your interest in the post of Teacher of Maths at The Cowplain School. I sincerely hope that you will continue your application and wanted to share with you a few words that I hope will convince you to apply.

This is an exciting time to be joining the school; I took up the post of Headteacher on May 1st 2013 and am looking for an outstanding teacher of Maths to join myself; a superb leadership team; the Head of Maths; a committed staff and a knowledgeable governing body to take the school forward.

I know that applying for a new position is a big decision so I thought it would be useful to explain why I think The Cowplain School is the right choice for your career.

Firstly, the school is part of a community that values it and parents and students enjoy attending Cowplain and are very proud of it.

Secondly, the school provides a caring and inclusive environment that values each child. Staff are committed to ensuring the best outcomes for those that they teach or work with and there is a very positive feeling and ethos in the school which I am determined to maintain.

Thirdly, we have an exciting challenge ahead of us to raise the standards of attainment and achievement in the school. Results have already improved dramatically but they need to improve further and I am looking for teachers who can raise standards in Maths. I am extremely ambitious for the school and its students and require staff who share this ambition.
I hope you are confident in your ability and, even if you are a PGCE student applying for his or her first post, I need you to have the ambition to be a great Maths teacher in a great department.

You may not be there yet, but we need you to have the potential to be delivering excellent provision very quickly! We are committed to helping you do this and will work with you all the way to develop your expertise. It is also worth noting that many colleagues who have joined us have gained promotion and assumed leadership positions both with The Cowplain School and others; we are especially pleased that our NQT programme has been recognised as excellent and many of our NQTs have seen their careers progress very quickly.

The desire to accept the challenge should, I trust, be one that inspires and motivates you to apply. If you are successful, I can offer you the chance to play a big part in the continued and future success of The Cowplain School; not just in teaching and developing Maths within the school, but also through the chance to enhance the whole school experience for each child.
For more information about the school, please consult our website: www.cowplainschool.co.uk. To receive more information, arrange a visit or ask any questions that may inform your application, please contact Mrs Amanda Simmons, PA to the Headteacher: a.simmons@cowplainschool.co.uk

Once again, thank you for your interest in the post.

Ian Gates

School location

Hart Plain Avenue, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 8RY

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