Maths Teacher The Kingston Academy, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

Job description

The Board of Trustees wish to appoint a talented and motivated Maths Teacher to join our fast growing, ambitious and STEM focused Academy. We are able to offer key subject responsibilities to the right candidate and as a rapidly developing school, The Kingston Academy will provide you with exceptional opportunities for career development and progression. We are also willing to consider candidates who are looking for a part-time role.

The Kingston Academy is a new outstanding Secondary School in North Kingston, which opened for the first time in September 2015 with a cohort of Year 7 pupils. The school will grow annually by an additional year group until 2021. TKA has received a substantial capital grant for the refurbishment of the existing educational facilities and for additional new modern buildings. Our mission is to provide a world-class education for all the young people within our community to ensure that every pupil is safe, happy and succeeds. In Autumn 2018, the beginning of our fourth year of operation, we had over 720 pupils across the four year groups of 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Are you interested in joining a dedicated team of excellent maths teachers pursuing mastery for all pupils?

- Do you value intelligent practice, clear teacher explanations and attention to detail in all aspects of teaching and learning?
- Do you prize depth over breadth?
- Do you embrace the opportunity to use technology as a vehicle to improve learning?
- Are you a self-critical, highly motivated individual with the teaching skills to deliver a shared vision for maths?
- In a time of curriculum upheaval, are you keen to direct all your energies into setting the highest standards at KS3 in order to prepare pupils for the demands of GCSE and A-level?
- If so, then we would love to hear from you.

Candidates wishing to visit the school and meet with Gabby Veglio, Head of Maths, are welcomed and encouraged. To arrange a visit please contact Justine Free on 0208 465 6208 or email jfree@thekingstonacademy.org. However, if you are unable to visit the school prior to the deadline, your application will not be disadvantaged in any sense.

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

QTS
Broad base of subject knowledge
Ability to teach across key stages 3, 4 and 5 ultimately
Successful training, teaching practice and / or successful prior teaching experience
Awareness of, and willingness to implement new digital approaches to teaching
Clear understanding of successful classroom practice
Possess a range of teaching and learning strategies
Ability to work effectively as part of a curriculum / subject team
Effective ICT skills
Ability to maintain good classroom behaviour
Effective organizational skills e.g. lesson preparation, scheme of work development, meeting deadlines, good record keeping etc.
Effective inter-personal skills
Assessment Process
Our selection procedure will aim to identify with rigour whether the candidate fulfills the requirements of the post and will include the consideration of the candidate’s suitability to work with children and young people. The process will include:

Teaching an observed lesson to a full class of pupils;
Meeting with a panel of our pupils for informal question and answer session;
Interview with Subject Lead and Head Teacher.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Essential educational requirements

Secondary degree in maths related subject

Essential qualifications

QTS - open to NQTs

Essential skills and experience

Secondary teaching experience


About The Kingston Academy

Secondary School

Address
Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5PE
Phase
Secondary
Type
Free School
Website
The Kingston Academy website (opens in a new window)