Maths Teachers (x2)

Washwood Heath Academy, Birmingham, West Midlands


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Mathematics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

We now have a fantastic opportunity for 2 Maths Teachers (one required in April and one in September) to join and support the Head of Faculty to drive its success further forward. You will be an excellent teacher of Maths with a passion for education, as well as being a team player with the enthusiasm and determination to succeed.

We are part of Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust and pride ourselves on providing a high standard of academic excellence for secondary education. We are very proud of the positive learning experience offered to our students and the support available to ensure they achieve their full potential.

Core purpose

To ensure high standards of achievement in their classroom.

Responsible to the Subject Leader.

Job Description

To ensure effective teaching and learning by:
• having a detailed knowledge of the development and progression of subject(s) taught;
• keeping up to date with developments in pedagogy for the subject(s) taught;
• setting appropriate and demanding targets for students' learning and motivation;
• identifying clear teaching objectives, content, structure and sequences to ensure all students have the opportunity to reach their potential in subject taught, and in literacy, numeracy and ICT;
• using teaching methods which keep students engaged, including stimulating curiosity, effective questioning and response, clear presentation and good use of resources;
• responding securely to subject-related questions which students raise and students’ common misconceptions and mistakes;
• securing high standards of student behaviour, through well-focused teaching, establishing appropriate rules which students respect; and dealing with inappropriate behaviour in line with the behaviour policy;
• using IEPs and IBPs to set subject specific targets, give targeted support and keep records of progress.
• Carry out relevant risk assessments and implement them for all practical learning activities.

To ensure effective assessment and evaluation by:
• assessing how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment information to inform future teaching;
• marking and monitoring students’ class and homework, providing constructive written feedback and setting targets for students’ progress;
• making accurate assessments against attainment targets and performance levels associated with other qualifications taught;
• setting targets for improving students’ achievement and securing progress through using appropriate teaching strategies.

To involve parents and the local community by:
• informing parents through oral and written reports on their children’s attainment, progress, development and how they can help them to improve;
• contacting parents if their child’s progress is less than expected and responding to all communications from parents;
• providing opportunities to develop students' understanding by relating their learning to real and work-related examples;
• liaising with agencies responsible for students' welfare.

To develop self and support the development of teams by:
• setting a good example to the students in their presentation and personal conduct;
• evaluating their own teaching critically and using this to improve their effectiveness.
• taking responsibility for implementing school policies and their own professional development;
• establishing effective working relationships with professional colleagues and support staff;
• appraising staff through Performance Management and using the process to develop the effectiveness of all staff;
• deploying support staff and other adults effectively in the classroom, involving them in the planning and management of students’ learning;
• attending calendared meetings, contributing to discussions and implementing agreed actions.

To ensure that resources are used effectively by:
• selecting and making good use of textbooks, ICT and other learning resources which enable teaching objectives to be met.

General duties are to:
• attend assemblies and register the attendance of students;
• promote the general progress, well-being and social, cultural, spiritual and moral development of students at the school;
• provide support and guidance to students on educational and social mattes;
• teach students whose teacher is unavailable for up to 39 hours a year;
• provide accurate group lists and other information required by administrative support;
• fulfil the conditions of employment for school teachers, as laid down in the latest School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document;
• carry out duties and responsibilities necessary for the smooth running of the school, as required by the Executive Head Teacher.

For further details, please visit the E- Teach website or e-mail for an application pack

Closing date for applications: 12.00 midday on Tuesday 25th February 2020

Essential educational requirements

● Education to degree level
● GCSE Maths and English (grade A*-C) or equivalent

Essential qualifications

● Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Essential skills and experience

● Outstanding subject knowledge
● Knowledge and application of Assessment for Learning (AfL)
● Recent experience of successful teaching, leading to high achievement for pupils of all abilities
● Thorough knowledge of current subject requirements related to the National Curriculum and Examination requirements (GCSEs)

● Experience of the collection, analysis, and use of data to inform the planning and delivery of teaching and learning

● Ability to motivate, inspire and support all pupils to achieve and succeed
● Ability to reflect and develop your practice for the benefits of all learners
● Ability to work collaboratively
● Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences
● Commitment to Washwood HeathAcademy’s core values and ethos.
● Confident use of technology

Employee benefits


• are committed to continuous improvement
• offer an excellent induction programme within a friendly and supportive environment
• offer a whole range of opportunities to further develop colleagues’ teaching skills and leadership potential
• are creative and innovative in our approach to all aspects of school life
• have motivated, vibrant, multi-ethnic students and staff
• have a strong family ethos where individuals are respected and valued
• are well resourced and ICT rich
• are part of the WHA Trust that provides numerous professional development opportunities, on-site parking and Perkbox benefits, which include discounted restaurants and free mobile phone insurance.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase All Through
School size 1514 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Washwood Heath Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Burney Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B8 2AS