Part-Time Teacher of Mathematics (Maternity Cover) St Bede's School, Redhill, Surrey

Job description

The mathematics department prides itself on having a well-focused enthusiastic team who are always looking at improving teaching and making learning fun for the students. There are a total of 15 maths teachers, 9 are full time and 6 are part time.

We have a total of 12 specialist classrooms equipped with an array of text books and resources. All rooms are installed with a projector and a desktop computer. We also have a bank of 32 Chrome books which are used on a regular basis with many different classes. We have wireless internet access throughout the maths department and subscribe to many different web sites including mymaths, mathsbox, justmaths, maths watch, and kerboodle to name a few. This is in addition to having autograph, omnigraph, and geometers sketchpad installed on the network.

At the start of Year 7, students are tested in the first two weeks and are then put into maths sets based on these results along with their Key Stage 2 results. Years 7-9 use the new Collins KS3 books. Students continue to be tested on a regular basis and these are used to grade students and to set them targets, as well as monitor progress.

At Key Stage 4, we enter our students for the AQA GCSE exam. Generally sets 1- 4 are entered for higher and sets 5 and 6 for foundation. Students use a variety of text books and resources including Collins, Nelson Thrones AQA books, 10 ticks, mathswatch and mymaths. Each student is also issued with a homework book and revision guide. Assessments are set on a regular basis. To prepare for each exam students are given packs of past exam questions and revision sessions are offered after school to provide extra support. Last year 89% of our students gained grades 9-4.

We have a strong Sixth Form intake. We have almost 100 students studying A level maths and further maths in Years 12 and 13. We follow the Edexcel course. Last year we gained 50% A*-B for A level maths and 100 A*-B for further maths.

Students are given opportunities at all ages to get involved in extracurricular activities, from master classes to university led lectures which enrich learning for the more able. We enter the junior and intermediate maths challenge run by the University of Leeds and regularly have students entered for the kangaroo challenges. Internally we run a Year 7 maths club every week, undercover maths on a monthly basis, as well as many intervention sessions for our Year 11, 12 and 13 students.

We are looking for a committed, hardworking and enthusiastic colleague to join the department, who can help contribute to the further development of the mathematics education and learning of the students at St Bede’s. Visits prior to application are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to make an appointment.

The school provides a very good programme to help support any NQT.

Essential educational requirements

Mathematics degree or other relevant degree

Essential qualifications

UK QTS or eligibility without need for further training or assessment.

Essential skills and experience

Experience teaching mathematics for UK exam boards (including during teaching practice)

About St Bede's School

St Bede's is a voluntary aided school located in Redhill, Surrey. We are proud to serve roughly 1700 boys and girls of all abilities, age 11-18, from Reigate, Redhill, Caterham, Horley and the surrounding areas. This includes over 300 studying academic courses in the sixth form. The school will be gradually expanding over the next few years. The school has an Anglican, Catholic and Free Church foundation and we work hard to create an inclusive ethos. Our aim is to ensure that pupils thrive academically, socially and spiritually within a Christian Framework.

Carlton Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2LQ
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