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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    31 January 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 January 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L31 - L37

What skills and experience we're looking for

The position is a great match for someone who shares the Trust’s vision for educational excellence and has the focus to drive improvement at a pace, building on the school’s strong academic foundations. The academy and Trust are committed to a knowledge-rich curriculum and a traditional approach to teaching, behaviour and culture.

What the school offers its staff

Astrea Academy Trust will support the Principal with the expertise of a Regional Director, as well as a highly effective team of national subject leads and Central Support for Finance, HR, Estates and other functions.

Commitment to safeguarding

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment.
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About Longsands Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1688 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to apply for the position of Head of Mathematics at Longsands Academy, from 1st September 2023. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the curriculum leadership team, providing curricular expertise to lead and develop a department with successful outcomes at both GCSE and A-Level. The Maths Department at Longsands is a large and thriving part of a successful school. The team prides itself on its collaborative approach and the high standards in teaching and in the outcomes it achieves. Applicants will have high aspirations and a proven track record of delivering consistently good teaching, which results in high levels of student attainment and progress. Longsands Academy is an 11-18 fully-inclusive secondary school serving the community of St Neots and the surrounding area. The academy has around 1750 students including 250 in the Sixth Form. Longsands is proud of its inclusive and aspirational approach, whether that is in supporting students preparing for Oxbridge or working with students with special educational needs. We are ambitious for every child, no matter their background or circumstance, prior attainment or needs. The academy also has a strong track record of supporting of staff by ensuring excellent mentoring, a supportive culture and many opportunities for development and involvement in wider school activities. We are committed to a knowledge-rich curriculum and a traditional approach to teaching, behaviour and culture. We believe that schools must teach powerful knowledge, ’the best that has been thought and said’ and an ‘entitlement curriculum’ for all. We believe in direct and explicit instruction and have been influenced by Lemov’s ‘Teach Like A Champion’, Rosenshine’s principles and recent developments in cognitive science. We believe that the creation of a scholarly culture that is warm and strict, disciplined and joyful, where there is ‘purpose not power’, ensuring impeccable behaviour, where teachers can focus on teaching and pupils can focus on learning, underpins successful teaching and learning.

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