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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    2 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 37.5 hours a week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Competitive Salary

What skills and experience we're looking for

The role

We are looking for someone to lead our highly successful maths department. We are seeking to appoint an experienced middle leader or teacher looking for their next challenge to lead our ‘Outstanding’ maths department.

As a maths team, we are always looking to improve. Explicit instruction is key to our approach to the teaching of maths. We know how important rigorous and responsive checking for understanding is in maths, which is why every student brings a mini whiteboard and a whiteboard pen to every lesson as part of their equipment. Our focus this year as a department has been on refining our modelling and developing consistent methods across every maths classroom.

As subject leader, you will develop the curriculum and teaching materials. You will demonstrate your ability to lead a team and develop other teachers, including trainee teachers. As well as being part of the middle leadership team at Paddington,you will have access to a national network of subject leaders for maths across United Learning.

Paddington Academy is the lead school for United Teaching national SCITT and is a designated Teaching School Hub, so you will be able to access high-quality training at every stage of your career. We are fully committed to teacher and leadership development and training.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about their subject.
  • Be committed to continually improving their teaching and learning.
  • Be committed to our ethos of high expectations.
  • Have the belief that every student can be successful.
  • Have the desire to make a real difference to the lives of our students.
  • Have experience of leading a Teaching and Learning initiative in their department.
  • Have excellent understanding of curriculum in their subject.
  • Have excellent subject knowledge and understanding of subject pedagogy.
  • Have evidence of excellent student attainment.
  • Keep up to date with current educational research.
  • Be a team player able to work effectively with colleagues across the organisation.

What the school offers its staff

Why work at Paddington Academy?

1. We are a highly successful school, rated ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED with GCSE results which consistently place us in the top schools in the UK for student progress for more than a decade.

2. Teaching and Learning is at the heart of what we do. Every decision is driven by its potential to impact on student learning.

3. Our approach to teaching and learning is informed by robust research and is constantly reviewed and tailored to our unique context.

4. We have a consistent and effective approach to behaviour which means teachers can focus on the main thing: teaching.

5. We are renowned for positive relationships between staff and students and serve a community of aspirational students.

6. We have a large and thriving Sixth Form with high academic standards: 68% of A level grades were A*-B and 40% A*-A.

7. We have been awarded a Platinum award for professional development. Our approach to CPD is personalised to ensure that every member of our community is provided with first class development opportunities.

8. We are the lead teacher training school for United Learning. Every teacher is a learner and we secure opportunities for staff to coach and mentor trainee teachers as a reciprocal learning experience.

9. We invest in the long-term career aspirations of our staff. We offer a well-established and successful pathway to educational leadership for teachers who aspire to lead in education.

10. Staff well-being is important to us and we believe in cherishing our staff. We work actively to reduce workload and to ensure our staff have support with any administration tasks so that they can focus their efforts.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Paddington Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1232 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Paddington Academy ensures that every student is well-educated, has the opportunity to attend university, and is able to lead a happy and fulfilled life.

Paddington Academy shares the objective of bringing out 'the best in everyone', enabling each student to become a balanced, happy and articulate person with the intellectual freedom to be creative; confidence to initiate; flexibility to respond to challenge, change and adversity; compassion to serve others; spirit to enjoy life; integrity to be trustworthy; and motivation to have a lifelong love of learning.

Arranging a visit to Paddington Academy

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