Teacher of Mathematics
Full Time / Part-time or Maternity
cover – to be discussed at interview
UPS / MPS - ECT applications
Required January 2023
We are a highly successful, community mixed comprehensive school
with Teaching School status in a pleasant rural setting only 5 miles from the
centre of Cambridge. We currently have around 1800 11-18 pupils on roll
including our sixth form centre that opened in September 2011.
Our pupils are well motivated, staff morale is excellent and
examination results at KS4 are outstanding. With grades
across KS4 and KS5 consistently place us amongst the best secondary schools and
colleges in the country. The school has consistently been rated by Ofsted
as Outstanding over very many years. In addition to offering GCSE Maths, we
also have well established programs offering GCSE Statistics, Level 2 Further
Maths, Level 3 Algebra and Level 1 Number and Measure to both stretch and
support our KS4 cohorts.
Teaching maths at Comberton Village College is about more than
producing good grades, with a significant focus on the developing our pupils to
be well rounded mathematicians, we offer various Maths Challenge, trips and
curriculum immersion opportunities throughout the year to students of all
years. As such, we are seeking to appoint an excellent teacher to join our
vibrant and friendly maths department. Our philosophy is to play to the
strengths in our team: we have a fully resourced KS3-5 curriculum, but staff
are encouraged to teach in the way which works best for them and there is no
requirement to use the centrally-planned resources or to teach topics in a
particular way. Comberton Village College is also an AMSP Partner school and multiple
AMSP Area Coordinators are based at our college.
This is an
exciting time to join our Maths department: The Cam Academy Trust are proud to
be the base for the Cambridge Maths Hub. In this role we are helping every
school and college access locally-tailored and quality support to develop the
teaching and learning of mathematics. Many new members of the Comberton maths
department have gone on to lead work groups for the Maths Hub.
The department is involved with various NCETM and Maths Hub
projects and has recently become involved with the Teaching for Mastery project,
with Secondary Mastery Specialists based at the school. We are proud to be a
teaching school and many members of the department have a significant focus on
initial teacher education and continuing professional development. Experimenting
with teaching techniques and ideas is encouraged with a number of members of
the department being involved in research. We look forward to welcoming new
team members and the ideas they bring to the department.
The school is moving towards one-to-one devices for students, with
all students in years 7-10 having their own iPad from September 2022. All staff
also have their own iPad, as well as their own laptop, which can be used for projecting
and interacting with student devices.
For suitably experienced candidates, we are able to offer the
opportunity to teach lessons at Comberton Sixth Form. This could be teaching a
class from our large cohort of A Level Maths or Further Maths pupils. We were early adopters of the Core Maths qualification
and now have growing numbers of students taking this option so you could also
teach this exciting course.
We have a strong track record of supporting and developing our
teaching staff. Our programme includes:
- Continuing support for those in their ECT years through a
guaranteed place on the highly-rated Developing Effecting Teaching programme.
This includes four days of specialist pedagogic support and observation
- ECTs also benefit from additional non-contact time that can be
used for coaching, observation and co-planning with an identified mentor drawn
from the experienced staff in the maths department.
- For experienced teachers the school appreciates the need for time
out to reflect on what makes excellent practice. Teachers are offered a place
on the Developing Outstanding Teaching programme which features four days
looking at high-level skills and strategies for the classroom including a focus
on how coaching and mentoring can develop other colleagues and lead change in
- Staff are also encouraged to participate in the many excellent
Maths Hub work groups which the Cambridge Maths Hub offers.
- Many of our maths teachers have been supported to complete their
Master’s in Education degree.
- For staff interested in supporting new teachers, we offer access
to the development opportunities offered through our teaching school alliance
(camteach.org.uk), including opportunities to develop as a ITT or ECT mentor.
further details and an application form please visit our website www.combertonvc.org.
If you would like to see an overview of the whole school including
the maths department please go to: www.combertonvc.org/about-us/open-evening.php.
Pre-application visits to the college are welcomed and encouraged.
For further information about the role or to arrange a visit, please contact
Kara Earl, Head of Mathematics, at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for this position
please submit a completed application form and covering letter (consisting of
no more than 2 sides of A4 when printed) via email to email@example.com by 9am on Monday 10 October 2022.
Interviews will be held on Friday 14th October 2022.
Please note that we do not accept CVs.
The Cam Academy Trust is committed
to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and
expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an
enhanced DBS check, barred list check and a medical questionnaire.