Teacher of Mathematics

Comberton Village College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 7DU

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  • Start date details

    Required January 2023

  • Closing date

    10 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 September 2022

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Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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Teacher of Mathematics job summary

Teacher of Mathematics

Full Time / Part-time or Maternity cover – to be discussed at interview

UPS / MPS - ECT applications welcome

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 opportunities.
  • 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 the department.
  • 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.

For 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 kearl@combertonvc.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 personnel@combertonvc.org 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.

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About Comberton Village College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1940 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Please note that listings under Comberton Village College may be for other schools within The Cam Academy Trust.

Our schools include:
Cambourne Village College, Cambourne
Comberton Village College, Comberton
Everton Heath Primary, Everton
Gamlingay Village Primary, Gamlingay
Hartford Infant School, Huntingdon
Hartford Primary School, Huntingdon
Jeavons Wood Primary School, Cambourne
Melbourn Village College, Melbourn
Offord Primary School, Offord D'Arcy
St Peters School, Huntingdon
Thongsley Fields Primary School, Huntingdon

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