• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    21 June 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    10 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject
Mathematics
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time, job share
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
£25,714 - £41,604 (Teachers' Main / Upper Pay Scale)

Job summary

 We wish to appoint from September 2021 a well-qualified, enthusiastic and committed Teacher of Mathematics.  The post is full- or part-time and permanent.   The position would suit an NQT or experienced teacher. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of Oxfordshire’s largest and most successful schools judged ‘Outstanding by OFSTED in the latest inspection. Effective  administrative systems support the two sites.  Students are well-behaved and motivated, and there is a strong sense of community in Thame, with a committed parent support base.

We are exceptionally strong in terms of pastoral support for all students and have the highest     expectations for individual achievement whatever the starting points. Outside the classroom there are wonderful extra-curricular activities for all.  Students leave the school successful and well-rounded individuals. There is a ‘buzz’ about learning in the school and our students are fortunate to be supported in their learning by dedicated teachers and support staff. Staff training and professional development are always a developmental priority and many of our staff move on to promotions in other schools.

The School
The school is the only school serving the market town of Thame and surrounding villages. It is a popular school and always oversubscribed. It is a split site school – Years 7-9 on our Lower School site and Years 10 -13 on our Upper School site. There are around 500 students in our Sixth Form and we attract many students from other schools, post-16. Teamwork is a key feature of school life and so is partnership with our feeder primary schools. There is a strong drive to establish powerful curriculum links cross phase with teachers collaborating on a range of projects.

The Mathematics Faculty
Mathematics is a very strong and popular subject at Lord Williams’s School.  This is due to the skill and commitment of a team of 18 teachers.  Expectations both of students and of team members are high. There is an emphasis on team work and mutual support which has enabled the faculty to meet the continuing challenge of new initiatives with confidence.  Although staff are based on one of the two sites, most have a timetable which includes work across the whole school.

The Mathematics Faculty has a high standard of accommodation with its own suite of rooms on each site also with access to ICT rooms.  The Upper School site has a brand new Maths Block, opened in May 2017 by Professor Marcus du Sautoy with 8 classrooms and 4 work rooms. There has been significant investment in resources with new text books in Key Stages 4 and 5.  All Lower School classrooms have data projectors and internet access; the Upper School rooms use interactive whiteboards.  We are fortunate to have Maths Alive software as well as other titles such as Autograph and GSP.  We have many other resources, for example the whole of the 10 Ticks  resource bank as well as access to internet based sites such as Maths Net and MyMaths, MathsPad, PinPoint, Integral, etc.

Examination preparation has been a key focus; we have produced a large quantity of  revision materials and we have been involved in the King’s College Assessment for Learning project since the outset. We have just completed our involvement with the King’s College “Best Practice in Setting” research.  The GCSE Examination results for 2019 were well above national and local averages with 81% achieving grades 4 – 9. 
  

Additional allowances

 The school offers pay and conditions of service set out in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS). 

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
2143 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01844 210621

About Lord Williams's School

Lord Williams’s School is a thriving and popular comprehensive school serving the Thame community and its surrounding rural area. We are a split-site school, with Years 7 – 9 on the Lower School site at Towersey Road and Years 10 – 13 on the Upper School site at Oxford Road. We pay particular attention to each individual student by promoting their personal, social and educational development to enable all to achieve at the highest level possible. As a result of our continuing success, Lord Williams’s School is consistently oversubscribed. We promote high quality teaching and learning. We attract talented, committed and conscientious teachers who produce stimulating and challenging learning activities helped by experienced support staff. Teamwork is a key feature of our work. We are an inclusive school; we cater for all abilities and we provide access for all students. This is reflected in our work with the more able, with students with a range of learning and other difficulties and in our admissions policy for the Sixth Form. The school has excellent teaching facilities on both sites with accommodation that is suited to the demands of the curriculum.

School location

Oxford Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2AQ

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