Teacher of Mathematics (full-time, permanent) to start September 2020 Sir Thomas Rich's School, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Job description

Maths is taught across the School in form groups in Years 7 and 8 and in sets according to ability from Year 9, by an extremely strong team of teachers, passionate about their subject. At GCSE the department follows the AQA 8300 course specification (high ability pupils also study OCR Additional Maths 6993) and at A-Level the Edexcel (9MA0) specification is followed. The department is housed in six light and spacious classrooms, each with its own standalone computer and interactive whiteboard and access to ICT rooms for whole classes is available. Maths remains a popular subject to study in the Sixth Form and this is due to a reputation of committed and engaging teachers with high expectations and standards. For more information, please refer to the attachments below or call the Headmaster at School for an informal chat.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, hard working colleague to contribute to the Maths department at STRS. This full-time permanent post is equally well-suited to an enthusiastic NQT with a thirst for learning and developing in their chosen career or a more experienced teacher looking for opportunity. We remain dedicated to mentoring and supporting our staff; our extensive professional development programme will ensure that the successful candidate will get bespoke training and development. They should be willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School.

Founded in 1666 as the Blue Coat Hospital, today Sir Thomas Rich’s is a progressive grammar school for boys in Years 7 to 11, and young men and women in the sixth form. Rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, we are consistently one of the highest attaining schools in the county and we are proud of our long-standing reputation for academic and sporting excellence. GCSE results consistently come in the top 10% for attainment and value added in the country. The School attracts high-ability, talented students and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.

We believe that students thrive in an atmosphere of respect, care and support. Teachers and support staff work hard to promote this ethos and to make sure that every pupil feels that they are a valued member of the school community. High quality pastoral support is key to this aim, and we work closely with parents to develop positive relationships with families and help students achieve their full potential.

Our accomplished teachers use their skills and in-depth subject knowledge to inspire, encourage and support our students in their journey through the School, laying firm foundations for academic excellence at GCSE, in our Sixth Form and beyond. Our students typically achieve ten or eleven GCSEs, mostly at the highest grades, and three or four A-levels, mostly at grades A*, A and B.

Located on the edge of the city of Gloucester in the heart of the south west, Sir Thomas Rich’s is just a short drive from Junction 11 of the M5. The beautiful Cotswold towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester are easily accessible and there are excellent public transport links to the nearby cities of Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.

If you wish to be considered, please complete the application form available on our website www.strschool.org.uk under 'About Us/Vacancies' and provide a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post. The inclusion of your CV would be welcome.
Please forward to The Headmaster, Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF. We also accept applications via email to jem@strs.org.uk.

Closing date: 4.00 pm, Friday 6 December 2019

Informal visits to the School are encouraged. For further information, please contact Jane Morton, Headmaster's PA and HR Manager, via School Reception or direct email.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications

PGCE or equivalent

Essential skills and experience

Excellent subject knowledge
Sound classroom management practice
Capacity for sustained hard work
Excellent organisational skills
Ability to communicate well with young people and adults

Employee benefits

We remain dedicated to mentoring and supporting our staff. Our extensive professional development programme will ensure that the successful candidate will get bespoke training and development.

About Sir Thomas Rich's School

Sir Thomas Rich's School is a progressive Grammar School for boys in Years 7 to 11, with a Sixth Form for young men and women.

Oakleaze, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF
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