Teacher of Mathematics
We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic and dedicated mathematics teacher to work in our very successful department. The successful candidate will have a passion for mathematics which inspires staff and students alike. They will contribute to a supportive department which works as a close team to provide students with high quality teaching and learning.
All mathematics lessons take place in a suite of specialist classrooms with, for the most part, each member of the department having his or her own room. Each classroom is equipped with the necessary resources, including interactive whiteboards and dedicated IT facilities. Teachers are all provided with a school laptop.
Mathematics is at present taught by ten full-time specialist teachers. Over the years, a strong team spirit has developed within the mathematics department, with all members contributing to policy-making and planning.
At Key Stage 3, the schemes of work are currently supported by the Collins Maths Frameworking Texts. The mathematics department follow the Edexcel linear course at GCSE level.
In years 12 and 13, ‘A’ level and ‘AS’ level students are prepared for the Edexcel syllabus. Further maths is also an option for those with a very keen in interest and talent for the subject. For those who do not wish to study to A-level, Maths In Context (Core Maths) is also offered.
Classes in years 7 and 8 are set within a dual banding system, with years 9, 10 and 11 set vertically. All pupils in years 7 to 11 have at least three mathematics lessons of one hour each out of a 25 period week. ‘A’ level students have nine one-hour lessons per fortnight. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the full range of abilities in KS3 and KS4 and the opportunity to teach at KS5 is also available.
Essential educational requirements
Degree in a relevant subject
Qualified Teacher Status
Essential skills and experience
E = Essential / D = Desirable
Full knowledge of National Curriculum Mathematics (E)
Knowledge of Ofsted Framework and findings relating to Mathematics (D)
Knowledge of recent curriculum developments (D)
Evidence of implementing effective intervention strategies (D)
Good communication skills, personal and public (E)
Proven organisational skills (E)
Ability to motivate, inspire and encourage students (E)
Excellent classroom management skills (E)
Able to work to deadlines (E)
Use of ICT for the tracking of student’s achievement (E)
Effective time management (E)
Attention to detail (E)
Commitment to own CPD (E)
Commitment to equal opportunities, safeguarding and inclusion (E)
Commitment to excellence through evaluation and improvement (E)
Enthusiastic, calm and patient (E)
Sense of humour (D)
‘Can do’ attitude (E)
Belief in our students’ potential (E)
Commitment to teamwork (E)
A TLR/Retention may be available for a suitably qualified candidate. Staff morale is high at our school; we have an excellent induction programme and a commitment to professional development for all staff. All teaching staff are provided with a laptop.
About Great Baddow High School
- Duffield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9RZ
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