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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£ Competitive

What skills and experience we're looking for

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications & Competencies

  • A bachelor's degree at a 2.1 or higher in a relevant discipline
  • Evidence of other relevant CPD qualifications
  • Qualified teacher status through a PGCE, GTP or other international equivalent
  • Maths at A-level standard or equivalent

Experience

  • Excellent subject knowledge in relevant disciplines
  • Experience teaching A Level Maths and/or Further Maths
  • Experience of designing and delivering exciting, challenging and personalised lessons
  • Evidence of holding high aspirations for young people
  • Evidence of delivering excellent outcomes for students
  • Experience teaching A Level Maths and/or Further Maths
  • Experience of giving high quality formative and summative feedback

Skills and Attributes

Alignment with HVS Values:

C - Courtesy : model the calm behaviours expected of others in terms of consideration, professionalism, trust and respect

I - Integrity : fair and honest, trustworthy, committed to earn success through hard-work

R – Resilience: Not giving up when times are tough, demonstrating endurance

C - Community : A strong sense of responsibility to the community to improve the quality of the local environment for its residents

L - Leadership : show leadership in thought and action, being open to new ideas and overcoming adversity to achieve success; communicating effectively

E - Enthusiasm : a positive attitude towards life, passion, curiosity and a lifelong love of learning

  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to multi-task and effectively prioritise
  • Strong attention to detail where only the best is good enough
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong levels of numeracy and written and oral communication
  • Able to adapt to find practical solutions to problems
  • Ability to remain calm, good humoured and strategic in challenging contexts
  • Commitment to the ethos of the School

Safeguarding

  • Two satisfactory written references including from current/most recent employer
  • A satisfactory enhanced DBS check


What the school offers its staff

The School

“Hoe Valley School is an inspiring environment at the heart of its community where every student’s experience is personalised. Our students will learn to think independently, pursue their ambitions and achieve to their highest potential.”

Hoe Valley School is:

  • An oversubscribed secondary school, which opened in September 2015 to serve the local community of South Woking.
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in June 2018.
  • Delivering innovative and exciting lessons to years 7-13.
  • Committed to ensuring our students leave us with excellent academic outcomes, the skills to be ‘work-ready’ and the traits of excellent global citizens.
  • Following the National Curriculum offering an extended day allowing time for additional Maths and English along with time for all students to complete some of their homework during the school day.
  • A Google School with ICT fully embedded in all curriculum areas.
  • Continuing to build a STEAM-focussed academic 6th Form which opened September 2023.
  • Committed to learning which is relevant with links to the ‘real world’ of business, higher education and the local community.
  • In a state of the art new School completed in September 2018 on Egley Road, Woking.
  • Committed to supporting our staff to have a good work / life balance by offering longer school holidays, bespoke CPD programmes, minimising paperwork and meetings, and ultimately by trusting our staff to deliver excellent outcomes.
  • A Cognitive-Science centric hub for Teaching and Learning.

The Role

We are looking for a passionate, talented and rigorous Maths teacher to join our Maths Department. The successful candidate will have the exciting and unique opportunity to work with a KS3, KS4 and KS5 curriculum that is bespoke, challenging and fit for the needs of 21st Century life.

The foundation of all of our teaching at Hoe Valley School lies in the quality development of students' long-term memories, to make them more intelligent and improve the quality of their whole life. Within the maths department we use self-testing, prior knowledge checks, regular modelling and a cyclical approach to topics to help build this, and resilience, within our students.

We are looking for an inspirational teacher who embraces creativity, innovation and is always looking for the very best practice in teaching. They will share the School's vision and the belief that all young people can achieve at high levels.

We welcome applications from ECTs.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES (IN ADDITION TO THE TEACHERS’ STANDARDS)

Teaching and Learning

  • To teach Maths lessons to years 7-13.
  • To contribute to the delivery of the curriculum to ensure it is exciting, relevant, challenging and personalised.
  • To ensure all students are making good or outstanding progress and that teaching and learning is of a high standard.
  • To contribute to CPD across the School and share best practice via coaching, sharing planning and resources and following an 'open door' teaching policy.
  • To ensure Maths has a high profile across the School through offering vibrant and exciting learning opportunities.
  • To ensure that resources are organised and available to promote a purposeful environment for teaching and learning to take place, through a mix of traditional teaching techniques, integrating ICT and, where appropriate, via project based learning.
  • To deploy other adults effectively within the classroom, involving them, where appropriate, in the planning and management of student learning.
  • To support and encourage attendance in additional Maths events such as UKMT and AMSP events.
  • All teachers at Hoe Valley School have a deep understanding of how long term memories are acquired and are able to apply this to teaching sequences and their day-to-day teaching practices. CPD is given to all staff to help support this, and all staff are expected to implement the training in the delivery of their lessons.

Progress and Attainment

  • To ensure assessment, feedback and monitoring is SMART, accurate and clearly moves students’ learning on.
  • To rigorously analyse student data to inform planning and intervention programmes.
  • To standardise marking with colleagues both within the School and with partner schools.
  • To lead and attend internal and external meetings as required.
  • To feedback to students and parents / carers in line with the School policy.

Behaviour and Safety

  • To collaborate closely with parents to ensure they are aware of their child's progress, engaged in their development and in supporting them in their vision for the future.
  • To ensure the absolute safety of all students on and off site.
  • To model and enforce excellent standards of behaviour within and beyond the faculty.
  • To monitor students’ achievement, attendance, uniform, punctuality and behaviour and to respond promptly to issues in line with the school’s policies.
  • To participate in the School’s pastoral system as required.

School Improvement

  • To support the School’s marketing and recruitment plan through attending open events, contributing to marketing materials and via high quality interactions with feeder primary schools.
  • To embody the School’s values both on and off site.
  • To help market, promote internally and expand the 6th Form.
  • To coach and mentor colleagues as appropriate.
  • To take on any other duties as reasonably required by the Senior Leadership Team.

The above list is not exhaustive and may be subject to amendment in due course in discussion with the relevant employee.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Hoe Valley School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
743 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01483662627

There could not be a more exciting time to join the team at Hoe Valley School. Graded 'outstanding' by Ofsted in June 2018, we are located in a brand new building full of state of the art equipment and facilities. This includes an athletics track, 7 Science labs, brand new Design Technology studios, faculty hubs for collaborative planning and a stunning Drama Studio. Our new Sixth Form opened in September 2023.

Valuing and retaining our talented staff is our top priority and we prioritise their work / life balance. We offer additional holiday time, discounted gym membership at the adjacent Sportsbox, bespoke training programme and free on site parking. As a Google School we also embrace technology to reduce paperwork and speed up administrative tasks.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful appointments are subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Arranging a visit to Hoe Valley School

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