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Teacher of Mathematics - KS3 Coordinator

Blenheim High School, Epsom, Surrey

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time
Salary negotiable

Job summary

Job Purpose:
• To ensure that all Key Stage 3 students make maximum progress but with particular emphasis on the most able and boys.
• To ensure students are supported and challenged as necessary and achieve optimum levels of engagement with school life.
• To support and challenge other members of the department as necessary thus ensuring that the Key Stage 3 student experience is maximised.
• To help maximise student attendance by delivering creative, innovative and rewarding lessons.
• To role model excellent practices, actively encouraging other members of the department to do the same, going ‘above and beyond’, intervening with students outside the curriculum so they ‘catch up’ as quickly as possible.
• To support and challenge Heads of Year so that underachieving Key Stage 3 students have barriers removed from their learning and regularly show good learning behaviours including being properly equipped for lessons.
• To follow department and whole school guidelines e.g. deadlines are met, registers are taken, students’ have challenging starter activities recapping prior learning, the main parts of lessons involve students applying their newly acquired skills or knowledge regularly and expediently etc.
• To ensure lessons are well planned and follow schemes of work with regular and consistent assessments providing students with high quality feedback which they are accountable for acting upon via DIRT marking.
• To encourage a culture of shared practice in the department where resources are shared, practices are discussed and peer lesson observations take place on a regular basis; typically half termly.
• To communicate with parents on a range of issues, particularly where students are underachieving.
• To communicate appropriate information to teaching and support staff.
• To contribute to a confidential record of issues affecting the educational progress of students.
• To be highly visible and a welcoming point of contact for students.

• To be familiar with school policies, in particular safeguarding procedures, and promote the welfare of children.

Key responsibilities:
• To advocate the place of Maths in the curriculum and the benefits it will provide students once they leave school.
• Ensure potentially vulnerable students can succeed through differentiation and stimulating lesson delivery.
• Be a highly visible point of contact for students and families when they require assistance or information relating to the department.
• Track and monitor data and its integrity.
• Undertake department responsibilities such as book scrutiny, learning walks, standardisation and revision sessions.
• Attend and run department and whole staff CPD sessions and meetings as required and actively engage in them.
• Ensure school uniform is worn correctly.
• Produce internal and external reports as necessary.
• To contribute to whole school events as necessary and weekly duties.
• Communicate effectively and purposefully with parents so they are well informed.
• Promote positive attitudes to learning and behaviour for learning with vulnerable students.
• Liaise with the SEND Department to ensure students with unique needs are effectively catered for.
• Uphold and promote the values and ethos of the school.
• The post holder will be contracted to run after school, each week, at least one voluntary 60 minute academic ‘clinic’ on their own subject to a group of KS4 or KS5 students as identified by the Head of Department, Deputy Head (Curriculum) or Headteacher. This clinic will be part of a wider, whole school, extended day.

Applying for the job

To apply, please send completed application form to recruitment@blenheim.surrey.sch.uk

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1244 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01372 745333

About Blenheim High School

Comprehensive state funded academy secondary school [mixed], based in Epsom, Surrey.

Arranging a visit to Blenheim High School

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school please contact recruitment@blenheim.surrey.sch.uk or call Sinead Buller on 01372 745333.

School location

Longmead Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BH

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