Teacher of Mathematics (Maternity Cover) The Ruth Gorse Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Job description

Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, The Ruth Gorse Academy ensures that students receive an outstanding education that focuses on aspiration, high expectations and personalisation. Together these non-negotiable values instil in young people a self-belief that enables students to access the highest standard of higher educational provision and employment.

We believe that poverty and deprivation should in no way limit either the quality of a young person’s educational experience or the levels of achievement to which those students are able to rise. This was recognised in our Outstanding Ofsted judgement in 2017 when inspectors reported, “Disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are very well cared for. They make outstanding progress because leaders ensure that they spend additional funds successfully to support pupils to overcome their barriers to learning.”

This is an important role in the academy’s development and the successful candidate, with support from the Leadership team and the Director of Mathematics, will play a vital role in the creation and delivery of an exciting Mathematics curriculum. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is keen to be at the forefront of our organisational change and applications are welcome from experienced teachers seeking a new challenge and from colleagues hoping to secure their first post.

An application pack (including Job Description and Person Specification) is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website www.tgat.org.uk/jobs, by email to recruitment@ruthgorse.leeds.sch.uk or by telephone on 0113 253 1600) If you would like to know more about The Ruth Gorse Academy, please visit our website at www.ruthgorse.leeds.sch.uk

Closing date for applications: Thursday 5 December at 9.00am
Applications should be returned to: recruitment@ruthgorse.leeds.sch.uk
Interviews will take place: Week commencing Monday 9 December

The Ruth Gorse Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children and we expect our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service Check. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Essential educational requirements

• Good honours degree in relevant subject

Essential qualifications

• Qualified Teacher Status (or currently an ITT/GTP trainee)

Essential skills and experience

• Very good classroom practitioner
• Detailed knowledge of current developments in education including the use of the Pupil Premium
• Knowledge and experience of intervention strategies
• Ability to put vision into practice
• Ability to devise new resources for learning
Either:
• Successful placement(s), teaching Mathematics at KS3 & KS4 (applicants currently in training)
or:
• Successful record of teaching Mathematics including very good exam results at one or more of KS4 & KS5 (applicants who already have gained QTS)


About The Ruth Gorse Academy

Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, The Ruth Gorse Academy ensures that students receive an outstanding education that focuses on aspiration, high expectations and personalisation. Together these non-negotiable values instil in young people a self-belief that enables students to access the highest standard of higher education provision and employment. We believe that poverty and deprivation should, in no way, limit either the quality of a young person’s educational experience or the levels of achievement to which those students are able to rise. In July 2017 the exceptional nature of our work at The Ruth Gorse Academy was recognised by Ofsted; we would encourage you to read the Outstanding Ofsted report which is available on our website. September 2018 brought with it the first cohort of Year 11 students at The Ruth Gorse Academy. We have no doubt that our students will reap the benefits of immersion within our outstanding culture in their examination results. We are passionate about ensuring our students have the opportunity to actively choose their next steps as opposed to having avenues closed off to them due to poor results or qualifications. Our students receive outstanding pastoral care, support and guidance and we would expect any successful candidate to be of a mind-set where they believe anything is possible. Likewise, our professional body also benefits from outstanding CPD and support which is personalised to your particular needs and experience. Led by Sir John Townsley, the nationally renowned GORSE Academies Trust is strong and united. As a professional within the Trust, you will have regular opportunities to work in partnership with colleagues within the other secondary academies and across phase. At secondary level, three of the four secondary academies have been graded by Ofsted as Outstanding and The Ruth Gorse Academy has recently joined two other Trust secondary academies to achieve the World Class Schools Quality Mark Award.

Address
Black Bull Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1HW
Phase
Secondary
Type
Free School
Website
The Ruth Gorse Academy website (opens in a new window)