2 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    April 2023

  • Closing date

    2 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 Term in the first instance

Pay scale

MPS/UPS (includes Inner London Weighting)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Mathematics faculty is the highest achieving Maths department in Tower Hamlets and harbours ambitions of building on our current successes; our most recent Progress 8 score is +1.3 at KS4 and an ALPS score of 2 at KS5. We are a team of ambitious, driven and hard-working teachers who strive to achieve the very best for our students. In order to achieve this vision we are looking to recruit an exceptional teacher of Maths with the knowledge and skills to teach throughout KS3-5. You must have a firm understanding of pedagogy and play a pivotal role with us on our journey to becoming exceptional.

As you would expect, we are looking for the best. A good honours degree and qualified teacher status are essential. You will be able to demonstrate unwavering commitment to raising student progress and standards. Like us, you believe that social disadvantage is no barrier to achievement and that every student can share in the joy of education. Most importantly, you will possess integrity, good humour and moral purpose.

What the school offers its staff

  • A competitive salary with inner London weighting and pension scheme;
  • A highly regarded middle and emergent leadership programme;
  • A broad and wide ranging staff development programme, delivered by outstanding experts;
  • A central location with excellent transport links;
  • Outstanding facilities and resources to support teaching and learning;
  • A friendly and diverse student and staff community;
  • Discount scheme that offers savings on purchases, including groceries, eating out, entertainment, etc;
  • Season ticket loan scheme;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Free eye tests and discounted eye-care scheme;
  • Access to confidential emotional and practical advice support services.

Commitment to safeguarding

Swanlea School’s safeguarding policies will be reviewed annually, or earlier if needed in the light of an incident, new legislation or guidance calls for the need for a review. In line with our school vision and values, alongside our statutory duties, Swanlea School is committed to upholding the highest standards of safeguarding. The procedures within our Child Protection Policy apply to all staff, volunteers, visitors and governors. All procedures are written in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@swanlea.co.uk

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About Swanlea School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1257 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

We are an OFSTED outstanding school with a culture of high expectations based on our Swanlea Values. We are in the top 120 schools for progress at KS4 and have an ALPs score of 3, making us the best performing sixth form for progress in Tower Hamlets. The vast majority of our students progress onto top universities including Oxford and Cambridge. We have the best attendance and behaviour figures in the local authority. Despite our successes, we are not complacent and we believe that we have the capacity to further improve. Swanlea students are proud of their school and we have extremely supportive parents/carers and governors. We are highly committed to the development of all colleagues as evident in our comprehensive CPD programme. Swanlea School is located in one of the most deprived areas in the UK; 60% of our students are Pupil Premium. Our students may come from disadvantaged backgrounds but they do not lack ambition for their futures, and neither do we as reflected in our no excuses culture. Our highly motivated and hard-working staff are driven by the moral imperative that our young people are capable of achieving highly.

Arranging a visit to Swanlea School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@swanlea.co.uk.

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