• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    26 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Subject
Mathematics
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPR / UPR

Job summary

Hadrian Learning Trust, Queen Elizabeth High School and Hexham Middle School
Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3JB
TEACHER OF MATHEMATICS (TLR)
Required from 1 September 2021

Queen Elizabeth High School are looking for an outstanding teacher of mathematics who is keen to take on additional leadership responsibilities. The post will suit someone who is ambitious and aspiring to progress in their career. You will have the opportunity to work in an exceptionally talented mathematics department, leading learning, inspiring colleagues and students.
This is a very exciting time for Queen Elizabeth High School, which was ranked 2nd in the North-East in the Sunday Times Parent Power listings. The school is located in the beautiful market town of Hexham and is moving to a brand-new facility in September, with state-of-the art resources. The High School is also co-locating with Hexham Middle School and the successful candidate will work with the Curriculum Leader, and others in the team, to help shape the curriculum across KS2-KS5. The mathematics department is outstanding with high levels of attainment and progress, achieving some of the best outcomes in the North-East.
The subject is very popular in the school curriculum with up to 70 students each year choosing to study mathematics as one of their A Level options and a further 20 choosing further mathematics in the sixth form. We expect our teachers to have the necessary subject knowledge to teach high achieving A Level students and the skills to be able to inspire, motivate and support all students whatever their needs or abilities. Teachers at QEHS should also be committed to their own professional learning, be creative, solution-focused and willing to contribute to the wider life of the school.
We are a flourishing 13-18 community high school with a current roll 1300 including 380 Sixth Form. Further information about the school can be found on our website – www.qehs.net

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory Certificate of Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please apply by submitting a covering letter and a completed application and criminal records declaration form via email to rstokes@qehs.net.

Closing Date for applications: 12.30pm on Monday 12 April 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be notified the following day and interviews are scheduled for the following week.

Please note that we reserve the right to withdraw and amend this advert at any time.

Employee benefits

Extensive well-bring package

Applying for the job

Please apply by submitting a covering letter and a completed application and criminal records declaration form via email to rstokes@qehs.net.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1301 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
rstokes@qehs.net
Contact phone number
01434610362

About Queen Elizabeth High School

Hadrian Learning Trust was established as an academy converter in 2016. The Trust currently comprises Queen Elizabeth High School (with circa 1300 students aged 13-19) and Hexham Middle School (with circa 460 students aged 9-13).

Queen Elizabeth High School provides the highest standard of education to the people of Tynedale. We are an excellent school with a sixth form which outperforms most other state and voluntary-aided schools and colleges in the North East of England. Our success is due to having a shared ethos and a strong partnership between students, parents and the local community, and we want to recruit the best staff to help us achieve our vision of being the best school in the region.

Our attainment is high. In 2019, our Attainment 8 score was 53.3, with a Progress 8 of 0.29. While proud of our students' success, we are far from complacent and aspire for our Year 11 students to make the best progress possible. Our sixth form is truly outstanding and invites comparison with the best state schools in the country. With an average grade of B at A-Level, and an average vocational grade of distinction*-, over 160 students each year progress from our sixth form to a range of universities including Oxbridge and the Russell Group. A number of our students also progress to exciting apprenticeships and vocational schools / conservatoires for a range of disciplines. We have been placed 2nd out of all state schools in the North-East of England for two years running in the Sunday Times Parent Power listings (based on attainment at GCSE and A Level).

Our curriculum currently offers a greater choice of subjects than most schools. Our Year 9 courses prepare students for their GCSE studies whilst at the same time ensuring that students receive a broad and balanced education. The advice and guidance offered to students ensures that the GCSE courses chosen by students best suit their needs and abilities. The size of our sixth form and the subject expertise of our teachers allow us to run a range of exciting courses at KS5. Our historically strong performance in maths attracts over 60 students each year to study maths and a further 15 or more to study further maths. Our vocational offer in sport, music performance, media, IT, health and social care and business allows students the opportunity to go on to study specialist vocational degrees at university.

Our last Ofsted inspection (April 2019) recognised our achievement in producing well-rounded and happy students. Each year, physics students visit the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and our Human Rights group travels to the Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monastery in India. One of our great strengths as a school is our links with the local, national and international communities, whether this is through sport and arts or through our charity work, Fairtrade group, hospital concerts or foreign visits. This year our students will participate in foreign exchange visits linked to schools in Spain and Germany. We also run an annual expedition to Morocco. Our renowned commitment to the performing arts can be seen through our weekly youth theatre and fantastic productions such as “Les Miserables” in December 2019. Our musicians put on concerts in autumn and spring and we have numerous choirs (including a boys’ choir) which perform at Hexham Abbey and to the local community. The opportunities for our students to take part in sport are considerable and they compete at a very high level whether individually or in teams. Our rowing team competes and is successful nationally and the school has produced Olympic athletes and rowers.

Continuing professional development is bringing about significant improvements in leadership and teaching, and a very strong Pastoral Team ensures that barriers to learning which affect outcomes for students are reduced. Our key to success in recent years has been to recruit the best staff we can and to provide a supportive but challenging environment in which they can develop as professionals.

School location

Whetstone Bridge Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3JB

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