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  • Start date details

    September 2024 (or earlier dependent on successful candidates availability)

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 April 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Mathematics

Working pattern

Full time: Full-time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS commensurate with experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an incredible opportunity for aTeacher of Mathsto join our collaborative team from September 2024 (orearlier). This is an exciting and rare opportunity for a teacher of Maths to join a dynamic Maths department with the additional option of holding a pastoral responsibility within our small school model of pastoral support.

We pride ourselves on strong leadership, excellent outcomes and high expectations of all. Our curriculum is engaging and structured to build, interleave and consolidate the skills needed to prepare students for success and for life! Our ideal candidate will have the drive to deliver outstanding results across the key stages.

Teachers at Mascalls Academy can expect;

  • Impeccable student behaviour in classrooms and around the academy

  • High levels of focus in students.

  • Students who are committed to their learning and want to do their very best.

  • Students who work well together and show the highest level of respect towards each other and towards members of staff

What we are offering:

  • Professional coaching and support.

  • A bespoke CPD programme.

  • Complementary holistic therapy to support staff wellbeing.

  • Free use of a staff gymnasium.

  • A thriving social and community ethos.


What the school offers its staff

We’d like to hear from you if you are:

  • Collaborative, building strong professional relationships.

  • Able to motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential

  • Energetic with a ‘can do’ attitude.

This role offers MPS/UPS commensurate with experience. We welcome applications from ECTs and experienced teachers.

Maths at Mascalls Academy:We have designed our curriculum using the KS3 National Curriculum and it is delivered under the framework of the IB Middle Years programme. We have also referenced the KS2 Programmes of Study in our initial planning. We believe all students studying mathematics at Mascalls Academy should be successful, regardless of their background. Students will follow a five year curriculum that builds on mathematical concepts explored at Key stage two allowing students to develop a deep understanding of the subject. Conceptual understanding is a key principle to deepening student understanding. The curriculum encourages students to move between different representations of concepts using the concrete, pictorial and abstract, allowing students to develop a comprehensive conceptual understanding that can be used as a foundation for future learning.

Our curriculum has been designed using the content of the national curriculum as the starting point and is delivered under the framework of the IB Middle Years programme and Mathematics Mastery. Learning is sequenced to help learners build a narrative through different topics. These topics are then sequenced in a logical progression that allows learners to establish connections and draw comparisons. Multiple representations are carefully selected so that they are extendable within and between different areas of mathematics. Using these rich models encourages learners to develop different perspectives on a concept. The curriculum encourages the use of mathematical language to strengthen conceptual understanding by enabling our students to explain and reason using the correct language.

The creation of a conjecturing environment and considered use of questions and prompts are important elements of encouraging learners to think like mathematicians. Our curriculum is designed to give learners the opportunities to think mathematically, throughout the curriculum students are required to specialise and generalise, to work systematically, to generate their own examples, to classify and to make conjectures.

Further details about the role

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

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Our commitment to safeguarding:Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity:As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

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 Mascalls Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1356 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01634 412 258

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