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  • Start date details

    Immediate

  • Closing date

    20 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    5 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

Main Teachers Pay Scale, UPS

Teacher of Maths job summary

Oakbank is a school of potential that drives for the betterment for all. The school is committed to a journey of transformation, where staff, students and parents are committed to improving the quality and experience of education for its community. We believe that every child deserves to not only access the full curriculum, but should thrive in their curriculums, developing academically, personally and holistically as a result of passionate and adaptive teaching, resulting in committed learning that secures successful outcomes. Our current phase of school improvement features our entire team, working together at pace to offer greater stability, more innovation and creativity. The aim is for greater consistency for all students, enabling them to manage their learning and themselves more effectively.

Our collective determination to make Oakbank a happier and higher performing school affirms our commitment to our values: integrity, collaboration and excellence. We believe in excellence for our students to give them the opportunities to have choices in their lives, empowering them to choose the future that they desire off the back of hard work. We believe in working together to ensure that our community supports one another and challenges one another to be the ‘best yet’ versions of ourselves, not because we have to improve but because if we do, the potential is endless. And we believe in the fidelity of our vision for students and staff, and strive to retain our moral compass when making decisions, to ensure an open, inclusive and happy community at Oakbank.

Job purpose

  • To fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.
  • To meet the expectations set out in the Teachers’ Standards.
  • To be responsible for the learning and achievement of all students in the allocated classes.
  • To promote good progress and outcomes by all students

Maths at Oakbank

This exciting opportunity has arisen due to the expansion of the school. The Maths department is comprised of a Head of Department, Second in Department and three additional teachers, one of which is an Assistant Headteacher. Results at GCSE are consistently strong and students are enthusiastic about the subject at both KS3 and KS4.

At Oakbank we follow the Whiterose Maths curriculum and focus our teaching and Learning approach on developing maths mastery. We engage with the local maths hub Mobius, and support teachers in the development of mastery teaching.

The department also have regular support from the Anthem School Improvement Lead for maths who supports both the development of the department and teachers through instructional coaching.

Main duties and responsibilities

Teaching & Learning

  • To teach, according to their educational need, students assigned to you in the allocated classes, following the school’s plans, curriculum, and schemes of work.
  • To plan and prepare well-structured lessons and sequences of lessons.
  • Promote good progress and outcomes by students.
  • Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students.
  • Set work to be carried out by students in school and elsewhere.
  • Mark student’s work in a timely manner, in line with school marking policy.
  • Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress, and achievements of assigned students.
  • Maintain and demonstrate good, up to date subject and curriculum knowledge.
  • Promote high standards of literacy and numeracy regardless of specialist subject.
  • Control and oversee the use of books and other resources provided for student usage.
  • Accurately register the attendance of students in your allocated classes.
  • Deploy resources effectively.

Whole school organisation, strategy, and development

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s and trust’s policies, practices, and procedures, so as to support the school’s and trust’s values and vision.
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life of the school.
  • Work with others on curriculum and/or student development to secure co-ordinated outcomes.
  • Cover for absent colleagues, in accordance with school cover policy, when the person timetabled is unable to teach.

Health, safety, and discipline

  • Promote the safety and well-being of students.
  • Maintain good order and discipline among students, managing behaviour effectively and in accordance with the school behaviour policy.

Professional development

  • Participate in arrangements made for the appraisal or review of your performance.
  • Participate in arrangements for your further training and professional development as a teacher.
  • Where appropriate, take part in the appraisal and professional development of other teachers and support staff.

Communication and working with others

  • Communicate and consult with parents/carers of students.
  • Communicate and co-operate with external agencies.
  • Provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.
  • Deploy, direct, and supervise Teaching Assistants and other support staff provided to support students in your allocated classes.
  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within school, the trust and beyond the school.
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues.
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life of the school.
  • Participate and contribute to meetings at the school which relate to the curriculum for the school or the administration or organisation of the school, including pastoral arrangements.

Our rewards and benefits package include

  • Membership of local government pension scheme.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme offering free confidential support on a range of issues such as work, wellbeing, money, health, and legal advice.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Access to Health Shield Health Cash Plan, optional scheme to pay a weekly or monthly premium to claim money back on everyday health care needs such as dentist, optical and physical needs.

This job description will be supported by the school improvement plan which will identify key distinct tasks and responsibilities for this role in the school year. These will be derived from ongoing school self-evaluation and other local/national priorities. The postholder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with the school’s policies and procedures including child protection and safeguarding procedures.

These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exhaustive nor exclusive as the post holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grading of the post.

Please note that we reserve the right to close the recruitment campaign earlier that this date subject to the volume of applications received. We therefore encourage candidates to submit applications as early as possible.

It is an offence for an individual who has been disqualified from working with children to knowingly apply for, offer to do, accept, or do any work in a ‘regulated activity’. The position advertised is a ‘regulated activity’.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.

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About Oakbank

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
553 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Oakbank school is a place where every student thrives and in which our values of integrity, collaboration and excellence shine through all that we do. Our students are at the heart of the school, and we are immensely proud of their achievements and of the great opportunities our school has to offer them. We are an ambitious and successful community, where all students are supported, valued, and provided with everything they need to thrive.

We are a truly caring and supportive school community in which every student is accepted and loved and where all students are encouraged to celebrate what makes them unique. We aim to provide the very best environment for success and our consistently high expectations drive Oakbank students to achieve personal excellence in all they do. We are incredibly proud of our wonderful school community.

We have made great strides in recent times to become a highly successful school and we will not rest in our ambition of being the best that we possibly can be.

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