Teacher of Maths
Alec Hunter Academy, Braintree, Essex
|Job role||Suitable for NQTs|
|Working pattern||Full-time only|
|Salary||Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £24,373 to £35,971|
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and inspirational teacher of Maths to join a well-led, collaborative and high-performing team with a keen focus on securing progress for every student. Applications are welcome from experienced and newly-qualified teachers able to teach throughout the age and ability range. The school offers an excellent induction for NQTs and would be able to support you through your first year.
Alec Hunter Academy is a mixed, 11-16 comprehensive school with an established reputation as a welcoming and forward-thinking learning community. Ofsted graded the school as ‘good’ for the first time in its history in July 2017, with the report noting that “School leaders have established a culture where expectations of pupils and teachers are high and improvement is rapid”. The Mathematics Curriculum Area is among the strongest in our school, with GCSE exam results remaining consistently above 65% 9-4 in the past 3 years.
Alec Hunter is a member of the Saffron Academy Trust, working in close partnership with a small family of schools in north-west Essex, including Saffron Walden County High, one of the highest performing schools in the county. Numerous opportunities for professional development exist through this partnership and our membership of several local networks, including two teaching school alliances. We are also full partners in the Braintree Sixth Form, which provides opportunities for some of our staff to teach at Key Stage 5.
Our school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service check at enhanced level will be required for this post. If you would like to visit the school prior to making an application, please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange this.
Essential educational requirements
Qualified Teacher Status
A degree or equivalent with substantial numerate element
Essential skills and experience
Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
Ability to demonstrate excellent teaching practice against the current
Demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team
Ability to manage and develop a good relationship with parents
encouraging their involvement
Ability to develop and sustain effective rapport with students and colleagues
Commitment to the school’s safeguarding policies and procedures
Demonstrate an understanding of safeguarding responsibilities
Numerous opportunities for professional development exist through this partnership and our membership of several local networks, including two teaching school alliances. We are also full partners in the Braintree Sixth Form, which provides opportunities for some of our staff to teach at Key Stage 5.
|School size||783 pupils enrolled|
|Age range||11 to 16|
|Ofsted report||View Ofsted report|
|Website||Alec Hunter Academy website (opens in a new window)|
About Alec Hunter Academy
At Alec Hunter Academy, we pride ourselves on the positive relationships we engender between our young people and the adults who work with them on a day-to-day basis. We believe that students learn best when they feel valued and when the expectations of them are high.
We anticipate that our learners will attend school with a positive attitude to learning, that they will embrace challenge where they encounter it and will be enthusiastic, resourceful, adaptable and resilient.
Our partnership with Saffron Walden County High School, one of the highest performing schools in Essex, through the sponsorship of the Saffron Academy Trust, has injected fresh impetus into the school and will undoubtedly have a significant impact as the links develop.
We hope that our young people will leave Alec Hunter with happy memories, having enjoyed a range of experiences that have prepared them for the next phase of their education and for their adult lives.
I hope that our website gives you a snapshot of the life and work of the school and that you are able to access any information that you need.
Stubbs Lane, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3NR