Teacher of Maths

Eskdale School, Whitby, North Yorkshire


Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject Mathematics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS/UPS

Job summary

MPS/UPS (Recruitment and retention of up to £4000 and a relocation package of up to £8000 may be available for the right candidate)

‘Typical of virtually all lessons are the strong and respectful relationships between staff and pupils. Pupils come to class ready to learn’ Ofsted 2017

Eskdale School is a successful, popular and growing 11-16 community school situated in Whitby on the North Yorkshire Coast. As a school, we have low staff turnover and high staff retention and our colleagues (and hopefully yours) travel from areas such as Redcar, Guisborough, and Ryedale, as well as from Scarborough and Filey.

We thrive being a smaller than average school (500 on roll) which means as a colleague you will really get to know our students and our wider community family who all subscribe to our ethos of ‘ A place of belonging – a place of inspiration’.

We put huge emphasis on professional development, most of it in-house, and are proud of the high number of good and outstanding teachers who work in our school. We are also noted for our ‘can do’ attitude. We are always keen to encourage new and/or established staff make their mark as soon as they are ready.

We are:
• A ‘Good’ school in every area by Ofsted in 2017.
• A school who works collaboratively with our fellow federated Whitby school - Caedmon College.
• A school where British values are at the heart of our curriculum – so that all our students leave school knowing how to conduct themselves in the wider world.

In what we believe to be an outstanding opportunity we are looking to appoint a Teacher of Maths to join our successful Maths Faculty.

Since welcoming our new Headteacher in 2018 we have launched our joint federation with our ‘sister town school’ Cademon, and together we share a joint sixth form. This has benefited our students and provided professional development opportunities for our staff.

As a new teacher, we will invest in your future development as a teaching professional through our ‘Teaching Programme’. We are looking for someone who can grow and further develop into being a highly effective teacher, as well as someone who has the drive and ambition to make sure our students achieve their very best.

Join our team and build a wonderful career in a school you are passionate about with students you love to help learn. To arrange a visit please contact James on the details below.

We are proud to work alongside our eight other local secondary schools and we believe we have a unique opportunity for colleagues to grow, develop and thrive in their career as part of our coastal community. For more information on our Coastal Offer and how you can make a difference by teaching on the Yorkshire Coast please visit www.teachyc.co.uk

The date of commencement for this post will be September 2020. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

Closing date: Wednesday 27th May at 9am.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

For an informal conversation about the role, to arrange a visit and for an application pack please contact James Annetts at Resourcing Solutions (North Yorkshire County Council) at james.annetts@northyorks.gov.uk or call 01609 534939 / 07966261249

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Employee benefits

MPS/UPS (Recruitment and retention of up to £4000 and a relocation package of up to £8000 may be available for the right candidate)

Supporting documents

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 506 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Eskdale School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email james.annetts@northyorks.gov.uk

About Eskdale School

I am delighted you are interested in joining the team at Eskdale School. We have a highly ambitious, aspirational group of professionals who are raising standards and significantly improving the life chances of the young people of Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast.

Our motto is ‘A place of belonging – A place of inspiration’ and our aim is that all our students thrive and make good academic progress whilst developing into resilient, confident and respectful young people.

In September 2019 we developed a partnership with Caedmon College where both schools will share a Sixth Form to provide further opportunities for our staff and students to learn and develop.

Eskdale School is a community in which our teaching and support staff are incredibly passionate about teamwork.

Staff morale is high and we have a commitment to recognise individual potential and to provide support, CPD and training for colleagues joining our organization at all levels; you will never feel unsupported or alone in our school.

As a small school we are able to really get to know our students and in many ways this is one of the reasons why we have had very little staff turnover in recent years. My staff tell me they like working here, feel supported and encouraged and value the open door approach we have with parents and the community.

Teaching is one of the best jobs in the world and for any professional who is looking for either their first or next school it is vital you find one that will support you. Myself and our SLT all teach because we enjoy it, and it allows us to continue to develop in the classroom. As an Art Teacher I still get a buzz when a student learns something new.

We are really proud of our school and the progress we are making. Please take the time to come and visit is – we’d love to show you around.

Andy Fyfe (Head teacher)

School location

Stainsacre Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4HS