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    Required for September 2023

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

The governors of this highly successful, partially selective, mixed school invite applications for the post of Teacher of Maths and Further Maths. We seek a highly motivated and energetic candidate to join our very successful and very well resourced Maths Department, as part of a team of 19 Maths specialists. You will need to be able to teach up to and including A level maths with the ability to teach, or a willingness to learn to teach Further Maths at A level. Maths is a very popular option at A level at the school with over 120 students selecting it each year, at least 40 of these students study Further Maths in both Year 12 and 13. The Department benefits from excellent facilities in a purpose-built Maths building. This post provides an excellent opportunity for an ECT or experienced teacher wishing to develop their A Level teaching.

In the 2022 A level examinations, 44% of all grades were A* with 91% of grades being awarded A*-B. In GCSE examinations, students achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.73 and an average Attainment 8 score of 75.7 with 40% of all grades being a grade 9 and 95% of students achieving 5 or more grades 9-4 including English and Maths. 72% of GCSE Maths results were graded 9-7 and 92% achieving grade 5 and above. Over 50% of A Level Maths results were graded A* with 92% graded A*-B; 59% of A Level Further Maths results were graded A* and 100% of Further A Level Maths results were graded A*-B.

What the school offers its staff

The school provides an excellent range of staff development opportunities. This is currently led by Lauren Common, Assistant Headteacher and our team of ASTs/SLEs with responsibility for teaching and learning. All staff members are encouraged to continue their personal development and undertake further qualifications if they wish.

We have a commitment to ensuring staff undertake minimal cover and wherever possible none at all. The Governing Body is committed to admitting the children of staff in line with our admissions procedures.

We fully appreciate the time and consideration which go into applying for a new job. If there is anything we can do to help you through this process, please do not hesitate to ask.

We very much look forward to receiving your application.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. Please take time to read our Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding and Child Protection policies available in the vacancy section of our website.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk

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About Dame Alice Owen's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1447 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Dame Alice Owen’s School is a mixed, partially selective secondary school with over 1,440 registered pupils and a vibrant and highly successful sixth form. Our school was founded 400 years ago by Dame Alice Owen, a remarkable philanthropist with an unusually modern vision for education. She established the first school in Islington and as demand outstripped space, it moved to its current setting in the Hertfordshire countryside. Because of its roots and its close and important relationship with the Worshipful Company of Brewers, there are 20 places each year for 11 year old students from Islington. It also offers 65 places to the highest scoring applicants who sit the entrance exam each year and a further 10 places for the most talented or able musicians who apply for a place in Year 7. The remainder of the places in an annual cohort of 200 go to siblings, local pupils on the basis of proximity to the school and to those with priority need. It is this combination of students and its truly outstanding record of achievement and added value that makes our school such a special place. It is oversubscribed by 5 applicants per place every year. Our dedicated staff, parents’ association, governing body and school (staff and student) leaders constantly appraise and re-appraise the various aspects of school life, learning and achievement so we are never complacent. Our school faces the usual challenges of all educational establishments in the public sector, and ensuring that their impact is felt least by the students is a key objective. We were delighted to be recognised as The Sunday Times Regional School of the Decade in November 2020; securing a place at Owen’s has been described as “winning the lottery” in the Good School Guide and “the golden ticket” in Tatler. Our school benefits from some of the most able students in the country. Many of our school leavers from Year 13 have offers from top universities to choose from, including on average 20 places at Oxbridge each year. Our Foundress left a number of fields in the then village of Islington to the care of the Worshipful Company of Brewers which now generate over one million pounds of additional income for the school annually, to support the school and especially the Sports Department. This creates a very special ethos and fosters the very positive staff working environment. The students and staff benefit from a number of traditions including Beer Money, staff awards and Visitation.

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