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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Mathematics

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Full time hours; 37 per week. Part time Part time considered

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a talented and passionate individual to join our team as a Teacher of Maths from January 2024. You will either be an experienced practitioner with excellent pedagogical knowledge and communication skills or have the potential to develop into such a practitioner. The ability to teach across the ability range at key stages 3 and 4 is essential; the ability to teach A-level (or willingness to learn) would be an advantage), as would any experience of teaching Functional Skills.

What the school offers its staff

Hitchin Girls’ School is a high performing school, graded Outstanding by Ofsted, where we provide an exceptional experience for all of our students. We have high level provision for teaching and learning and provide the greatest level of care and support for all students and our staff.

We can offer you:

  • a secure, supportive environment with a full induction programme for all new staff

  • outstanding professional development and future career opportunities

  • a positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school

  • the chance to work with exceptionally committed colleagues who have high expectations of students

  • an active focus on staff well-being, supporting staff throughout the year with various treats/initiatives

  • access to the school’s children of staff admission rule

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 Hitchin Girls' School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1368 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01462 621300

Hitchin Girls' School is a single-sex, all-ability school in Hertfordshire serving the local community with 1,250 students on roll, including a Sixth Form of 280, and a teaching staff of 75. The school is regularly oversubscribed and students join the school from over 20 junior schools in Hitchin and the surrounding villages. In August 2011, the school converted to academy status and in June 2013 was rated by Ofsted as Outstanding.

We are part of the Hitchin Schools’ Sixth Form Consortium, providing a wide range of academic and vocational courses to more than 650 students across the 3 secondary schools in the town.

Values and culture

Hitchin Girls’ School is committed to giving every student a broad education and helping to develop their individual talents to the full, in preparation for the demands of the outside world.

Our School Improvement Plan focus for the next stage of our development is about being exceptional and providing an exceptional experience for all of our students and staff.

We seek to maintain traditional values in work and behaviour and encourage our students to develop those qualities of character which help them to make a worthwhile contribution to society. We believe that this can best be achieved with the highest expectations within a firm, yet flexible, caring environment with frequent contact and close co-operation between parents and the school.

Facilities

To support our staff and students we are adding exciting new facilities to the school. In 2014 we opened a newly built Sixth Form Centre containing classrooms and a large student study area. A new sports centre, comprising a four court sports hall, dance studio, fitness suite and classroom, opened in February 2018.

With the ever increasing demand for places at the school, Governors agreed an expansion programme which has seen an additional 45 students joining Year 7 from September 2018. To support the extra 300+ students this will bring, a new 10 classroom teaching block was completed, along with the addition of a new science lab, expanded dining facilities and a new staff car park. A virtual site tour can be found on our Virtual Open Event 2020 site.

Staff Support and Development

We offer all our staff excellent professional development opportunities and guidance, with a strong CPD programme.

We are a National Support School and the lead school in the North Hertfordshire Teaching Alliance (NHTA), which is a collaboration of primary and secondary schools in the North Hertfordshire area and beyond, sharing and developing knowledge and expertise. We offer training and support in a number of areas such as:

Professional learning and development
School to school support
National Leaders of Education (NLEs), Local Leaders of Education (LLEs) and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)
Initial teacher training via the Schools Direct programme
Research and development
Ofsted report

“The headteacher, governors and staff have very high aspirations for students. Teachers create a lively and productive learning environment in which students thrive. Students’ achievement is very high across subjects and key stages. Students make exceptionally good progress in English and Mathematics. Teaching is consistently good and often outstanding. Students learn quickly and thoroughly as well as gaining high levels of enjoyment from their studies. Students’ work is often of a very high standard. Students are enthusiastic, creative and imaginative as well as thoughtful in their work. They develop their personal and social skills very well.”

The town of Hitchin

Hitchin is a beautiful historic market town in North Hertfordshire, surrounded by lovely countryside, with a population of approximately 33,500. It has been voted in the ‘Top 10 Best Places to Live in the UK’ in The Times.

It has great transport links, being just two miles from the A1(M) and only 10 miles from the M1, and is in easy reach of London with Kings Cross station a mere 30 minutes away. There is also good access to the main rail routes to Cambridge and north to York and Scotland.

The town is great for families with lots of activities for young people and their parents to participate in including sports and activities, youth organisations, performing arts and more. Hitchin also is well known in the area as a town for foodies with virtually every cuisine represented. Hitchin Festival runs throughout the month of July with over 100 different events celebrating the artistic, cultural and community life of the town. Hitchin is home to the famous Hitchin Lavender Farm.

For more information on Hitchin check out:

http://www.hitchinherts.com/

https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/hitchin

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