Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 January 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    25 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Main/Upper Pay Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to recruit a talented and enthusiastic Teacher of Maths to join our successful and welcoming school. Applications are encouraged from ECTs as well as experienced teachers.

The successful candidate will:

  • be a well-motivated practitioner, keen to show their enthusiasm for Mathematics
  • contribute to the development of the department as part of a dedicated team of teachers
  • have the ability to form positive and trusting relationships with students based on consistency, firm boundaries and making learning exciting and challenging
  • have a professional attitude that is open to innovative ways of working
  • be committed to working in partnership with the Maths team and a range of other staff
  • be flexible and adaptable when faced with challenges

What the school offers its staff

In return you will:

  • experience a caring, positive ethos that prioritises staff wellbeing and recognition
  • be empowered to work with ambitious, dedicated, capable staff who are deeply committed to develop the whole child
  • experience working with children who enjoy being at school, behave exceptionally and have excellent attitudes to leaning
  • work in a professional, stimulating, and collaborative working environment
  • experience outstanding professional development and support to grow and develop as a teacher

Mathematics and Further Mathematics are very popular and successful A level courses and we also offer the Level 3 Core Maths qualification. In September, we are excited to introduce A-Level Statistics to our offer at KS5. At KS4 we offer GCSE Statistics and Level 2 Further Maths which are also popular options. The department are committed to a teaching for mastery approach and are a team that collaborate well together. The Mathematics department offer a range of extra-curricular events, challenges and trips including: UKMT Maths Challenges, a maths ambassadors programme, Maths Inspiration trips and many other events and courses; all designed to enable students to thrive in and out of the Maths classroom. The department has 10 specialist teaching rooms each equipped with interactive whiteboards and a range of mathematics teaching software. The Faculty also includes the Computer Science department. There is also easy access to PC suites for all teaching groups.

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful, oversubscribed and popular school serving the Downs area of West Berkshire. The roll is over 1300 with a well-established sixth form. Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’


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About The Downs School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1316 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
dsampson@tds.school
Phone number
01635270022

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful, oversubscribed and popular school serving the Downs area of West Berkshire. The roll is nearly 1300 with a well-established sixth form. Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’.

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