Teacher of Maths The Long Eaton School, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Job description

The Northworthy Trust are inviting applications for the post of Teacher of Maths based at The Long Eaton School. The successful applicant will be professional, adaptable and dedicated to delivering high quality teaching with broad experience of working across a busy Maths department. They will have strong communication skills and will be able to work well within a team, yet be able to demonstrate an ability to utilise their own initiative. They will be motivated and resilient and be able to demonstrate the skills required to engage students in their learning. The post holder will play an integral part in the contribution made by the Maths Department to whole school Learning and Teaching and will be involved in developing various programmes and projects to raise the profile and status of Maths throughout the school.

The Mathematics Department has a complement of ten specialist Mathematics teachers.

All years are taught in one of nine specialist rooms. All rooms are equipped with projectors, with some interactive whiteboards.

Teachers have access to one of three sets of classroom laptop computers, based within Maths rooms, or to a range of fully equipped ICT rooms, available for use via the school’s booking system.

The department has developed schemes of work embracing the Numeracy Strategy, whilst ensuring that all students receive a variety of teaching styles. The Mymaths books and online resources largely provides support materials through Key Stage 3. Key Stage 4 uses AQA linked materials, alongside packages such Mathswatch.

At present, students in Year 7 have 8 x 60 minute lessons and Year 8 to 11 have 7 x 60 minutes lessons of Mathematics every fortnight.

Key Stage 3
From Year 7, students are set in half-year blocks according to their Key Stage 2 result and Junior School recommendations. Termly and yearly reviews take place and some students are moved groups on a half year block. The majority of Year 7 and 8 students will experience a variety of lessons, including project work in each term, designed to enhance achievement by improving thinking skills. The pupils are set targets based on their KS2 results and follow appropriate levels of work throughout KS3. The key stage is split into 2 years, with 10 topics covered in each year, without repetition, so that pupils can master each of the topics.

Key Stage 4
GCSE Mathematics is split into groups following Foundation tier and Higher tier. The students are selected for each tier based upon their previous attainment, and progress. The groups are split into half-year blocks. The GCSE is taught over three years, to enable the students to develop their skills to read information and interpret how to apply their knowledge to problem type questions. This will be practiced throughout the course, along with regular assessments after sections of work and at the end of term.
For some students it may be more appropriate for them to develop at a slower pace, and they study the Entry Level maths in year 9, before moving onto the full GCSE in year 10.

Key Stage 5
Mathematics is a popular subject at 16+. At present students follow the AQA A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics at the school, with groups of A Level Maths and 2 groups for Further Maths.
Core Maths is currently being prepared to be taught at 16+ in the coming academic year.

Other Information
Throughout the school Special Needs provision is available to identified students and generally takes the form of in-class support.

Homework is an integral part of the Mathematics syllabus in all years. The length of homework depends on the year and ability group a student is in.

At various times during the academic year, high achieving students are entered for various National Mathematics competitions either individually or as a team. Over the years, a high level of success has been achieved.

This is an excellent opportunity for an NQT or more experienced teacher to join this innovative and growing Trust. NQTs benefit from a full programme of NQT support throughout their Induction Year and all staff enjoy the benefits of CPD. The post holder will enjoy working in a caring and supportive environment at The Long Eaton School.

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a DBS (formerly Enhanced CRB) Check, Medical Clearance and satisfactory references.

Applicants should note that the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early if there is a high volume of applications or an exceptional candidate is identified.

Essential educational requirements

– Degree in subject related course

Essential qualifications

– Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

– Knowledge of the National Curriculum and of KS3, GCSE and A Level subject related courses
– Experience of teaching KS3 and GCSE subject related courses

Employee benefits

At The Northworthy Trust we understand that schools are about people and that staff who are happy and enjoy their work are more productive. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring we provide outstanding CPD and an environment that enables exceptional staff well-being. We will support you in your personal and professional development, enabling you to contribute fully to the creative and dedicated teams of dynamic and ambitious staff you will be joining.

– Excellent opportunities for career progression
– Access to CPD
– Company Pension
– Competitive salary

About The Long Eaton School

About The Long Eaton School The Long Eaton School is a highly successful, forward thinking school, committed to developing high aspirations, a thirst for knowledge and a passion for lifelong learning shared by students and staff. Our vision statement, produced in consultation with students, parents, Governors and staff, underpins everything we believe in the way the school operates: Opening Doors to the Future through: • Care and respect for ourselves, each other and the environment. • Challenge and support for all to reach their potential. • Co-operation between school, home and community. • Consistency and fairness in our values and expectations. A High Performance Learning Culture for All All students at The Long Eaton School follow a broad and balanced curriculum, designed to promote academic excellence and develop individual talents and interests. This also includes a Personal Social Health Education programme. We aim to develop independent learners with transferable skills which can be applied across a range of school subjects and also in later life. We believe that The Long Eaton School is a school with high principles and good discipline, a learning community which encourages mutual respect and in which everyone is an achiever. At The Long Eaton School I see staff who are highly motivated and committed professionals and I see young people full of confidence and eager to learn. I also see parents who are proud of their children's achievements, proud of the school and keen to work with us to support their child's learning. The Long Eaton School is one of which every child matters, and we work hard to raise aspirations and to promote the social and moral development of our learners by setting positive examples. As an Academy, we have been able in recent years to enhance staffing and improve resources significantly, and to develop an increasingly broad curriculum. Being an Academy also gives us even more freedom in the way we set and meet challenging targets in respect of examination performance, new courses and retention into our Sixth Form. We have purpose built facilities for ICT and Photography, and unique specialist provision for Astronomy, alongside a dedicated study centre for Sixth Form students. Natalie Devine Acting Headteacher

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