Teacher of Maths

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College, Swindon, Wiltshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Mathematics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £24,372 to £35,971

Job summary

About the opportunity:

The Maths Faculty is seeking an inspirational and engaging teacher who has a passion and commitment for teaching and learning. The successful candidate will be required to teach across all abilities and age groups.

Our focus is being active and creative in lessons, where students grow in confidence and learn to take risks, under the encouragement and support from the teacher in class. The successful candidate will be passionate about seeing students make significant progress and develop a love of learning mathematics.

GCSE results have risen year on year with 80% of students achieving grades 9-4 and 33% achieving 9-7 in 2019. Both Maths and Further Maths are very popular subjects in the Sixth Form, over 75% of students in the sixth form are currently studying a Level 3 Maths qualification.

A comprehensive programme of support and training will be made available to the successful applicant. Any NQT appointed will be supported with a reduced timetable, a mentor and a strong commitment to his/her professional development.

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College is committed to ‘Inspiring learners for their future’. We are an ambitious 11-18 school with 1590 students, 185 of which are Sixth Form. The school lies just south of the M4 between junctions 15 & 16, and within easy travelling distance of Bath, Bristol and Reading.

The successful candidate will be:

A dynamic, inspirational and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with high expectations in your own classroom.
Fully committed to learning, high quality teaching and raising standards of all students.
Passionate about your subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.
Committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.
Able to recognise opportunities and face challenges, whilst maintaining your sense of humour and care for young people.
Capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working.
A role model for our students and staff.

We Can Offer You:

A good school and a highly supportive Senior Leadership Team.
An opportunity to develop your leadership skills with an eye towards further leadership.
A well-resourced, hard-working and supportive team.
Excellent care and support for all staff.
Comprehensive induction and on-going opportunities for Professional Development.
A positive and stimulating learning environment which values the contribution of all staff.
Enthusiastic students, willing to learn.

Why Work With Us:

The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.

TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values, while ensuring that fun and happiness are a key attribute of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.

TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential qualifications

Assessed as a good or outstanding teacher
Relevant specialist qualifications and experience in your subject specialism
Evidence of continuing professional development

Essential skills and experience

Thorough knowledge and understanding of the curriculum requirements and developments within your subject specialism
Secure knowledge and understanding of a range of assessment for learning strategies
Secure knowledge and understanding of how to make effective personalised provision for all pupils, including those for whom English is an additional language and pupils who have special educational needs
Ability to use assessment to raise standards of achievement
Ability to teach any of the noted: KS3, KS4, KS5
Work closely with leadership team taking a leading role in developing, implementing and evaluating policies and practice
Ability to motivate pupils and colleagues to recognise and respond to the diverse needs of learners

Employee benefits


We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)
Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)
Cashback healthcare plan (P)
Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)
Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)
Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)
Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1542 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College website (opens in a new window)
Contact email admin@ridgewayschool.com

School location

Inverary Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9DJ