Teacher of Maths Weavers Academy, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Job description

We have high expectations that every student masters the key mathematical content relevant to their age, by ensuring that they receive the right level of support and challenge.

The mathematics teaching team is led and managed by an Assistant Principal and there are a range of TLR responsibilities for the quality of teaching and standards in Years 7-13.

New leadership in mathematics has prioritised the quality of teaching and learning and as a result, outcomes substantially improved in 2016: 68% of students achieved an A*-C grade and 73% of students made expected progress (and 30% better than expected progress). In 2017 attainment stayed broadly similar.
There is a firm foundation in place. The team now seek additional skilful practitioners with the commitment and drive to join them in their pursuit of excellence for all.

Students have four 1 hour lessons each week and follow a 5-year curriculum programme that reflects high expectations for every young person. Inclusive learning is supported by effective differentiation with appropriate challenge for all and support for learning. Depth is prioritised before breadth and the curriculum programme is designed to enable students to study fewer topics each term in order to deepen understanding. This also enables concepts to be sequenced so that methods previously learned can be connected to new learning and applied in a variety of different contexts.

Key Stage 4

Exam board: Edexcel. Qualification: Edexcel GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics

The qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers at either the foundation tier (where grades 1 – 5 are available) or higher tier (where grades 4 – 9 are available). Paper 1 is a non-calculator assessment and a calculator is allowed for Paper 2 and Paper 3. Each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long and is worth 80 marks.

Key Stage 5

Exam board: Edexcel

AS / A2 Mathematics
We teach the AS/A2 Mathematics and Further Mathematics programmes.

Essential educational requirements

Degree relevant to the subject

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status or on a programme leading to QTS with a degree relevant to the subject

Degree relevant to the subject

Essential skills and experience

1. Expertise in planning the progression of subject skills within individual and across sequences of lessons

2. Proven track record of good maths teaching including marking and assessment

3. Knowledge and understanding of the subject requirements for maths

4. Successful experience of teaching maths at Key Stage 3 and 4

5. Experience of teaching maths at KS5

6. Proven track record of delivering strong progress outcomes

7. Proven track record of strong, effective behaviour management strategies

Please see recruitment pack for full details of essential criteria

About Weavers Academy

Thank you for showing an interest in teaching at Weavers Academy. We aspire to being a school of first choice for our community, a beacon of hope and a provider of not just a ‘good’ education but a ‘world class’ one! We want our staff, students, families and governors to judge Weavers Academy to be an outstanding school. In the last few years we have significantly improved outcomes for our students and the school was judged ‘good’ by Ofsted in May 2017. We are passionate about the classroom experience. Our teachers put their ‘heart and soul’ into delivering excellence within their own teaching and assessment practice and this has driven learning, progress and personal development. This approach has been a key contributor to our success so far. We seek to recruit colleagues who are: Creative and full of enthusiasm, able to manifest professional positivity at all times. Committed to regular and ongoing CPD. Open to coaching and mentoring. Constantly striving to improve. We can offer you: A wide range of training opportunities, including across different schools within the Creative Education Trust. A chance to work within a talented and driven senior leadership team. Support through the school’s in-house joint-practice development programme. If you feel that you have the relevant experience and skills together with the professional characteristics that will be needed to drive us forward in our pursuit of excellence we would like to hear form you.

Brickhill Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 3JH
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