Assistant Head of Maths (Key Stage 3 Leader), Wolverhampton

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Smestow SchoolWolverhampton
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (£23,720-£39,406) plus TLR2b (£4,500)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

An exceptional opportunity for a talented teacher/leader to join our school as we strive to become outstanding, supported by our sponsors, the University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust.

Smestow School is a vibrant, successful and happy school in Castlecroft, Wolverhampton. We have high expectations and are very ambitious for our staff and students and we are currently seeking to appoint a like-minded person to the position of Assistant Head of  Maths, taking the lead across Key Stage 3. We are in the prestigious position of belonging to the University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust and therefore have strong links with the University which brings fantastic opportunities for staff and students.

Our school has recently appointed new leadership and has begun its journey to become outstanding. We are passionate about providing a first-class education for our students, which means ensuring both academic success at GCSE and A Level whilst also developing students’ personal skills and providing a wide range of opportunities outside of the classroom. We have 900 students on role and are looking to expand in the future, with ambitions of becoming the first choice for secondary education across the area. We pride ourselves on our strong tradition of being a community school who hold values of Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Resilience, Determination and Enthusiasm as hugely important.

If you are seeking a new challenge in an organisation which is committed to “Striving for Excellence”, which values and respects staff and invests heavily in professional development for them then please apply to join us at Team Smestow!

Summary of Role:

• To be a driven, ambitious and highly effective leader within the Maths Department and school

To fulfil the Professional Standards for Teacher, by teaching Maths across KS3 and 4, with the opportunity for KS5 teaching as appropriate.

• To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher and as a Form Tutor including the personal development dimension

• To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential, including creating an excellent climate for learning.


Suitably qualified and experienced person (see job description) with ambition and commitment to make a difference in a vibrant and happy school.


Suitably qualified and experienced person see Personal Specification.


Bespoke leadership CPD to succeed within this role and to develop your skills towards future leadership opportunities.  A strong professional support network of dedicated and ambitious individuals.  Funded Masters Degree study through the University of Wolverhampton.  Bespoke CPD for the role and the opportunity to engage in development towards future career ambitions (eg subject leadership, T&L leadership according to the candidates requirements).

The University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to satisfactory references which will be requested prior to the interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications is: Monday 25th February 2019 at 9.00am

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 27th February 2019

For more information about our school please see our website ( or contact Hayley McGee (01902 539500) to arrange a visit.

More about Smestow School
Address: Windmill Crescent, Castlecroft, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV3 8HU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1902 539500