Deputy Subject Co-ordinator of Mathematics, Portland

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Atlantic Academy PortlandPortland

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Start date: September/January
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + Generous TLR (£2,000 recruitment bonus)
Contract term: Permanent

Deputy Subject Co-ordinator Maths KS3 

September 2018 start

Salary - MPS/UPS + Generous TLR (as well as £2,000 recruitment and loyalty bonus) & opportunity to become a Lead Practitioner and/or Specialist Leader of Education (paid on Leadership scale) 

Apply by 18th June 2018 - September OR January start date for the right candidate

Thank you for considering Atlantic Academy Portland for your next appointment. We seek an excellent Deputy Subject Co-ordinator of Mathematics with a proven track record of results, experience in teaching in line with the mastery approach, and a commitment to the very highest of standards for themselves and their students. Early applications are encouraged.

Atlantic Academy Portland is a new Academy, and has already made great waves in transforming the education of the students of Portland, leading the way in the highest standards of education. We are looking for somebody to join our amazing journey and be proud of the substantial impact they make to the maths outcomes and aspirations for our students. Both the RSCs office and SW Director of OFSTED have provided extremely positive feedback, this is a school that will provide ambitious teachers with an exciting opportunity rarely found.

Atlantic Academy Portland offers you an unique opportunity to work in a Reception to Year 11 School where the schemes of learning are co-ordinated from Key Stage 1-4. Our Primary staff follow the Maths No Problem scheme, with children taught in line with the Mastery approach from Reception, offering secondary teachers the opportunity to work with students who have a deep understanding of mathematics, and inspire and challenge students to achieve greater depth in their understanding and curiosity. We continue the Mastery approach at secondary level, and are active members of the Jurassic Maths Hub, offering brilliant mastery related CPD opportunities for successful candidates, and reflecting our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning in every lesson.

The main focus of the Deputy Subject Co-ordinator role would be to work with primary and secondary colleagues to make sure maths is taught to a consistent ‘framework of excellence’ based on the mastery approach, in KS3, and that this builds on and complements the work of primary colleagues who use the Maths No Problem Scheme of Learning and books in KS1-2 so that transition from primary to secondary is seamless. You would take a lead role in modelling and disseminating evidence based approaches in teaching maths in KS3, supporting others across the school to become outstanding practitioners.

Working at Atlantic Academy Portland allows you the opportunity to really teach, with a strict behaviour policy, students who are exceptionally well behaved in lessons, and excellent support from SLT.

The Maths department is energetic, supportive, well organised and resourced, with for example a visualiser and mini whiteboards in every classroom. We plan lessons together in advance to ensure the highest quality lessons, and manageable teacher workload, with resources developed and shared for every lesson, allowing you to plan an outstanding lesson small tweeks, rather than starting from scratch.

All staff at Atlantic Academy share our drive to equip students with the qualifications, qualities and skills to reach their personal ambitions, working together creatively to overcome any hurdle which might otherwise disadvantage our children. We all have the highest aspirations for every student and provide exceptional education and pastoral care for each individual. We seek to appoint highly motivated, exceptional teachers and leaders. Successful candidates will have the ability to secure outstanding progress for every child.

The Academy is located in stunning buildings, having benefitted from a £20 million plus full renovation program. It is situated on the beautiful Isle of Portland, at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, in Dorset. Within easy reach of Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Poole and Bournemouth. This really is an Academy at the very heart of the community. There is also the potential for onsite accommodation be made available at a subsidised rate.The Academy is sponsored by the Aspirations Academies Trust ( and will be a member of one of their three clusters: The South Coast District, which consists of Jewell Academy Bournemouth (Primary, rated outstanding), Ocean Academy Poole (Junior, to be inspected) and Magna Academy Poole (Secondary, rated outstanding). . 

How to Apply

If you would like to take your career to a very different level then please apply through TES online as soon as possible.

For further information, please contact Natalie Bain, Subject Co-ordinator 01305 820262 for 

Closing date for applications: Monday 18th June May 2018 – 12.00pm.  Early applications appreciated

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More about Atlantic Academy Portland
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Maritime House, Southwell Business Park, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1305 820262

Atlantic Academy is a mixed, non-denominational, all-through school with nursery classes , situated in Portland, Dorset. The Academy is sponsored by the Aspirations Academies Trust and is a member of one of their three clusters: The South Coast Distr...