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Head of Mathematics Department

Woolwich Polytechnic School For GirlsGreenwich

Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls, part of the PolyMAT multi academy trust, is an all-inclusive girls’ school, the latest addition to the Trust and sister school to Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys. The two schools work in close collaboration and both adhere to the Trust’s motto of “stronger together.” All staff in the Trust have an innate passion and drive to empower and educate our students, to help them become the leaders of tomorrow. 

The Trust recognises the importance that each of its schools also has a strong individual identity and this why Woolwich Poly Girls has its own values of: Leadership, Excellence and Resilience.

Woolwich Poly Girls is a school that prides itself on staff wellbeing, innovation and research. A recent wellbeing survey showed that a resounding 98% of staff felt that WPSfGs has a supportive culture and ethos in which they flourish.

Our students strive for excellence and deepen their resilience and stoical behaviours at every step. They are driven by their teachers’ high expectations and their exceptional skills. Our thorough behaviour systems are consistently well-managed so that you no longer have to worry about low-level disruption. The relationships you can build with students, and the learning you can foster in your classroom, are remarkable.

We teach a mastery curriculum, covering fewer topics each year, and do so in real depth. Research shows that lacking vital literacy skills holds a person back at every stage of their life. That is why our dedicated staff promote a strong culture of reading and provide children with opportunities and the key to enjoying reading, as ultimately students who read for pleasure are proven to achieve greater success. This is why all our lessons start with a read now task and students are studying academically demanding texts in all subjects.

We seek a professional who is driven by self-improvement and has an intellectual approach to their own pedagogy. We want someone who is passionate about their subject, welcoming and with a lot of personality.  But most of all, we want someone who loves to see students succeed. 

We are currently looking for a dynamic, passionate and inspirational Maths teacher, who has excellent subject knowledge and is able to lead and contribute to continued improvements in progress and student attainment.  The role would suit an experienced practitioner looking for a new challenge. This is an opportunity to join an enthusiastic group of Maths teachers who enjoy working together like a family unit. 

The department works collaboratively in producing outstanding lesson resources which are effective for mastery teaching and make the most use of lesson time. We promote independence in the girls both during and out of lessons. We use online platforms such as Hegarty maths for homework which is incredibly popular within the school. The pupils enjoy coming to their maths lessons and as such, are a pleasure to teach. Our department vision is to be the best maths department in London, so we are looking for an inspirational teacher who is committed to working with the department to make that possible. 

As such, the Maths Department are seeking to appoint someone to join the team who:

• exudes passion, creativity and has a thirst for knowledge.  

• is an excellent leader and role model who can hold staff accountable to ensure all students meet or exceed their targeted grades.

• is a well-organised, proactive and innovative individual.

• is eager to engage with research and implement this in their own pedagogy. 

• has experience in teaching Maths up to KS4 and will be open to teaching KS5 as the school grows. 

• welcomes feedback and readily offers constructive support to their colleagues. 

• Engages with the extra-curricular activities we offer to our students

As a member of staff at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls we can offer you:

• Opportunities for career progression

• Excellent professional development

• A contributory pension scheme

• Opportunities to collaborate with outstanding and dynamic teaching professionals

• Access to various discounts for a small monthly fee

• An employee assistance programme

• Season ticket loans

• Finders fees for personal introductions of staff that we employ

• Excellent catering facilities

• Secure on-site parking

PolyMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction, which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

The school is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed promptly upon receipt of application. The closing date will be brought forward in the event that the post is filled.

Previous applicants need not apply

To apply please go to our website .  For further information, a confidential discussion or any other queries please contact Ms Ann Cherry, PolyMAT HR Manager at

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