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Head of Mathematics

Head of Mathematics

Manningtree High School


  • Expired
MPR/UPR + TLR 1B (£9567) R and R allowance for an exceptional candidate
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
1 September 2018
Apply by:
16 February 2018

Job overview

As Manningtree High School is working towards joining the Alpha Multi Academy Trust (MAT) in September 2018, this post may present opportunities for working collaboratively with colleagues at Colchester County High School for Girls and The Gilberd School.  Through the MAT the successful candidate may have the opportunity to develop/maintain their A level knowledge and delivery skills. 

We are seeking a dynamic, well-motivated, innovative Teacher of Maths with a proven track record of delivering outstanding teaching and achieving excellent results to head our Maths department.  

The candidate must be able to demonstrate an appetite for leadership, to inspire exceptional teaching and contribute to the strategic development of the department and the school as a whole.  He/she must also have a track record of raising attainment in Maths or of maintaining existing high levels of attainment.  

About the role

This is a hugely important role within the school and we are determined to find a candidate who feels confident and is able to lead by example; producing consistently excellent lessons is required, as is enabling excellent progress for all young people.  The desire to share your knowledge and best practice with your colleagues is an essential part of the role and assists them to shape their careers.  A leader who can listen, utilise the skills and experience of their team to deliver the best solutions.   

Key tasks

  • Have overall responsibility for progress and attainment of students in Maths. 
  • Monitor, evaluate and quality assure the effectiveness of teaching and learning within the Maths Department. 
  • Carry out the Performance Management of staff in the Maths Department, in line with school policy. 
  • Be a highly effective teacher who supports and challenges all students to achieve their full potential. 
  • Lead the team of teachers responsible for delivering Maths throughout the school. 6. Be responsible for the development and implementation of the curriculum. 
  • Present and represent the work of the team to other groups and individuals. 
  • Be responsible for planning and ordering resources for the Maths curriculum, and manage relevant systems such as examination entries  

In return, we can offer you: 

  • A community feel in a pleasant rural location only 10 miles from the centre of Colchester
  • Excellent facilities, with a recent new building and more works planned 
  • Polite and courteous students

The school holds academy status and offers an excellent induction and ongoing staff development.  Our students are well behaved and motivated and examination results are excellent.    

Ofsted 2014:  

"The school has taken very successful actions to ensure that the students are proud to be part of the school. One student stated, ‘The school cares about you.’ Students’ behaviour in and around the school is good. They feel safe. Students are very polite and courteous to one another and toward staff and visitors. The curriculum is wide in scope in a manner that enriches the lives of the students and strengthens their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Progress across the school is very good."   

At Manningtree we strive to give every student the best education to suit their needs, we have high expectations of students and staff are expected to share this commitment for our young people.   

We would be delighted to hear from you if you feel that you can make a positive contribution to our future successes.  The person appointed will enthuse, inspire and motivate students and be passionate about attainment and progress.  

We are an Equal Opportunities employer. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All postholders are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed.  

For further information or to visit the school please contact Carol Sinclair. 

Closing date 9am Friday 16th February 2018. Interviews will take place as soon as possible. 

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About Manningtree High School

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Manningtree High School is a warm and welcoming learning community. We are ambitious for our students and our staff.

The school is situated close to areas of natural beauty on the Essex/Suffolk border. We have a comprehensive intake who travel from a wide area around: we are consistently oversubscribed.

The continuous improvement of teaching and learning is important to us and we want to recruit staff who love their profession and are energised by helping young people gain knowledge and skills. Our students are well behaved and enjoy belonging to MHS. Pastoral care is a real strength.

The school was last inspected in 2018 and our ‘Good’ status was confirmed. We have continued to develop strengths in curriculum delivery, design and assessment since then.

On the 1st September 2019 Manningtree High School became a member of the Alpha Trust, joining the Gilberd School, Colchester County High School for Girls, Home Farm Primary School and the planned Trinity School in that Multi Academy Trust.

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