Head of Mathematics, Sevenoaks, Kent

Closing date:Expiring soon

Walthamstow Hall Senior SchoolSevenoaks, Kent

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you an inspirational and creative teacher of Mathematics? Are you excited by the opportunity to lead a thriving Department of outstanding and experienced practitioners? We offer a friendly  and collaborative environment, within a team of dedicated and talented staff, fully committed to providing a transformative education for  the young people in our care.  If you have the qualities to build on the success of this Department, we would like to hear from you.

 IGCSE, FSMQ, and A level are offered and numbers in the Sixth Form are consistently strong with three groups in both Year 12 and Year 13. The department is well-resourced and lessons are taught in four well equipped classrooms, plus a dedicated room in The Lang Centre (for Sixth Form lessons).

The person appointed will be able to lead and inspire the department, encouraging girls to enjoy and succeed in Mathematics at all levels.  He/She should have a willingness to teach Further Mathematics and to be experienced in the use of ICT as a teaching tool within the subject.  

Teachers at Walthamstow Hall get to know their students very well and foster positive working relationships with them. We aim to make the lessons interesting and enjoyable, using a range of teaching techniques, and to build confidence and resilience in the students. The staff in the department work closely together, sharing ideas and resources, and are extremely supportive of each other. 

The Department is staffed by well-qualified mathematicians who take a keen interest in current educational research and ideas are discussed at departmental meetings and INSET days. Staff are encouraged to attend relevant external CPD sessions and attend local Maths Hub meetings. There are three full-time teachers and five part-time teachers in the Department.  

The Mathematics Department has a long tradition of academic achievement with a good number of girls electing to take Mathematics and Further Mathematics in the Sixth Form and beyond.    

In the current academic year, over 40% of Year 12 pupils are taking Mathematics or Further Mathematics. We follow the OCR A level specification for Mathematics and Further Mathematics. 

We are following the Edexcel 9-1 IGCSE syllabus with the expectation that girls will take the Higher Tier. Grades have been 100% A* to C (9-4) over the last few years, with many achieving the top grades. In 2018 71% achieved grades 7-9. The most able students also take OCR FSMQ Additional Mathematics at the end of Year 11.  

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More about Walthamstow Hall Senior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3UL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1732 451334
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