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Head of Mathematics

Head of Mathematics

Taunton School


  • Expired
Comparable to the national pay spine for qualified teachers
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
14 October 2017

Job overview

Taunton School is over 170 years old and is an Independent School for approximately 1000 boys and girls aged 0-18 years, with circa 300 boarders. We aim to challenge, inspire and nurture young people to succeed in a global community.  

The School has an exciting opportunity for the role of Head of Mathematics to commence from September 2018. The successful candidate will be responsible, through the Deputy Head Academic to the Headmaster, for sustaining and improving the quality of education offered to pupils. As well as teaching responsibilities, the postholder is expected to lead the Department through effective planning, communication, resource management and organisation of the curriculum.   

You will lead and inspire a large, vibrant and committed department and further enhance the Department’s already excellent reputation and results. You will also further improve the quality of teaching and learning within the Department through the sharing of resources and best practice, lesson observations, mentoring and the management of the professional development review process.  

Our School ethos is of a shared responsibility and positive contribution from all to the life and work of this busy six-day-a-week boarding and day community. This is what makes Taunton School such a thriving, energetic and well-rounded Independent School. We offer a competitive package and an outstanding educational environment in which to work.

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Taunton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The offer of employment will be subject to pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check.   

Taunton School is an equal opportunities employer and sets out to be caring and reasonable in its approach to all staff; it values its staff and has been accredited with the Investors in People gold standard.

About Taunton School

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+44 1823 703703

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Founded in 1847, we are an innovative, forward thinking co-educational, non-selective independent school set in a beautiful 56 acre campus in Somerset.

We employ over 600 staff in our school community, in a variety of teaching and support roles, many of whom work for us all year round.

Inspirational teaching can be seen and heard everywhere – from battle re-enactments in History, rockets launching in Design and Technology, to philosophical arguments and debates heard over lunch, and the sound of music rehearsals ringing from the Theatre. We instil a love for learning which stays with an individual throughout their life

We have high expectations of our highly skilled and committed staff and, in return, do everything we can to ensure they have a rewarding and fulfilling career at Taunton School.

We offer a friendly, caring and supportive working environment, underpinned by our belief that it’s essential to look after our people so that they can perform at their very best. Our Investors in People accreditation is proof that we recognise the value of our workforce and are committed to developing the skills of our staff.

We all share a love for Taunton School and a desire to do the best for our students.

Working at Taunton School

Taunton School is set in a beautiful site in arguably one of the most attractive counties in England.

Taunton is in the heart of Somerset in the South West of England and is the area’s county town and commercial centre. The town offers an enviable lifestyle, where culture, art and community are surrounded by natural landscapes and open, public spaces. The region enjoys good weather, areas of outstanding natural beauty and a wonderful coastline.

With a fine range of high quality 19th century Gothic style buildings complemented by 20th century additions, the beautiful buildings comprise vibrant modern classrooms and specialist Arts, Music and Drama spaces. The grounds are well cared for and provide a space for students and staff alike to utilise and enjoy.

Our International Middle School is based at ‘The Grange’ in the nearby village of Kingston St Mary and is a significant historical building with stunning architectural and horticultural features. It really is a home away from home.

Our School ethos is one of a shared responsibility and positive contribution from all to the life and work of this busy community.

It’s not just our students we take care of, so as well as the chance to work in an inspiring environment, with beautiful surroundings, we offer the following benefits to staff:

  • Generous Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Schemes Teaching Staff and Support Staff
  • Death in Service benefits
  • Income Protection
  • Simply Health (subsidised health plans)
  • BUPA Everyday Rewards
  • Marsh 24/7 Employee Assistance
  • Paid Compassionate leave
  • Discounted membership of Taunton School’s Sports Club
  • Discounts with local businesses
  • Access to onsite refreshment in our state of the art dining facility
  • Free onsite parking
  • Specsavers Eye-care scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Techscheme
  • Refer a Friend scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Wellbeing resources

ISI report

“The quality of pupils’ overall achievement is good, with many outstanding features. The school is very successful in preparing pupils to shape the world in the 21st century, in line with its ambitious aim. Throughout the school pupils display good, and frequently, excellent levels of understanding, knowledge and skills across all their subjects and activities. Overall, results in public examinations are good in relation to pupils’ abilities, indicating that their progress across the school is above the average for pupils of similar ability, and frequently rapid. Pupils with SEND or EAL progress well because of the support they receive.”

View Taunton School's latest ISI report     

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