Lead Practitioner (Mathematics), West Berkshire

Closing date:

The Downs SchoolWest Berkshire

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Lead Practitioner (Mathematics)  

Closing Date: 25 September 2017 

Proposed Start Date: January 2018 

Salary: Leadership Scale 5-9 (R&R for the right candidate) 

Contract type: Full Time and Permanent  

Why The Downs School? 

Students are eager to learn; their behaviour and their application to learning are exemplary (Ofsted 2013). 80% of students have achieved at least the new standard pass 4 – 9 (C to above A*) in English and Mathematics (2017).  

Are you a motivated and driven Lead Practitioner who is confident in your ability to model exemplary practice and set standards across the Mathematics Faculty? Are you an established leader looking to share knowledge and expertise? Or are you an ambitious and successful Mathematics Teacher looking for the next step up?    

Working across key stages 3, 4 and 5 you will provide inspirational, innovative and motivational leadership for the improvement of teaching and learning in mathematics. This is an exciting developmental opportunity and it is anticipated that this position will develop into a school wide role, where the lead practitioner will work with leaders and teachers to support and innovate excellent practice across the curriculum.      


• Must have at least 2 years teaching experience, including A ‘Level teaching experience 

• You must have a proven track record of ‘Outstanding’ lesson observations 

• Ability to coach and motivate teachers  

The Downs School: 

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful and oversubscribed school, judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The roll is over 1200 with a well-established Sixth Form. Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’.   

The Downs School has good road links to Newbury, Reading, Didcot and Oxford – situated just 5 minutes from the A34. More information about the post and the school can be found on our web site www.thedownsschool.org or by contacting Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager on 01635 270000 or nkenyon@thedownsschool.org. Please return your applications to Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager at the above address or e-mail recruitment@thedownsschool.org   

The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the DBS and provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK.

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More about The Downs School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Compton, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 6AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1635 270000
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