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Lead Practitioner - Maths

Lead Practitioner - Maths

Sandhill View Academy


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Lead Practitioner Scale 9-13 (£47,967 - £52,930)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
20 February 2018

Job overview

Post: Lead Practitioner - Maths 

Starting date: September 2018 

Salary:  Lead Practitioner Scale 9-13 (£47,967 - £52,930) 

Location:  Sandhill View Academy 

Contract type:  Full time   

Contract Term:  Permanent 

So how did your classes perform last year? If the answer is good or better, then this post could be for you.  We are seeking a strong Maths teacher who can deliver results.  It’s really that simple.  So rule yourself in…. 

You DON’T necessarily need the following: 

• A long time served in the classroom. 

• Significant leadership experience.

 • An existing TLR.  

You DO need 

• Teaching talent. 

• Drive and ambition to improve student results. 

• Evidence of how you have delivered results. 

• A personal desire to be the best. 

In return we offer:

 • A highly competitive salary open to negotiation regardless of your current salary levels.

 • A key post in a successful academy with the opportunity for further promotion and development within a growing trust. 

• A supportive working environment within a team of highly effective practitioners.

 • The opportunity to shape your own future career path in close consultation with Trust Senior Leadership.

 • A recognised share in our success.  

Sandhill View Academy is on the rise and it shows in our results. In the last four years, results have gone from 28% 5+ E&M to 53% basics L4. This year we plan to surpass national averages. Our improvement is about more than rising results. The school has transformed in the optimism of its staff and the aspirations of its students. We have particularly benefited from our close relationship with our trust partner and sponsor Southmoor Academy and an increasing proportion of our students attend The Southmoor Sixth Form. Being part of a larger organisation really gives us the ability to draw in special talent and offer more opportunities to those who join us.  

The Maths team consist of 7 specialists who have mirrored the rising of whole school results. It’s a very supportive team, which places a strong emphasis on mutual support and collaboration. They look forward to welcoming a new colleague. The Role of Lead Practitioner Maths The central purpose of this role is to raise achievement in Maths. All other aspects are negotiable with the successful candidate. We recognise that the successful candidate will have specific strengths, interests and career aspirations and we are eager to develop these when building a specific role description.  

There is no secret to our success, we simply value talent.  We recognise and reward the hard work and ability of our employees.  If you make a difference for us it will make a difference for you. 

Potential candidates are invited to visit the academy for an informal confidential chat with the Head of School Mr Carr, to arrange a visit please call Mr Carr’s P.A. Joanne Woods on 0191 5944992 ext 2032 

Please visit our website for more information 

If you require an application pack via email please email Samantha Ferry, HR Manager:  

Closing Date for receipt of applications is 9.00 am on Tuesday 20th February 2018. 

 Applications should be returned to Samantha Ferry: 

Sandhill View Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

About Sandhill View Academy

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+44 191 594 9992

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Sandhill View Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school situated in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. It has approximately 827 pupils aged 11-16. 

Sandhill View Academy was founded in 1953 and moved into a newly built school on the original site in 2002. Its modern learning facilities include a swimming pool, motor vehicle workshop, theatre and industrial kitchen. The school converted to academy status in 2015 and is supported by the Southmoor Multi Academy Trust.    


Jill Dodd  

Values and vision 

The secondary school places great emphasis on high achievement, prioritising this in the belief that it can change students' lives for the better. Pupils are encouraged to have ambition and reach for their goals. Ambition is key to the school’s vision and students are urged to never give up, but instead demonstrate determination. 

Sandhill View Academy hopes to equip its learners to flourish as successful young adults. Enrichment plays an important role at the school and students are able to choose from a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including languages, sports and crafts. The school was awarded specialist performing arts status in 2007.      

Ofsted report  

"Students with disabilities or special educational needs receive good support and make good progress. Students with hearing or visual impairments achieve particularly well and go on to achieve notable success in GCSE examinations.”   

View Sandhill View Academy’s latest Ofsted report 

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