Lead Practitioner of Mathematics, Bermondsey

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Compass School SouthwarkBermondsey

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

Lead Practitioner of Mathematics 

Responsible to: Vice Principal 

Start date: September 2019 

Hours: Full Time

Salary: Competitive

Closing date: Thursday 25th April, 2019

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

We are seeking to appoint a Lead Practitioner of Mathematics who will play a key role in driving progress across our Mathematics Faculty, as well as developing teaching and learning across the whole school. This is an opportunity for an outstanding Mathematics teacher who would like to utilise and further develop their leadership of teaching and learning beyond their subject.


The Lead Practitioner of Mathematics will be directly responsible for teaching and learning in the Mathematics faculty and will be line-managed by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. They will have a specific responsibility for curriculum development, pedagogy and the effectiveness of teaching and learning in the classroom. They will also work closely with the members of the school’s leadership team who hold responsibility for teaching and learning and the other Lead Practitioners in the school. 

Lead Practitioner responsibilities

  • Provide strong leadership in Mathematics and directly line manage staff as required.
  • Lead and develop high quality pedagogy throughout the department.
  • Communicate to the departmental team what constitutes ‘outstanding’ in your subject area.
  • Identify high quality assessment for learning practice and ensure this is shared more widely.
  • Set and establish new and innovative working practices across the department, using evidence-based research where appropriate to support new ideas.
  • Make links with local schools including the City of London Academies and Primary feeders to identify, develop and share best practice.
  • Lead and deliver INSET within department and across the school.
  • Mentor NQTs and new teachers to the school as required.
  • Where appropriate, coach all colleagues in your subject area and around the school, to support their development.
  • Build effective working relationships within your curriculum subject area, and share good practice across other departments.
  • Contribute to the quality assurance of teaching and learning across the whole school.

Compass Team responsibilities

We expect all members of the Compass School staff team to work together to:

  • Work towards and support the school's vision and objectives outlined in the school's development plan.
  • Actively foster the ethos and values of the school.
  • Build an expectation of high achievement for all.
  • Support the pastoral care of students.
  • Help to create the best environment to promote and secure the achievement of students and staff.
  • Have a sense of corporate responsibility for the outcomes of students at Compass School Southwark.
  • Build an exceptional understanding of what outstanding provision looks like in their subject.
  • Comply with and support at all times the school’s policies and procedures on safeguarding of students.
  • Contribute to the school’s programme of enrichment activities.
  • Work with the school’s Health & Safety Policy to ensure a safe working environment for all.
  • Maintain high professional standards of attendance, punctuality, appearance and conduct.
  • Uphold and enhance the school’s reputation by ensure positive, courteous relations with students, parents, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Engage actively in CPD for self and colleagues.
  • Be willing to go above and beyond expected levels of commitment to ensure the success of the school.
  • Manage budget in line with areas of responsibility.
  • Be proactive in ensuring appropriate allocation of resources, and evaluate against outcomes.
  • Undertake other reasonable duties related to the role as required from time to time.


  • Lead by example, providing inspiration and motivation and embody for the staff, students, governors, parents and the wider community, the vision, purpose and leadership of the school.
  • Take part in activities to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning within the school, proactively engaging with peer observations and focus upon the raising and maintaining of standards and expectations.
  • Fulfilling leadership responsibilities wherever necessary in the school.
  • Provide leadership that secures the delivery of high standards and attainment for all students and be responsible for the organisation, management and control of your classes.
  • Monitor, evaluate and intervene to ensure all students are working towards making expected progress.
  • Encourage interaction and teamwork within and between departments, sharing ideas and new initiatives identifying new ways of teaching your subject area and contributing to wider CPD opportunities.
  • Challenge staff under-performance at all levels and ensure corrective action and follow up.
  • Plan, chair and organise meetings as appropriate and as scheduled. 
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties and specific school-wide tasks as directed by the Principal.

Job location

More about Compass School Southwark
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Drummond Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2BT, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 203 542 6506
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