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Mathematics KS5 Coordinator

Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical SchoolMedway

We are seeking to appoint an experienced KS5 Teacher of Mathematics for September 2021, who can deliver high quality learning opportunities for our students in Maths. The Mathematics Department is one of the strongest in the school. Academic performance at all levels is excellent and continues to set new records.

The Department is housed in its own suite of 11 purpose built teaching rooms with Promethean Interactive Whiteboards available in each classroom and used extensively both in lessons and to support independent study. There is a study room which is used extensively by the Sixth From students and a staff room for the Mathematics teachers. The Mathematics block was opened in October 2019 and provides an exceptional working environment with easy access to IT facilities. There are ten full-time and two part-time well qualified, hard working and dedicated teachers. Teaching colleagues give freely of their time over and above their contractual commitment and are determined to ensure every student enjoys success in the subject.

Both Mathematics and Further Mathematics are offered at GCSE. Mathematics is increasingly very popular in the Sixth Form with about 65% of the students studying the subject. In Year 12 there are 137 students who study A Level Mathematics, 26 of whom also study A Level Further Mathematics. In Year 13, 111 students study A Level Mathematics, 20 of whom also study A Level Further Mathematics. The main reasons for the popularity of the subject at A Level is the enjoyment the students gain from their studies in Mathematics and their learning experiences at all key stages. Also the exceptional results at GCSE and A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics continue to attract candidates to study at the school.

Working at Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School:  Ofsted awarded the school an outstanding grade in every category in our most recent inspection, commenting that, “students thrive within its distinctive ethos, enabling them to succeed academically and to develop into confident, well-rounded individuals who are prepared extremely well for their future lives.”

The School has recently been designated one of the first 100 National Teaching Schools, has achieved a Medway Council Gold Award in recognition of excellence in its provision of CPD and is a National Support School. 

If you are interested in working with bright, talented pupils, we’d love to hear from you.

Being a part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have one further secondary academy in the development phase, due to open in September 2021.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.   

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.​​​​​​​

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust. 

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust. 

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19:  Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months.  This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments.  Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary.  If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team -

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.  Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged.    

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