Mathematics Teacher, Hillingdon

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St Helen's SchoolHillingdon

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £31918 - £51080
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

St Helen’s is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Mathematics teacher to join our successful team in September 2019.  Experienced teachers and  NQTs are invited to apply.

Mathematics at St Helen’s

The Department comprises the Head of Mathematics, a second-in-department, and eight other full and part-time Mathematics specialists.

Teaching takes place in specialist, well-equipped classrooms with interactive whiteboards. Girls currently enter the Edexcel IGCSE (higher tier) but we are currently reviewing wither this is the most appropriate KS4 syllabus for our pupils.  Those in the top sets are also prepared for OCR Additional Mathematics.  IGCSE results are excellent, with over 92% achieving grades 7 and above in 2018.

The Key Stage 3 curriculum prepares girls for the rigours of the (I)GCSE course whilst offering many opportunities for enrichment.  Girls enter UKMT challenges and team competitions.  Trips to Maths in Action lectures, the Bank of England and Bletchley Park are other enrichment activities which have been offered by the Department.

A Level Mathematics is one of the most popular subject options in the Sixth Form. We follow the Edexcel course.  We also offer Further Mathematics to both AS and A Level to a small but increasing number of dedicated students.  In 2018 our Further Mathematicians achieved a 100% A Level pass rate at grade A*.

The Department has an enviable track record of successfully preparing students to apply for Mathematics courses at the most prestigious universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Teaching at St Helen’s

All teachers are expected to ensure the highest standards of teaching and learning by:

• Preparing and delivering challenging and differentiated lessons

• Setting homework in accordance with the School’s homework policy

• Marking work in accordance with the School’s marking policy

• Using all available data and information to ensure that each student is provided with an appropriate programme of study

• Having a good understanding of the schemes of work they are following and how thesef fit into the overall scheme of work for the subject they are teaching

• Keeping up to date with developments in the teaching of their subject

The teacher should have knowledge and understanding of:

• Effective learning and teaching styles

• Theory and practice of providing effectively for the individual needs of all children (e.g. classroom organisation, planning, and teaching strategies which remove barriers to learning and which stretch and challenge able, gifted and talented pupils)

• Monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting of pupils’ progress

• How assessment supports effective learning

• The need for high quality pastoral support to complement the academic experience of pupils aged 11-18

• The Legislation concerning Equality, Health & Safety, Individual Needs and Safeguarding / Child Protection

The teacher will be able to:

• Promote the School’s aims, ethos and whole school approach to learning

• Develop effective relationships with pupils, parents, staff and governors

• Create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment

• Communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a variety of audiences

• Work collaboratively with others

• Work in a fast-paced and stimulating environment

The teacher will be able to demonstrate:

• A willingness to participate in the wider life of the School

• A willingness to make a significant contribution to the School’s extensive co-curricular programme

Person specification


• A good honours degree in Mathematics or a related subject

• Experience of teaching Mathematics across the secondary age range to A Level

• Demonstrable passion for teaching Mathematics to Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

• Detailed understanding of current developments in the secondary curriculum and assessment

• A clear motivation to work with young people

• The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and boundaries with young people

• Commitment to further professional development


• A teaching qualification such as PGCE (or equivalent)

• The ability to offer a second subject, such as Physics or Computer Science 

• Evidence of further professional development

• Knowledge and experience of how ICT can be used to support learning

The successful candidate will:

• Be an exceptional classroom practitioner and inspiring teacher

• Possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

• Have excellent time management and organisational skills

• Be creative, imaginative and energetic

• Be able to motivate others

Benefits of working at St Helen’s 

• competitive salary

• membership of the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme

• access to the School’s swimming pool and fitness suite

• on-site parking and excellent public transport links

• free lunch and refreshments

• generous sick pay and maternity/paternity pay

• a beautiful working environment – the School is set in a conservation site in excess of 20 acres

• a supportive community of highly motivated students and staff

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More about St Helen's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Eastbury Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 3AS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1923 843210
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St Helen's is an independent school for girls aged 3-18. We pride ourselves on our outstanding academic record, with our students consistently achieving excellent GCSE and A Level results.

We aim to give every girl an excellent, well-balanced, academi...