April 2019 or September 2019
Kent College Pembury excels in adding value to its pupils both academically and pastorally. We are seeking to appointment an outstanding, ambitious and motivated individual, with a passion for inspiring students. The ability to teach A level is essential.
The post would suit either a newly qualified teacher or a more experienced teacher looking to work in a successful and dynamic department.
The Mathematics Department aims to provide a supportive, enjoyable and stimulating environment where students are inspired to achieve. The relevance to everyday life of the Mathematics studied in the classroom is emphasised, as well as the importance of Mathematics to many careers.
The department is committed to encouraging all girls to achieve the highest possible academic standards and a variety of teaching and learning strategies are used. We aim to promote questioning minds, inventiveness and creativity through the use of mathematical investigations, problem-solving, mathematical puzzles and logic problems. Practical and interactive activities are an important feature of lessons.
Students participate in four UK Mathematics Challenge competitions each year, including the UKMT Team Challenge. Differentiated activities are provided in all lessons and study support sessions are offered to those who need more time in consolidating their knowledge.
Students are in mixed ability sets I Year 7, then set by ability in Year 8 onwards. We have a maths mastery approach, and make sure that topics are covered in depth rather than breadth, and our assessments are rigorous, and carefully mapped out. The Foundation IGCSE is mapped out for students in Years 7-9 and all students follow the same course, so there is flexibility of movement between sets. At the end of Year 9 students sit a foundation paper which determines whether they recap the foundation topics, or continue on to higher in Years 10 and 11. Level 2 Further Maths is also offered to high achievers in Year 11.
The department is well resourced and there is an interactive Smartboard in each teaching room. In the Sixth Form, both Mathematics and Further Mathematics are available at A Level, following the Edexcel Examination Board syllabus. The courses are linear, with exams sat at the end of two years. There is no coursework.
We are delighted to welcome applications from candidates who share our core values and who are able to contribute to our continued future success. We recruit staff of the highest calibre who will inspire, support and challenge the girls, and fellow colleagues, to achieve their full potential. Whatever your role, you will benefit from a being part of a large staff community with opportunities for professional development.
We believe in rewarding our staff and offer a complete range of employee benefits including:
• Reduced school fees
• Childcare voucher scheme
• Free meals during working hours
• Free eye tests
• Subsidised Flu Vaccinations
• Free onsite parking
• On-going training and development
• Use of swimming pool and fitness suite (at allocated times)
Closing date: Monday 10 December 2018 by Midday
References will be taken up prior to interview. One of the referees should normally be the applicant’s current or most recent employer. The post requires the highest level of clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Kent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Appointees must be prepared to undergo child protection screening Child Protection and welfare are taken very seriously at Kent College, with guidelines on confidentiality and staff-pupil relationship procedures well-publicised to staff. All gaps of employment are to be accounted for and rigorously investigated. Referees are contacted to ensure the validity of the reference. Testimonials are not acceptable in place of confidential references