Mathematics Teacher, Wandsworth

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Southfields AcademyWandsworth

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Who we are:

We are a unique mathematics department with a strong emphasis on teacher development and support.  All teachers observe each other within the department and meetings are frequently based on the growth of excellent pedagogy. With a senior leader, the Head Teacher and Principal teaching mathematics and a Lead Practitioner who takes responsibility for teacher development and supports teaching across the department; we are an extremely well supported and autonomous team.  We pride ourselves on excellent practice to support student development. Our philosophy is that mathematics can and should be enjoyed by all children. Recent changes have included moving to mixed ability at years 7 and 8 and writing our own ‘mastery’ SOW. We are currently one of the lead schools in the borough for the development of teaching for mastery. We regularly host visits from other schools to observe the amazing work we have been producing and we were the subject of a recent NCETM article about how we are using collaborative planning to drive the success of our mastery programme ( The mathematics department have consistently been amongst the top schools in the borough for progress since the P8 measure was introduced (+0.61 in 2018). Our A-Level results have also been consistently excellent with 50% A*-A and 81% A*-B in A-Level Maths and 54% A*-A and 77% A*-B in A-Level Further Maths in 2018.

Southfields Academy is a thriving non-selective secondary academy located in south west London. It has recently undergone complete redevelopment and benefits from the cutting edge in sporting facilities, art, design & vocational technology facilities, spacious and bright communal areas and classrooms. All of which are equipped with the latest technology and designed by our staff and students to ensure their fitness for purpose to educate the children of today and future-proofed for the children of tomorrow.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a motivated and inspiring teacher to deliver mathematics to students of all abilities across Years 7 - 13. Candidates will need excellent planning skills, good classroom management and be able to deliver in a variety of teaching and learning styles. This post would suit an N.Q.T or experienced teacher. Experience of teaching A-Level desirable but not essential. We are mostly looking for a like-minded candidate whose philosophy of education is based on developing mathematical thinking and who is prepared to deliver this to students from a wide range of backgrounds.

The Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability or age. All applicants are considered on the basis of their merits and abilities for the job. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The Academy will only accept applications directly from candidates themselves.

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume you were unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Please note that we reserve the right to close this post early, should we receive a high volume of applications.

Job location

More about Southfields Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 333 Merton Road, Wandsworth, London, SW18 5JU, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 8875 2600
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Who we are

Southfields Academy is a stand-alone converter academy situated in South West London on the Southfields - Earlsfield border.  The Academy is the modern incarnation of Southfields School which was founded in 1949. The school was founde...