Progress Coordinator/Second in Mathematics, Durham, County

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Wolsingham SchoolDurham, County

Date posted:
Start date: 06/01/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS – UPS plus TLR 2a
Contract term: Permanent

Located at the heart of Weardale, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Wolsingham School is approximately 15 minutes’ drive west of Durham. The school is set in extensive grounds, having benefited from a new building in April 2016.  School life is based on four pillars: academic excellence, a rich extra-curricular life, character and citizenship and exceptional pastoral care.

We are very proud of our Mathematics Faculty. In 2019, 77% of our students passed GCSE Mathematics; equally importantly, the Faculty is driven to teach students to think like mathematicians.  The Faculty uses the ‘Mastery Approach’ to teaching and runs a huge range of trips and activities, including the Maths Feast, MEI Lectures, Mathspolosion, a lecture this month on “A Practical Application of Fractal Mathematics” hosted by the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme and much more.  Last year, one of our Year 7 students was in the top 40 finishers in the UK-wide National Cypher Challenge. 

We are seeking to appoint a Progress Coordinator / Second in Mathematics who is passionate about teaching mathematics, is an excellent practitioner and can support the Faculty Leader and staff in running a superb department in which mathematics continues to be central to our school life.  

Our school is a busy place, with over 15 extra-curricular clubs each week, over 50 educational visits last year and a huge range of in-school activities and events.  Our staff and Leadership Team are extremely supportive and we provide excellent professional development opportunities. Our students are exceptionally well behaved; in 2018, Ofsted warmly confirmed our ‘Good’ rating saying, “Pupils are very happy at school and wear their uniform with pride.”

We are also ambitious for the future. Our new Year 7 cohort is oversubscribed and the Governors have recently resolved to join a local, high quality Multi Academy Trust so that we provide an even higher standard of education for many more years to come.   

We welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity or religion. Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met. Our school is also committed to the protection and safety of its students. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure DBS check.

To request an application pack or arrange a visit and tour of the school, please contact Mrs Jenny Linsley, our Personnel, Finance and Governance Officer, on 01388 527302, or email info@wolsinghamschool.net.  The Head Teacher, Mr Jonathan Ferstenberg, and the Faculty Lead for Mathematics, Miss Sue Parkinson, would be very happy to answer any questions you have or to meet with you and show you our school.  Applications may also be downloaded from our website.  

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date and shortlisting:  10am on Monday 21 October 2019

Interview: Wednesday 23 October 2019

**** Please Note, we only accept applications on our standard form, a copy of which is attached *****



More about Wolsingham School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: The Grammar School Building, West End, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 3DJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1388 527302
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