Teacher of Mathematics (Fixed Term)

Bolton School Boys' Division Senior SchoolBolton

Required for September 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Mathematics Teacher to join our flourishing, dynamic department from September 2021. The successful candidate will be required to deliver the curriculum to motivated and academically strong pupils, up to A Level and Oxbridge entrance. The role is to provide maternity leave cover for one academic year.

Bolton School is a large, thriving, academically selective school, situated in an attractive, prosperous part of Bolton and with easy access to some of the nation’s finest cities and countryside. Together, the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions offer pupils single sex education in a co-educational environment – ‘the best of both worlds’.

With 2,300 students on site, Bolton School is one of the largest independent day schools in the country.  It is situated a mile or so from the town centre in a pleasant wooded campus, surrounded by 32 acres of playing fields. Serving a wide area of the North West through more than 20 coach routes, the School has for many years offered some form of fee assistance to a substantial proportion of its pupils.  At present, 1 in 6 boys have fee assistance.  The school prides itself not only on its academic tradition, but on the immense range of other activities which are vigorously pursued both in and beyond the school day.   

The Mathematics Department has a long record of success at all levels. 

At GCSE, the School enters candidates for the Edexcel IGCSE, where in 2017 71% of boys gained an A* or A grade.  For Years 10 and 11, the main course books are the Edexcel GCSE Maths Higher.  For Years 7, 8 and 9, we use the STP books 7A, 8A and 9A and the department’s own resources. The pupils access the textbooks through kerboodle using their IPADS. 

At AS/A2 we currently follow the Edexcel syllabus supported by the ‘Pearson Edexcel A Level’ series of textbooks.  The department offers both Mathematics and Further Mathematics. In 2017, 75% of boys gained an A*- B grade at A level and 100% of the Further Maths cohort gained A* to C. 

Students take part in a variety of extra-curricular Mathematics events and competitions, including the Mathematics Challenge and Olympiad.  A good number of boys go on to study mathematics at University.

All staff and boys are issued with iPads to enable access to resources and, if required, for the collection and return of work via the School’s Wi-Fi network.

The Department is housed in 8 adjacent rooms, with a large Maths staffroom on the same corridor. Within the staffroom, each member of the department has their own desk and a computer linked to the school network.  All of the rooms contain a Smart Board and projector all linked to the school network.  There are a number of software packages on the school network including Autograph, Cabri and a set of interactive excel files called the virtual textbook.  The department subscribes to the mymaths website. There is a very strong collegiate atmosphere in the department, genuine expertise in and enjoyment of the subject and commitment to the success of boys in the subject at all levels.

We hope to appoint a well-qualified graduate in Mathematics who is able to add to and complement the strengths of the department. The position may equally suit a newly qualified member of the profession, or someone with more experience; in either case the successful applicant will be a strong classroom practitioner who is able to infuse others with a love for mathematics and to inspire the outstandingly able boys as well as to nurture those far less confident in their mathematical ability. A willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School is essential, with all staff playing a part in this important aspect of the school.  

For further details, and to apply online for the position, please click on the Apply button.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 27 May 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held on Thursday 10 June 2021

Bolton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality and diversity in all aspects of employment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Check for Regulated Activity.

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