Teacher of Mathematics, Kettering

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Southfield School for GirlsKettering

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Start date: 23 April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + possible TLR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Number on roll 1064 (11-18)


*A TLR may be available for the right candidate depending on experience/subject knowledge (see below)

Southfield School is an excellent girls’ school with a vibrant mixed Sixth Form. With a progress 8 score of 0.710, the school sits in the top 5% of schools in the country. The Mathematics Department year on year achieves outstanding results, well above the national average. A-Level Mathematics is a popular subject and a small group of students study Further Mathematics to A2 as well. In 2017 50% of A2 mathematics students achieved A*-B and there was a 100% pass rate.  The majority of our Sixth Form secure places at Russell Group Universities.  

This successful department is a friendly, hard-working team, committed to stimulating students’ interest and enjoyment in their studies in addition to producing outstanding examination results. In 2017 year 11 students achieved 79% 9-4 grades at GCSE, well above the national average for girls as well as above their targets. Students’ progress in mathematics is also excellent, contributing to the school’s progress 8 figure.

The last two Ofsted reports have commented that “The teaching of mathematics in the sixth form is outstanding” and that “teaching in mathematics is a strength of the school”. They also reported that inspectors were impressed by our students. They “demonstrate very positive attitudes towards their learning” and are “proud of their school and take pride in their work”. “Poor behaviour across the school is rare”. We would recommend that you come and visit us during a working day and we are confident that you would be impressed.

The school has a key focus on staff wellbeing and has numerous initiatives in place to support this. They include time for planning off-site, fitness clubs, yoga sessions and many more. These initiatives are driven by a wellbeing group made up of staff members of varied experience.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, highly motivated and innovative committed teacher. The successful candidate will be able to teach both key stages 3 & 4 with A Level teaching also available for the right candidate.  Although the vacancy is available from September 2019, we are willing to employ you from Easter 2019 if you are the right candidate. The Mathematics Department is in a very fortunate position with stable staffing and this opportunity has arisen due to increased curriculum time in Mathematics.

* The TLR may be available for a Data Specialist with experience of SIMS, target setting and data analysis. (Please contact the school for further information).

The post is suitable for an experienced teacher.

Closing date for applications is Monday 12 November 2018 at 9.00 am. 

Please apply in writing, not more than one side of A4, with your completed application form.

Southfield School

Lewis Road



NN15 6HE


t: 01536 513063 

e: ccollings@southfieldsch.co.uk

Southfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

The school is committed to Equal Opportunities in Employment.

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More about Southfield School for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Lewis Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6HE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1536 527882
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