Teacher of Mathematics (maternity cover), Whitworth

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Whitworth Community High SchoolWhitworth

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Mainscale/UPS
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Whitworth Community High School




OL12 8TS

Tel 01706 343218

Age Range: 11-16.  School size: Group 5. 646 on roll.

Teacher of Mathematics : An excellent opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join a ‘Good’ school.

Maternity Cover : Spring and Summer Term (1st January to 31st August 2019) in the first instance 

Starting Salary Range: Mainscale/UPS 

Required: January 2019 to August 2019

Whitworth Community High School is an oversubscribed, successful community high school in a beautiful Pennine location, with ambitions to become outstanding.   We are looking for an excellent teacher of mathematics, to cover maternity leave and to build on current strengths; working alongside colleagues to improve classroom practice and raise aspirations, and thus improve student progress and outcomes, enjoyment and engagement within maths.

The successful applicant for this role will be a mathematics specialist; a passionate advocate for high quality teaching and learning; imaginative, dynamic and energetic, and an excellent communicator committed to enhancing the life chances of our young people. This is an ideal opportunity for either a more experienced candidate or for an NQT. We have a high quality NQT programme, and excellent opportunities for professional development and career progression.

This is an exciting time to join our school.  In February 2018 we were delighted that our Ofsted Section 8 inspection team recognised that we have 'maintained the good quality of education' since the last inspection in December 2014, and have continued to improve.  Ofsted recognise our 'relentless drive’ to embed a culture of high aspirations and expectations throughout the school, and our caring environment where 'pupils learn well, feel listened to and are safe.' They note ‘Attainment has also risen considerably’ because leaders set ‘challenging and aspirational targets’ for pupils, teachers have ‘strong subject knowledge’ and thus ‘The progress of current pupils across year groups is good’.  

We are looking for a colleague who can demonstrate:

· excellent teaching skills;

· the ability to inspire and enthuse students;

· practical strategies and an understanding of how students make progress;

· the ambition and drive to ensure all students achieve their potential.

We offer the right candidate :

· a successful small school with a strong reputation, a caring ethos,  a culture of respect and a commitment to ‘Climbing Higher’

· fantastic students who are proud of their school

· a strong leadership team who are committed to moving the school forward and to the professional development of our staff, and who are mindful of staff well being

· knowledgeable, forward looking and friendly colleagues who are ambitious for our school

· excellent facilities and resources, including fitness suite and recording studio available for staff

We would love you to see our school in action – to be part of the teaching and learning experience; to observe the excellent relationships between staff and students which characterise the atmosphere in school; to see the impact of our respect agenda. Everyone who visits Whitworth Community High School is impressed by the warmth of welcome, the behaviour of students and the clarity of our aspiration for the future.  If possible, visit our school in advance of the closing date by contacting Mrs Yvette Ellis on 01706 343218 or via email recruitment@whitworth.lancs.sch.uk

Whitworth Community High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure (DBS).

You can download the documentation for this post online at www.lancashire.gov.uk/vacancies, and directly from the school website www.wchs.co  where you can obtain additional information regarding the post.  Please note CVs are not accepted.

Closing Date:            16th October 2018 – 12 Noon

Interview Date:       18th October 2018

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More about Whitworth Community High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hall Fold, Whitworth, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 8TS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1706 343218
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