Teacher of Mathematics, Oxford

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Rye St Antony SchoolOxford

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Start date: 1 September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: On the Rye pay scale according to qualifications and experience.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Post

The school seeks to appoint a well-qualified, talented, enthusiastic and committed teacher of  Mathematics to teach in the Senior School.  The post holder will be expected to teach pupils in Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form.  In Year 11 the school enters pupils for the Edexcel IGCSE examination with the majority aiming at the Higher Tier.  Mathematics at A Level is very popular; we follow the Edexcel specification with pupils taking Mathematics and Further Mathematics.  The post holder will have real enthusiasm for the subject, be able to inspire pupils across the age and ability range, and be up-to-date with national developments in the teaching of Mathematics.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Actively engaging pupils in their work and encouraging them to achieve their full potential and develop a love of Mathematics and a confidence in their ability in Mathematics
  • Identifying the strengths and needs of each pupil and ensuring that classwork and homework are suitably differentiated to suit each pupil’s ability and ensure her progress
  • Inspiring pupils whether they are mathematically able or whether they find mathematics challenging, thereby building pupils’ confidence in mathematics.
  • Assessing and monitoring each pupil’s work in accordance with the departmental and the whole-school assessment, tracking and target setting policies and in relation to school-based programmes and public examination programmes
  • Working supportively and pro-actively within the Mathematics team, implementing  department policies and being committed to the development of resources to facilitate teaching and learning
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of national developments in the teaching of Mathematics
  • Attending all relevant Staff Meetings, Parents’ Meetings and Departmental Meetings

Ethos and School culture

  • Promoting and supporting the School’s Catholic ethos
  • Focusing on the formation of each pupil, knowing pupils as individuals and promoting the dignity of all in the school community
  • Promoting and strengthening the School’s safeguarding culture, and ensuring the wellbeing and growth of every pupil
  • Fostering a culture of respect, responsibility and commitment
  • Being consistently encouraging, proactive and persistent
  • Being fair and consistent
  • Promoting a culture of service to others
  • Setting high expectations of good behaviour, challenging poor or disrespectful behaviour
  • Attending Masses, assemblies etc


  • Promoting the value of scholarship and a love of learning
  • Modelling engagement with learning and the development of new skills
  • Applying the national Teachers’ Standards:

       - Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

       -  Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils

       -  Demonstrate excellent subject and curriculum knowledge

       -  Plan and teach well-structured lessons

       -  Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils

       -  Make accurate and productive use of assessment

  • Carrying out the assessment, recording and reporting of pupils’ work as outlined in the School and department’s procedures, providing information on pupil progress at other times as required. 
  • Providing constructive, individual feedback and target setting.
  • Using the baseline and tracking data held on pupils to inform teaching and pupil support.
  • Communicating with parents when there are concerns or successes, ensuring the HoD and relevant Head of Section are aware.
  • Supporting the running and effectiveness of external and internal assessment, setting, invigilating and marking assessment as directed. 
  • Participating in the development of the department, including the production of schemes of work, resources and the implementation of departmental policies.

Professionalism and wider responsibilities

  • Demonstrating consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct
  • Showing a strong commitment to pastoral care and developing skills to best provide this
  • Supporting the work of the School, and where there are concerns or suggestions for improvement feed these back to SLT/EMT or HoDs
  • Being mindful of the need to promote a positive working environment in all communications including social media postings
  • Making productive use of the Schools’ performance management programme, to support ongoing professional development
  • Participating in the School’s Activities programme, running clubs, community service opportunities etc
  • Supporting the marketing of the School, assisting wherever possible with the recruitment and retention of pupils
  • Being available in non-teaching time to provide cover when necessary (This will be distributed as fairly as possible and will take into account the needs of pupils and staff.)
  • Undertaking, as part of a rota, supervision duties such as break, lunch and library supervision, or other necessary duties as allocated by the Deputy Head
  • Undertaking tutor/auxiliary tutor/head of house duties as required
  • Supporting the competitive house system by attendance at events and meetings and assisting the relevant Head of House
  • Maintaining high standards of attendance and punctuality (reporting necessary unexpected absence in line with processes in the Staff Handbook)
  • Attending and participate in events such as Open Days, St Antony’s Day and Prizegiving
  • Attending staff and department meetings

Person specification

Please see full Job Description.

Pay and benefits

Salary will be on the Rye Scale, according to experience.

All teachers are invited to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

All salaried staff, full or part-time, are entitled to a fee remission, 50% for full-time staff and pro rata for part-time staff. 

Staff benefit from membership of Westfield Health's health cash plan.

How to apply

Applications (application form, accompanying letter and full curriculum vitae with contact details for two referees) should be addressed to the Headmistress, Mrs Sarah Ryan, and sent by email to the Human Resources Manager, Ms Ellen Phelips (ephelips@ryestantony.co.uk ; 01865 229227) or a hard copy can be posted to her at Rye St Antony, Pullen’s Lane, Oxford OX3 0BY.

For an application form, please contact Ellen Phelips (ephelips@ryestantony.co.uk ) or visit the Staff Vacancies page on the school website.  Applications will be accepted only from candidates who have completed the application form in full. 

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 12 November 2019, and interviews will be held on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.  

More about Rye St Antony School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Pullens Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1865 762 802
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