Teacher of Mathematics, Southwark

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Bacon’s CollegeSouthwark

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Start date: September 2019 (or earlier if available)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Teacher Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Bacon’s College was established in the Surrey Docks peninsula in Rotherhithe, South East London in 1991 as a City Technology College, becoming an academy in 2007 and joined the United Learning Trust in 2018. Bacon’s has long been an important part of the fabric of the local community in south east London and has served the community in its various forms for over three hundred years. We are proud of that history and contribution and of the way the College has evolved and adapted to meet the needs of its young people.

Bacon’s is a thriving community that is welcoming of students of all faiths and those of none. Staff and students value the distinctive nature of its Christian ethos to which every member of its community contributes. It celebrates the differences that define it as well as the common humanity that unites all its members. The value system and ethos of Bacon’s is inclusive of all within a strong Christian ethos, characterised by the quality and openness of the positive relationships between students, staff and the wider community. These are foregrounded in our lessons but also in our extra-curricular offer, ranging from sport and debating to charity work and peer mediation.

Today, Bacon’s sits in modern and well-equipped facilities in an area that is rapidly changing and growing. We are fortunate to offer fantastic media and IT facilities and excellent sporting provision. Learning is at the heart of everything we do and we have the highest aspirations for our students, determined that they can achieve and overcome any barriers that may lie in their path. A significant proportion of our students go on to university each year and a culture of aspiration and achievement is evident.

Bacon’s is embarking on a rapid improvement journey and many of the elements are already in place to make it a fantastic place to work and make an impact.

The role

We are seeking a Teacher of Mathematics to join a hard-working, dynamic, and proficient team of teachers at Bacon’s College. The department have had successful outcomes well above the national average for GCSE Grade 4+ at 77% and Grade 5+ at 51% in 2018, and have the drive and determination to improve further. Sixth form teaching is good and we offer both A Level Mathematics and A Level Further Mathematics. We want pupils to achieve their full potential and, in this role, if appointed, we would want you to teach highly challenging material and prepare students to successfully move on to the next phase of their learning journey (e.g. from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4). The role will entail being able to carry out the professional duties of a Mathematics Teacher, (as specified in the Teachers' Standards 2011), and in accordance with advice given by United Learning Trust (ULT) and any directions which may reasonably be given to you by your Curriculum Leader or the leadership of the College.

About You

If successful, you should be a member of the College that enjoys working with young people and is able to inspire, challenge and motivate students. Having enthusiasm, commitment and a degree of flexibility will enable you to flourish in this department and school. We require you to be willing to model the values and vision of the College and always consider the safeguarding of children and young people.

United Learning

Bacon’s College joined United Learning in Spring 2018, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.


HR Administrator, Valeria Garcia: v.garcia@baconsollege.co.uk

For more information

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Val Oughton, v.oughton@baconscollege.co.uk
Address: Timber Pond Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 6AT
Telephone: 020 7237 1928

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following link https://www.baconscollege.co.uk/about-us/vacancies/

Where teaching is better shared

United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

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More about Bacon’s College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Timber Pond Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 6AT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7237 1928