Teacher of Maths, Dartford

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The Leigh UTCDartford

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About the role:  The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Maths for January/April 2019; an additional role within the department to reflect the continuing growth in student numbers since widening our intake at Key Stage 3.  This is a truly fantastic opportunity for a passionate Teacher to become part of a well established, highly collaborative and successful team as we are confident that our teaching and support teams, our facilities and most importantly our students will inspire you. 

Join us for a visit at a time to suit you and allow us to demonstrate exactly what we have on offer.   As an IB World School, applicants that have previous experience in delivering MYP and DP are of strong interest to us but please note that this criterion is not essential.  

Due to the time restraints at this time of year, we will be interviewing on a rolling basis which may be held before the closing date - we therefore encourage early applications.  Once an appointment is made, the advert will be closed.  If you would like clarification on the vacancy, please contact the Talent Team on 01634 412 240 / talent@latrust.org.uk

As part of our STEM based learning approach, problem solving and employer links are at the heart of learning. With this approach we take pride in being extremely successful in all of our maths courses that we offer, boasting outstanding results in GCSE maths, core maths, GCSE Resits, AS maths and Further maths. Our recent achievements in GCSE maths resulted in our students achieving in the top 10% nationally, with our disadvantaged students progressing more in all categories.

Being unique as one of the only centres in the county to deliver Core Maths at scale, has had a direct impact on Kent being rated 1st out of 150 local authorities for achievement in the Technical Baccalaureate at Post-16 level. Virtually all entries for this set of demanding qualifications in Kent took place at The Leigh UTC. 69% of our students received grades A-C and 14% grade A, compared to 47% and 9% nationally.

With the recent changes in GCSE and A-level, we have ensured that all our staff are sufficiently prepared, by encouraging them to attend relevant CPD related to mastery and problem solving. Our department is fully equipped with practitioners that are engaging in the most pioneering developments in mathematical teaching, and even leading professional development in Core maths to other centres. We have members of staff that are accredited PD leads for NCETM and Casio graphing calculators . Staff have also attended courses led by MEI and FMSP such as Teaching Advanced Maths, Teaching Further Maths, Teaching Statistics and GCSE Problem solving.

As a key priority, we are keen to ensure that students experience a rich mathematical curriculum. Our students regularly participate in competitions such as UKMT, Year 10 Maths Feast (FMSP), and events held by Universities such as King's College, Canterbury Christchurch, Cambridge University and UCL.

Working with us: Having opened in September 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities originally for Key Stage 4 and 5, The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curriculum, enabling students to achieve relevant work-related qualifications and transferable skills for future training or employment. 

In September 2017, following the request of the Department for Education due to our continued success, The Leigh UTC marked history by expanding its student intake to incorporate Key Stage 3 – the first UTC in the UK to do this.  Furthermore, being the first UTC to have IB World School Status has enabled us to develop strong links in Germany and Qatar. 

Recent Ofsted success!  We have recently been judged as Good with Outstanding Leadership in our first inspection since opening.  Our key successes and features that our successful candidate can be part of are as follows; 
- The promotion of pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding
- Pupils, including the disadvantaged and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, catch up from previous underachievement and make strong and often rapid progress in a range of subjects and disciplines
- Application to learning is often exemplary

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other academies in the local area. 

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.  The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: The Bridge Development, Brunel Way, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5TF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1322 626 600
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The Leigh UTC opened in 2014 and is part of Leigh Academies Trust.  Sponsors include University of Greenwich, Bluewater, Eurostar and Kenard Engineering.  The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curricu...