King’s College London Mathematics School (KCLMS) is for highly motivated students aged 16-19 with a particular aptitude and enthusiasm for mathematics. The Head Teacher is seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational teacher and leader to work alongside them and play a central role in realising the vision and ambitions for the school. The Assistant Head will hold direct accountability for the quality of learning, teaching and assessment across the school, and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, will share accountability for the effective operation and overall performance of the school.
The Assistant Head will lead on all aspects of learning, teaching and assessment, including on the professional development of all teaching staff and on the quality assurance of their work in this key area of the school. They will ensure the school’s continued emphasis on developing outstanding teachers as well as outstanding models for learning, teaching and assessment in a curriculum focused on the mathematical sciences and targeted to high-attaining students aged 16-19. They will be instrumental in initial teacher training including of unqualified and newly qualified teachers, and in the continuous professional development of all teachers, regardless of their levels of experience. They will support the school’s outreach programme by sharing externally those ideas that have been most effective and will also play a significant role in recruiting staff, in student admissions, and in the long-term development of the school’s alumni network.
The successful candidate will have strong academic credentials and a proven record of outstanding teaching in mathematics, physics, computer science or economics. A vital qualification will be that they share the vision of the school to help young people with a particular aptitude for mathematics find challenge and excitement in a curriculum that fosters intellectual growth and curiosity.
The post would suit someone who has leadership experience, perhaps as a head of department, and who is looking for a substantial and challenging role as a senior leader.
King’s College London Mathematics School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure through the DBS.