A unique opportunity in a unique school
Would you like to be part of a forward-thinking, supportive school community where your professional development is a priority? St James' is an Ofsted-rated "Good" school where we are committed to the flourishing of all our staff and pupils.
The Mathematics department at St James' is welcoming, supportive and forward-thinking and under your leadership will continue to grow as one of the most successful departments in the school. We are looking for a well-qualified, dynamic leader who will help to move the department from good to exceptional, in line with our whole-school vision for curriculum and pedagogy.
This position is being offered as an Assistant Head role and would suit an ambitious colleague who is currently Head of Department. As AHT in charge of Mathematics, you will be part of the senior leadership team, contributing to whole school strategy and policy. You must be an outstanding and innovative practitioner with excellent pedagogical knowledge, experience of cutting-edge practice and the proven ability to develop others' teaching, as well as a proven track record of raising attainment and boosting progress in Mathematics. You should have a good degree in Mathematics or a closely related subject and be able to deliver exceptional lessons across all Key Stages. The ability to teach A-level is a requirement of this position.
St James' Catholic High School is a wonderful place to work for many reasons. The words staff most often use to describe us are "supportive" and "community". We are a diverse community of pupils, teachers and support staff who share a common vision inspired by the words of St John's Gospel - " I have come that they might have life and have it to the full".
We can offer you an excellent package including bespoke CPD, childcare vouchers and support from leaders who take seriously the importance of work-life balance. We value your development and will work with you to ensure that your talents are nurtured to the full, welcoming applicants from all faiths and backgrounds.
We are at an exciting time in our development - having been established by the Dominican Sisters 80 years ago, St James' is expanding by two forms of entry to become an eight form entry school by September 2019. The building project to enhance our Sixth Form provision, as well as improving our current accommodation to include a new Hall, Learning Resource Centre and Masterclass area will also be completed by this September.
The leadership team are committed to the professional and personal development of our teachers, and we actively look for ways to make sure that work-life balance is a reality.
If you are an enthusiastic, creative, well-organised professional who wants to develop your craft in a school where human flourishing is at the heart of what we do, we would love to hear from you. Visits to the school prior to application are warmly encouraged. Please contact the Headteacher's PA, Sharon McGovern on 020 8 358 2800 to arrange a visit.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.
Application deadline: Monday 22 April 2019 at noon
Interviews will take place during the week beginning Monday 29th April 2019.
We will inform you immediately if you are shortlisted. Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for interview. We reserve the right to interview applicants before the stated deadline.