Do you want to be part of a team that transform the lives of young people?
As a new all-through school, Goresbrook School is attempting to do the seemingly impossible; ensure all young people, regardless of background, have the real option to succeed at a top university. Goresbrook School is an exciting new school that opened in 2016. Tenacious in approach, our team are committed to transforming the lives of students and do so through unwavering belief, positivity, creativity, hardwork and collaboration. Many of us are TeachFirst Ambassadors but regardless of our how we came into the profession, we are all determined to leave a lasting legacy.
Teaching is an art form. It requires an unrelenting dedication to refining your craft. This is at the core of everything we do at Goresbrook. For this reason, it is a very special place to work. All of us are passionate about growing (getting better at what we do through careful reflection and deep thought). All of us are committed to working as a team (we know that far more can be achieved through working together). We each have an unrelenting belief that the stubborn link between poverty and academic achievement can be overcome through the creation of an exceptional school.
In the Maths department, we focus on developing mastery. Carefully planned interleaving and frequent opportunities for discussing mathematics in class mean that Goresbrook students are confident mathematicians. Our students are impressive. They can articulate the underlying mathematical concepts and apply these to new and varied problems. Our students work with purpose and seize every opportunity to further their mathematical understanding. We place a lot of importance on joint planning, with time built into our timetables to make sure that best practice is shared across the department and our lessons are of the highest standards. As a result, students make excellent progress in Maths. If you believe in depth before breath, in students not bureaucracy, in teaching for mathematical understanding and not simply imparting processes, then we would love to hear from you.
As the Assistant Subject Lead for Maths, you will work closely with the Head of Department to enact the vision for Maths at Goresbrook. We place great importance on collaboration and would expect you to play a prominent role in further developing the department. We expect you to lead with integrity and be enthused by the opportunity to develop a rigorous and enriching curriculum particularly as we begin to plan for KS4. While the exact nature of the responsibilities will be discussed and decided upon appointment, we would provide you with a high level of autonomy and the freedom to make a lasting difference.
What we offer:
- Clear purpose. We are all here to make a real difference to students lives
- Lots of opportunities to observe others and receive feedback. We have an open door policy and place Teaching and Learning at the centre of what we do. We never grade lessons and all feedback is developmental
- An environment in which student behaviour is exemplary. Teachers can teach and students can learn
- Curriculums that are designed in order for pupils to achieve mastery of both content and skills. We have a strong focus on core knowledge and use cutting-edge insights from cognitive science and educational research to ensure that content is retained over time
- Joint planning time on Wednesday afternoons for core subjects
- Year groups of 120 students. We are a small school and pride ourselves on knowing our students
- Very minimum of two hours curriculum time for each subject area allowing teachers to know students next steps
- Weekly in-school CPD, including a tailored NQT programme
- External CPD programmes, including NPQML and NPQSL
- Opportunities for promotion and development
We currently have 240 students, years 7 and 8. In September 2018, we will have 360 pupils. We will continue to grow each year until we are at full capacity, 720 students including our Sixth Form. Whether you are an outstanding experienced teacher looking for a new challenge, or trainee teacher seeking your first role, you will play a key part in the School’s development. You could play a part in leading and shaping the vision and future of our school for many years to come.
If you align with our vision, values, and are committed to ensuring that ‘disadvantaged’ does not dictate educational outcomes, then you will greatly enjoy working at Goresbrook.
United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.
For more information
For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact:
How to apply: Click apply or email Dorcas.Ologunde@goresbrookschool.org.uk to help with your enquiry.
Required from September 2018.