Curriculum Area Leader - Mathematics, Barnsley

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Penistone Grammar School ALCBarnsley

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1a
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Curriculum Area Leader: Mathematics

Contract:  Full Time, Permanent 

Salary Range:  MPS/UPS + TLR 1a 

Start Date:  September 2018 

Penistone Grammar School is expanding! Due to additional demand, we will be increasing our student numbers by over 300 in the next few years; we are therefore looking for a number of passionate and innovative teachers to join our team. 

Penistone Grammar School Advanced Learning Centre is looking to recruit a Curriculum Area Leader (Mathematics), with the enthusiasm and drive to join this department, contributing to its well-established tradition of success.

Our school is ‘Good’ poised to be ‘Outstanding’ very soon. We are a vibrant, oversubscribed 11 to 18 comprehensive school with excellent GCSE results across all subjects; we are recognised as one of the highest performing schools in the region in terms of Key Stage 4 outcomes. Our A level results and destinations are equally impressive, with the school placed in the top 10% for performance (according to ALPS) and over 95% of all students gaining entrance to their university or apprenticeship of choice. 

As Curriculum Area Leader, not only will you be in a prominent middle leadership role, but you will also have the opportunity to work as an SLE and to explore fast track SLT prospects. A significant number of middle leader SLEs and SLT members work with many schools in the borough and beyond. This exciting work will continue and grow in the future, providing a fascinating dimension to your role.

Come and be part of something special: There has never been a better time to join us and to lead a vibrant, dynamic and successful mathematics department. You need to be inspirational with a clear vision of how mathematics education should be delivered. You will have the ability to navigate through the ever changing landscape of qualifications and curriculum changes whilst remaining true to the vision and values we share.

Teaching and Learning is at the heart of all we do as a department and we pride ourselves on being cutting edge practitioners. We are proud of the results our students have achieved and now strive to ensure all our learners have a deep mathematical understanding.

We are committed to professional development for all staff, regardless of role. We have an innovative staff development programme, which truly empowers teachers to take control of their own professional development through a supportive peer-coaching model. For those striving for career development, we run annual middle and senior leadership development programmes. Regardless of what point you are at in your career and whatever your aspirations may be, Penistone Grammar School can support you to achieve them.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a school where our values are at the heart of all we do and where tradition and innovation perfectly complement each other, we are the school for you.

To request an application pack or to arrange a visit, please email our Recruitment Partner, Jessica Galvin at Hays Education on 0114 217 1556 or Further information about Penistone Grammar School can be found on or

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday 21 May 2018 at 12 noon. 

Interviews will be held before 25th May.  

Penistone Grammar School ALC 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 candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

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More about Penistone Grammar School ALC
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Huddersfield Road, Penistone, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1226 762 114
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Penistone Grammar School is a co-educational secondary school located in the market town of Penistone, near Sheffield in South Yorkshire. It is a larger-than-average school, educating around 1,500 pupils aged 11-18. 

Originally founded in 1392, ...