Department Leader of Maths - generous recruitment incentive available

William Edwards SchoolEssex

Pay Range: MPR/UPR +TLR 1D = £14,030 (Fringe) generous recruitment incentive available

Position Start Date: April 2021 (or earlier)

Contract Type:  Full-time

Contract Term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a talented and ambitious Department Leader of Maths. The successful candidate will be an excellent classroom teacher who is highly motivated and has a real passion for Maths and for developing the subject and colleagues. All Department Leaders have responsibilities both within and beyond their Department and therefore the role provides outstanding professional development opportunities as well as providing an excellent opportunity for an ambitious colleague to develop their leadership skills further.

The standard of teaching throughout William Edwards School is incredibly high and the Maths Department is no different. Working to inspire a real love and interest in Maths for all students, we understand just how important a role we have to play in their future successes and what an important role the school has to support our teachers. The Maths Department has a team of highly motivated teachers, determined to achieve the highest standards for the students that they teach. You will be well supported by a Lead Practitioner and a subject specialist as your line manager. If you have energy and passion for your subject and would like to lead a dynamic, collegiate and innovative Maths team with a strong track record of success, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Why William Edwards School?

William Edwards is a large, successful, harmonious and thriving mixed 11-16 comprehensive school. Pupil outcomes across the school are historically strong. However, life at William Edwards is about so much more than just GCSE outcomes. We are proud of our national reputation for sport, the arts are extremely strong and we are proud to boast the largest Duke of Edinburgh Award cohort in the East of England. We are one of only a small number of secondary schools nationally to hold both the Artsmark Platinum and the Youth Sports Trust Gold Award for our work in these diverse fields.

Following the school’s most recent inspection in May 2019, Ofsted said that “pupils who spoke to inspectors were effusive about their experience in school” and were are delighted that our recent inspection captured our considerable strengths in teaching, pastoral care, behaviour, pupil support and curriculum. We are pleased that these 'cornerstones' of high quality education remain strong at the school.


This is an exciting time to join SWECET. 2020 has seen the Trust grow to 6 schools with the opening of the new Orsett Heath Academy which will eventually accommodate 1200 pupils. SWECET is a realistic and forward-thinking Trust which genuinely values its workforce.

In return for their dedication to achieving our vision, we offer our colleagues:

• Competitive salaries with a defined benefit pension scheme

• Personalised CPD plan supporting your professional development and career progression in an expanding Trust.

• Comprehensive training and development opportunities supported by Thurrock Teaching School

• A health and wellbeing package

• Reduced gym membership at a Trust school

• Relocation package including up to 6 months’ free accommodation

• Two week October half term

If you would like to discuss the school and the role with the Headteacher please email

South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring service.

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William Edwards School
Stifford Clays RoadGraysEssexRM16 3NJUnited Kingdom
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