Director of Maths, Walsall, West Midlands

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Barr Beacon SchoolWalsall, West Midlands

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 1B £11251
Contract term: Permanent


We understand what it’s like to move job whilst you still have your own exam groups. Therefore, we would support you commencing the role following this Summer GCSE maths examinations. Starting after the examination period but before the end of the Summer break would allow you to make a seamless transition before the current Director retires at the end of the year.

“There should be no such thing as boring mathematics.” - Edsger Dijkstra

We know our new Director of Maths will already love teaching their subject.

We know our new Director of Maths will be itching to take the reins of a committed team of mathematicians who are all proud to be geeks.

We know our new Director of Maths will be eager to identify what’s already outstanding about our maths provision but will be looking forward to putting their own stamp on things.

If you’re still reading this, could our new Director of Maths be you?

Maths is a high performing subject at our school but we know you can take it to new heights. You will take a strategic overview, recognising existing strengths before putting your own plans into action. You will have a team of postholders and leaders-in-the-making who you will empower to carry out your plans. You will be an expert communicator – but you will also know when it’s time to stop talking about things and just get them done.

We have a plethora of professional development opportunities which will enable you to get the best out of everyone – including yourself. For instance, if you want to take a Masters degree (delivered on our school site by the University of Worcester) we will fully fund it. Our CPD is nationally-renowned and we have a track-record of exceptional Middle and Senior Leadership training. 

But what about us?

As you’re probably gathered by now, we like to say it like it is. Our systems and policies are designed to cut out all the boring bits. We don’t do anything that wastes staff time, because it’s so precious. This extends to everything, including data (we collect the bare minimum), marking (we only do what we have to and staff mark however they like) and planning (no lesson plans, ever).

Parents love what we do. It’s why we’re so oversubscribed, with 4 times the amount of applications for every place we have.  We’re one of those rare schools where the pupils actually enjoy maths. We always run healthy-sized groups of A level maths and every member of the team is given the opportunity to teach the full age range if they want to. 

We urge you to visit us. There’s a real buzz about the place which no amount of words can convey, so please come to see Barr Beacon School for yourself.

If you are already interested in joining us, visit to download an application form and send it to Lynsey Draycott:

Closing date: Monday 22nd January

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More about Barr Beacon School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Old Hall Lane, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 0RF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 366 6600
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