Head of Department - Mathematics, Reading

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John Madejski AcademyReading

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Mainscale - UPS plus TLR 1
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

John Madejski Academy is a rapidly improving school with a cutting edge curriculum and exciting professional development opportunities.  We are passionate about transforming the life chances of our students through excellent teaching and learning, a fantastic pastoral support system and a broad curriculum tailored to our students’ needs, including extensive extra-curricular opportunities. Staff workload and well-being is at the heart of our ethos. Alongside our excellent staff support and professional development opportunities, we are embedding live whole class marking and have introduced a two week October half-term.

Our students and Mathematics' team deserve an outstanding Leader.  One who is committed to our values, is energetic, has strategic and creative leadership skills and someone with a good sense of humour!

We are looking for:

  • An outstanding and experienced Leader who can show impact in their subject as well as at whole-school level.
  • A dynamic, inspirational and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with high expectations in your own classroom as well as of your team and students.
  • A colleague who is fully committed to learning, high quality teaching and raising standards of all students.
  • Someone who is passionate about his/her subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.
  • A committed Leader who ensures all students reach their potential.
  • A colleague who is able to recognise opportunities and face challenges, whilst maintaining your sense of humour and care for young people.
  • A Leader who is capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working.
  • A role model for our community

We can offer you

  • An ever improving school and a highly supportive Senior Leadership Team
  • An opportunity to develop your leadership skills with an eye towards further leadership.
  • A well-resourced, hard-working and supportive team.
  • Excellent care and support for all staff.
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going opportunities for Professional Development.
  • A positive and stimulating learning environment which values the contribution of all staff.
  • Enthusiastic students, willing to learn.

Benefits

We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)

Perkz discounts (P&T)

Cashback healthcare plan (P)

Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)

Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)

Childcare vouchers (P&T)

Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)

Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why Work With Us

The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.

TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values, while ensuring that fun and happiness are a key attribute of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.

TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed.   References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.

Interviews will be held throughout the application process so please apply asap if you are interested in this role.

If you are interested in this post please email aramsay@twhf.org.uk your CV asap, giving a full work history.  Interviews will take place throughout the application period. 

We encourage interested colleagues to come and look around, speak to us, our students and staff to get a sense of how amazing our school is!  Please email Andrea Ramsay to arrange this.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hartland Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 8AF, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 118 9370200
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