Head of Mathematics, Bishop's Stortford

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Bishop's Stortford CollegeBishop's Stortford

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: College Teacher Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you looking for a Head of Mathematics role (Senior School) in a friendly and vibrant Independent School?   

Bishop’s Stortford College has a strong academic reputation and is a place of learning that provides an outstanding range of opportunities for developing well-rounded, skilful and happy young people.  We pride ourselves on doing this in a beautiful environment with excellent facilities.    

At the College, we are aware that it is the people who make this possible. It is their energy, imagination and enthusiasm that creates the opportunities, experiences and very special atmosphere for both pupils and staff to enjoy.    

The Post  

The post has become vacant on the retirement of the incumbent after 20 years loyal service. We are looking to appoint a Head of Mathematics to lead a team of nine qualified teachers, who all use a variety of approaches to teaching.  You will need to be able to teach all of the new further mathematics at A Level including further pure, further statistics and further mechanics.   

We follow the MEI scheme at A level having 6 sets in the lower 6th form two of which are doing further mathematics.   

Examination results in Mathematics are very good at Bishop’s Stortford College with 100% pass rates at A Level, and an average of 66% grade A*-A over the last five years.  

The Senior School   

Bishop’s Stortford College Senior School is, in the words of ISI inspectors, ‘an exceptional learning community’ - a place where children, as they enter the teenage years, have wonderful opportunities to become confident, well-rounded and interesting young men and women who take with them the qualifications, skills, adaptability and respect for others to thrive in the world beyond school.  

Ensuring this process of all round growth – academically, morally, spiritually, athletically and creatively – is our aim. Every pupil is encouraged, taught and challenged to fulfil his or her true potential by being immersed in an environment of discovery and wholehearted participation.  

Senior School pupils enjoy increasing freedom in choosing how they spend their time, with our highly regarded and extensive activity programme, in addition to outstanding sport, music, visual art and drama opportunities, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and numerous clubs and societies. The breadth of opportunity is simply stunning even by independent boarding school standards.  

The College Houses are a central part of life for all Senior School day pupils and boarders. The strong sense of belonging and level of care between pupils across the year groups, and between pupils and staff, make Bishop's Stortford College a very special place to be.   

Terms and Conditions of the Role  

We envision this role to be a full time position. The College operates Monday to Saturday in term time.  

Salary will be paid in line with our College Teacher Scale with an additional management responsibility allowance.  The payment for this role will be according to qualification and experience.  Our scale is above national average.   

The position becomes available from the start of the Autumn Term, in September 2018.    

Application Process  

The offer of appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.  

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the College’s Child Protection Policy is available on the website.  T

he closing date for applications is Monday 19th February 2018, interviews will be held week commencing 26th February 2018.  

A completed application form, letter of application and curriculum vitae should be sent by email to hr@bishopsstortfordcollege.org, or by post to:  

HR Department 

Bishops Stortford College 

10 Maze Green Road 

Bishop’s Stortford 


CM23 2PJ  

We reward all our employees with a range of benefits, which include access to the Teachers’ Pension scheme, use of our state-of-the-art College Gym and Swimming Pool, parking onsite and a free lunch during term time.  

Here’s what some of our employees have said about the College…..  

At Bishop’s Stortford College, there is a willingness to help each other and a shared commitment to helping pupils’  

‘You have the space and ability to draw on your own character and strength within the College’  

‘Staff are supportive and helpful and there is good communication.  We are a close-knit team who help one other’

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More about Bishop's Stortford College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 10 Maze Green Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2PJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1279 838575
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