Head of Mathematics, Lewisham

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Prendergast Vale SchoolLewisham

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Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London MPS / UPR + TLR 1b (£9,666)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We seek to appoint an inspirational Head of Maths to lead and manage our successful Maths Department from September 2019.  You will be passionate about the teaching and learning of Maths; with the vision, commitment and determination to raise standards across all levels and abilities. 

Prendergast Vale School is a small all through school providing high quality education from nursery to Year 11, which aims to transform the lives of all the children who attend our school.  By keeping the school small, we have created a community of pupils and teachers where no pupil is left behind and has enabled us to create an environment in which pupils want to learn, achieve and behave well.   

This is an exciting time to join our School following our recent ‘Good’ Ofsted in February 2018 and to be part of a transformative leadership team in its commitment to Outstanding provision and outcomes for all students.  The school benefits from being part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools

The successful candidate will have:

• an excellent track record of raising attainment and examination results at Key Stages 4; 

• a track record of outstanding teaching across all Key Stages;

• proven ability and enthusiasm to motivate students and staff;

• the ability to raise expectations and aspirations of students of all abilities;

• an understanding of effective strategies for urban schools;

• a desire to share experiences and good practice with colleagues.

You will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with the ability to lead and influence others to achieve exceptional performance, holding them accountable to the highest expectations with respect to their own practice and the learning of the students in their classes.

You will be leading and managing a team of teachers who enjoy working together to develop a love of learning in our students. 

Our school motto is “We are forever learning” and the successful candidate will be expected to be committed to their own professional development. We are committed to providing excellent CPD for Middle Leaders and offer the accredited National Award for Middle Leaders (NPQML) to all Middle Leaders.  For all new Heads of Department we offer a comprehensive and supportive induction programme.  You will also have access to a rich and varied CPD programme within the school and across the Federation.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a forward thinking staff and school leadership team who ensure that the academic and social development of every student is at the heart of what they do.

To apply, please click here .

Closing date for applications: 9:30am on Monday 20 2019  

Interviews:  w/c 20 May 2019         

Please note CVs are not accepted.

The Leathersellers’ Federation of schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all employees are required to have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Appointment will be subject to qualifications, experience checks and satisfactory references. 




More about Prendergast Vale School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Address: Part of the Leathersellers' Federation of Schools, Elmira Street, Lewisham, London, SE13 7BN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8613 7300
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Prendergast Vale School is part of the Leathersellers' Federation of Schools. The school opened in September 2011 and is an all-through school for three to 16 year olds. Pupils transfer to Prendergast Sixth Form College for their sixth form studies. ...