Head of Mathematics, London

Closing date:New this week

St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox SchoolLondon

Date posted:
Start date: Required for September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, ambitious and focused individual to lead our mathematics department from 1st September 2018 whilst the current head of department is on maternity leave.  

As a dynamic Head of Mathematics, you will enthuse students through the provision of high quality teaching and learning standards, encouraging each pupil to develop their potential to the full. The successful candidate will be a leader who is passionate about all aspects mathematics and numeracy with a drive to make a difference and maintain our high standards in mathematics.   

You will: 

  • Be an outstanding practitioner and inspirational leader;
  • Have a proven track record of success, and raising pupil attainment in mathematics; 
  • Have the ability to develop confidence in mathematics in order to maintain high standards;  
  • Be a committed team player with experience of having led and managed successful teams; 
  • Fully understand the new mathematics curriculum and have the vision required to raise standards further.  

St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School opened in September 2013 as the first Greek Orthodox secondary school in the country. It was developed from the beliefs, vision and commitment of a wide group of parents, teachers, business people and intellectuals in the Greek Orthodox community and the Church itself. We were judged to be outstanding in all areas at our first Ofsted inspection in June 2015. This year we will report our first Year 11 GCSE results.

St Andrew the Apostle is part of the academy sponsor, the Russell Education Trust (RET) and was established as a partnership between RET, the Greek Orthodox Church and the Classical Education Trust.  Applications are welcome from teachers of all backgrounds and this is reflected in our current staff composition. 

RET is a specialist education sponsor and has five secondary schools which work together to share and promote best practice. Our schools and teachers benefit from RET’s expert professional development service. In addition to St Andrew, Becket Keys CofE School was also judged outstanding in all areas at their first inspection; and King’s in Brighton and Bristol Free School were judged good with outstanding features. Turing House is in its third year in Twickenham.

The opening of St Andrew the Apostle has promoted a significant level of interest in the local community. The school offers 50% of places on a faith basis supported by a supplementary information form and 50% to the local community. In discussion with parents it has become clear they are attracted to a school with high academic standards and a distinctive Christian ethos and vision, drawing on the tenets and values of the Greek Orthodox Church. The curriculum is “traditional but contemporary” and is based on the best practice from independent and state schools. Our Trust’s emphasis on excellence in English, mathematics and science is fully endorsed by our current parents and those applying for places for 2018. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the full range of students, developing them intellectually, culturally, spiritually and morally.

We are determined to appoint an excellent classroom practitioner who will play a major role in ensuring that we continue to be judged as outstanding in all aspects of our work. If you are confident that you can rise to these challenges then visit our website www.standrewtheapostle.org.uk for further details or contact the Headteacher’s PA: h.marcou@standrewtheapostle.org.uk 

Please email your completed application form and completed Equalities Monitoring Form to: vacancies@standrewtheapostle.org.uk 

Closing date: 9am on Friday 27th April 2018

St Andrew The Apostle is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Building 5, North London Business Park, Barnet, London, N11 1BF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 3195 5444
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St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School is a mixed, Greek orthodox secondary free school and sixth form for pupils aged 11-19. It is located in Barnet, north London, and has the capacity to take about 1,050 pupils. 

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