Head of Mathematics, Manchester

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Alder Community High SchoolManchester

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1b (£9,473)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Alder Community High School is an oversubscribed, 11-16, mixed comprehensive school and is situated in Gee Cross, Hyde within Tameside to the east of Manchester and is close to the borders with Stockport and the Peak District. We can offer excellent facilities, a friendly and supportive environment and opportunities for professional development.

Alder is a rewarding place to be. We have built a culture where staff feel valued and supported. We recognise the benefits of staff working in a productive, healthy and flourishing workplace, and we work hard to ensure the wellbeing of everyone. 

Our school is moving from strength to strength. Examination results have improved dramatically over the last few years and this year 80% of our students achieved a grade 4 or above in Maths; 75% achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and maths. Progress in English and Mathematics is consistently above national averages. Our Progress 8 figure in 2016 and 2017 was above the national average and in the top third of schools nationally.  In November 2017, Ofsted judged our school as continuing to be ‘Good’.

We are looking to appoint a passionate, inspirational Head of Mathematics to take the department to the next level. The successful applicant will lead a thriving, high-performing and well-resourced department, where results have been consistently significantly above the national averages in all measures. You will be joining a highly committed team of middle leaders who are passionate about raising standards across the school and who are determined to improve outcomes for all students. We expect the successful candidate to take responsibility for their own professional development and that of others.  

Alder Community High School is a member of the A+ Trust, which is a collaboration of seven schools and a sixth form college who are working together to support one another in their endeavour to provide the best possible educational experience for the young people of Tameside.

Further information and an application pack can be obtained by contacting our Hays Recruitment Partner, Hannah Connell, by emailing hannah.connell@hays.com or by calling 0151 242 5100. Visits to the school are warmly encouraged and can also be arranged by contacting Hannah.

Deadline for applications: 9:00am Monday 19th March 2018

Interview Date: Thursday 22nd March

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to satisfactory enhanced status checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The school promotes equal opportunities.

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More about Alder Community High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Mottram Old Road, Gee-Cross, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 5NJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 368 5132
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