Head of Mathematics, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames

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Shiplake CollegeShiplake, Henley-on-Thames

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competetive - dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is a superb opportunity for someone wishing to lead an innovative and successful department of Mathematics, in a school rated ‘Excellent’ in all ISI inspection categories. The role would suit an enthusiastic and pedagogically creative leader, with the ability to inspire and motivate pupils, staff and parents. The right candidate will be excited about leading a motivated and talented team who teach dynamic lessons, aimed at ensuring inclusion of all pupils, whatever their ability. 

Mathematics is one of the most popular A Level subjects at Shiplake, with the most able also opting to study Further Mathematics. At GCSE we encourage those with a particular aptitude for the subject to take Additional Mathematics GCSE as well as IGCSE Mathematics. Our focussed diagnostic approach to testing allows us to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of pupils, which informs our approach to teaching and curriculum planning.

The right candidate will answer ‘Yes’ to the following questions:

· Are you passionate about teaching and learning?

· Do you have the skills and ability to develop and implement subject specific policies and practices aimed at fostering outstanding pedagogy?

· Do students and colleagues leave your lessons inspired and enthused?

· Do you have high expectations of pupils and teachers, and the drive to help them achieve their potential?

· Do you have experience of teaching both GCSE and A Level?

· Would you enjoy working as part of a dynamic and professional team of teachers and support staff?

Shiplake College provides the following:

· Exceptional education delivered by a dedicated team of teachers and support staff with first-rate resources.

· Excellent CPD opportunities

· The opportunity to become involved with a busy and varied co-curricular programme available to students.

· A beautiful working environment located on the bank of the River Thames, free lunch and evening meal when on duty, contributory teachers’ pension scheme, gym facilities and open-air swimming pool during summer months.

· Excellent peer support and professional development opportunities.

· Inclusive and thriving community spirit.

· Accommodation on site (for selected staff).

Informal pre-application discussions and visits are welcome; please call Moya Flynn on 01189 405218. A job/person specification and an application form may be obtained from www.shiplake.org.uk/vacancies

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More about Shiplake College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4BW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9402455
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About Shiplake College

Shiplake College is an independent day and boarding school for boys aged 11-18 and girls aged 16-18, situated in 45 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, just 2.5 miles upstream from Henley-on-Thames. Shiplake offers an o...