Head of Mathematics, South Gloucestershire

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Brimsham Green SchoolSouth Gloucestershire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR + TLR1 (£9,663 - £11,478)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No
  • Are you ambitious for yourself and others to excel?
  • Do you have the aspiration and resilience to lead a team to achieve more than they thought possible?
  • Can you demonstrate a proven record of success at classroom and departmental level?

If the answer to all three of these is 'yes' and you are a skilled teacher of mathematics who is ambitious for every single child who enters your department, then please read on...

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the mathematics department at Brimsham Green School. The department has a strong record of success, and is consistently in quintiles 2/3 for the progress of middle and high attainers, and those who are disadvantaged; attainment is consistently above national averages. There is no gender gap in achievement. 

Uptake at A Level is very strong, an indicator of the engagement in learning instilled in students throughout KS3 and KS4. Brimsham Green works in partnership with two other local schools as part of Cotswold Edge, a collaborative sixth form, serving the needs of students locally. A Level Maths is taught at Brimsham, along with Further Maths, and Core Maths is being introduced.

At KS3, the Mastery approach is being developed, and colleagues are undertaking training to  maximise the benefits that this style of teaching and learning brings. Collaboration with our primary partner schools has been instrumental in developing this pedagogical approach.

You would be joining a team of seven other very experienced mathematicians who are well-supported by Teaching Assistants embedded within the department. Leadership is distributed across the department, reflecting the model used at whole school level, and you would work closely and collaboratively with a KS3 and a KS5 co-ordinator of mathematics.

The department is well-resourced, and students' independent learning is promoted. Students have access to both Hegarty Maths, an online resource, and we are a PiXL partner school.

In return for your hard work, passion and commitment we offer:

  • Bespoke CPD for new leaders, including coaching
  • A supportive team of middle leader colleagues with whom you will work closely
  • The opportunity to join a committed team of staff who believe that teaching is a great profession, and who challenge each other to excel

The current post-holder is also Brimsham's Senior Middle Leader, and therefore we are pleased to be able to offer this additional opportunity to suitably experienced and well-qualified applicants. If you are ambitious and looking to take on not only a departmental role, but also a whole school leadership challenge, then please indicate this when applying, and you are encouraged to discuss this with the Headteacher prior to submitting your application. 

Why not visit the department and meet your future colleagues? Contact the Head's PA, Mrs Bonnick, to arrange this.

To apply please click the `Quick Apply' button to complete the application form.

The closing date for this post is Tuesday 26 February at 9:00 a.m.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Broad Lane, Yate, Bristol, Avon, BS37 7LB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1454 868888
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