Head of Mathematics, Switzerland

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La Côte International School AubonneSwitzerland

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Personal Skills  

  • Enthusiastic and passionate about Mathematics education with a sound understanding of best practice
  • Flexible and adaptable to the varied demands of working in an international school
  • Proactive in all aspects of school life through participation and support
  • Able to develop and foster teamwork
  • Exceptional organiser and administrator with the ability to delegate and empower colleagues
  • Able to think strategically and plan for development
  • Creative and innovative with an eye for detail and a determination to see tasks through from beginning to end
  • Talented communicator, both orally and in writing
  • Able to work successfully under pressure
  • Reliable and respectful at all times
  • Has a positive and proactive attitude towards participation with CPD and the school’s APT (Ambitious Performance Tracker) and appraisal processes
  • Able to present a professional image in line with the high expectations of LCIS
  • Confident and competent user of IT in the classroom and for administrative purpose

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To be an ambassador of the Secondary School at all times
  • To promote participation and enjoyment of Mathematics and the STEAM agenda so that it becomes a noticeable feature of the school
  • To develop strategic plans for the department
  • To manage the operation of the Mathematics department and ensure budgets are effectively managed
  • To extend the opportunities for Mathematics beyond the school day
  • To lead by example in all areas of school life and to be a powerful role model for colleagues, as an outstanding practitioner
  • To carry out reasonable professional requests made by the Principal or Head of Secondary School
  • To meet all additional teaching and pastoral responsibilities, as outlined in the Teacher’s Job Description
  • To promote, through collaboration, a school culture of permanent improvement in order to raise standards of achievement at all levels

Leadership Responsibilities

  • To create and develop a positive team atmosphere
  • To lead team members through Nord Anglia’s appraisal system and Ambitious Performance Tracker (APT)
  • To coach, mentor and provide professional support to all departmental staff to ensure that they are the best they can be
  • To encourage staff to keep up-to-date with, and share information on, advances in Mathematics practice and methodology
  • Promote the use of Nord Anglia University to enhance professional development
  • To provide curriculum leadership for Mathematics and ensure a written curriculum is implemented and reviewed throughout the School
  • To ensure the department maintains the highest possible standards of teaching and learning


  • To promote pride in the school amongst the pupil body through high standards of dress, behaviour and commitment
  • To establish a safe and attractive learning environment for all students
  • To alert appropriate staff to students’ pastoral problems and offer solutions wherever possible
  • To effectively communicate pastoral issues effectively with parents, liaising with staff as appropriate

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • To plan an enrichment programme that provides opportunities in Mathematics beyond the classroom
  • To look for opportunities to promote Mathematics during events, assemblies and within the wider community

Tracking and Monitoring

  • To ensure that all students reach their potential through enthusiastic and personalised provision, with rigorous record keeping and follow-up
  • Make effective use of formative and summative assessment to provide challenging learning opportunities for all
  • Monitor attainment and progress in line with agreed assessments
  • To track and monitor performance, in relation to academic performance, outcomes and engagement with school and follow through with staff and parents accordingly


  • To be aware of and act upon all policies regarding the safeguarding of children
  • To liaise with the Head of Secondary School, be familiar with the policies on Health and Safety and be proactive in ensuring the safety of all members of the school community at all times.

Formal Qualifications/Experience

  • A good Honours Degree
  • A certified teaching qualification
  • A distinguished record of teaching and middle management experience
  • A strong record of professional development
  • At least four years teaching experience


Job location

More about La Côte International School Aubonne
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Chemin de Clamogne 8, 1170 Aubonne, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 22 823 26 26
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