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Head of Maths

The Sydney Russell SchoolBarking and Dagenham

The Sydney Russell School is looking for an inspiration Head of Maths.   The school has been judged as outstanding by OFSTED and has a record of obtaining examination results well above the national average at both KS4 and KS5.   We require a Head of Department who can offer vision and direction for the maths curriculum and department; to be responsible for the academic progress of all the students who study maths; to continually raise achievement; to provide day to day leadership and line management for each member of staff in the department; to encourage and support the professional development of staff within the department and promote a positive working atmosphere which encourages cooperation. 

We are a school that works tirelessly to raise standards and invests in the development of both staff and students.  The appointee will be committed to our high expectations and core values.  

Staff benefit from innovative behaviour management structures which ensure that teachers can concentrate on teaching. All lessons take place in ability-banded groups to enable work to be efficiently targeted at the right level of challenge.

We are committed the safety and welfare of all children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A fully enhanced clear DBS is essential for this post. 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: 10th January 2022. 

Sydney Russell is a popular and over-subscribed 4 – 18 school, which has a 3 form entry Primary School and 12 form entry Secondary School in addition to a 16+ centre.  It was judged ‘‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED in 2013 and it is one of the top three schools in the Local Authority on all key exam measures. The school has completed a £26 million rebuilding programme and has excellent state of the art facilities.  In partnership with other local schools we offer you a fantastic school based opportunity to train in a supportive and aspirational environment. Our staff are excellent practitioners with outstanding behaviour management skills and eager to support and train the next generation of teachers

We are conveniently located in Dagenham with easy routes to the District Line Underground, buses and major roads.  


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