Head of Maths, Beaconsfield, Bucks

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Davenies SchoolBeaconsfield, Bucks

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Start date: 01 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an inspiring and dedicated teacher of Maths to lead and promote this key department within the School, and teach Maths through to Common Entrance and Scholarship level. The ability to teach an additional subject or Games would be advantageous.

The Department

The structure of Maths throughout the school changes as a child progresses, however The Foundation Stage, The National Curriculum and The National Numeracy Strategy underpin the approach to Maths at Davenies. 

Inspire, a Singapore based Maths Scheme, is followed from Early Years up to Year 4.  In Year 5 the curriculum overlaps into the Common Entrance Syllabus (11+ and 13+ and Scholarship). Inspire will move with the current Year 4 up to Year 5 in 2018-19. This not only ensures continuity in terms of curriculum content, but also in approach and methodology.


  • To foster enjoyment and enthusiasm for Maths
  • To ensure pupil learning and progress 
  • To raise continuously standards of pupil achievement in Maths at all levels
  • To ensure that Maths is a leading department in the School

Principal Areas of Responsibility 

  • To take full responsibility for the development and strategic direction of Maths as a subject throughout the school
  • Teaching, learning and the curriculum
  • Managing resources
  • Leading and managing staff in department
  • Communicating for the department; organising events; promoting Maths, including via social media
  • To ensure that all health and safety requirements are met and that equipment is maintained and serviced as appropriate

Key Tasks 

  • Teaching Maths up to Common Entrance and Scholarship level 
  • Ensuring that the Maths curriculum is delivered effectively throughout the School in a stimulating and engaging way
  • Maintaining coherent links throughout the School in the teaching of Maths
  • Writing a Departmental Development Plan (annual) and responding to Maths-related items on the School’s Development Plan
  • Updating regularly the School’s intranet, management system and notice boards making Maths an obvious and important area of the School 
  • Regular observation of this subject across the School
  • Maintaining and revising the Maths schemes of work
  • Organising and chairing departmental meetings
  • Keeping records and minutes of departmental meetings
  • Monitoring and developing pupils’ individual development
  • Setting, marking and moderating examinations
  • Organising, recording and reporting on assessments
  • Encouraging the use of IT in Maths
  • Liaising with Learning Support Teachers and the Director of Studies
  • To lead the teaching of Maths by example
  • To lead professional development in Maths
  • To manage the Maths Department budget
  • Arranging suitable visits and visitors to enrich the curriculum

Job location

More about Davenies School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 4 - 13 years
Address: Station Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 1AA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494 685400
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Davenies is a day preparatory school for boys between the ages of 4 and 13 where the boys are happy, curious, enthusiastic and kind.   

Aims of the School - Our ethos and philosophy encourages the boys to make the most of their preparatory ...