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Head of Maths

Hillcrest School & Sixth Form CentreBirmingham

Head of Maths

Full Time/Permanent

Salary: Main/Upper Pay Range + TLR12 (£9,663)

Start Date: January 2021

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and committed person with the drive and ability to lead the continuous improvement of teaching and learning in the Maths department. The Head of Maths will be an outstanding classroom practitioner, with strong leadership and management skills and the ability to inspire young people. The ability to teach to GCSE and A Level is required. We believe that with the right appointment, the department can be an outstanding place of learning.

We are looking to appoint a strategic thinker, who holds student progress at the centre of everything they do. Students at Hillcrest School, greatly enjoy their Maths lessons and are often ambitious to move into Maths related careers. 

The successful applicant will join a team of strong practitioners who work together to inspire students to succeed. Outside of the department, you will have the opportunity to work with other Heads of Maths through the Oaks Collegiate, a local partnership of schools. 

This is an excellent school to work in, with students who are ambitious and motivated to learn and staff who support each other. We are not only committed to developing our students, but you will also be fully supported with your own professional development.

Closing date for applications: 22nd September at 12pm

Interviews to be held on: 1st October

Visits to the school are welcome on: 

17th September at 9:20am 

Please contact the school on 0121 464 3172 to confirm your attendance.

How to apply 

If you would like to apply for this position you will need to complete an application form. Our application form is available online from our website www.hillcrest.bham.sch.uk/vacancies.  If you have any queries, please contact the school on 0121 464 3172. 

Completing your application form 

• Please read all the information provided before completing your application form. 

• Please complete your form electronically (this is our preference) or, if handwritten, please use black ink: it is going to be photocopied and so needs to be legible. 

• Birmingham City Council application forms and CV’s are not accepted: we need information about all applicants to be presented in a consistent format so please use the application form on the school website. 

• Please complete all sections: do not leave any blanks; put N/A if not applicable and give as much information as you can. 

• Please continue on a separate sheet if you require more space to complete any section. 

• Please include a cover letter addressed to the Headteacher outlining why you think you are suitable for the role (should not exceed 2 sides of A4) 

Guidance for the completion of the section ‘other relevant information in support of your application’ 

This is an important section of the application form as it gives you the opportunity to tell us specifically why you think you should be considered for the job, showing how well your skills, abilities and experience meet our requirements. You should give clear examples rather than simply stating that you possess certain skills and abilities. 

For Leadership posts you should evidence: - 

• How your leadership and management will have a positive impact on student progress.

• How your leadership skills will inspire and develop the department, to ensure that it becomes an outstanding one.

For all posts you should evidence:- 

• Where you have had a positive impact on student performance, including for disadvantaged students.

• How you keep up to date with the latest pedagogical knowledge. 


All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of a minimum of two satisfactory references. One of your references must be from your current or most recent employer. If your current/most recent employment does/did not involve working with children, then the second referee should be from the employer with whom you most recently worked with children. Neither referee should be a relative/friend. 

Shortlisted applicants for posts are advised that references will be taken up prior to interview.  Please note, unless you ask us not to we will assume it is acceptable to contact your references at any time. 

Submission of applications 

Completed application forms should be returned with a cover letter addressed to the Headteacher by the closing date.   

Electronic application forms should be sent to: enquiry@hillcrest.bham.sch.uk  

Postal application forms should be sent: F.A.O Headteacher, Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre, Stonehouse Lane, Bartley Green, B32 3AE.

Shortlisted candidates

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email and telephone to inform them of the next stages of the recruitment process and arrangements for interviews. If you have not heard from the school 7 days after the closing date you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Following the interview

All candidates will be asked to complete a short recruitment survey before the end of the interview process. Once all candidates have been interviewed the successful candidate will be contacted by telephone as soon as possible after the interview (usually within 2 working days). Candidates who have not been successful will be contacted by email (usually within 2 working days) with details of how to contact the school if they would like feedback. 

Hillcrest School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates.

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