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Head of Maths

St Anthony's School for BoysCamden

January 2022 start 

The Role

St Anthony’s School for Boys is looking to appoint a well-qualified, engaging and inspirational teacher who will also lead this important Faculty. The person appointed will oversee teaching and learning in Maths from Reception up to and including Year 8. They will inherit a Faculty that is in excellent shape evidenced by success in Common Entrance and senior school examinations as well as external competitions. From September 2021, St Anthony’s moves from a departmental to a Faculty structure consisting of Heads of Maths, English, Science, Humanities, Languages and the Creative Arts. Heads of Faculty, as senior middle leaders, will meet regularly to share good practice and contribute to academic policy-making throughout the school. The post will be attractive to someone seeking relevant whole school experience before moving on to an Assistant Headship or Deputy Head position.

The Head of Maths should be prepared to teach all year groups although in practice most of the maths teaching from Reception to Year 3 is undertaken by class teachers. The focus from Year 5 turns to senior school applications with the vast majority of boys applying for places at leading and competitive London day and boarding schools. A number of pupils are prepared each year to sit for scholarship papers at schools such as Eton, Westminster and St Paul’s. The Head of Maths role is crucial in ensuring all boys are equipped with the knowledge and skills required for success in entrance papers. In addition to line managing a full-time Maths teacher, the Head of Maths will liaise closely with class teachers in the lower school (Junior House) ensuring the curriculum is fit for purpose.

We welcome applications from colleagues currently serving in maintained or independent schools. The overriding priority is to appoint someone with a track record of outstanding learning outcomes and an educational vision that always puts pupils first.

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience, and in line with the Alpha Plus pay scale.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, 8.30am until 4.30pm.

Closing date: 19th September 2021.

The School

St Anthony’s is a Catholic Preparatory School (IAPS) for boys aged 4 – 13. There are currently over 310 pupils on roll and the school is looking to increase this number to 330 over the next few years.

The school operates a two-form entry with approximately 20 boys in each class from Reception up to and including Year 6. About half the year group leave St Anthony’s to join Year 7 senior schools including UCS, City of London and Highgate. The remaining pupils stay on to prepare for Common Entrance at the end of Year 8 before proceeding to leading boarding and day schools such as Harrow, Eton, St Paul’s and Westminster.

The school is not super-selective and promotes a caring, nurturing environment promoting the holistic education of each child. We speak of St Anthony’s as a greenhouse rather than a hothouse! Pastoral and academic expectations are high amongst parents and staff. The school adds significant value to pupils’ learning and there is great emphasis on regular communication between boys, staff and pupils.

St Anthony’s achieved ‘Excellent’ in all categories of the ISI full-school inspection in November 2019 - the school is now pursuing an ambitious development plan incorporating digital literacy with outstanding academic, pastoral and co-curricular provision.

St Anthony’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding

St Anthony's Boys and the Alpha Plus Group are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and employees of the school are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within Alpha Plus Group Schools and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation.

All members of staff must undergo an enhanced DBS with Barred List and Teaching Prohibition order clearance, be aware of and follow the Safeguarding, Prevent Duty, Anti-bullying and Behaviour and Discipline policies of the school, and partake in training on safeguarding, prevent duty and personal welfare.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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