Head of Maths, Southampton

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Upper Shirley High SchoolSouthampton

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1.3 + Incentives
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Message from Stuart Woods, Headteacher:

USH has established a reputation for spotting new talent and developing outstanding middle leaders. Due to the relocation of my current subject lead, we are seeking an energetic teacher and leader with the potential to become an exceptional Head of Maths. We are looking for someone who can translate their sound knowledge of Maths into engaging lessons which unite students and staff and help us complete the transformation of our school. In particular, we wish to attract someone who respects and champions the purity of Maths and someone who can learn to lead the USH way*. In return for your positivity and commitment, you will be mentored amongst some of the best middle-leaders in Hampshire; ensuring your success and enabling our children to enjoy Maths and achieve excellent grades in their exams.  

The successful candidate will: 

• Be confident in all aspects of the new Maths GCSE 

• Have proven skills in contributing to a team of effective and enthusiastic teachers 

• Have the ability to develop a learning environment which stimulates and engages      students enabling them to reach the highest possible standards 

We can offer you:

• A dedicated team who place students at the heart of everything

• Inspiring students who are proud to be part of the school 

• An warm, open and honest professional learning community  

• A senior team who place a high premium on your professional development, as appropriate.  

*At USH we recruit leaders with a growth-mind-set. First and foremost, USH leaders are fanatical about their subject and use this to inspire children to achieve more than they thought possible. Our motto is Believe, Respect, Succeed. 

If you think USH might be a good fit for you and you are ready for your next career move please contact us.  We will be delighted to give you a tour of the school before you apply.  Please contact Georgina Figgins (HR Officer) to arrange a tour, Georgina.Figgins@ushschool.org 

Closing date: Noon Friday 16th March 2018

Interview date: Friday 23rd March 2018 


The Jefferys Education Partnership is part of an umbrella Trust called the Hamwic Trust. At the Hamwic Trust we offer unique opportunities for those individuals that excel in education. We aim to deliver an outstanding education to our pupils and to do so we must employ outstanding people. We offer a training pathway for all employees including teachers, support staff and our middle and senior leaders. Our staff have opportunities to work on cross phase projects and to work in other schools within the Trust in order to gain invaluable experience and enhance their skills.  

All schools with the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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More about Upper Shirley High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Bellemoor Road, Shirley, Southampton, SO15 7QU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 23 8032 5333
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Upper Shirley High School is a mixed, mainstream secondary academy in Southampton, Hampshire. The school caters for students aged 11 to 16. 

Upper Shirley High School is part of the Jefferys Education Partnership, a multi-academy trust. Formerly...