Lead Practitioner for Maths, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Whickham School and Sports CollegeWhickham, Newcastle upon Tyne
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Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £39,374 - £43,454
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you a highly motivated and innovative teacher? We seek to appoint an outstanding mathematics teacher to join our strong and dedicated mathematics faculty and support the development of whole school teaching and learning in our drive to be an outstanding school.

Our Maths Faculty has undergone rapid change, with significant improvements in teaching and learning already in place. We want to recruit a colleague to accelerate this progress and make a significant contribution to the development of teaching and learning within the faculty and at whole school level. Supporting our team in its next step to become an outstanding school. 

This is an ideal opportunity for colleagues who aspire to work as a senior leader in the future as the role will involve significant leadership responsibilities within the Maths Faculty, as well as in whole school teaching and learning practice.Our expectations are high at Whickham School, and we make no secret of that. You will be given autonomy to make operational decisions in this role but you will also be given the support to develop your strategic management skills by working with the Subject Leader for Maths and Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning. 

Student achievement and well-being is at the heart of everything we do at Whickham School. We combine outstanding teaching with a rewarding, enriching curriculum which broadens students’ horizons and encourages them to believe in their abilities and be the best that they can be. 

We achieve this through our four keys:

Everyone is a leader who demonstrates the school values.

Everyone always ensures a culture of learning that engages, excites and inspires.

Everyone always works effectively to achieve beyond expectations.

Everyone always ensures that all barriers to learning are addressed.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our over-subscribed 11 – 18 school with a vibrant, forward thinking philosophy and a positive, friendly atmosphere. We can offer an exciting opportunity to make a real impact.In return, we can offer:

  • A school that will allow you to be inspirational, creative and play an active role in our journey to become outstanding
  • Professional development programmes, with a commitment to support your career ambitions
  • An academy which welcomes new ideas with energy and enthusiasm

At Whickham School we understand that schools are about people and that staff who are happy and enjoy their work are more productive. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring we provide outstanding CPD and leadership development in an environment that enables exceptional staff well-being. 

We will support you in your personal and professional development, enabling you to contribute fully to the creative and dedicated teams of dynamic and ambitious staff you will be joining

.Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1500 students including approximately 300 in the sixth form, which is one of the most successful in the region with 58% of grades being A* or A grade in the 2017 exams. In Maths 76% of pupils gained a grade 4+ and 57% 5+.Behaviour is good at Whickham School and we have eager students who also engage in our wide range of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities. Many of our students progress into our 6th form and performance in academic and vocational qualifications in KS5 is a real strength

.If you think you have the passion, energy and drive to help us become even better, please apply. Informal visits are welcome and encouraged. Please contact Nicola Graham, HR & Administration Manager on (0191 4960026 ext 205) to arrange this.If successful you will have to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure.

Closing date for applications is: 22nd March 2018  



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Address: Burnthouse Lane, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, NE16 5AR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 4960026