Lead Practitioner Mathematics, Sunderland

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Southmoor AcademySunderland

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Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Lead Practitioner Scale: Negotiable and highly competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Post: Lead Practitioner Mathematics.

Starting date: September 2019 by negotiation

Salary: Lead Practitioner Scale: Negotiable and highly competitive

Location: Southmoor Multi Academy Trust

Contract type:  Full time  

Contract Term:  Permanent

You are a highly successful teacher, held in the highest regard by pupils, teachers and of course your headteacher! There’s never an ‘easy’ or a ‘right’ time to take the next step, but with Year 11 and 13 about to show the world how great they (and you) are in the exam halls, now might actually be the time to act. Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers!

Southmoor Academy is going places and we only want the best – for our teachers, pupils and the community we serve. Easy to say but we have a strong track record of achieving success. Read on to discover why!

We are seeking a strong Maths teacher who can deliver results. This will be the core of what you do. However, because our team is strong, our school is growing, and we are ambitious, we will tailor the rest to your goals and professional development needs. So, if action research collaboration is your thing, we have a world of excitement waiting! Equally if achievement leadership and becoming a vice principal (and even a head) is your ambition we will embrace this and help you make it happen. This post is paid on the leadership scale. Whether you are a main scale maths teacher, or a serving assistant head matters not. Pay will reflect what you can offer.

You DON’T necessarily need:

• A long time served in the classroom.

• Significant leadership experience.

• An existing TLR.

You DO need

• Teaching talent.

• Drive and ambition to improve student results.

• Cast iron evidence of how you have delivered strong GCSE results over time

• A personal desire to be the best.

In return we offer:

• Additional holiday as part of our unique Smart and flexible Working initiatives. Talk to our staff who benefit from additional flexibility and the ability to finally get cheaper flights!

• A two-week October half term and seven-week summer holiday!

• A highly competitive salary regardless of your current salary levels.

• A key post in a successful academy with the opportunity for further promotion and development within a growing trust.

• A supportive working environment within a team of highly effective practitioners who already achieve high standards (2018 attainment is well above national averages).

• The opportunity to shape your own future career path in close consultation with Trust Senior Leadership.

• A recognised share in our success.

• Please visit Southmoor Way of Working for further information on what makes us different.

We are a highly successful Multi Academy Trust currently comprising of two secondary schools: Southmoor Academy; a very successful 11-18 academy with a sixth form in the top 20% nationally, and Sandhill View Academy; a rapidly improving 11-16 academy.  

In November 2017, Ofsted said, “Southmoor Academy is a good and improving school where pupils are achieving well. The headteacher provides strong and effective leadership… effectively assisted by leaders at all levels. Good teaching, learning and assessment enable all groups of pupils to progress well.”  

In March 2018, Ofsted said of Sandhill View Academy, “Leaders have taken firm action to improve the quality of subject leadership across the school, with the result that there is now a strong team with clarity about the areas that they need to improve further. Teachers, subject leaders and staff are enthusiastic and positive about the school’s current position and its ability to improve further.”

We are seeking the very best talent and to this end we are in no rush and will not compromise on quality. 

Prospective candidates are warmly invited to visit Southmoor, where this post is based. In order to accommodate your needs this can also include times beyond the school day. Equally you can talk to us in confidence on the phone. Please contact Sam Ferry, HR Manager on 0191 5949992 ext 2017 or alternatively 07891560238.

Please visit our website for more information: www.southmoorschool.co.uk 

If you require an application pack via email, please contact Sam Ferry Ferry.S@sandhillview.com 

Closing Date for receipt of applications is 9.00am on Monday 20th May 2019.  Applications should be returned to Sam Ferry: Ferry.S@sandhillview.com

Southmoor Academy is a very successful and rapidly expanding 11-18 academy.  Despite deprivation exceeding national levels, the school is regularly one of the top schools in Sunderland on a wide range of indicators. 

At Southmoor 2018 GCSE results have risen 8% for both L5+ E&M and L4+ E&M to 45% and 66% respectively. Attainment 8 has risen 2.8 points to 50.1 and both maths and English exceed national attainment averages despite an FSM level of 37%. Progress 8 is 0.12 and L3 VA is 0.16 (above average). Progress 8 for pupil premium is zero. A massive achievement when compared to a national pupil premium progress 8 score of- 0.44!  We can and will achieve even more!

At Sandhill View 2018 results are improving rapidly:  L5 E&M 36% (up from 28%), L4 E&M 58% (up from 53%), A8 41.4 (up from 39%), P8 -0.27 (up from -0.45).  Maths has a positive P8 score!  Sandhill View is a rapidly improving school and with the support of Southmoor MAT has improved.

2018 A level results at 78% A*-C and L3 VA at 0.16 places the school as the best in the area. Above all else, our 98% retention rate is second to none; so our students are happy!

The maths team at Southmoor consists of 10 fulltime committed specialists and at Sandhill View there are 6. We deliver GCSE Mathematics, GCSE Statistics as well as A ‘Level Mathematics and further Mathematics. A very popular choice at Southmoor the uptake for Mathematics at A ‘Level is very strong. The MAT has one of the top performing Maths teams in Sunderland and our results have remained at a consistently high level. It is a very supportive team who collaborate regularly to ensure our standards remain high. We look forward to welcoming a new colleague.

We are a forward-thinking progressive MAT school. We have become the North East Oxnet Hub which promotes Russell Group applications (in 2018 one third of our pupils went to Russell Group universities). Southmoor MAT consists of two secondary schools.  Being part of a larger organisation really gives us the ability to draw in special talent and offer many more opportunities to those who join us.

The Role of Lead Practitioner Maths

The central purpose of this role is to raise achievement in Maths. All other aspects are negotiable with the successful candidate. We recognise that the successful candidate will have specific strengths, interests and career aspirations and we are eager to develop these when building a role description.

There is no secret to our success, we simply value talent.  We recognise and reward the hard work and ability of our employees.  If you make a difference for us it will make a difference for you.

Southmoor Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

*Southmoor Academy and The Sixth Form is part of Southmoor Academy Trust which includes Sandhill View School.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Ryhope Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR2 7TF, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 191 553 7600
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