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Job details
Employer The Downs School
Location West Berkshire
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018

Lead Practitioner (Mathematics)  

Closing Date: 25 September 2017 

Proposed Start Date: January 2018 

Contract type: Full Time and Permanent  

Why The Downs School? 

Students are eager to learn; their behaviour and their application to learning are exemplary (Ofsted 2013). 80% of students have achieved at least the new standard pass 4 – 9 (C to above A*) in English and Mathematics (2017).  

Are you a motivated and driven Lead Practitioner who is confident in your ability to model exemplary practice and set standards across the Mathematics Faculty? Are you an established leader looking to share knowledge and expertise? Or are you an ambitious and successful Mathematics Teacher looking for the next step up?    

Working across key stages 3, 4 and 5 you will provide inspirational, innovative and motivational leadership for the improvement of teaching and learning in mathematics. This is an exciting developmental opportunity and it is anticipated that this position will develop into a school wide role, where the lead practitioner will work with leaders and teachers to support and innovate excellent practice across the curriculum.      


• Must have at least 2 years teaching experience, including A ‘Level teaching experience 

• You must have a proven track record of ‘Outstanding’ lesson observations 

• Ability to coach and motivate teachers  

The Downs School: 

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful and oversubscribed school, judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The roll is over 1200 with a well-established Sixth Form. Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’.   

The Downs School has good road links to Newbury, Reading, Didcot and Oxford – situated just 5 minutes from the A34. More information about the post and the school can be found on our web site or by contacting Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager on 01635 270000 or Please return your applications to Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager at the above address or e-mail 

The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the DBS and provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK.

About the employer

The Downs School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form, located in Compton, Berkshire. The school carries the motto "Learning together, learning for life". One of its former attendees is professional footballer Theo...

Information about The Downs School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Foundation
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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