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Mathematician in Residence

London Academy of Excellence (LAE)Newham

Mathematician in Residence

Required for September 2021

One-year fixed term

£30,000 pro-rata

Full or part time

London Academy of Excellence (LAE) is seeking to recruit an inspirational mathematician to join this ambitious, selective sixth form. LAE is in an outstanding, heavily oversubscribed school located in the heart of Stratford, close to the Olympic Park and just two minutes from Stratford Station (zone 2/3), with excellent links to all parts of London.

In 2020, LAE again secured outstanding A level results. 96% of grades were A*, A or B and 73% of all grades were A* or A. 200+ students progressed to Russell Group universities, including 33 to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.  Our average grade was an A+ and our ALPS 1 value-added score places us in the top 1% of schools nationally for progress. We are delighted to have achieved the best A-level results in east London for five consecutive years. 

The role

We seek a person with a strong postgraduate qualification in mathematics (or a closely aligned subject) who shares our commitment to high academic standards. A teaching qualification is not necessarily required for this post, but a passion and aptitude for teaching and imparting knowledge is essential. The successful applicant will be instrumental in preparing our most able mathematicians for entry to competitive university courses in addition to some whole-class teaching.  

LAE can offer you:

• The opportunity to gain experience of teaching and working with young people in one of the country’s leading sixth form schools.

• A culture of professional trust and collegiate working that promotes autonomy, innovation, and rigour.

• Access to an outstanding package of regular, high-quality continuous professional development and support.

• A modern and positive learning environment minutes from the Olympic Park and Stratford Station.

• Collaborative working with our world-class partner schools: Brighton College, Caterham School, Eton College, Forest School, Highgate School and UCS Hampstead.  

• Access to a Cycle Scheme, Tech Scheme, and discounted local gym memberships.

LAE is a diverse and inclusive school, committed to supporting staff and students to be themselves and succeed on merit.   We are particularly seeking applications from those who represent the diversity of our community.

How to apply?

Please submit an online application and covering letter via the TES website no later than 9.00am on Monday 17 May 2021. The letter of application should be a maximum of two A4 sides demonstrating your suitability for the post. 

 LAE reserves the right to appoint ahead of the deadline. For more information, please contact James Kane, Assistant Head by emailing 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo pre-employment screening, including an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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