Mathematics Teacher, Blackburn, Lancashire

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Pleckgate High SchoolBlackburn, Lancashire

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Required: September 2018  

Pleckgate High School is celebrating another rapid increase in the progress made by students, with an impressive Progress 8 score of +0.40 placing us in the top 18% of schools nationally. The proportion of students achieving a grade 4 or more in both of these subjects was 71%, up 10% on last year. An impressive 52% of students achieved at least a grade 5 in English and mathematics. Our students achieved 28 grade 9’s across these two subjects, demonstrating success at the very highest level.

The Mathematics department in school is a beacon department recognised as performing in the top 1% of schools nationally. Pleckgate is committed to developing the potential of every student and our ethos revolves around our school motto: Aspire and Believe. Act and Succeed. We have strong and supportive relationships ensuring our expectations and visions are shared with parents, students and staff. Pleckgate High School is on a journey to Outstanding and we are now looking for a talented individual to be a crucial part in the future of the department. 

The Governing Body wish to appoint a dynamic and inspiring mathematics teacher to join a committed and dedicated team of staff within the Department. The mathematics Department consists of 10 staff and celebrated excellent results in 2017 with a positive Progress 8 score of +1 and 63% of students achieving a grade 5+ in mathematics.

We would like to appoint a dynamic and innovative full time mathematics teacher. Our mathematics department consists of a team of experienced and highly motivated colleagues and we are looking for a candidate who can build upon their significant achievements. NQTs are also encouraged to apply.

We can offer you:

  • 2017 Math’s results with an overall positive Progress 8 score of +1.0
  • Progress of the most-able that is in the top 1% of students nationally with 21 grade 9’s 
  • 63% of students achieving a grade 5+ in mathematics (compared to 48% nationally 
  • Hardworking and motivated students and a committed body of teacher and support staff.
  • A well-established programme of extra-curricular mathematics activities which engage and motivate students
  • A supportive environment with high quality CPD opportunities.
  • An ICT rich environment where all pupils have mini iPads and all teachers are provided with a mac book and iPad.
  • A culturally and socially diverse student intake that behave well and are keen to learn.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Passionate and knowledgeable about the teaching and learning of mathematics 
  • Committed to outstanding teaching and learning practices which result in successful and confident mathematicians
  • Able to think creatively with an excellent understanding of developments in education and mathematics specifically 
  • Able to engage, motivate and inspire students
  • Enthusiastic and visionary with regard to curriculum implementation and extra-curricular opportunities
  • A successful practitioner with a track record of high expectations and successful outcomes
  • Committed to their own professional development

An Application form and further details for this post are available from the school website.

Closing Date: Monday 9th April 2018 9:00am.

Interviews: to be arranged 

Further enquiries to Mrs R O'Neill, PA to the Headteacher.

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More about Pleckgate High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Pleckgate Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 8QA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1254 249134
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