Mathematics Teacher, Bolton

Closing date:

Canon Slade SchoolBolton

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Between £18,976 and £31,525 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Part time (0.8) and permanent contract

Annual salary: Qualified teaching pay scale between M1 and UPS3 (Pro rata between £18,976 and £31,525)

Contract start date: 1 September 2019

The Post

Canon Slade School are seeking to appoint a teacher of Mathematics in this very popular and successful Church of England secondary school of 1,700 students (335 in the Sixth Form).  We welcome applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers who want to achieve amazing things with our great students in our oversubscribed 11-18 school.  Some of our students progress onto Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities each year as well as prestigious apprenticeships.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative team player with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to achieving high standards within a successful department.  The candidate should be an excellent classroom practitioner, have enthusiasm for their subject and be capable of teaching Maths across our full age and ability range including the Sixth Form.  A job description and person specification for this post are attached.  

The Department

Our mission is to provide an outstanding Mathematical education within a Christian environment to fulfil individual potential and to prepare pupils for life and service in a rapidly changing world. We therefore aim:

• to provide a disciplined, motivated environment

• to consider students as individuals

• to develop and encourage confidence, initiative and an enquiring mind

• to allow each student to reach his/her potential, at whatever level this may be

• to encourage students to work both independently and co-operatively

• to develop both understanding and enjoyment of Mathematics

• to deliver the above aims under the guidance of the Every Child Matters Agenda

The Mathematics Department currently comprises of 12 full time members and 3 part time member of teaching staff. All members of the department teach across the full ability range at Key Stages 3 and 4 and most members of the department have some A-level teaching. 

The Mathematics Department have a well-stocked office with enough space for each member of the department to have their own work area, including access to five computers. Classrooms are spread out around the school, all with a PC and internet access and the majority with a Promethean interactive whiteboard. 

At Key Stage 3 all pupils have three one hour maths lessons per week and are taught across five sets from the October half term in Year 7. In Year 9 all pupils start the GCSE course. 

At Key Stage 4 pupils continue to be taught across six sets and have four one hour maths lessons per week. Pupils are entered for the GCSE with Edexcel, the vast majority at the Higher tier and in Summer 2018 we celebrated an excellent set of GCSE exam results with 84% of pupils achieving a grade 9-4 and 4% achieving grade 9. Pupils who cannot access the GCSE are entered for entry level with AQA. 

At Key Stage 5 we offer A-levels in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics using OCR(MEI) as the exam board. We ensure that our students are fully supported throughout their studies and in their applications to Higher Education or work placement.  

We encourage our pupils and students to engage in Mathematics outside the classroom, whether it be in various Maths Challenges or different activities arranged for different groups of children across all three Key Stages. 

The Mathematics Department are looking forward to welcoming a new colleague to the team and to their contribution to our work at Canon Slade.

Application information

If you are interested in applying, please use the Canon Slade application form which can be downloaded or accessed by clicking ‘apply now’.  This can be emailed to or sent by post to the school address, marked for the attention of Mrs Karen Hood, HR Officer.  Please do not send CVs as they will not be considered.  Please also write a letter of no more than two sides of A4 to explain why you are the best candidate for this post and what you would contribute to our school, with examples from your recent work if possible.

We will acknowledge all applications by email.  If you do not hear from the school within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

The school has an Equal Opportunities policy.  If you consider yourself to be disabled, please state the nature of the disability, giving details of how we can accommodate these needs should you be selected for interview and subsequently appointed.

In accordance with the Data Protection Act, the details provided in the application form will be used for selection and interview procedures, and for employment records if your application is successful.  Safer Recruitment practice will be followed at all times.

Selected candidates will be emailed (usually within 48 hours of the closing date) to invite them to interview.  Please note that referees will be contacted at this stage of the process.

Prior to taking up the appointment, the successful candidates will be asked to provide documentary evidence (including National Insurance number) showing their entitlement to work in the UK.  We will also carry out an enhanced DBS and declaration of health check.

Closing date: Monday 20 May 2019 at 9.00am

Interview date:  Wednesday 22 May 2019

More about Canon Slade School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Bradshaw Brow, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 3BP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1204 333343
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