Required from September 2018
Outer London Pay Scale (up to £42,495)
Woodcote High School has long been a top choice for parents in the Coulsdon & Purley area of South London. Located in a pleasant suburban setting on the borders of Surrey, Sutton and Croydon, the school has a rural feel but is officially in the Outer London salary band.
Judged “good” by Ofsted in all areas inspectors praised our students as “attentive, hardworking and practically always keen to learn. They get down to work fast and keep going diligently”.
GCSE results are way above average and there is a large take up to A Level Maths. Teachers rate Woodcote as an enjoyable place to work due to the “fabulous students and supportive colleagues”. This is a terrific opportunity for an innovative teacher to join our forward-looking and successful Maths Department and to help shape the future of the department whilst gaining valuable experience to support your future career ambitions.
In 2017 our Mathematics GCSE pass rate was 75% 9 – 4 and 20% 9 – 7, with the Mathematics department Progress 8 element being +0.07. Ofsted noted that “Students now make more progress than expected nationally in … mathematics” and in observing lessons it was seen that “the teacher made it clear that all students were expected to attain high grades. Students responded well and kept trying, even when they found the work difficult. They did not mind making mistakes”. Mathematics A Level features very strongly in our Sixth Form; in 2017 the A Level pass rate was 100% with 50% of students gaining A* - B grades. The Department is well resourced and committed to developing its vision whereby all students fulfil their potential.
Applications are welcome from both experienced teachers and NQTs.
If you have energy, ambition and a passion for your subject and are keen to work in an expanding and increasingly popular subject area, then we would like to hear from you. Informal visits prior to application would be really welcome so please telephone the school if you would like to arrange an informal visit before you apply.
You can download all the details and an application form for this post from TES HireWire or www.woodcotehigh.com (click on staff vacancies link at the bottom of the home page). Alternatively, you can telephone or email the school.
Closing date for applications:
As soon as possible but no later than noon on Monday 21st May 2018.
We encourage early applications, and reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time should the right candidate be found.