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Mathematics Teacher - Maternity Cover

Kent College, PemburyKent

Mathematics Teacher 

Full Time

Maternity Cover 

September 2021 – April 2022

Kent College Pembury excels in adding value to its pupils both academically and pastorally. We are seeking to appointment an outstanding, ambitious and motivated individual, with a passion for inspiring students to cover maternity leave from Sept 2021- April 2022. The ability to teach A level is essential. The post would suit either a newly qualified teacher or a more experienced teacher looking to work in a successful and dynamic department.

The Mathematics Department aims to provide a supportive, enjoyable and stimulating environment where students are inspired to achieve.  The relevance to everyday life of the Mathematics studied in the classroom is emphasised, as well as the importance of Mathematics to many careers.

The department is committed to encouraging all girls to achieve the highest possible academic standards and a variety of teaching and learning strategies are used.  We aim to promote questioning minds, inventiveness and creativity through the use of mathematical investigations, problem-solving, mathematical puzzles and logic problems.  Practical and interactive activities are an important feature of lessons.  

Students participate in four UK Mathematics Challenge competitions each year, including the UKMT Team Challenge. Differentiated activities are provided in all lessons and study support sessions are offered to those who need more time in consolidating their knowledge.  

Students are in mixed ability sets in Year 7, and then set by ability in Year 8 onwards. We have a maths mastery approach, and make sure that topics are covered in depth rather than breadth, and our assessments are rigorous, and carefully mapped out. The Foundation IGCSE is mapped out for students in Years 7-9 and all students follow the same course, so there is flexibility of movement between sets. At the end of Year 9 students sit a foundation paper which determines whether they recap the foundation topics, or continue on to higher in Years 10 and 11.  Level 2 Further Maths is also offered to high achievers in Year 11. 

In the Sixth Form, both Mathematics and Further Mathematics are available at A Level, following the Edexcel Examination Board syllabus.  The courses are linear, with exams sat at the end of two years.  There is no coursework. 

Founded in Folkestone in 1886, Kent College is an independent day and boarding school for girls, with a Senior School (ages 11-18) and Preparatory School (ages 3-11) sharing the same site, facilities and some specialist staff.  The school is one of a group of ten schools under the control of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust.  The school has a resident Chaplain who leads the Christian worship in the school.

Kent College Pembury employs over 200 people in both academic and support staff positions. The school excels in adding value both academically and pastorally and the highly skilled, dedicated and passionate staff are the driving force behind this.

We are delighted to welcome applications from candidates who share our core values and who are able to contribute to our continued future success. We recruit staff of the highest calibre who will inspire, support and challenge the pupils, and fellow colleagues, to achieve their full potential. 

We believe in rewarding our staff and offer a complete range of employee benefits including:

• Reduced school fees on permanent roles (Rec-U6 Pupils)

• Meals whilst at school during working hours

• Reimbursement for eye tests

• On-site Flu Vaccinations 

• Employee Assistance Programme for Staff Wellbeing 

• Free on-site parking

• On-going professional training and development

• Use of fitness suite (at allocated times)

Closing date: Monday 24 May 2021 by Midday

Candidates are encouraged to apply well before the deadline. We reserve the right to interview candidates before the closing date.

References will be taken up prior to interview.  One of the referees should normally be the applicant’s current or most recent employer.  The post requires the highest level of clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  

Kent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Appointees must be prepared to undergo child protection screening Child Protection and welfare are taken very seriously at Kent College, with guidelines on confidentiality and staff-pupil relationship procedures well-publicised to staff.  

All gaps of employment are to be accounted for and rigorously investigated.  Referees are contacted to ensure the validity of the reference.  Testimonials are not acceptable in place of confidential references.

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