St George's Junior School, Weybridge is seeking to recruit for September 2019 a full time KS2 Mathematics Teacher.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced, successful and collaborative mathematics department. The team currently consists of seven specialist mathematics teachers who are responsible for the teaching in Years 5 and 6. Groups of pupils from Years 3 and 4 are also taught by the department to provide them with the additional support they require. Class sizes typically range from 10-20 pupils and each class is timetabled for lessons four times per week. Pupils are well behaved, polite, keen to learn and are all encouraged to achieve their individual best.
Teachers in the department have high expectations for all, but very much tailor their lessons to suit the needs of each pupil. Planning is led by the Curriculum Leaders during weekly team planning meetings but input and ideas from the whole team is very much encouraged. In Years 3 and 4, the nature of the teaching follows a structured programme with opportunities for problem solving and investigations; in Year 5 and part of Year 6 there is a strong emphasis on preparation for the 11+ examinations, though later on the children focus on understanding of topics which will relate to their work in KS3, such as algebra and geometry, along with opportunities to work on STEM projects and activities involving younger pupils.
The success of this well-established team is due to the collective experience and supportive nature of all involved. Results at 11+ are high with many achieving scholarships to St George’s College and other highly selective senior schools. The standard of mathematics at the school has been reflected in the school winning the prestigious National Young Mathematicians Award at Cambridge University in 2019 and notable successes in other events, such as the Primary Maths Challenge, with many pupils qualifying each year for the Bonus Round.
The successful candidate will have proven experience in teaching mathematics to a high standard. You will be a creative thinker, with an evident passion for the subject and a keen desire to enthuse pupils. You will enjoy working as a team, have a good sense of humour, and will maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues. Our aim is to develop independent, lifelong learners who are well prepared for their next stage of learning and we are seeking someone who shares our aims.
We employ a number of staff in a wide range of teaching and business posts. Our salaries are competitive and we offer a range of excellent employee benefits. Staff will undertake a full induction programme on joining St George's and continuous professsional development is actively encouraged and supported.
Full details about the role, how to apply and working at St George's can be found in our Candidate Information Pack.
The closing date for applications is Monday 25 March 2019, 8.00 am and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed w/c 1 April 2019.