Mathematics Teacher, Westminster

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Southbank International SchoolWestminster

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Start date: End of Aug 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: From £42,000pa (depending on experience)
Contract term: Permanent

Mathematics Teacher


We are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Maths teacher to join our highly successful and supportive Mathematics department. We follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) throughout the school and experience of the programmes would be an advantage but is not essential. Of greatest importance is a love of the subject combined with the passion and skills for communicating this to our students. We invite applications from outstanding teachers who are committed to consistently delivering lessons that capture the imagination of our pupils across the age range and fostering the enjoyment of mathematics that leads to exceptional achievement.

The Maths department at Southbank International School is a small team consisting of six full-time members of staff and one part time member. There is a strong emphasis on team work and there are numerous opportunities for professional development throughout the year. There are three dedicated Maths teaching rooms each with interactive white boards and plenty of resources.

The school follows the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) through grades 6 to 10 and the IB Diploma Programme through grades 11 and 12. Whilst preferable, no prior knowledge of these curricula is required. However, we do follow an inquiry led approach to learning and emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary links and the development of transferable skills. As we follow the IB Programme all students study Mathematics right up until they graduate from the school at the end of grade 12.

The department places value on employing creativity when planning and delivering lessons. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate lessons that take place outside the constraints of a classroom and to develop sequences of lessons that are delivered in conjunction with other subjects. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 17 in grades 6 and 7 where the students are taught in mixed ability classes, there is however a strong emphasis on differentiation within these lessons. For grades 8 to 10 the class sizes vary up to a maximum of 17 and the students are set according to ability. In the senior part of the school the students choose from Maths Studies, Standard and Higher each with an increasing level of challenge, with the possible addition of Further Maths. The class sizes are again small and are usually taught on a delightful campus overlooking Fitzroy Square.

The school enters numerous Maths competitions each year including the UKMT and the International Schools Maths competitions. We have a rich extra curricula offering and there are always opportunities for staff to extend what is already on offer.

Main Duties:

  • Responsible for guiding students through assessment
  • work in collaboration with colleagues and attend both training and planning sessions
  • Foster good links with parents and attend parent-student-teacher meetings and conferences
  • meet all work deadlines
  • ensure that student assessment is regular and consistent, and that students learn from it
  • contribute to the pastoral life and extracurricular activities of the school
  • be internationally-minded and sympathetic to  the values of the IB
  • fulfil the expectations included in the ‘teacher job description’ and have the ‘qualities we are looking for’ in our teaching staff

Person Specification

The successful applicant will have:

  • The ability to inspire students with a love of learning, in particular mathematics
  • Relevant classroom experience
  • An internationally minded approach
  • Relevant Teaching qualification or equivalent

He or she will preferably have:

  • Some familiarity with the MYP and DP

To apply, please complete the school’s application form and return it to

The School is unable to offer Tier 2 sponsorship for this role. Please ensure that you already have the legal right to work and reside in the UK.

Closing date for applications: 01 September 2017. (NB Interviews may take place before this date should an excellent candidate be identified early in the application process so interested candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible).

The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant Cognita Safeguarding: Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either at school or at home, they must report any concerns to the School’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Principal, or make a referral directly to the local child protection authorities. 

Job location

More about Southbank International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Westminster Campus, 63-65 Portland Place, London, W1B 1QR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7243 3803