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Maths Teacher

ACE SchoolsPlymouth

About the role

Job Title: Maths Teacher – 1 year contract. This role is suitable for an Early Career Teacher

Salary Range: MPR/UPR + SEND allowance

Contract Type: Fixed term

Closing Date: 12th December 2021

Interview Date: 16th December 2021

Start Date: As soon as checks and references are complete in January 2022

We are looking for a maths teacher who is able to teach up to GCSE. You will teach groups of KS3 and 4 pupils at our Bretonside site. Our pupils are taught in mixed ability classes and have a range of Special Educational Needs, including SEMH, anxiety, ASC, school refusal and some medical needs.

You will share a tutor group and hold termly multi-agency review meetings for each class member supported by their Learning Mentor. You will liaise with a range of professionals and the SENCo ensuring that pupils’ needs are assessed and provision packages are in place to meet them.

Accountable to the Head of Department and Base Lead Teacher and Head of Provision you will support the school in ensuring it is managed to meet and surpass ACE’s aims and targets.

If you have an interest in working within alternative education, have a desire to help make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable pupils in the Plymouth, and become part of arguably the most morally driven group of staff in the country, then we would like to hear from you. 

Job Description

Job Purpose:

As a Teacher you will be an outstanding classroom practitioner who consistently demonstrates the highest standards of delivery, is fully committed to raising attainment across all key stages and acutely aware of the strategies required to achieve the highest standards within their subject area. You will be focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for your pupils in terms of externally accredited qualifications and in personal development.



• To be an outstanding teaching and learning practitioner

• To ensure curriculum coverage, continuity and progression in the subjects for all pupils, including those of high ability and those with additional educational or linguistic needs through planning lessons and sequences of lessons, showing how they will assess pupil’s learning 

• To establish and implement clear policies and practices for assessing, recording and reporting on pupil achievement, and for using this information to recognise achievement and to assist pupils in setting targets for further improvement 

• To ensure that information about pupils’ achievements in previous classes and schools is used effectively to secure good progress in the subject/s 

• In collaboration with your Head of Department establish clear targets for pupil achievement, and evaluate progress and achievement in the subject by all pupils, including those with additional and linguistic needs 

• Use positive management of behaviour in an environment of mutual respect which allows students to feel safe and secure and promotes their self-esteem.  

• Maintain/establish good order and discipline among the students and safeguard their health and safety.  

• To ensure the effective development of pupils’ individual and collaborative study skills necessary for them to become increasingly dependent in their work and to complete tasks independently when out of school 

• Be aware of the subject’s contribution to pupils’ understanding of the duties, opportunities, responsibilities and rights of citizens  

• Establish a partnership with parents to involve them in their child’s learning of the subject, as well as providing information about curriculum, attainment and targets 

• Develop effective links with the local community, including business and industry, in order to expand the subject curriculum, enhance teaching and to develop pupils’ wider understanding.

• Make appropriate use of a range of monitoring and assessment strategies to evaluate pupils’ progress towards planned learning objectives and use this information to improve your own planning and teaching

• Give prompt and constructive feedback to support pupils as they learn and involve them in reflecting on, evaluating and improving their own performance.

• Report pupil’s progress accurately, concisely and informatively using ACE Assessment system and use this to help pupils review their own progress and to inform parents

• Identify and support more able pupils, those working below age related expectations, those under-achieving and those who experience behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. Where necessary you may seek advice and guidance from experienced colleagues 

• Assist pupils to set targets for themselves and to contribute to the identification of team and whole school targets.

• Differentiate your teaching to meet the needs of pupils and draw up subject specific IEP’s for those pupils who have special need

• Organise and manage the physical teaching space, materials, tests and other resources safely and effectively with the help of support staff where appropriate 

• Use ICT effectively in your teaching 

• Teach across the age and ability range for which you are trained 

• Where appropriate set and mark homework and other out-of-class work which consolidates and extends work carried out in the class and encourages pupils to learn independently

• Recognise and respond effectively to equal opportunities issues as they arise in the classroom, including challenging stereotyped views and by challenging bullying or harassment, following relevant policies and procedures.

• Contribute to the work of the department teaching team.

• Arrive in class, on or before the start of the lesson, and begin and end lessons on time

• Be a role model to pupils through personal presentation and professional conduct.

• Establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues and associate staff

• Keep up-to-date with research and developments in pedagogy and the subject areas

Academic Lead Responsibilities (May be shared)

• Registering pupils and maintain the class register according to set procedures 

• Supporting the academic, pastoral and personal development of all pupils within the tutor group  

• Delivering the pastoral curriculum, engaging all pupils in purposeful activity and guiding reflection  

• Monitoring individual progress in relation to SIMS performance data and helping pupils to identify targets for improvement  

• Completing reports on pupils as required including Team Around Me paperwork and holding termly review meetings 

• Ensuring effective communication between schools and home  

• Attending and contributing to other meetings as appropriate.

• Have knowledge and understanding of the components of outstanding pastoral care for pupils and work with the Pastoral Lead to ensure pupils receive it.

For a full job description, a detailed explanation of the role from the Headteacher, more information about ACE Schools and what we can offer you here at Transforming Futures Trust, please download the below candidate pack.

How to Apply:

Please download the application form and sent it to the HR Team at

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