We are seeking to appoint a talented and inspirational teacher of Maths who will have the opportunity join the Maths Department in a successful and well-respected school with a large Sixth Form. The post is to cover a maternity leave of approximately six months although there may well be the opportunity to seek longer-term employment once the maternity leave is completed.
Highams Park School is a highly successful and heavily oversubscribed local 11-18 comprehensive with approximately 1600 students on roll including approximately 400 in the 6th Form. In the most recent 2017 OFSTED inspection report the school was judged to be good and excellent results are achieved at GCSE and A-level. The school has an excellent reputation in the local area and students now enjoy the new 6th form building which opened in September 2017. The school is a converter Academy.
The successful candidate will join a well-resourced and vibrant Maths Department which is housed in its own teaching block with excellent facilities. This is a magnificent opportunity develop teaching skills within a friendly, well qualified department which achieves excellent results and where Maths and Further Maths are popular subjects at A-Level. The department is well organised, fully embracing the new curriculum and assessment changes in secondary Maths.
Please email the school on firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs Sharon Croft, HR Manager, or go to our website to find out more. Please complete our application form (download from website) and return by midday 26th February 2018.
Early applications will be considered on receipt and interviews scheduled accordingly
The Department is effectively run and has 11 well-qualified, motivated and experienced teachers. Staff are encouraged to share ideas regularly and there is a supportive atmosphere between members of the department. The Department is housed in a modern building with ten teaching rooms. All classrooms are spacious and well equipped and each room has an interactive whiteboard. Staff are encouraged to use these resources effectively and imaginatively. There is frequent support provided through training and the sharing of good practice.
Pupils are set according to their ability in years 7 to 11 and follow the National Curriculum. Detailed and differentiated schemes of work are in place and include references to appropriate resources, starter/plenary activities, suitable rich tasks and ICT tasks. Lower ability children are usually taught in smaller groups, with extra support, to allow them to progress as much as possible during their time at Highams Park.
At key stage 4, students follow the Edexcel course. Our students recognise the importance of this qualification and revision lessons are provided and are well attended. GCSE resit classes are also available to those students in year 12 who failed to obtain a grade C at the end of year 11.
A-level Maths and Further Maths are popular options at the school and students regularly proceed to study mathematical subjects at higher education. The Department hopes to offer Level 3 Core Maths from September 2018 for the first time. Support and encouragement is also provided to a number of gifted and talented students wishing to obtain the top grades at AS or A level.
The Maths Department provides an enjoyable, forward thinking and professionally supportive environment. Standards of achievement are high and the department plays a key role in contributing to our very positive whole school ethos. We value every student as an individual and continually strive to meet the needs of each child.
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HIGHAMS PARK SCHOOL
Handsworth Avenue, Highams Park, E4 9PJ