Second in Mathematics, Chertsey, Surrey

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Sir William Perkins's SchoolChertsey, Surrey

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Start date: 01 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Schools Own Scale plus Responsibility Allowance and Benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Sir William Perkins’s School is a high-performing independent girl’s school for approximately 600 students aged 11 – 18 years. The Head is both a member of HMC and GSA. It was founded in 1725 and is now on an attractive 12 acre site situated on the outskirts of Chertsey, a two minute walk from the railway station and very near to the junction of the M3 and M25.  

The School has excellent facilities, having benefited from an extensive and ongoing building and refurbishment programme including a new staff room and kitchen and refurbished staff work room in autumn 2017.  New Sixth Form centre, Drama Studio and Careers centre which opened in summer 2016  


We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-qualified graduate who is looking for a new challenge and to further broaden their skills and experience.  The Second in Mathematics assists the Head of Mathematics in leading the department and developing and enriching the outstanding Mathematics curriculum and co-curricular activities.   

The Second in Department will be committed to providing academic support to the students studying within the department and will lead the department in the absence of the Head of Mathematics.    

Mathematics is a thriving and popular subject within the school.  The Department consists of eight teachers who form a committed, enthusiastic and supportive team. The Mathematics teaching rooms are equipped with interactive white boards, and are near to two computer suites.  Autograph, Excel, Mathtype, Smartboard Maths Tools and Calculator emulator software are available, as well as graphic calculators, and the department also subscribes to online maths resources. The teaching of Mathematics aims to develop confidence in and enjoyment of the subject and to provide the students with an enriching experience that will encourage their learning up to GCSE, Advanced level and beyond.    

Our Edexcel IGCSE results are excellent with 86% of the students achieving A* or A grades in summer 2017.  In the Sixth Form there are four groups in each of Lower and Senior 6th, including a Further Mathematics group.  Approximately one-third of the sixth form choose Mathematics at A Level.  In summer 2017, 44% of our A level Mathematics students gained A* or A grades.  Each year students go on to read Mathematics and related subjects at university, including Oxbridge.  

There is a wealth of co-curricular Mathematics on offer, including Maths Club, competitive puzzles, the National Mathematical Challenge at Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels as well as other local competitions and further involvement in the Olympiads for the best mathematicians.  The Sixth Form students also attend external lectures by leading mathematicians.  

Sir William Perkins’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure.   


Entrance to the School is by competitive examination and the School values its excellent academic reputation. The students are highly motivated and eager to learn. Significant emphasis is also placed on the broad and balanced curriculum, the wide-ranging co-curricular activities and the caring and supportive environment.   

The ISI regulatory compliance inspection in September 2016 recorded that all eight parts of the standard were met and our report in the Good Schools Guide 2016 describes our “Excellent Results achieved with a big dollop of humour, humanity and freedom of thought”.   

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.  

Please see attached Candidate Information Pack for further details.

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More about Sir William Perkins's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9BN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1932 574900
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