Teacher of Mathematics, Cambridgeshire

Closing date:New this week

Swavesey Village CollegeCambridgeshire

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Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main and UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Maths department at Swavesey Village College prides itself on offering an incredible learning experience for students and a collaborative, exciting working environment for staff. 

Our teaching ethos is built upon principles of Mastery and group-work, in a mixed-ability environment. We believe all students can make excellent progress and as such we never place a ceiling on achievement.

We’ve created lesson-by-lesson teaching resources, as well as assessments and homework, for all year groups. No teacher is required to create lessons from scratch so that time can be spent personalising lessons for the benefit of specific learners in each class. All Maths staff benefit from an additional non-contact period per week to focus on the development of teaching and learning, and to improve existing teaching resources.

We’re looking for a confident, ambitious teacher to join our team from September 2019.  As the lead school of a progressive and developing academy chain in Cambridgeshire, opportunities for advancement within the Trust at all levels is frequent, and encouraged by senior staff.

Swavesey Village College enjoys a considerable local and national reputation for academic excellence and innovation. This reflects:

• A philosophy of 100% achievement and inclusion;

• A commitment to extending the boundaries of learning enabling all young people to become well-rounded individuals;

• A purposeful and caring learning environment, where every individual is known, valued and supported;

• Well-motivated and engaged students;

• Ambitious, dedicated and professional staff - teaching and support staff;

• A commitment to leadership, innovation, staff progression and partnership working, as part of our Teaching School status and within our family of schools (CMAT).

Swavesey is committed to developing the talents and potential of all our staff. We have a very supportive induction and CPD programme for new staff and NQTs, and can provide many development opportunities within our Teaching School Alliance (www.camteach.org.uk).

For the right NQT this includes:

• a reduced timetable for the first year, with three additional non-contact hours per week 

• a well-structured and high quality NQT induction year including:

o timetabled mentor meetings

o regular calendared NQT team meetings

o access to our exceptional Teaching School CPD programme

• support for staff who wish to pursue a Masters in Education in their second year with us.

NQTs will also be offered the opportunity to do paid work in July in order to ensure they have the most positive start to their career.

Experienced teachers can also look forward to a high quality induction package and a wide range of CPD opportunities offered by our Teaching School status and promotion opportunities within the wider family of CMAT schools. 

Swavesey is a village community school located close to Cambridge with excellent transport links to Cambridge and the pretty market town of St Ives, We have a considerable local and national reputation for academic excellence and innovation as part of our Academy Trust – CMAT and as a Teaching School - CTSN.   

Please view the professional development and staff services attachment to get a full breakdown on what makes Swavesey Village College such a special place to work.

For any additional information please contact Claire Newman - Personnel  Administrator on cnewman@swaveseyvc.co.uk.

To apply for this vacancy, please click the apply button below. Applications by 9.00am on Wednesday 23 January 2019. Please note that applications received after this time will not be accepted.

Please note we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date, depending on application numbers.  Therefore, we would urge candidates to submit their application as soon as possible.

The post holder will have a shared responsibility for the safe guarding of all children and young people.  The post holder also has an implicit duty to promote the welfare of all children and young people.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the DBS.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4RS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1954 230366
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