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Teacher of Mathematics

The Grange SchoolCheshire West and Chester

The Opportunity

The Grange School is seeking to recruit a Teacher of Mathematics on a full time basis. The Mathematics Department is one of the largest departments at The Grange School.  Our Senior School Mathematics course leads to the Edexcel International GCSE Mathematics examinations at the end of Year 11, all pupils being entered at the higher Level.  Approximately 20 pupils each year also take the AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics.  Mathematics and Further Mathematics are very popular subjects in the Sixth Form, with typically around 50% of our students choosing to study mathematics beyond IGCSE.  

Examination results reflect the high standards that are expected: in 2020 the Department achieved the following results: 

• A level Mathematics 71% A*/A

• A level Further Mathematics 64% A*/A

• IGCSE Mathematics 80% Grade 7-9 

• Level 2 Further Mathematics 96% Grade 7-9

Mathematical activity extends well beyond the classroom, ranging from successful participation 

in competitions at national and local level to mathematical visits and a popular weekly Maths Games Club.  There will be the expectation that the post holder will also offer enrichment activities

Responsibilities

The list of professional duties below is set out in addition to the expectations that The Grange School has of any member of the teaching staff, as detailed in the Job Description for a Senior School Teacher.

Teaching Responsibilities 

• planning and thoroughly preparing courses and lessons;

• establishing and preserving a positive atmosphere for learning within the classroom;

• teaching all pupils assigned and regularly setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupils;

• maintaining knowledge of those assigned pupils on SEND register and putting into practice strategies suggested by the SEND Coordinator.

• assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of all pupils, according to the school’s policy and schedule;

• preparing pupils for public examinations and assessing pupils for the purpose of such examinations;

• ensuring appropriate differentiation in work set;

• promoting independent learning;

• assisting individual pupils to maximize their potential;

• in each case, having regard for the curriculum of the school.

Pastoral Responsibilities

• promoting the general purpose and well-being of the pupils assigned to them;

• providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational, social, moral and spiritual matters;

• participating in meetings of staff and parents to discuss pupil’s progress as required,

• including Parents’ Evening of all pupils taught;

• acting as a Form Teacher when required to do so.

Professional Responsibilities and Duties

• maintaining good order and discipline; 

• safeguarding the pupils’ welfare and safety at all times, both on school premises and elsewhere, while under supervised school activities;

• having due regard for the health and safety of all members of the school community, and following the school health and safety policy;

• exercising responsibility for preventing damage to property and for looking after teaching rooms;

• supervising and, if practicable, teaching other pupils whose teacher is absent;

• participating in organisational, administrative and supervisory tasks, such as staff duties;

• attending Morning Assembly;

• invigilating internal examinations;

• making teaching areas attractive by providing display material;

• advising and co-operating with the Head and other teachers on the development of the school; 

• participating in arrangements for their further training and professional development;

• helping to train student teachers who have been accepted by the school for training;

• attending and helping at public events; in particular, attendance at Prizegiving, Open Morning (usually the last Saturday in September) and Entrance Examination (usually the first Saturday in February) is compulsory.  All teachers are encouraged to attend and support those school events that involve pupils for whom they have pastoral responsibility;

• giving a good impression of the School when in discussion, inside or outside the school, with individuals and outside agencies.

Enrichment Responsibilities 

• participation in the extra-curricular programme;

• participation in the activities of the assigned House (and its section), as directed by the House Leader, including attendance at House meetings.


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