We are seeking a teacher of maths (NQTs welcome) to join are highly successful maths team. You will be supported by experienced colleagues within a successful and cohesive maths team. Full support and training will be provided by our Head of Maths and our Director of Maths, who is also a ‘Specialist Leader of Education’ and leads our NQT programme.
The Mathematics team is a dynamic and innovative department with a consistent track record of delivering excellent progress and results for students. The department currently consists of fifteen teachers under the leadership of a Faculty Director and Head of Maths. The department is a well-resourced Curriculum area with nine classrooms, including two ICT suites. The Mathematics Department is committed to stimulating and inspiring students to be enthusiastic about the natural patterns in the world around them. We aim to encourage and equip all students with a broad range of mathematical skills in order to be successful in a highly competitive environment.
The Key Stage 3 Curriculum has been condensed to a two year course for Years 7 and 8, with the view of giving students a good grounding in Mathematical skills and applying them. Students benefit from the use of traditional textbook and worksheet resources, as well as electronic and interactive resources, which aims to cover the New KS3 National Curriculum. The content of the course has been grouped into the key topic areas of Number, Algebra, Shape, Data handling and Functional Maths.
As part of the Accelerated Curriculum, Key Stage 4 students commence the new AQA 9-1 GCSE Mathematics course from Year 9 through to Year 11. The GCSE Mathematics course encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance of the subject in their own lives and to society. This course prepares students to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money, further learning opportunities and career choices. The key areas of Number, Algebra, Ratios & Rates of Change, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability are explored in depth giving students an expert grasp of each topic. In the new Curriculum, there is considerable focus in developing students’ mathematical and problem solving skills, in addition to their basic knowledge and skills.
In the Sixth Form, AS and A-Level students study Edexcel Mathematics, and is the most popular course among students in recent years. The core modules extend the approach of GCSE algebra and challenges students to think on a more rigorous basis. In the applied modules (statistics, mechanics and decision), students will develop a sense of mathematics as a tool for modelling the real world. Throughout the course, students are made aware of the reasons for, as well as the restrictions of, mathematical models. Students are expected to be self-motivated and independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning in and out of the classroom.
Out of the classroom, the Mathematics team participates in UKMT Maths Challenges, Rubik’s Cube Challenge, World Maths Day, Pi Day, the annual Harris March Maths Month and other Federation competitions.
What we are looking for:
We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. We would like to appoint a dynamic and inspirational qualified teacher. We are looking for an effective and enthusiastic classroom teacher who will be able to complement our dedicated team of outstanding practitioners.
We are looking for a strong communicator with proven strengths in engaging with, inspiring and motivating, not just the school community, but the wider community. You should hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:
- Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
- Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
- Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
- The opportunity to work with our amazing students!
About Harris City Academy Crystal Palace:
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a pioneering academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, and celebrated its 25th anniversary last academic year. The founding academy of the Harris Federation, it has three consecutive outstanding judgments by Ofsted, most recently finding the academy to be outstanding in every aspect in 2014. It is one of the most oversubscribed comprehensive schools in the country and in the top 5% for performance.
Why work at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace?
- A long established and highly successful school: one of the most oversubscribed in the country and the top school in Croydon at Attainment 8 2017
- As a Teaching School, we are able to offer all teachers an extensive programme of first class professional development and a vibrant learning community giving all the opportunities to excel.
- All the advantages of a successful academy group, including a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff
- Generous Harris rewards and benefits package
Come and see us in action: visits to Harris City Academy Crystal Palace are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 771 2261 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.
The Harris Federation
Our academy is part of the Harris Federation, the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. Harris has an unrivalled track record in raising standards and achieving success for the children in our academies.
Professional development and sharing best practice are a key part of the Harris Federation success, and we can draw on this to offer you top quality training at every stage of your career path, from Beginner Teacher to Middle Leader. We will invest in you with coaching, mentoring, and can offer a wide range of training programmes, delivered by our Teaching School Alliance.
We look for talented teachers who are passionate about their subject and making a difference. You can help us transform education in London, and create exceptional places of learning.
Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.