Teacher of Mathematics

The Malling SchoolEast Malling

Teacher of Mathematics

Required for September 2021

The Malling School is an extremely positive, happy and caring place for young people to learn. We are a small stand-alone foundation school and are very proud of our wonderful students and talented staff. Our core school values are ‘Caring, Determined and Reflective’ and these values are embraced by all staff and children.

The Malling School is extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded the ‘Character Education Kitemark’ and have been recognised as a school of character.

A few of the many positive comments made by the assessors when bestowing this award:

“We are delighted to award the Malling School the School of Character Kitemark, a great testament to the school's leadership, staff and pupils” 

“It was clear to the assessors that your passion for character development linked with high quality pastoral care and ambitious goals for all students, regardless of ability and aptitude, was infectious”

“Behaviour in the school is generally outstanding and the overall calmness between lessons and in non-supervised areas was striking. Students were confident and assertive but always polite and appreciative of the needs of others”

“The school actively seeks to provide opportunities for students of all ages to develop both leadership and collaborative working skills and offers a wide range of interesting and stimulating opportunities to children of all aptitudes and abilities.”

“Assessors felt privileged to visit the school and were struck by the truly genuine nature of the leadership’s focus on a values driven curriculum and co-curriculum and we wish them every success in the future.” 

We are fully committed to continually developing our teaching at The Malling School. We have no formal lesson observations and a strong open culture of improving our teaching together through regular low stakes developmental learning walks. Our staff are encouraged and supported to improve themselves not prove themselves.

 Our strategy to improve outcomes for our students is not through short term unsustainable Y11 intervention but through developing our curriculum together and continually reflecting and improving our daily practice in every classroom for every year group.

 Our approach to behaviour management at The Malling School is ‘Strict, Consistent and Caring’.  We insist on ‘disruption free classrooms’ in our school and where this is not demonstrated by any student, we use our successful behaviour management system. Low-level disruption is not tolerated allowing teachers to do what we do best, teach. All staff receive regular informal behaviour for learning training to ensure we are consistent in our application of the policy. Students are very clear around our high expectations of behaviour and attitude in every classroom. The key to the success of the policy is the proactive targeting of poor work ethic and low-level disruption by every teacher. Students that slow down the pace of learning are transferred out of the lesson and collected by our senior leaders.

 The leadership team ensures that all our improvement strategies are clearly communicated to staff, effectively piloted, evaluated and well thought through. Our key principle when introducing any new initiative is to ensure that there is no unnecessary workload and that it has a high impact on student progress.

We are recruiting a teacher of Mathematics and this role is perfect for a candidate looking for new exciting, opportunities and development or someone looking to secure their first Maths NQT position for September.

This is a wonderful time to join the Mathematics department which is now moving into year 2 of it’s new overhauled curriculum. The Mathematics curriculum at The Malling School is based on three key concepts: ‘Manipulate, Master and Marvel’.

 You will improve your knowledge of curriculum development, articulating rationale, sequencing topics, assessment, retrieval practice, creating a progression model, and resourcing and continue to develop your pedagogy and subject knowledge and have an impact on the whole-school learning of Mathematics.

The Mathematics department continues to enjoy it’s efficient marking, feedback and homework policies that maximize impact on pupil outcomes while respecting staff workload. Subject specific CPD and training is delivered within departments weekly with whole school teaching model training delivered in morning briefings. The Malling School Mathematics department has completed and continued projects with outstanding schools in Kent and London to inform and support our vision for an exceptional Mathematics curriculum. 

We can offer you:

• Opportunities to teach your specialist subject to GCSE and International Baccalaureate Level

• Opportunities for accelerated promotion for outstanding teachers

• Extensive and individualised professional development programme

• A new school with outstanding facilities

• Robust behaviour systems

• No formal observations – instead Developmental Learning Walks with ongoing feedback, helping you and your department to continuously develop

• CPD starts as soon as you are appointed

• The opportunity to significantly impact outcomes through contributing to the continued development an improved Mathematics curriculum plan

You will be:

• A teacher of Mathematics looking for new and exciting opportunities

• A Maths NQT looking to secure their first September teaching post

• The ability to teach Mathematics to KS3 and GCSE is essential, the ability to teach beyond GCSE is preferable

• Innovative in your approach to teaching, reflective and excited about developing your pedagogy

• Able to achieve excellent examination results for children

• Motivated by a desire to change lives

• A qualified teacher


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative teacher to join a dedicated and supportive department. The successful candidate will be required to teach Mathematics to GCSE level.

Please apply via the TES website. For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact the HR Department at hr@themallingschool.kent.sch.uk 

Closing date: 28 February 2021

Interviews: To be confirmed

 The Malling School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, CV, Teaching Agency, Occupational Health check and two satisfactory references.

 Applications will be considered upon receipt and we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy should sufficient interest be received.  Therefore, early application is recommended to avoid disappointment. Only candidates successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted

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