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Teacher of Mathematics

Northwood CollegeHillingdon

We are looking to appoint a full time member of staff to join our dynamic, supportive and approachable team.

We are keen to engage and empower students with the skills to thrive as independent learners by appropriately scaffolding metacognitive practice. We are looking to appoint someone who will provide dynamic and inspiring lessons when teaching Mathematics to Y7-Y13 students. 

Additionally the ability to develop high quality relationships with students and provide them with an encouraging and aspirational environment is essential. 

The aptitude and willingness to teach Further Mathematics at A Level would be an advantage.

The Department:

The Mathematics department at Northwood College is a stimulating environment to work in. We have a team of six dedicated professionals who strive to instil confidence and enthusiasm into their students each and every lesson. We take the Pearson Edexcel exam board for both IGCSE (transitioning to GCSE with current Y9) and A Level as well as Additional Maths in Y11. The Mathematics department has a history of excellent value added scores and a high percentage of uptake in the Sixth Form, including Further Maths.

Our aim as a department is to have high aspirations for all girls, and we are committed to helping all girls achieve their potential. To this end, we are continually refining our practice, using current educational research to inform our teaching and learning. Having a growth mindset is key to both our professional development and the ways in which we support our students on their learning journeys. We collaborate well within the department, with a core focus of sharing good practice, and are developing strong links with other STEM departments through co-curricular endeavours. We have a broad extra curricular offering to girls with students going on Maths lecture trips into London, external speakers and workshops and an annual visit to Bletchley Park. We also run House Maths competitions in addition to the UKMT Maths Challenges and Team Challenge trips.

The department is well resourced with a suite of easily accessible laptops downstairs for students to collect, mini whiteboards, excellent ICT software subscriptions e.g. Hegarty Maths, the full active learn set up, plentiful A Level and IGCSE resources and we are introducing the use of graphical calculators in sixth form lessons. All members of the department are currently allocated a teaching room in the Briary, where all classrooms are equipped with projectors and docking stations for laptop computers. Each teacher is provided with a laptop as well as a graphical calculator. There are also whiteboards on the walls around each room for the pupils to use. To enable remote teaching and blended learning we make use of Google Classroom and have had/continue to have superb support and inset to facilitate optimum use of Google Suite, for example we had a full staff inset day training on it and the staff body were given the option to sit for the certified educator certificates.

About the School:

Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 840 girls aged 3-18. An NWC education enables every girl to lead a purposeful life and feel successful in their learning. We are determined that the students in our care enjoy their time at school and leave us fully cognisant of their individual strengths, as well as being appreciative of the value of collective endeavour, teamwork and community. Our rigorous curriculum ignites intellectual curiosity, encouraging students to enjoy subject depth and breadth as true polymaths and building resilience through challenge.  Both students and staff are encouraged to find and develop their passions and talents, through clubs, societies and an extensive programme of CPD. All members of the NWC community are expected to act with compassion and integrity, with respect for others and the environment and an awareness of global responsibility.

NWC is at an exhilarating moment in its evolution under its new Head, Rebecca Brown, and with exciting school development projects around the corner. The successful candidate will be similarly ambitious for the school, and for the Maths Department, in particular.

Benefits:

As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

● Family friendly policies

● Access to extensive professional development opportunities

● Training grants for qualifications

● Generous pension scheme

● Free life assurance benefit

● A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

● Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans

● A Cycle to Work scheme

For further details and an application form please click the apply button.

Applications must be received by 9am on Thursday 9 December 2021.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 14 December 2021.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

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