King’s College London Mathematics School (KCLMS) is for highly motivated students aged 16-19 with a particular aptitude and enthusiasm for mathematics. The school is seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational teacher of mathematics to help to realise the vision and ambitions for the school. Additional leadership responsibility may be available for the right candidate.
Mathematics lies at the core of everything that takes place at KCLMS: it is the passion that unites teachers and students alike. Our teaching aims to provide students with not only a powerful set of tools but also the ability to use those tools flexibly and creatively, and to help them to internalise an understanding of each idea encountered as well as of the connections between those ideas. The approach taken employs a greater rigour than would usually be expected at this level, with a general supposition that statements are proved and methods justified. In lessons, teachers focus on the use of Socratic questioning to test and develop understanding, and on carefully structured problems to provide effective learning experiences for students. The mathematics department is highly collaborative, and there are numerous opportunities, both formal and informal, for the discussion of teaching and learning and for collective lesson planning. Student attainment and progress at A Level is exceptionally high: 93% of A2 grades in Mathematics and Further Mathematics were A or A* grades in August 2017, with value added at +1.2 grades per entry on average across the two subjects.
The successful candidate will have strong academic credentials. They may already have a proven record of outstanding teaching, or they may be new to the profession, in which case they would be supported by the school’s thorough mentoring programme. A vital qualification will be that they share the vision of the school to help young people with a particular aptitude for mathematics find challenge and excitement in a curriculum that fosters intellectual growth and curiosity.
For more details or an application pack, please visit www.kcl.ac.uk/mathsschool
King’s College London Mathematics School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure through the DBS.
Interviews will be held: Tuesday 6 February and Thursday 8 February 2018