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Teacher of Mathematics

Rye St Antony SchoolOxford

We are seeking to appoint a full time Teacher of Mathematics in our thriving all-through school community.  Our school has a strong Christian Catholic ethos which puts the development of children’s talents at the centre of all we do, and we are looking for a teacher who enjoys helping pupils to develop their potential in and out of the classroom. The successful candidate will be passionate about their subject area, sharing this with pupils in lessons, and through the organisation of other activities as part of the school’s vibrant enrichment programme.

In our 90th year of educating the individual at Rye, we are continuing to build a diverse, enthusiastic, and highly supportive community of teachers with a commitment to academic excellence.  Our school is made up of academic staff who are fully committed to the teaching process and who want to make a real difference to children's lives.  Every teacher has both academic and pastoral responsibilities and will be expected to contribute actively to the extra-curricular programme.  We are fully committed to the professional development of all members of our school community.

The successful candidate will be able to teach A Level and GCSE Maths and the ability to teacher A Level Further Maths would be desirable.

The Teacher of Maths is accountable to the Head of Maths.

Teaching and learning

  • Promoting excellence in teaching and learning, embedding The Rye Way in all lessons, and ensuring that pupils develop their potential, are ambitious in their learning, and are equipped for life beyond school.
  • Exemplifying in own practice outstanding skills of teaching and learning which enable pupils to make excellent progress and further build on the culture of success.
  • Monitoring pupils’ work, tracking and analysing pupil progress to ensure high levels of attainment for all pupils.
  • Ensuring that schemes of work are followed, reviewed, and modified to enable the development of high standards of teaching and learning.
  • Keeping up to date with developments in teaching Maths to ensure that best practice is adopted within teaching.
  • Initiating and leading opportunities to develop pupil progress outside lessons.
  • Contributing to the broader life of the school by supporting and leading curricular and extra-curricular events such as school productions and activity days.
  • Ensuring the safety of pupils at all times when working in the Maths classrooms and working with the Bursar who is responsible for Health and Safety to develop safe practices.
  • Preparing written reports and data for Snapshots for all pupils in line with the school’s assessment policy and writing other reports as required.
  • Attending weekly departmental meetings.


All teaching staff undertake a pastoral role in the school whether as Form Tutor, Head of House, or Auxiliary Tutor.  All teachers are responsible for:

  • The use of the Development/Form Time including registration and administration.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date working knowledge of safeguarding practices and reporting all concerns through the appropriate channels in school and locally.
  • Attending assemblies with the form group and overseeing the organisation of the form assembly.
  • Participating in the school’s assembly rota and delivering assemblies that uphold the school’s Christian and Catholic values.
  • Co-ordinating information on the academic, extra-curricular, and pastoral programme of   pupils in their care, and liaising with subject teachers, Heads of Department, the Chaplain, Activities Co-ordinator and Senior Leads as appropriate, keeping records and ensuring the central pupil files are always up to date.
  • Encouraging the engagement of pupils in the Activities Programme and supporting the Activities Co-ordinator in the uptake of this.
  • Attending Parents’ Meetings, arranging individual meetings with parents as necessary, and putting records of individual meetings on the central pupil files.
  • Attending Tutor Meetings as appropriate with the Deputy Heads or Prep School Leads.
  • The condition of the form and or teaching room and appropriate displays in it.

Marketing and external links, including public occasions

All staff are expected to contribute to the positive promotion and marketing of the school in the local and wider community, where possible, by:

  • Actively participating in educational outreach and promoting the key stage, phase, or department within the school community, to encourage pupils’ interest in the subject area or school.
  • Promoting the whole school in a variety of different contexts, including attending marketing events where appropriate, and in interactions with parents and prospective parents and pupils.

Whole School

All staff share responsibility for the good running of the school by:

  • Setting an excellent example to all pupils and maintaining high professional standards at all times.
  • Maintaining and promoting the reputation of the school and its Christian Catholic ethos.
  • Understanding and demonstrating an active commitment to the safeguarding of pupils and staff through adherence to and development of policy and practice.
  • Providing cover for absent colleagues.
  • Participating actively in the rota of duties.
  • Maintaining high standards of pupil behaviour and discipline at all times.
  • Invigilating internal and public examinations as appropriate.
  • Setting, marking and invigilating Entrance Exams, meeting with prospective and current    parents to promote the school and discuss the curriculum and approach to learning.

Extra-Curricular Activities

All staff play an active role in extra-curricular activities and are responsible for:

  • Leading two clubs a year.
  • The administration of the activity including co-ordination of dates with the Deputy Heads.
  • Ensuring that all safety requirements are met, and proper procedures are followed in conjunction with the EVC Co-ordinator and the Bursar.
  • Ensuring that all pupils are able to contribute to and benefit from the activity.

It should be noted that the above list of duties is not an exhaustive statement of the responsibilities of the post.  It is intended to give an overall view of the position and should be taken as guidance only.

Please see the full job description for further information and the person specification.

How to apply

Applications (application form, accompanying letter and full curriculum vitae with contact details for two referees) should be addressed to the Head, Miss Joanne Croft, and sent by email to the  Human Resources Manager, Ms Ellen Phelips (; 01865 229227).

Applications will be accepted only from candidates who have completed the application form in full.


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.  All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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