Teacher of Mathematics, Portland

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Atlantic Academy PortlandPortland

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS - possible TLR for right candidate (£2,000 recruitment bonus)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Mathematics 

September 2018 start

Salary – MPS/UPS – possible TLR for right candidate

(£2,000 recruitment bonus) and opportunity to become a Lead Practitioner and/or Specialist Leader of Education (paid on Leadership scale)

Looking to be part of an amazing journey? Needing an exciting new challenge? 

Thank you for considering Atlantic Academy Portland for your next appointment. We seek an excellent Teacher of Mathematics with an interest in developing their teaching practice in line with the mastery approach, and a commitment to the very highest of standards for themselves and their students. The role is Year 7 - 11 but could also involve some upper KS2 (Yrs 5 & 6) for interested candidates.  Atlantic Academy Portland is a new Academy, and has already made great waves in transforming the education of the students of Portland, leading the way in the highest standards of education for the students of Weymouth and Portland.  We are looking for somebody to join our amazing journey and be proud of the substantial impact they make to the maths outcomes and aspirations for our students.

Atlantic Academy Portland offers you an unique opportunity to work in a Reception to Year 11 School where the schemes of learning are co-ordinated from Key Stage 1-4.  Our Primary staff follow the Maths No Problem scheme of learning, with children taught in line with the Mastery approach from Reception, offering Secondary teachers the opportunity to work with students who have a deep understanding of mathematics, and inspire and challenge students to achieve greater depth in their understanding and curiosity.  We continue the Mastery approach at secondary level, and are active members of the Jurassic Maths Hub, offering brilliant mastery related CPD opportunities for successful candidiates, and reflecting our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning in every lesson.

Working at Atlantic Academy, Portland allows you the opportunity to really teach, with a strict behaviour policy, students who are exceptionally well behaved in lessons, and excellent support from SLT.

The Maths department is energetic, supportive, well organised and resourced with, for example, a visualiser and mini whiteboards in every classroom.  We plan lessons together in advance to ensure the highest quality lessons, and manageable teaching workload with resources developed and shared for every lesson, allowing you to plan an outstanding lesson small tweaks, rather than starting from scratch.

All staff at Atlantic Academy share our drive to equip students with the qualifications, qualities and skills to reach their personal ambitions, working together creatively to overcome any hurdle which might otherwise disadvantage our children. We all have the highest aspirations for every student and provide exceptional education and pastoral care for each individual. We seek to appoint highly motivated, exceptional teachers and leaders. Successful candidates will have the ability to secure outstanding progress for every child.

The Academy is located in stunning buildings, having benefitted from a £20 million plus full renovation program. It is situated on the beautiful Isle of Portland, at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, in Dorset. Within easy reach of Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Poole and Bournemouth. This really is an Academy at the very heart of the community. There is also the potential for onsite accommodation be made available at a subsidised rate.

The Academy is sponsored by the Aspirations Academies Trust (www.aspirationsacademies.org) and will be a member of one of their three clusters: The South Coast District, which consists of Jewell Academy Bournemouth (Primary, rated outstanding), Ocean Academy Poole (Junior, to be inspected) and Magna Academy Poole (Secondary, rated outstanding). The district members will work closely together sharing resources, expertise, CPD and providing specialist support where appropriate. 

You would be joining us at a very exciting time and become part of a vibrant learning community that will offer you fantastic opportunities for CPD, career development, future promotions and for you to be able to make your mark. We will also have a very comprehensive, and effective, development programme, bringing all subject areas together every week to share best practice.

How to Apply

If you would like to take your career to a very different level then please apply through TES online as soon as possible

For further information, please contact Natalie Bain, Subject Co-ordinator 01305 820262 for nbain@atlantic-aspirations.org 

Closing date for applications:  Tuesday 22nd 2018 – 12.00pm, early applications appreciated 

Learn more about Aspirations Academies at:  www.aspirationsacademies.org

Atlantic Academy Portland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Maritime House, Southwell Business Park, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1305 820262

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