Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence. Situated just minutes off Junction 5 of the M42 and only three miles from the town of Solihull, visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate pupils. The warmth and trust between teachers and students is exemplary, as is the constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential. As part of a Multi Academy Trust, there is the opportunity for exceptional training and the sharing of knowledge and ideas.
In every way the Mathematics Department mirrors the aims and beliefs of the school. All staff work hard, supported by a committed management team, to provide a safe and encouraging environment for learning. Arden pupils love to acquire new knowledge and skills; our teachers relish the opportunity to deliver engaging, challenging lessons to committed pupils.
We are looking to appoint an outstanding teacher of Mathematics. The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and be able to motivate students through inspirational teaching. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented teacher to join a thriving school and work with students who are keen to learn. The successful applicant must be able to teach A Level Mathematics and the ability to teach Further Mathematics would be desirable. Mathematics is an extremely popular subject at A Level, with 130 students taking the subject. With enormous pride, we watch a significant number of our students leave to study Maths-related degree subjects at Russell Group universities.
The department currently has eleven full-time and one part-time member of staff. The school has a proven record of success at GCSE and A Level. In summer 2018, 84% of pupils gained A*-C/9-4 grades in five or more subjects with 86% of students also gaining a grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics (62% gaining grade 5 or above). The average attainment 8 score was 56.24. The progress 8 measure rose from 0.27 to 0.37 in 2017, and we are expecting similar for 2018. 29% of GCSE grades awarded were at 7+/A+ and 39% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate. At A Level, 99% of pupils achieved A*-E with an average grade per candidate of a B-.
Opportunities don’t arise very often to teach at a school like Arden and we are delighted to be offering the chance for someone to join the department. The Academy provides CPD opportunities, pension and cycle to work scheme. Few other places offer the chance to simply teach motivated pupils devoted to learning.
Further details are available to download from either the TES website or our school website – www.ardenschool.org.uk. Alternatively, you may contact Michele Bull to request details on 01564 773348.
Application forms should be completed in full and attached to a letter of application. CVs will not be accepted. Please address all correspondence to Mr. D Warwood, Associate Headteacher. Please contact the school if you would like the opportunity to visit.
Closing date: Thursday, 13th December 2018.
Interview date: Tuesday, 18th December 2018.
Arden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.