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 3 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 ability to teach A Level Maths is desirable.
This post is open to NQTs as well as experienced teachers.
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 Mathematics department is a strong team of 14 friendly, professional teachers. ICT resources are good, with all Maths classrooms having interactive capabilities and one room fitted with a class set of computers. The department runs a chess club and a Eureka maths club, and we aim to run as many STEM events where possible across all year groups. We also provide the opportunity for students to enter the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Maths Challenge competitions. We have a dedicated selection of Maths ambassadors who also share their passion and enthusiasm for Maths with others.
The school has a proven record of success at GCSE and A Level. In summer 2019, 86% of pupils gained grades 9-4 in five or more subjects with over 87% of students also gaining a grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics (67% gaining grade 5 or above). The average progress 8 score is 0.46 and the attainment 8 score is 58.6. Almost 40% of GCSE grades awarded were grade 7 and an incredible 7% were grade 9. At A Level, over 97% of the 2018-19 cohort achieved A*-E with over 25% of the grades at A*A. The Average Points Score per pupil is 34.7, giving an average grade per candidate of a C+.
Children of staff who are permanently employed at Arden Academy are eligible for a ‘staff’ priority for main school and Sixth Form admissions (please see Admissions on our school website for full details).
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.
In return, we can offer you:
- A positive and innovative learning culture supported by students, staff, parents and governors
- Enthusiastic students who enjoy learning and engage positively in all aspects of school life
- As a Teaching School, access to high-quality continuing professional development and the opportunity for personal growth and development
- A collaborative and supportive attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity
- A Senior Leadership Team committed to promoting the best environment and outcomes for staff and students
- Teacher Pension and a Cycle to Work scheme
Further details are available to download from either the TES website or our school website: http://www.arden.solihull.sch.uk/vacancies/
Alternatively, you may contact Michele Bull, HR Manager, 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: Noon on Thursday 28th November 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 3rd December 2019
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.