Teacher of Mathematics

Bourne Community CollegeWest Sussex

We are looking to appoint a Mathematics specialist with a vision and passion for the subject. The teacher would join a dynamic team of teachers who work together closely to provide a challenging and dynamic curriculum. 

We recognise that we have fundamental role to play in preparing all our students for their future. We want our students to be numerate in a way that reflects their potential, to leave school free to pursue the subjects they wish to study. All our students will be prepared and entered for GCSE Maths.  Some will be prepared for entry level qualifications in addition to that. To stretch the more able, or those who are called to further mathematical study (STEM), we offer some students the further qualifications of Statistics GCSE and the FSMQ OCR Additional Maths level 3 qualifications. Ofsted has recognised that, “pupil progress in maths is a strength of the school.”

Our curriculum is divided into KS3 for year 7 and 8 with KS4 starting in year 9. We encourage the students to make time and space at home for study with regular homework and teach them how to revise specifically. Support clubs, homework tutor intervention and revision classes are provided to support students who need it. Our curriculum follows a spiral model with areas of maths being mapped out to encourage students to make links between various areas of maths. Teachers in maths routinely challenge the more able and demand they think more deeply (Ofsted 2016).

Teachers are constantly looking for practical ways to teach some aspects of the curriculum, using the outdoor space when appropriate. The department supports the school’s wider projects, getting involved in STEAM projects, or providing support for cross curricular maths for example. 

Bourne Community College is a growing and unique 11-16 mixed comprehensive Trust school, valued and supported by the local community.  We have been awarded the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award ‘Gold’, which very few secondary schools hold in the country.

We have high expectations for our students and of our staff and we aim to provide the highest quality education in an atmosphere of mutual respect where everyone is valued.  We are a fully inclusive school where each individual is supported to develop and nurture the values, skills and attributes that enable them to become the very best that they can, regardless of their individual needs.

You will be able to demonstrate our key foci:-

• ASPIRATION – you will be passionate about teaching and excited by learning, with high aspiration for yourself and all students.

• INNOVATION - you will have the capacity to deliver engaging and challenging lessons that make effective use of meta-cognition and data tracking to enable students to make high levels of progress.

• MOTIVATION – you will have excellent subject knowledge and the ability to communicate this effectively using a range of strategies to motivate and support student progress.

What you can expect in return:-

• A commitment to the on-going development of the subject and its role in helping the school achieve its aims.

• An established, dynamic and supportive staff team committed to ensuring a productive and successful place to work.

• A culture of high expectation and challenge as we consistently seek to develop and extend our practice

• A commitment to developing reflective practitioners through our Continued Professional Development programme.

This post would suit a newly qualified teacher who has the potential and desire to be an outstanding teacher.  The ability or desire to teach another subject, particularly ICT or computing would be an advantage. This is a fixed term contract for one year, required for September 2021.  

Completed application forms and letter of application (not to exceed two sides of A4) to be returned to office@bourne.org.uk or by post addressed to the Headteacher, Mrs Yvonne Watkins

Closing date:  Friday 26 February 2021 9.00am

Interview date:   Wednesday 3 March 2021

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applicants invited for interview will be required to produce proof of identity, right to work in the UK and qualifications. 



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Bourne Community College

West Sussex

Bourne Community College
Park RoadSouthbourneEmsworthHampshirePO10 8PJUnited Kingdom
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