Teacher of Maths, Barking and Dagenham

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Jo Richardson Community SchoolBarking and Dagenham

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £30,480 - £49,571 (MPS)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Please note that applications will not be acknowledged  between  15th - 23rd February due to the half-term break


This is a great opportunity to join a highly successful school as part of a friendly and very hard-working department.  Established as a brand-new school in 2002, we moved into our award-winning £30 million accommodation in 2005.  The school is located within easy reach of central London via the District Line and yet just minutes by car from the Essex countryside.

In 2018/19 JRCS achieved another set of excellent outcomes at both KS4 and KS5.  The school’s Progress 8 score is on course to be above the 0.28 that we achieved in 2018/19, which will again place us well above national average.  At KS5 our A*-C grade was 86%, the best in the borough, we also achieved an average A Level grade of B-.  Our vocational progress score was with an average BTEC grade of Distinction*.  On both measures, JRCS is one of the best in the borough.  Our Sixth Form continues to work in partnership with four other schools in order to deliver the highest quality post-16 education pathways for our students.  We were recently awarded an Alps Certificate of Outstanding Progress (2018/19) which places us in the top 20% of Sixth Form providers nationally.

In June 2018 we found out that we had been nominated for the Pearson Teaching Award School of the Year – Making a Difference.  Following a visit from the judges in June, we were informed we had made it to the finals in Central London in late October.  At the finals, Michael Morpurgo, renowned children’s author, presented us with this prestigious national gold award.  We are very proud to be the Pearson School of the Year 2018.

We pride ourselves on being a truly inclusive school and this is actively underpinned by our motto ‘Success for All’.  Academic rigour runs alongside a commitment to extra-curricular activities and we offer our students a wide range of opportunities to pursue their studies both inside and outside the classroom.  Our extensive range of extra-curricular activities, together with trips to Rome, Berlin, France, Borneo, the WWI trenches in Ypres, skiing in the USA, and our highly regarded Duke of Edinburgh programme, is second to none and ensures all students get the chance to extend their academic, social and cultural experiences outside of the classroom.  New staff are encouraged to participate in trips.

The school’s most recent OFSTED report described the school as good with outstanding leadership and governance and outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision; this judgement was reinforced at our last Section 8 inspection in November 2017.  

The school prides itself on providing staff with the most appropriate and effective support to ensure that their professional development needs are fully met and that there is a high level of challenge in the opportunities they are offered.  Wednesday afternoons are devoted to CPD and the school has a very strong record of developing staff; nearly half of the Heads of Department and Heads of Year joined the school as NQTs, as did three members of the Senior Leadership Team.  Please visit the “join us as a member of staff” page of our award-winning website to learn more about what makes JRCS such a special place to work.

Maths at JRCS

The Maths department is looking for a creative and dynamic teacher of Maths to join our successful team. Applications from experienced teachers and NQTs are welcome. You will be able to motivate and inspire our students to achieve their very best

The Maths department is staffed with a highly committed and effective team is now based in newly built (moved in September 2015), custom designed Mathematics dedicated classroom block. All the classrooms are equipped with data projectors, interactive whiteboards and visualisers. There is also a well-equipped staff base and areas for break out groups. The department has seen improvements in the progress made by students over the last 5 years. There is a strong focus on the development of good quality teaching and learning throughout whole school, and departmental CPD. There is a cohesive team ethos amongst the department members who work together to create a supportive environment where student progress is at the heart of all that we do.  

High quality induction, including a two-week NQT school-based immersion programme in July, is available to all staff at JRCS as part of our strong commitment to continuing professional development.

Please log onto our website www.jorichardson.org.uk for further details about the school, this post, a link to our recent Ofsted report and the application process itself. All applications should be made online by clicking the ‘Apply Now' link.  Please contact Margaret Stone on recruitment@jorichardson.org.uk if you wish to arrange a visit to the school.

JRCS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing date: Midnight on Tuesday 25th February 2020

Interviews: Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Executive Headteacher: Ges Smith

Head of School: Lisa Keane

Patron:  Rt Hon Baroness Betty Boothroyd

Castle Green, Gale St, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 4UN

More about Jo Richardson Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Castle Green, Gale Street, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 4UN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8270 6222
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Vision of the School

At The Jo Richardson Community School we are committed to reaching the highest standards in everything we do. We want all our students to achieve the best possible examination results as well as have the opportunity to take part i...