Teacher of Maths, Birtley, County Durham

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Lord Lawson of Beamish AcademyBirtley, County Durham

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS +TLR for suitable candidate
Contract term: Fixed Term

September 2018. We are looking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic teacher of maths to join our dynamic and forward thinking department. With a possibility of a TLR and the opportunity to teach A level maths for the right candidate.

Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy is oversubscribed, successful and well regarded by parents and the community. We have over 1,500 students currently on roll, aged 11-19, with over two hundred and fifty students in the sixth form.  We received our Academy Order from the Secretary of State for Education in August 2011 and converted to an Academy on 1st March 2012. We moved into brand new, custom designed and purpose built accommodation in September 2007.

We are a happy, secure academy with a very welcoming and open approach. We are determinedly professional, though, about raising achievement. The successful applicant will have the personal skills to fit into this warm environment and must share our determination to drive up standards in our students. Everything we do is designed to make students feel confident, secure, well supported and happy during their time at Lord Lawson of Beamish.  

We wish to appoint a potentially outstanding teacher of Mathematics from September 2017, to join our exciting and dynamic Mathematics Department on a one year contract in the first instance (although this may be subject to negotiation depending on a candidate’s experience). The successful candidate will potentially teach students across the full age and ability range and will be expected to teach Mathematics at KS3 and KS4 as well as the possibility of teaching A level Mathematics. Depending on the candidate, there may also be an opportunity for an area of responsibility within the maths department or a whole school responsibility. This can be discussed at the interview.

Our department has the mission statement ‘To provide outstanding tuition, support and guidance towards students realising their potential in mathematics’ and we wish to appoint somebody to help us strive towards this goal.

The Mathematics Department consists of fourteen teaching staff, one Higher Level Teaching Assistant and one Teaching Assistant. The department is professional, forward thinking exciting, flexible and dynamic. We are striving for excellence and always looking for new creative and exciting opportunities. Our staff are committed, tenacious and passionate teachers who strive to improve the service we offer students. We are housed in brand new purpose built high specification classrooms which are extremely well equipped. The department is generously funded and well resourced, with good access to new technologies.

We have a five year Scheme of Work where we look to engage, inspire and excite students to ignite their interest in all aspects of mathematics, and to lay a solid foundation in mathematical skills which will stand them in good stead for the new specifications in GCSE mathematics. 

We have a large, enthusiastic and able KS5 cohort and offer Mathematics and Further Mathematics at AS and A level. Mathematics is extremely popular with students at A level and Mathematics lessons are enjoyed by students across the school. Mathematics attainment at GCSE and A level is consistently strong.

Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

If you require any further information about this post please contact Deborah Jackson, Associate Senior Leader Maths on djackson@lordlawson.org.uk or 01914334026 ext 299. 

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More about Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Birtley Lane, Birtley, Chester le Street, County Durham, DH3 2LP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 433 4026
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