Teacher of Maths, Chorley, Lancashire

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Parklands High SchoolChorley, Lancashire

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Start date: February 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £23719 - £39405 depending on grade and experience
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are currently seeking a dynamic and inspirational Teacher of Maths. 

Required for February 2020 (or earlier) we would like someone to join our vibrant and successful maths department and contribute to the teaching of the maths mastery curriculum. The position would suit an experienced practitioner with a proven track record but we would also welcome applications from NQTs/RQTs. The department is dynamic and innovative in its teaching.

This is a full time, 1 year (maternity cover) position in the first instance but could be extended. Hours of work are as detailed in the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document.

Parklands has a bespoke NQT and RQT programme in place and staff here also benefit from access to the UK’s leading provider of healthcare insurance.

Parklands High School is a popular, over-subscribed and high-achieving school. This is an opportunity to work in a friendly, supportive, well-resourced and forward looking environment. If you wish to come and visit us or require more information regarding the role, please contact Mrs V Ardern, Assistant Headteacher by telephone or email (vardern@parklandsacademy.co.uk).

Candidates should complete an electronic application form, available from the school website, along with a letter of no more than 3 sides of A4, in which you outline your experience and suitability for the position. Applications are available from the school website and should be returned to the email address admin@parklandsacademy.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday, 7th October 2019 with interviews to be held the same week.

Please note that Parklands High School reserves the right to hold interviews and close the vacancy earlier than the stated date if a suitable applicant is found.

We also reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time and we regret we are unable to contact individual applicants who may be unsuccessful. Applications from ethnic minority candidates and other diverse groups are welcomed. Parklands High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its staff and pupils and expects those working at the School to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as qualification and reference checks.

Other Information

The Maths department are a cohesive and dynamic team who work collaboratively and support one another. We are a Maths Mastery partner school and are committed to creating a curriculum which inspires our learners and enhances mathematical understanding. We aim to ensure that mathematics is taught in a lively and interesting way and that students enjoy the subject.

As a team we are constantly trying to improve teaching and learning and enhance the experience of the students and believe that raising the profile of mathematics and increasing pupil enjoyment will lead to ever improving attainment and progress figures.

As a department we are constantly working on developing activities and questions to promote challenge and deeper thinking, with a greater emphasis on proportional reasoning, problem solving and justifying answers. Our lessons incorporate the Concrete Pictorial Abstract approach to deepen and reinforce students’ conceptual understanding. We hold weekly planning meetings in which we discuss the key tasks and approached to teaching and learning in order to empower and equip teachers to transform mathematics education for all learners.

All students will follow the AQA GCSE specification. We are continuing to adapt our schemes of work and assessments to ensure students are prepared for the challenge and rigour of the new curriculum.

The mathematics department at Parklands currently consists of ten full time maths teachers and is in the rare yet fortunate position of all colleagues being maths specialists.

Maths rooms are arranged with group work in mind. The department has a set of bookable iPads which are used in a variety of ways to aid learning. Various additional websites are used by the department, including Mathsbox, JustMaths and Mr Barton’s websites, and we use Google Classroom to provide learning, homework and revision experiences and opportunities.

Over recent years attainment and progress at GCSE has improved significantly and is now above national average. We are a very dynamic and forward thinking department and are confident in our abilities to improve rates of progress further.

More about Parklands High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Southport Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1LL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1257 264596
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