Teacher of Maths, Essex

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The Sweyne Park SchoolEssex

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Teacher of Maths to join a forward-looking 11 – 19 school after a retirement.  The Sweyne Park School is the lead school in the newly established Rayleigh Schools Trust and works with a local primary school, providing a 0 – 19 educational experience for the local community.  The successful applicant will have excellent subject knowledge, the ability to inspire students and a desire to develop as a teacher.  

Teachers in the Maths department work as a strong team, sharing resources and developing excellent practice together.  This role offers the opportunity to work with enthusiastic, supportive and committed colleagues.  

The Sweyne Park School:

• was graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in May 2010;

• opened a new Sixth Form in September 2014;

• is a heavily oversubscribed school;

• is highly committed to staff welfare and development;

• teacher loading is 21 out of 25 hours per week and teachers only rarely     cover lessons;

• has strong, ethical leadership and fair recruitment and retention practices;

• was one of the first schools in the county to gain ‘Thinking School’ status in 2012;

• is equipped with superb facilities and resources.

Employee Benefits

The Maths department is a successful department, where learners enjoy lessons and this results in a strong uptake of A level maths and further maths in the School’s Sixth Form where students thrive.  The Head of Department leads the post 16 Matrix hub in Essex, which provides a wealth of new ideas and CPD opportunities.

The school is committed to continual curriculum improvement and the professional development of its staff. Sweyne Park will provide opportunities and new challenges for those who wish to progress their career.  

Essential Skills and Experience

Demonstrate high levels of professionalism and uphold the values of the profession.

Hold qualified teacher status.

Uphold all of the Teachers’ Standards.

Demonstrate a passion for specialist subject area; have a deep understanding and wealth of knowledge relating to it.

Have enthusiasm for learning and education and show the ability to inspire this in others.

Demonstrate a commitment to professional learning and development.

Show resilience and a willingness to adapt and respond to feedback.

Be open, flexible and sensitive to the needs and aspirations of other people.

Actively involve parents/carers and the community as fully as possible in the life of the school.

If you are an outstanding practitioner who is passionate about learning, we would look forward to receiving your application.

We welcome visits to the school; to arrange this please contact Kerry Wilby on 01268 784721 or e-mail: admin@sweynepark.com.  To obtain further information, or download an application form, please visit our website www.sweynepark.com.

The Sweyne Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant's appointment will be subject to satisfactory enhanced clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service.  

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More about The Sweyne Park School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9BZ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1268 784721
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The Sweyne Park School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form, situated in Rayleigh, Essex. There are 1,269 students on the school roll, aged 11-16. The town of Rayleigh has a population of 32,500 and is located betw...