Higham Lane School is delighted to welcome applications for the post of Teacher of Maths.
Higham Lane is a large, 11-18 comprehensive academy with Aspiring Teaching School status, set on an attractive site on the Warwickshire-Leicestershire border, easily accessible due to excellent road, rail and bus connections.
Achievement in all its forms: artistic, academic, social, cultural, sporting and intellectual is equally valued in our diverse five year, knowledge-rich curriculum. The School was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted in May 2019. Results for our Year 11 students in 2019 maintained our tradition of being the highest performing school within the town and amongst the highest non-selective school in the county. Furthermore our 2019 results placed the school within the top 20% of schools nationally. We were delighted that the school achieved 82% for the percentage of students achieving 9-4 in both English and Maths. Progress was impressive, with a Progress 8 score of 0.37 – over 1/3rd of a grade better progress than students of a similar ability nationally. The percentage of students achieving GCSE grades 9-4 in English at 89% was among the highest in the county. The percentage for Maths was equally strong too at 87%. Over a third of our students studying English achieved GCSE grades 9-7 – 40%, with nearly a quarter studying both English and Maths achieved GCSE grades 9-7 – 23%. We are also delighted to have achieved impressive A level results in our high-performing Sixth Form. Our progress figures indicate that our teaching and learning and student behaviour and engagement are excellent!
WHY WORK FOR HIGHAM LANE SCHOOL?
- we empower teachers to teach and students to learn! Students’ behaviour is excellent.
- our SLT and Progress Leaders regularly visit lessons, support teachers and uphold our ethos.
- we are committed to reducing teacher workload by always looking to streamline our ways of working, for example, by making greater use of whole-class feedback, rather than pointlessly marking excessively.
- we value our staff as experts in their subjects.
- staff wellbeing is very important to us. We care about each other.
- we ensure a work-life balance in the way we organise our meetings and INSET days and ensure emails are used sparingly.
- we support staff to look after themselves, for example through our health awareness events.
- our regular CPD is second to none and highly-regarded by our staff.
- we provide bespoke career stage training such as NPQSL, NPQML and NPQH as well as OLEVI programmes for improving and outstanding teachers.
- we are actively leading school-to-school support within our local area.
- we get on well together and celebrate our many achievements in a range of social events!
Applications are invited from suitably qualified, experienced and enthusiastic teachers to teach Maths at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. The ability to teach Maths to Key Stage 5 level would also be desirable, but is not essential and would not prevent suitable candidates from being shortlisted, if they meet the person specification.
If you are interested in applying for this post, please complete the application form, as well as the equality details and criminal conviction self-disclosure forms, that you will find on the School’s website and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating in the message title the post you are applying for.
If you would like to have a chat about this post or arrange an informal visit to see our school, please contact Natalie Charnell, Subject Leader for Maths, on 024 7638 8123.
How to Apply
To apply, please click on the apply button to visit our website.
Closing date: midday Monday 27 January 2020. (If you encounter a problem in meeting this deadline, please do contact the School.)
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and will also be taken through the School's vetting procedure. Higham Lane School is also strongly committed to protecting personal data. Our Privacy Notice, which can be found under the GDPR section on the School website, describes why and how we collect and use personal data and provides information about individuals’ rights.