Malbank School & Sixth Form College
Teacher of Maths
Full time post starting ASAP from January 2022 until August 31st in the first instance.
Closing date for applications Friday 10th December
We are looking to appoint an outstanding teacher of Maths for the remainder of the academic year in the first instance. The successful candidate will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a track record of facilitating students effectively to ensure that they make excellent progress. We can offer between a 0.6 and a full time contract subject to discussions. The continuation of the role beyond 2021/22 will be dependent on curriculum need for the 2022/23 academic year.
We are looking for a candidate who is:
- An outstanding and inspirational teacher with high expectations of students and themselves.
- Able to prove they have a successful track record of securing good outcomes for students.
- Able to teach maths to KS3 and GCSE.
- Willing to generously give their time outside of lessons to students and colleagues.
- Actively supportive of the learning culture and values of the school.
- Committed to their professional development
- Resilient, has presence, boundless energy and a good sense of humour.
Facilities and Resources
The Maths Department is housed in a block shared with the English Department with 9 classrooms and an office space. Staffing currently stands at 6 full-time posts and 5 part time posts. Many teachers contribute to the teaching of A-level.
Teaching and Learning
In Key Stage 3, the Maths Department uses its own scheme of work that is supported by a series of KS3 resources. In Year 7, classes are taught in mixed ability form groups for the first term. From Christmas onwards, Maths is taught in ability groups that are regularly monitored to ensure all students are in an appropriate group.
At Key Stage 4, we follow the AQA GCSE specification.
Breakdown of GCSE TAG results for 2020/21.
GCSE Maths 9 – 4: 82%
GCSE Maths 9 – 5: 60%
GCSE Maths 9 – 7: 13%
Maths P8: N/A
Our last externally assessed results from 2018/19 continued a 3 year improving trend and were as follows:
GCSE Maths 9 – 4: 69%
GCSE Maths 9 – 5: 50%
GCSE Maths 9 – 7: 15%
Maths P8: -0.17
At A level half of all grades were an A or A* in 2020/21 and this is consistent with Maths being one of the top performing subjects at A-level, and achieving 83% A*-B in Maths A-level in the last externally assessed exams in 2018/19.
The results shown above were an improvement on previous years but we are keen to develop further our strategies for raising attainment across the ability range and the successful candidate will be central in driving this next phase.
How to apply:
We are ideally looking to recruit a candidate who can start in January 2022.
Please include, with your application form, a concise letter describing the qualities and experiences that will enable you to be an outstanding teacher of Maths. You should include some of your experiences of gaining successes with students and staff, making it clear how you were able to have impact.
The closing date for all applications will be at 12 noon on Friday10th December 2021. We would hope to interview the following week. Apply via the TES.
I hope that this information has encouraged you to apply, and if so I look forward to reading your application. If you have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Mr J Harrison