Teacher of Maths

Teacher of Maths (with responsibility)

  • Salary: Main scale/UPS with TLR
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Hours: Full time - 32.5 hours per week
  • Closing date: Noon, Thursday 25 November 2021


 In this rapidly expanding ‘Good’ school, we are looking for an experience and inspirational Maths specialist to join our Maths department. This position brings with it a TLR responsibility in the Maths department. The area of responsibility is to be negotiated during interview. 

This is not a job for the faint hearted as we drive towards becoming an ‘Outstanding’ school. 

We are a highly supportive school with strong subject and senior leadership to help you develop. We are looking for a highly ambitious, committed and dynamic professional to join our Mathematics department who is passionate about their subject, communicates well with young people and makes a positive impact on their learning. The Mathematics department comprises of twelve full time teachers, including a Curriculum Leader who is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team, and a Maths specialist cover supervisor. The job would suit a more experienced teacher and someone who is ambitious for advancement within Maths. The ability to support students in developing their numeracy skills particularly where they have fallen behind due to school closures related to COVID-19 would be an advantage and a TLR would be available to the right candidate. 

The continued expansion of the school will also provide further opportunities for professional development. 

The successful applicant will have a passion about learning, have strong inter-personal skills, be resilient, be an excellent teacher and have great subject knowledge including experience of a number of GCSE specifications. They will be able to deliver Mathematics up to KS4 and there may be opportunities to teach at KS5. The successful candidate could be expected to supported less experienced teachers as well as run after school activities supporting students with low numeracy in small group interventions. 

We will offer you: 

  • Results above the national average and improving rapidly 
  • A well-resourced department with excellent facilities and spaces 
  • Excellent results in Mathematics GCSE 
  • Personalised, supportive CPD so that you can flourish and be the best you can possibly be, at whichever stage in your career 
  • Strong collegiate atmosphere 
  • Supportive and thorough induction programme 
  • A primary school with discounted nursery provision for staff 
  • Strong SLT 
  • 5 minute walk to a direct rail link to London Marylebone (40 minutes) 
  • State of the art gym available for staff use 

The Academy is at an exciting stage of development with an experienced Academy Principal. In Ofsted’s visit, January 2019, the school was judged ‘Good’ in all areas for the first time in the academy’s history. 

Quotations from the recent Ofsted visit January 2019: 

  • “Outcomes have improved because of strong subject leadership.” 
  • “The behaviour of pupils is good. There is an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect across the school. Pupils’ conduct is calm and orderly.” 
  • “Staff morale is high. They believe that leaders and governors take staff members’ well-being and workload into account and they feel well supported by the school.” 
  • “Staff new to the school feel very well supported by their more experienced colleagues and the packages of training and support on offer.” 
  • “Comprehensive induction and training programmes offered by senior leaders and the link advisor ensure that they very quickly establish themselves in their posts.” 
  • “Pupils show a well-developed understanding and tolerance for others who are different from them. Tolerance and diversity are promoted well at Aylesbury Vale Academy.” 

Consequently, results are now above the national average for the first time in the Academy’s history with a Progress 8 score of 0.20 for results in 2018-19. 

The successful applicant will have a passion about learning, have strong inter-personal skills, be resilient, be an excellent teacher and have excellent subject knowledge relative to their experience. 

The school is improving at a rapid pace and this is a career defining opportunity for those who can play a pivotal role in enhancing the life chances of children and young people. The Academy, sponsored by the Diocese of Oxford, moved into new purpose built accommodation in September 2013 and is benefitting from state of the art facilities and teaching. Situated on the new Berryfields housing development, the Academy (including the Primary School) is set to increase its roll in the next few years. There are currently 1700 students on role including almost 500 in the primary phase. 

For further information contact Mrs E Perrin, HR Lead at vacancies@theacademy.me.