Bedminster Down School

Maths Teacher Vacancy

Teacher of Maths – Full Time and Permanent – September 2020 start. Potential for a TLR 2b for a candidate looking to take on a leadership role.

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Bedminster Down School is looking for an excellent teacher to join our young, dynamic and rapidly improving Maths Department from September 2020. This year the department recorded another strong year of GCSE outcomes, with over 60% of students attaining a grade 4 or above, and Maths progress greater than any other area of school performance. We have developed a well-planned and resourced curriculum and have introduced strategies to focus on core knowledge and to create a simple and effective structure to our lessons that makes planning and teaching simple and consistent.

The school is rated as good by Ofsted, and we are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic teacher to help us move towards outstanding. The successful candidate will be joining a friendly and hardworking team, which is always looking to improve. We provide a wide range of professional development opportunities and work hard to support colleagues becoming the very best teachers. Our CPD programme allows staff to attend sessions of their choosing, focusing on their unique needs. We even reward teachers who actively engage with CPD throughout the year.

We operate a ‘Ready to Learn’ behaviour system in the school and classroom behaviour is exceptional – allowing teachers to focus on providing high quality learning opportunities. The pastoral and senior teams ensure that any low level disruption is dealt with rapidly and effectively, giving teachers the chance to spend their work time on planning and delivering lessons which will maximize progress.

We have developed new ways to assess progress and feedback to pupils; as a school and department we are putting more time into planning and differentiation and turning our backs on hours of book marking. Delivering live marking and impact marking strategies allows us to know exactly what our students need to do to progress and target appropriate work to deliver outstanding lessons.

We welcome applicants who are excited by challenge and those who aspire to leadership in the future, including NQTs. Our support and development of those new to teaching is second to none. We also have a leadership post available for a strong teacher looking to take on Departmental role. If you would like to be considered for this leadership post then please make this clear in your application and detail your skills and experiences.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact the school on 01173532800 and ask for Mr Eagon or Miss Macklin.

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The closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 22nd January. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 27th January. Please forward application forms and letters to Mrs Amanda Bray