mathsWe are seeking to appoint a talented and inspirational teacher of Maths who will have the opportunity join the Maths Department in a successful and well-respected school with a large 6th Form.

Salary:  Outer London MPS / UPS £27,594 – £43,347

From September 2019.

Highams Park School is a highly successful and heavily oversubscribed local 11-18 comprehensive with approximately 1600 students on roll including approximately 400 in the 6th Form.  In the most recent 2017 OFSTED inspection report the school was judged to be good and excellent results are achieved at GCSE and A-level.  The school has an excellent reputation in the local area and students now enjoy the new 6th form building which opened in September 2017.  The school is a converter Academy.

Maths ALev 02The successful candidate will join a well-resourced and vibrant Maths Department which is housed in its own teaching block with excellent facilities.  This is a magnificent opportunity develop teaching skills within a friendly, well qualified department which achieves excellent results and where Maths and Further Maths are popular subjects at A-Level.  The department is well organised, fully embracing the new curriculum and assessment changes in secondary Maths.

Post Title Maths Teacher
Salary / Grade MPS/UPS
Responsible for Maths
Responsible to Head of Maths
The Professional duties of teachers, (other than the Principal) are set out in the School Teachers Pay & Conditions Document and describe the duties required of all teachers. In addition, the specific requirements of the post of classroom teacher, along with the particular duties expected of the post holder have been set out below.



To teach Maths.

Main (Core) Duties:

  • Teaching Maths to KS3 –KS5 as required.
  • General teaching duties as expected for a Classroom Teacher.

Teaching and Learning

  • Teach Maths to KS3 –KS5 as required.
  • Contribute to the department’s bank of resources for the teaching of Maths and assist in the production of materials which take into account students of all abilities and levels.
  • Contribute to the drawing up, evaluation and reviewing of Schemes of Work in relation to Key Stages 3, 4 & 5.
  • Plan and evaluate work in accordance with departmental policy.
  • Work effectively with colleagues, providing support and help as required.
  • Build positive working relationships with students in your care, implementing the school’s rewards and sanctions consistently.

Assessment, Recording and Reporting

  • Maintain records of achievement and progress of all students in accordance with statutory requirements and departmental policy.
  • Mark and return work set, including homework, in line with school and departmental policy.
  • Adhere to the school’s Assessment and Marking Policy.
  • Complete student data entry and reports in line with school policy.
  • Attend Parents’ Evenings as required and keep students and parents informed about current performance and ways in which to improve.

Tutor Role

  • Undertake responsibility for a Tutor Group including Registration, Small Group Tutorials and the delivery of PSHE/ Citizenship.
  • Monitor and set targets for the social and academic progress of all students in the Tutor Grou
  • Endeavour to build up a good relationship with the students in the Tutor Group so that they will look to you for support and advice.

Any other reasonable duties as directed by the Principal

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience

  • Good degree in the relevant subject or subjects
  • Qualified Teacher Status and right to work in the UK
  • Experience of teaching the subject to GCSE level and the ability to teach to A level (where relevant)
  • Experience as a tutor and/or in pastoral work


Skills and Attributes in Teaching and Learning

  • Clear understanding of what constitutes good and outstanding lessons
  • Ability to produce high quality experiences and outcomes for students
  • Ability to develop differentiated lesson plans and Schemes of Work
  • Collaborative teaching methods and ability to work with colleagues in the preparation, assessment and monitoring of work
  • Practical understanding of National Curriculum requirements (where relevant) in terms of content, classroom practice, differentiation, assessment and reporting to parents
  • Ability to use data effectively to evaluate student progress and achievement
  • Demonstrable experience of improving student outcomes in the last three years (except NQTs)


Professional Skills and Attributes  

  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload and work on own initiative
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding School roles and responsibilities and the post holder’s position within these
  • Ability to communicate well in writing and face-to-face to all stakeholders
  • Administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to identify own training and development needs and to take responsibility for addressing these


Personal Qualities  

  • Respect for all members of the school community
  • Responsibility and attention to detail
  • Resilience in the face of challenge
  • A strong, flexible and proactive work ethic
  • Honesty and trustworthiness
  • A sense of humour and a sense of fun


Commitment to

  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people
  • Equal opportunities for all in a comprehensive environment
  • Extra-curricular activities to enhance the student experience

The department is effectively run and has 11 well-qualified, motivated and experienced teachers. Staff are encouraged to share ideas regularly and there is a supportive atmosphere between members of the department.  The department is housed in a modern building with ten teaching rooms. All classrooms are spacious and well equipped and each room has an interactive whiteboard. Staff are encouraged to use these resources effectively and imaginatively. There is frequent support provided through training and the sharing of good practice.

Pupils are set according to their ability in years 7 to 11 and follow the National Curriculum. Detailed and differentiated schemes of work are in place and include references to appropriate resources, starter/plenary activities, suitable rich tasks and ICT tasks. Lower ability children are usually taught in smaller groups, with extra support, to allow them to progress as much as possible during their time at Highams Park.

At key stage 4, students follow the Edexcel course. Our students recognise the importance of this qualification and revision lessons are provided and are well attended. GCSE resit classes are also available to those students in year 12 who failed to obtain a grade C at the end of year 11.

A-level Maths and Further Maths are popular options at the school and students regularly proceed to study mathematical subjects at higher education. The department hopes to offer Level 3 Core Maths from September 2018 for the first time.  Support and encouragement is also provided to a number of gifted and talented students wishing to obtain the top grades at AS or A level.

The Maths department provides an enjoyable, forward thinking and professionally supportive environment. Standards of achievement are high and the department plays a key role in contributing to our very positive whole school ethos. We value every student as an individual and continually strive to meet the needs of each child.


Please Email the school on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., HR Manager. Go to our downloads page for an application form and return by 9.00 am 25th March 2019. Early applications will be considered on receipt and interviews scheduled accordingly

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