KS5 Maths Coordinator/Teacher of Maths TLR 2b
Location
Ark Isaac Newton Academy
 
Details

 

Isaac Newton Academy, Redbridge

Interim Principal: Jo Spencer

 

Outstanding Teachers needed to help shape an exceptional new school that attains well above average for progress 8 score. The maths team are a supportive, innovative and energetic department working together to achieve some of the best results in the country.


KS4/ KS5 Maths Coordinator/Teacher of Maths TLR 2b

Location:      Ilford, Redbridge
Deadline:     22nd April 2019 
Salary:          Ark MPS (£28,286-£39,937) / UPR (£41,925-£45,086) plus TLR 2b (£4,531)


Required for: April or September 2019

 

New, six form entry, mixed 4-18 comprehensive in Redbridge.

 

In September 2012 Isaac Newton Academy opened with its inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. The school will grow, year on year, to become an 11-18 academy of 1250 students with specialist status in mathematics and music. In 2014 the primary phase of the academy opened to 90 reception-aged children. This too will grow each year, until full in September 2020.

 

We are looking to appoint KS5 Maths Coordinator to join our highly successful maths department.  The successful candidate will be an inspirational Maths teacher who shares our belief in the highest standards of academic attainment in a comprehensive setting.  This is a rare opportunity to be centrally involved in the early development of an outstanding school’s sixth form.  

 

The successful candidate will:

  • have excellent subject knowledge, including at KS5
  • achieve outstanding student attainment outcomes
  • possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of Ilford residents.

 

They will have the opportunity to:

  • play a strategic role in the evolution of Isaac Newton Academy
  • be involved in the development of the KS5 Maths curriculum
  • join the Ark network, with comprehensive CPD provision.

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend Isaac Newton Academy and members of the local community, then we are keen to hear from you.

 

If you have any technical issues with the application form, please contact our recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or recruitment@arkonline.org. For a candidate information pack or an informal, confidential discussion please contact Human Resources on 020 8911 6656 or hr@isaacnewtonacademy.org.

 

We reserve the right to close this job vacancy prior to the advertised closing date, should we feel we have found a suitable candidate.  

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.



Job Description: KS5 Maths Coordinator/ Maths teacher

Reporting to:                    Head of Department

Start date:                           April or September 2019
Disclosure level:              Enhanced

 

The Role

 

To lead on KS5 maths, deliver outstanding teaching, to ensure effective student learning in the subject and to achieve excellent results for the students.

To be a role-model and impact positively on the academy more widely.

Key responsibilities

  • To lead on the design, development and review of the  KS5 Mathematics schemes of learning, lesson plans and resources for the KS5 curriculum
  • To maintain expert knowledge of T & L at KS5, keeping abreast of the latest research and publications, attending courses and disseminating great practice to members of the department
  • To visit successful KS5 Mathematics providers and include good practice observed when planning for provision at INA
  • To support the Head of Department with monitoring and evaluation of teaching and learning within KS5 Mathematics by conducting regular learning walks, lesson plan checks, book looks and lesson observations
  • To support or coach less experienced members of the team to develop great teaching practice at KS5
  • To research, amend and administer appropriate assessments for all KS5 Mathematics courses
  • To track and monitor data at KS5, identifying students requiring additional support and managing interventions
  • To review the KS4 curriculum and advise the KS4 coordinator of amendments needed to best prepare students for study at KS5
  • To plan, resource and deliver imaginative, interactive and inspiring lessons that ensure that effective learning takes place and students make excellent progress
  • To provide a nurturing and stimulating classroom and academy environment that helps students to develop as learners
  •  To maintain/establish positive behaviour for learning across the whole academy
  • To contribute to the effective working of the academy
  • To support students in the acquisition and development of learning dispositions and positive character traits
  • To provide stimulating and enriching extra-curricular opportunities for students and potentially for members of the wider school community
  • To be accountable for student progress and attainment levels in their own classes.

Outcomes and activities

 

Teaching and learning

 

  • With direction from the Head of Department, to plan and prepare effective teaching modules and lessons
  • To teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and involve students and improve student attainment
  • To use regular assessments to monitor progress and set targets
  • To respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring to differentiate intervention
  • To utilise a full range of AfL strategies
  • To maintain regular and productive communication with parents, to report on progress, sanctions and achievements
  • To promote reading and teach literacy skills.

Academy culture

  • To help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships by maintaining a presence around the Academy
  • To help develop an Academy culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement
  • To demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity for all members of the Academy’s community
  • To actively promote the Academy at all times
  • To contribute to discussions at meetings
  • To contribute to the writing and implementation of the Academy Improvement Plan
  • To be active in issues of student welfare and support.

Other

  • To be a form tutor and deliver tutorial, BRIDGES and PSHE sessions to the form group
  • To undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Head of Department or Principal
  • To undertake the main professional duties of a teacher as set out in the Ark pay and conditions of service document
  • To meet the expectations of all INA staff as laid out in the Staff Expectations Policy
  • To uphold all Academy polices with consistency and diligence. 

 

 

 

KS5 Maths Coordinator

 

  • To strategically lead maths at KS5, ensuring that there is sufficient forward planning and that SOL and resources are completed to deadline and meet INA’s requirements
  • To lead on the design, development and review of the  KS5 Mathematics schemes of learning, lesson plans and resources for the Year 12 and Y13 curriculum, ensuring that there is sufficient challenge, that deep questions and pre-learning and independent learning tasks are explicitly built into SOL and LPs
  • To design and administer a planned schedule of assessment for the KS5 maths courses and to maintain and review  the maths trackers for KS5
  • To set up routines and systems to ensure that students organise and formally record their learning to aid revision
  • To maintain expert knowledge of T & L at KS5, keeping abreast of the latest research and publications, attending courses and disseminating great practice to members of the department
  • To monitor and evaluate teaching and learning within KS5 Mathematics by conducting regular learning walks, lesson plan and digital planner checks, book looks and lesson observations
  • To support or coach less experienced members of the team to develop great teaching practice at KS5
  • To coach other KS5 teachers in Statistics at A level and beyond
  • To research, amend and administer appropriate assessments for all KS5 Mathematics courses
  • To track and monitor data at KS5, identifying students requiring additional support and managing interventions.  To ensure that the bi-weekly tests are used to drive students’ progress
  • To review the KS4 curriculum and advise the KS4 coordinator of amendments needed to best prepare students for study at KS5. 

 


Person Specification: Maths Teacher

 

 

Qualification criteria

 

  • Qualified to degree level and above
  • Qualified to teach (and work) in the UK.

Knowledge

 

  • Up to date knowledge in the maths curriculum, including KS5
  • Understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour.

Experience

 

  • Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment
  • Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their subject through schemes of work and extra-curricular activities.
  • Experience of successfully teaching A Level Mathematics and/or Further Mathematics would be an advantage.

Behaviours

 

  • Passion for the subject
  • High expectations for accountability and consistency
  • Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others
  • A firm and constant belief in the unlimited potential of every student and a commitment to inclusive educational provision
  • Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students and providing equality of opportunity
  • The ability to enthuse and inspire others
  • The ability to consistently deliver outstanding lessons
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and recognition
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement
  • Acts as a role model to staff and students
  • Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice
  • The ability to develop positive relations with students and adults
  • The ability to work effectively alone and as a part of a team
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and ICT skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • The ability to take personal responsibility, a readiness to reflect and self-evaluate, and the ability to change, develop and improve
  • Confidence and self-motivation
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • High levels of honesty and integrity
  • A sense of humour and desire to have fun.

 

Other

 

  • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
  • The post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to providing equality of opportunity.

 

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.