TEACHER OF MATHEMATICS
PAY SCALE ILPS
Required for January 2024
We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and successful teacher to join our thriving, oversubscribed all-through school. The school’s aim is “Excellence for All” and the governors wish to appoint a candidate of significant ability and enthusiasm, aware of and stimulated by the challenges and potential of a successful multi-ethnic co-educational school. The aptitude for and willingness to teach A-Level Maths would be an advantage.
DUNRAVEN SCHOOL OVERVIEW
The school’s aim is “Excellence for All” and the Governors wish to appoint a candidate of significant ability and enthusiasm, aware of and stimulated by the challenges and potential of a successful multi-ethnic co educational school and keen to share in the leadership of our All Through Provision.
Dunraven Educational Trust (DET) as a Multi Academy Trust is committed to one overarching aim: excellence for and from everyone. This is an expectation for both the children and adults in our school communities. It is achieved in a variety of ways according to the context of each school but within the clear framework established by the Trust.
Dunraven School’s results are strong, remaining well above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’. Recognition of its marked progress has been significant and its journey as a school is important to us. For example:
In February 2011 we were designated as both a National Support School and a Leading Edge School.
In August 2011, we converted to Academy status.
In 2012 we began our development as an All Through School with children starting in Reception in September 2013.
In summer 2013 our £20 million BSF programme was completed.
In 2016 we were designated as a National Teaching School and an Academy Sponsor. The Dunraven Educational Trust was established.
In 2018, the Dunraven Educational Trust began working in partnership with two primary schools. Van Gogh Primary joined the Trust on 1 September 2018 and was followed by Goldfinch in January 2019. We were joined by Rosendale Primary and The Elmgreen School in September 2022.
In April 2024 under the new Ofsted framework we were judged as a good school with outstanding features, including Personal Development and the Sixth Form
If you are successful in your application, you will join a staff who are hard-working, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:
● a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers (SSAT, Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, NPQs);
● clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track-record of success in developing leaders;
● a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
● excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners (National Support School, National Teaching School);
● a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.
THE MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT
The Mathematics Department at Dunraven is well respected and successful. We are committed to giving the best Mathematics education possible to each student. Students are encouraged to work to their full potential – our highest attaining students in KS4 have the opportunity to take the AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Maths. We are equally committed to students with learning difficulties. We aim for all our students to enjoy their Mathematics lessons and be enthusiastic learners.
Currently there are two accelerated groups, four accelerating groups and two standard groups in Years 7-11. In Year 10 and 11 students work from the OUP GCSE Mathematics textbook and will take the AQA GCSE. At Key Stage 5, students follow the AQA syllabus at A Level including Further Mathematics.
Our newly built Department area was completed early in 2013 including a Departmental working area and ICT facilities. There are interactive whiteboards in every Mathematics classroom, which offer a wide variety of different Mathematics software and access to the Internet. In addition, there are four computer rooms available which we can book to use for individual student work.
All teachers are members of both a Departmental Team and a Year Team, either as a tutor or co-tutor. All staff are encouraged to play a full part in the life of the school in addition to the core tasks of preparation, teaching, marking and assessing progress.
Dunraven is keen to support all aspects of staff development, personal and professional, and has a strong staff development policy. It has had Investors in People status for many years.
We look forward to receiving your application.