Maths Teacher

Plymouth, Devon
Teachers Scale, Main Pay Range £22,917 - £33,492
26 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

To apply for this role please visit : to download the job description and application form.

Please return completed forms by noon on Friday 20th April.


  • Implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated Math’s curriculum for students
  • Teach the subject throughout KS3 and KS4
  • Facilitate and encourage a learning experience, which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential
  • Contribute to raising standards of student attainment
  • Share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth
  • Manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to students’ needs in order to inspire, motivate and challenge students
  • Use an appropriate range of observation, assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives for students of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, monitoring learners’ progress and levels of attainment
  • Support the Head of Math’s to develop and refine the Math’s curriculum to ensure that the curriculum area provides a range of teaching which complements the school’s strategic objectives, is relevant to the needs of students and examining and awarding bodies
  • To teach students according to their educational needs, including the appropriate setting and marking of work to be carried out by the students
  • Identifying effective intervention and mentoring strategies for students
  • To mark and grade students work in a way which enables you to give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback and maintain records of pupils' progress and development
  • Prepare pupils for qualifications and external examinations
  • To use a variety of delivery methods, which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and demands of the syllabus, for example, podcasts, interactive whiteboards etc.
  • To undertake pastoral duties, such as taking on the role of form tutor, and supporting pupils on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties
  • To prepare and regularly updating subject materials including researching new topic areas and writing new curriculum materials
  • To participate in and organise extracurricular activities, such as outings, social activities and sporting events
  • To under-go regular observations and participating in regular in-service training (INSET days) as part of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • To communicate with parents and carers over pupils' progress and participate in departmental meetings, parents' evenings and whole school training events
  • To liaise with other professionals, such as learning mentors, careers advisers, educational psychologists, education welfare officers etc
  • To supervise and support the work of classroom support, teaching assistants, trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers (NQTs)
  • As a Teacher of Special educational needs within a Pupil Referral Unit you will be an outstanding classroom practitioner who consistently demonstrates the highest standards of delivery, is fully committed to raising attainment across KS4 and acutely aware of the strategies required to achieve the highest standards within your subject area
  • May from time to time be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility defined in this job description

    General Duties

  • To work with relevant partners to plan and deliver a well organised and stimulating Math’s curriculum to improve the outcomes of learners
  • To model high quality teaching throughout the Academy in order to maximise learner progress
  • To support, advise and mentor qualified and unqualified partners around teaching pedagogy and behaviour management
  • To monitor learner progress, marking and monitoring work and setting targets for improvement
  • To ensure that the Academy and its partners follow the SEN Code of Practice
  • To contribute written advice to Statutory Assessment
  • To undertake quality assurance activities supporting with procedures such as work and planning scrutiny and lesson observation
  • To ensure liaison with professionals in respect of all children with additional needs and their families
  • To collaborate with colleagues across a wide range of services to meet the needs of young people referred to the Academy
  • To ensure equality of opportunity for all learners referred to the AP Academy
  • To support the transitions of young people into post-16 education, employment or training.
  • Participate in performance management processes and training to ensure continuing professional development
  • Attendance at meetings/forums to discuss practice based issues as required.
  • To carry out any other duties as required which are reasonable in terms of the nature and level of the post
  • To demonstrate and promote the Teachers’ Standards
  • To ensure a safe, secure and healthy environment for pupils
  • To manage pupil behaviour in the classroom and on school premises, and apply appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehaviour whilst encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and independent learning
  • Will contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Will appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Be vigilant and sensitive to any child protection/safeguarding concerns that arise, reporting any concerns to the designated officer in line with school policy and procedure
  • Will deal with any issues, immediate problems or emergencies that arise in line with school policies and procedures liaising with colleagues where necessary e.g. dealing with a sick, injured or distressed child


  • Need to be flexible as may be required to attend staff meetings/training sessions outside of usual hours
  • Need to be flexible on location, there will be a need to travel between sites
  • Will have contact with members of the public/other professionals e.g. teaching staff, governors, parents/carers, community groups, local education authority, external providers etc
  • The post holder may occasionally be subjected to antisocial behaviour from members of the public/parents/site users
  • This post may include a degree of manual lifting and handling. You are expected to be aware of health and safety policies and procedures and frequently assess your ability to carry out the lifting tasks required of you
  • Report all concerns to an appropriate person

    Qualifications & Training

     • Honours degree or equivalent in relevant subject (Essential)

    • Qualified Teacher Status (Essential)

    • Professional qualification or relevant experience in SEN (Desirable)

    • Driving License & own car (Desirable)


    • Proven record of success as an outstanding Teacher

    • An understanding and demonstration of barriers to learning and how those may be overcome

    • Experience of managing student performance and intervention strategies to raise performance

    • Previous teaching within primary/secondary/Post 16/PRU education

    • Experience of safeguarding and additional educational needs

    Knowledge & Skills

    • Organised and committed to the job role

    • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders

    • Excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills

    • Operate as an effective team member

    • Clear and confident communication skills, able to liaise at all levels and with all members of the school community

    • Be resilient and able to work well under pressure and manage your time effectively

    • Effective and influential communication skills

    • The ability to establish good working relationships with a wide range of people including pupils, parents, and colleagues