We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated and innovative Faculty Leader of Maths to join our Maths Faculty at Thomas Knyvett College to ensure that all staff within the department provide high-quality teaching and learning that supports students to make as much progress as possible. We are looking for an inspirational teacher with the ability to create a nurturing learning environment; a commitment to ‘Bringing out the Best’ in every student; and a genuine passion for their subject.
Teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do at Thomas Knyvett College. We prioritise planning time for teachers with 16% PPA compared with the 10% national average. Thomas Knyvett College is a place where you really do have the space to teach. We encourage colleagues to try new things, take risks and have fun in the classroom. Our teachers are encouraged to be themselves whilst reflecting on the latest developments in pedagogy and how they can be applied. Central to our ethos are the positive relationships and personalised approach which we take with all our students.
Our Maths team is comprised of 7 specialist teachers and a Maths HLTA. There is a very strong sense of team spirit and the atmosphere is lively and supportive. Teachers have their own fully equipped classroom and access to ICT facilities.
In KS4 we follow the EDEXCEL GCSE linear syllabus. Data-led intervention occurs throughout KS4 and is tailored to each individual, taking into account the holistic picture of the student in and outside school.
In KS3, we follow the White Rose maths mastery programme. We aim to help each student achieve their full potential in the subject, stretching the most able as well as supporting lower attaining students.
We aim to help each student achieve their full potential in the subject, stretching the most able as well as supporting lower attaining students. All students, irrespective of ability are encouraged to appreciate the application of Mathematics in the ‘real world’.
As a Thomas Knyvett College teacher, you will be fully supported both within the faculty and by the senior leadership team. Our outstanding staff and students make us a great place to work and you will find plenty of opportunities to socialise and get to know your new colleagues. When you join us, you will gain access to our extensive CPD programme and be well supported in achieving a realistic work/life balance.
Being part of The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) will provide you with a wealth of opportunities, including excellent career progression routes. Regardless of your experience or level of responsibility, you will find a range of exciting opportunities to ensure that you can constantly develop and progress.
THPT value their staff highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, access to discount schemes, membership of the Teacher Pension
Scheme, and access to the Employee Assistance Programme through Health Assured. PPA time at THPT Schools is generous, with teachers receiving 16% PPA compared to the 10% national average. THPT schools also offer all teachers an additional commuted INSET day in the autumn term to support staff wellbeing.
All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.
The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.
Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.
Values and Behaviours
The Howard Partnership Trust is a values-based organisation which seeks to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values.
Our values will be assessed through the selection process. We therefore ask all applicants, when providing their supporting statement, to incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also how they demonstrate our values.
Our THPT values are:
- Integrity - displaying honesty and having strong moral principles
- Partnership - working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals
- Advocacy - working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success
- Resilience - finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened
- Compassion - displaying empathy towards and a desire to help others
- Aspiration - aiming high to achieve success
“This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.”
Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).