Teacher of Mathematics
Full Time, permanent from August 2020
Mathematics at the College
Mathematics is a key subject within the Thomas Estley curriculum, and one of our core subjects at KS3 and KS4. Our results in Maths have been outstanding over a period of many years and among the very best KS3 results in the county.
Our Mathematics department comprises 6 teachers, as well as a dedicated Numeracy Support Assistant. The Mathematics curriculum incorporates mainly classroom-based lessons as well as access to interactive Maths IT based resources and a set of tightly focussed intervention lessons / extracurricular support where appropriate. Students study Maths for five lessons a week (four lessons a week in Year Nine) from Year Seven to Year Eleven, as well as through our Money Matters Module in Year Nine. Additional provision includes studying for the AQA Level 2 qualification in Further Maths for our more able KS4 pupils, a residential Maths / Science trip to Geneva and a range of enhanced opportunities from the UK Maths Challenge through a Bletchley Park coding visit to Maths leadership opportunities in feeder primary schools.
As a recent age range convertor, we were pleased with 82% of pupils achieving a grade 4 in maths in our first year alone. Our department’s progress rate currently sits at +0.4, well above national average. We also anticipate that our progress rate will improve this year.
Throughout the college we aim for a high quality 5-19 learning experience for all of our pupils, with close links with all partner schools, particularly within our Multi Academy Trust, Success AT. Projects and shared experiences take place across transition points, including opportunities for more able learners and targeted inclusion tasks.
The college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check