We are looking for a talented, hard-working and motivated individual to join us as a teacher of mathematics.
Caldicot School is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive serving the local and wider community. The school has over 1300 students and is situated between Chepstow and Newport, with easy access via the M4 corridor and on the northern side of the Severn Estuary.
The school is at an exciting stage in its history. In September 2017, the school moved to a new £36m purpose-built site and now boasts some of the finest facilities in the country. In June 2019, a formal partnership between Caldicot School and The Bishop of Llandaff CiW High School in Cardiff was established, with a shared executive model of leadership. Since this time, there has been a significant number of changes at the school which has supported rapid improvements in provision and outcomes. This includes a new staffing structure, with clear career progression routes for staff, as well as a refined curriculum, designed to strengthen knowledge, understanding and skills. Students take part in a broad range of activities that help them become "well-rounded" and the school's commitment to a values-driven education helps shape students to become positive role models in our society. It genuinely is a happy place to learn and work!
About the role
As a core subject, all students follow mathematics up to and including GCSE level. In recent years, the school accepts that performance in mathematics has been variable. At key stage 4, outcomes have been broadly in line or slightly below modelled expectations during this period. However, during the last academic year the team has made huge strides to address this. By January 2020, more than 60% of students had already achieved a good GCSE in the subject, which laid the foundation for very strong outcomes by the end of the year. At key stage 5 performance against ALPs has been very strong over a sustained period of time. The mathematics team consists of eleven very capable and hard-working specialist teachers who have a broad range of experiences. A new head of department joined the school in September 2019 and our new Assistant Head, responsible for teaching, who joined in January 2020 is also a mathematician. A further teacher joined as a learning coach in September 2020. Therefore, while there is recognition that student performance, particularly at GCSE, could be slightly stronger, we are entirely confident that we have a team of very capable teachers to deliver these ambitions.
The department is situated over two floors in a designated area of the school. Each classroom is fully equipped with the interactive technology, including classroom visualizers; interactive whiteboards and all teaching staff are issued with a laptop computer. We believe the role would suit a newly qualified teacher looking for their first teaching post or someone with more experience looking for a new school context. All new members of staff receive a very strong programme of induction and support throughout the year.
Closing date for applications: 9th December at 12 noon.
Caldicot School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.