This role will be highly suited to an experienced Mathematics teacher who is keen to share their enthusiasm and inspire colleagues and students with their passion for Maths, whilst contributing ideas and new approaches to the new curriculum and our assessment practices. We can offer an experienced, supportive Mathematics team of 13 staff. Our department embraces new pedagogy and have recently been involved in the Shanghai Teacher exchange developed by the Maths Hub. As a result we have created a mastery curriculum for all year groups and have an hour per week allocated to us to collaboratively develop this practice. The department is a strategic partner of the Cambridge Maths Hub, working with the hub to offer CPD for maths teachers throughout the county and beyond. We can offer 12 specialist teaching rooms with electronic whiteboards and a dedicated Maths ICT suite. We run a range of extra-curricular events, challenges and trips linked with local STEM centres.Swavesey is an Ofsted Outstanding rated school with our own Teaching School status. Swavesey achieved ‘Outstanding’ in every category in its latest Ofsted report in March 2011. The successful candidate will join an ‘Outstanding school where there is absolutely no complacency’ (Ofsted 2011). New ideas and approaches are welcomed, and we encourage staff to trial new working practices.We have a strong track record of pupils achieving outstanding results; we are consistently well above the National Average for English and Maths and our Progress measures are significantly positive. In 2016 Mathematics achieved 81% A* - C, and 27% A* - A. This year 30% of pupils achieved A* or A grades in 5 or more subjects and 54% achieved the English Baccalaureate.Swavesey Village College enjoys a considerable local and national reputation for academic excellence and innovation. This reflects:• A philosophy of 100% achievement and inclusion;• A commitment to extending the boundaries of learning enabling all young people to become well-rounded individuals;• A strong pastoral care house system, where every individual is known, valued and supported;• Well-motivated and engaged students who are keen to learn;• Ambitious, dedicated and professional staff - teaching and support staff;• A commitment to leadership, innovation, staff progression and partnership working, as part of our Teaching School status and within our family of schools (CMAT).Swavesey is committed to developing the talents and potential of all our staff. We have a very supportive induction and CPD programme for all staff, and can provide many development opportunities within our Teaching School: Cambridge Teaching Schools Network (http://www" target="_blank">www>. camteach. co. uk).The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the DBS.The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Monday 27 February 2017. Interviews will be held the following week. For further information contact Claire Newman Personnel Administrator cnewman @swaveseyvc .co. uk Tel: 01 954 23 4461. Visits to the school and department are welcomed: email cfehr @swaveseyvc .co. uk (Curriculum Leader Mathematics).
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the DBS.
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Gibraltar LaneSwaveseyCambridgeCambridgeshireCB24 4RS
Phase: Secondary Schools
No. of Pupils: 1256
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