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18 Mar 2019

Lead Practitioner of Mathematics Canvey Island Essex

Head of Design and Technology Canvey Island

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Lead Practitioner of Mathematics Canvey Island Essex

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This role is an opportunity for an aspiring senior leader, whose primary purpose will be to deliver consistently good and outstanding lessons across the key stages, in addition to modelling and leading the improvement of teaching skills to raise student achievement and to narrow any gaps between student groups.  As an outstanding teacher, you will be expected to improve the quality of teaching within Mathematics.

This role will be based within the Mathematics Department and see you working closely with the Head of Mathematics to raise standards, but will also involve you working closely with the Senior Leadership Team to develop high quality whole school Teaching and Learning strategies and a curriculum that meets the needs of all students.  The use of technology in Mathematics is a particular strength and one that would need to be developed still further.

This is an ideal step to Assistant Headteacher position and will include opportunities for coaching, mentoring, the induction of new teachers, developing and implementing intervention strategies for targeted groups, demonstration of your teaching skills and observation of colleagues as a means to evaluate the impact of your work.

The school can offer you:

  • The chance to work in a new purpose built, award winning school which is an innovative and forward thinking school, with state of the art facilities and ICT technology;
  • A MacBook Pro, Apple TV and interactive whiteboards in every classroom;
  • Teaching at KS3 and KS4;
  • Effective support for Professional Development in preparation for your next step to senior leadership;
  • A friendly and supportive environment;
  • The opportunity to work with well-motivated students and supportive parents.

Are you someone who:

  • Is a consistently good/outstanding teacher of Mathematics?
  • Able to motivate and inspire students to raise attainment across all ability ranges?
  • Capable of delivering outstanding teaching and learning and achieve excellent results?
  • Has excellent subject knowledge?
  • Expresses excellent communication skills?
  • Has the desire to lead the training of staff to improve the quality of teaching and student outcomes?

The governing body has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date:  26 April 2019

Interviews expected to be held week commencing 29th April 2019

How to Apply

Please apply using the accompanying application form.  Alternatively, you can visit the school’s website,, and use the application form under Key Materials in the vacancy section under Staff Information.  Please send your completed application to Mrs A Beckman, Headteacher’s PA, either by email to, or by post to the school’s address. CVs alone will not be accepted.  CVs sent via a recruitment agency will not be considered. The school reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response.  They would therefore recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. Please note that only those applicants who are asked to attend for interview will be contacted.

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