Teaching Staff Vacancies
As Lemov writes, ‘No one wants to spend their career at odds with the organisation they work for, trying to hide from the training it offers, or watching the philosophy change every year while thinking, this too shall pass.’
John Mason School -Cultural Fit
Working in a school where you are not aligned with the culture is a miserable experience. So … we both need to have alignment if you come to work here!
· We believe that every child deserves a Champion.
· We believe that we can all improve as teachers.
· We believe in the limitless potential of people.
· We believe that truly great teaching is that which improves students’ progress.
· We believe that teaching requires dedication and sweat.
· We believe that you cannot just wish teachers and students to be better – you have to create the conditions for them to grow.
· We believe that basic literacy and numeracy are essential to students making good progress.
· We believe that feedback should be timely and respond to the needs of the individual student so that they can actively engage with feedback.
· We expect every teacher to plan lessons using assessment information.
· We believe that staff and students come equal first.
· We believe that hard work is the key to success for staff and students.
· We admire the generosity of spirit.
· We acknowledge that we all make mistakes.
· We live by the values of Respect, Honesty and Kindness.
Closing Date: 30th Sept 2019
Teacher of Maths (Maternity Cover)
Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold)
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Maternity Cover until 31 August 2020
Closing Date: 30 September 2019
Interview Date: Interviews on application. Should a suitable candidate be identified the vacancy may be closed early.
Start: 6 January 2020
We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dynamic mathematics teacher to join our well-established and successful faculty.
Our goal is to engender in our students an appreciation of the intrinsic value of mathematics and this is apparent in our drive to see all students achieve mathematical confidence through developing a deep understanding of the subject. We use our generous allocation of faculty meeting time to share pedagogical approaches that will help us develop even better ways to build students’ relational understanding. We believe that this requires a diet of explicit teaching of mathematical communication and problem-solving strategies alongside regular deliberate practice and application of knowledge plus opportunities to share and inspire the awe and wonder we each hold for our subject.
The successful candidate will be a reflective, conscientious and diligent practitioner. Following a school wide ethos, we base our practice on evidence from research. We maintain links with the Oxford University Department of Education by working with PGCE interns, collaborating on research projects and supporting colleagues to complete the Masters in Learning and Teaching. Our strategic faculty lead is experienced in the support of beginning and developing teachers having established the Oxfordshire Mathematics Community network meetings alongside the local area AMSP coordinator, she continues to deliver sessions for staff from across the county as well as working as a seconded curriculum tutor on the Oxford PGCE course. All our staff are encouraged to pursue their own subject knowledge and pedagogical development taking part in courses from MEI KS5 courses to OTSA KS3 courses.
Staff well-being is noticeably valued at John Mason School. Lesson observations are formative and non-judgemental. Feedback and assessment policies are bespoke to each faculty and in mathematics, we use a faculty database to make formal assessment marking as efficient as possible allowing teachers time to plan responsively, students to take responsibility for their own learning and parents to take an active part in supporting their children. The subject lead for mathematics is pro-active in supporting staff to maintain the purposeful behaviour of students in class.
As well as participating in all levels of the UKMT individual and team challenges, we organise trips to open lectures at the Oxford Mathematical Institute as part of the whole school Symposium programme. A level students applying for Oxbridge attend fortnightly problem solving workshops at the Institute and support students in KS3 with mathematics in tutor time. Coordinating these activities provide opportunities for staff to contribute to the running of the faculty as soon as they feel confident allowing them to demonstrate skills that will prepare them for the next step on a career path.
If you are committed to working with us and the students in your classes so that they learn about the place that mathematics has in the world, the satisfaction to be had from solving a challenging problem and the fluency in transferable mathematical skills that purposeful practice will develop, we encourage you to apply.
The successful candidate will be:
• an enthusiastic mathematician, able to ignite interest in mathematics from students and colleagues.
• committed to ensuring all students reach their potential regardless of prior attainment.
• capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working in our school, across the Abingdon Learning Trust and in the wider mathematics teaching community.
• a role model for our students and staff.
• effective in setting and attaining high standards of student progress.
• active in working to develop their own teaching practice.
In return we will offer you:
• the support and satisfaction of being part of a dynamic and creative team led by very experienced staff.
• students who have a desire to achieve and respect the school’s expectations.
• a programme of supported induction and continuing professional development firmly rooted in educational research.
• a commitment to supporting the well-being of all staff.
An application pack is available from the John Mason School website or from email@example.com
CVs alone are not acceptable.
Abingdon Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer that recognises the terms and conditions of maintained schools, including maternity benefits.
Abingdon Learning Trust has a responsibility for and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to apply for a DBS check at an enhanced level