TLR1b equivalent to £9,542 p.a.

Full-time, Permanent

Start Date: 1st September 2019

The School

Gordano School is a large and highly successful 11-18 comprehensive secondary school approximately eight miles outside Bristol. We are very proud to be the sole secondary school serving the thriving town of Portishead, and benefit greatly from being a central part of our community. We were judged Outstanding by OFSTED in all categories in our last inspection in 2012.

We view education as something bigger than just academic achievement. We are proud of our considerable academic success, but believe that an education should be about preparing young people for their future lives in a broad sense. As well as consistently positive Progress 8 and Level 3 Value Added outcomes at GCSE and A Level respectively we place great emphasis on student leadership, an unparalleled extra-curricular programme and student progression to their next steps in a wide range of academic or vocational routes.

We value our membership of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership, the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and our role as a Teaching School in delivering high quality support and development for colleagues, both new to the profession and more established. Our size allows regular opportunities for progression into leadership roles.

The Role

We are seeking an inspirational, well-qualified and highly motivated Head of Maths on a full time contract to lead our talented and very successful Maths team.

We hope to appoint someone who is ambitious and as committed to creative and compelling teaching as we are.

In addition to the general duties of a teacher at Gordano, the successful applicant for this post will be expected to:

  • Lead, innovate and oversee all aspects of Maths;
  • Develop and implement a challenging and exciting curriculum that complements the School Curriculum;
  • Ensure teaching in Maths is consistently excellent in your own lessons as well as those of your team;
  • Line Manage the Maths faculty
  • Secure excellent attainment and progress at all key stages;
  • Be inspirational in developing a happy, dynamic team;
  • Provide a range of extra-curricular support for pupils to ensure outstanding achievement and progress for exam groups and promote enjoyment and participation in the subject for non-exam groups;
  • Show flexibility, innovation and intelligence in responding to the needs of the pupils and School as a whole.

Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme and on-site parking. As a Teaching School we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.

For more information including an application form, please visit www.gordanoschool.org.uk

Applications should be submitted with covering letter and application form (curriculum vitae optional) to the Headteacher, Mr Tom Inman by:

Closing date:  9am Thursday 28th February 2019

Interviews: w/c 4th March 2019

Gordano School supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants.

Early applications are encouraged. Gordano School reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should the School be able to identify an appropriate candidate.

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