Teacher of Mathematics

Balsall Heath
15 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Teacher of Mathematics

We are looking to appoint a well qualified, enthusiastic, part-time (0.8) Teacher of Mathematics for this academically selective school from 1 October 2020. This is a temporary cover contract until Easter 2021, with the possibility of an extension after that date.

The Department

The Mathematics Department consists of five full-time teachers (including the Head of Mathematics) and two part-time teachers. We are a very successful department; about two-thirds of the girls go on to study Mathematics in the Sixth Form, with, on average, 20 girls choosing to study Mathematics and Further Mathematics. We follow the Edexcel A Level course, studying modules including Pure Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.

Mathematics is a vibrant and creative subject at King Edward VI High School for Girls. Girls are taught in form groups up to IGCSE, with all girls taking Edexcel IGCSE (4MA0) at Higher level. During Years 10 and 11, girls are offered the chance to study Additional Mathematics (OCR FSMQ) alongside IGCSE. Mathematics is currently allocated four 35 â€" 40 minute periods per week up to GCSE.

Mathematics is an important part of the extra-curricular life of the school with Mathematics Fun Mornings, UKMT individual and team challenges and Senior Team Maths competition teams participating in regional competitions. Sixth-formers are involved in mentoring students in the Lower School who require support.

The Mathematics Department believes in extending and enriching the experience of the students instead of accelerating through examinations. To this end, a creative and confident teacher of Mathematics is required to challenge and support our highly able, well-motivated students. The post will involve teaching a significant amount of A Level Mathematics and any applicant should be confident when teaching all aspects of the course up to and including Oxbridge preparation.

How to apply:

If you wish to be considered for this post, please complete an application form (available for download at our website) giving full details of your qualifications and experience and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees and send it, together with a letter to the Principal outlining the reasons for your application (maximum 2 sides of A4 please).

The deadline for applications is 9am on Wednesday 16th September. Early applications are most welcome.

Depending on the number of applications received, we reserve the right to bring the deadline forward.

Interview date to be confirmed.