Assistant Head of STEM (Maths Lead)

£30,000 - £39,999
25 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Assistant Head of the STEM Faculty and Teacher of Maths (job share 0.6)

Polam Hall School wishes to appoint an enthusiastic part time (0.6) Maths Teacher and Assistant Head of the STEM Faculty to commence in January 2021.

The role:

We seek an experienced part time Maths teacher who is passionate about the subject and has high expectations of all students and staff, to job-share the exciting role of Assistant Head of the STEM Faculty and lead Maths teaching in our school. This is a rare opportunity to apply for a part-time leadership role in a school that fully supports family-friendly, flexible working. The role would suit someone looking for their first experience of school leadership as you would be ably supported by our Head of STEM and an experienced job-share partner or someone moving back into leadership after a career break. We would be very happy to discuss the role and the job-share with any potential applicants so please do get in touch if you are considering applying.

The Assistant Head of STEM role leads the teaching of Maths in our school. Applications are welcomed from excellent classroom practitioners who passionately believe that every student can be a mathematician and have a keen interest in developing pedagogical practice. Our STEM faculty are an ambitious, forward looking and positive team who aim to provide the best STEM education for all of our students and to create the scientists and mathematicians of the future. We have had significant improvement in outcomes for students in both Science and Maths in recent years and are looking to build upon this success. As we are an all-through school the role also provides the opportunity to work closely with our Primary Maths Lead to deliver excellent progression in Mathematics and numeracy across the phases.

The successful candidate will teach Maths at KS3 and to GCSE. At KS3 we use the Mathematics Mastery curriculum, while we offer Pearson Edexcel specifications at GCSE. We are also looking for a colleague who can make a contribution to the wider life of the school on the days that they work, through extra-curricular clubs, trips and visits. We can also offer the successful candidate a fully funded NPQML/SL qualification.

Our School:

Polam Hall School is a 4 â€" 16 all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust. We have 750 pupils on roll, with two forms of entry in our Primary Phase and three forms in our Secondary Phase. Polam Hall is a school with a unique and long history which today is proud to be a fully comprehensive school serving the young people of Darlington. Our mission is to educate the whole child, developing leadership, compassion, character and academic ambition, through the combination of our Academic and Concordia Crescimus curricula. We have high expectations and aspirations for every member of our school community.

Polam Hall is a community where staff and students work together for common goals. We make every effort to develop our staff team, offering professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a wider Trust, yet retaining the friendly atmosphere of a small school. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join our team, who have children at the heart of their practice and who will help us to drive forward our aim: to deliver an outstanding education to every single one of our pupils.

Visits to the school are welcome â€"If you would like to visit or to discuss the post further please contact Aimee Jones, Head of STEM Faculty:

Please note you should use the supporting statement section of the application form to clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements outlined in the person specification. The information in this section will be used to shortlist applicants for the role and therefore it is important that you provide enough detail to give a full picture of your skills and experience and what you can contribute to teaching and learning at Polam Hall.

Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.