Head of Maths

Are you a highly motivated and inspirational Maths specialist who is looking for a new challenge, working in a School that is top of the league tables for progress in Lewisham? Do you have a real passion and desire to enthuse pupils with your own love of your subject? Do you have the experience or potential to drive a strong and dynamic Maths department to even greater heights? If yes, then we would like to offer you the opportunity to work with us here at St Matthew Academy, Lewisham, at this exciting time on our journey to Outstanding.

Role: Head of Maths
Salary: Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale + TLR 1B

Required: April 2019 (there may also be a possibility of a later start)

Contract/Duration: Permanent, Full Time

Location: London Borough of Lewisham, London

Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 30th January 2019

We seek to appoint a committed and ambitious Head of Maths to join our Academy. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding teacher to use their experience and extensive knowledge to lead a vibrant and dedicated team of specialist Maths teachers to make a significant impact on the quality of teaching and learning and curriculum development in the Maths department.

The successful candidate will join a supportive team and will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced practitioners across the Academy to extend and develop their own practice. The post would be suitable for a teacher of Maths who currently holds a position of responsibility and is looking to seek a new opportunity to continue their progression and is motivated to take on a new challenge and deliver successful outcomes.

St Matthew Academy is a diverse, vibrant, Catholic all-through school for girls and boys aged 3 to 16, where there are high expectations for everyone in our community.  At St Matthew Academy our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day at the academy by encouraging, promoting and celebrating success with all of our pupils in everything that they do. Our academy is situated between Blackheath and Lewisham in South East London, benefitting from excellent public transport and road links to all parts of London and Kent. Our magnificent buildings offer state of the art resources and the latest technology. Our primary and secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique all through setting with opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development.

The successful candidate will be in sympathy with our Catholic ethos, passionate about enabling every child to exceed expectation, well organised and able to support teaching. Candidates who have extremely high expectations for themselves, pupils and staff; engage pupils with their enthusiasm for learning and keen to take a full and active role in the life of the school are strongly encouraged to apply.

We Offer:

  • Fantastic pupils with enormous potential
  • Staff who are supportive towards each other and enjoy working collaboratively with one another
  • A personalised programme of professional development and coaching for teachers and support staff
  • Strong links with our outstanding partner schools, giving opportunities for unrivalled promotion, collaboration and CPD
  • A fully equipped gym and fitness suite that is well used and free for staff
  • Season Ticket Loan, Childcare Vouchers, a Cycle-to-Work Scheme and Tech Scheme

We welcome visits to the Academy prior to application. To arrange, please contact Tony Peel, Assistant Headteacher (Director of Maths) via TPE@stmatthewacademy.co.uk.

To apply please complete an application form and monitoring form, and return it to HR@stmatthewacademy.co.uk (CVs are not accepted).

Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 30th January 2019

Interview: Week commencing Monday 4th February 2019