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Head of Faculty - Mathematics - Claydon High School


Permanent full time

TLR 1a:  £8069

Required for September 2020

‘Be the best you can be’

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and

shows the way.” (John C Maxwell)

We are looking for a creative, innovative and enthusiastic practitioner to lead our team of Mathematics specialist teachers from September 2020.  We want you to share our passion for teaching and learning, someone who is keen to motivate and challenge our students and our colleagues.  This post would suit an ambitious and experienced individual looking to further develop their career.

The Mathematics Faculty are a forward looking department who are keen to try new ideas to develop strong mathematicians.  The school’s motto is “Be the best you can be” and the Maths department believe in this and promote this ethos in their practice. Over the last two years we have achieved some of the strongest GCSE Mathematics results in the county and we are very proud of the progress we have made.  We have a small team of experienced of staff who work well together.  As well as a programme of intervention and supported study, the team offers enrichment opportunities.  We would like the successful candidate to further enhance the enrichment opportunities offered by the faculty especially and to be able to demonstrate an innovative and interactive style of teaching.

Claydon High School is a popular, oversubscribed and friendly comprehensive school on the outskirts of Ipswich; we are situated close to the A14 with easy transport links across Suffolk and into Essex.  We are a small school with 750 students on roll which means that there is a close working relationship with all the staff and students in the school, you will find you know the name of every student in the school.  The close relationship between staff and students means the school is a very friendly and supportive environment to work in.  As part of the South Suffolk Learning Trust we also work closely with other schools within the MAT to achieve “excellence through collaboration”. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

MPR Job Description

UPR Job Description

Head of Faculty TLR Job Description

Letter from the Headteacher

Mathematics Faculty Booklet

SSLT information for candidates

Application Form

Guidance Notes 

Closing date:  Midday Monday 20 April 2020

Interview date:   (TBC)

Due to current school closure for the coronavirus, we are aware that the prospect of applying for and then the practicalities of interviewing for posts is complicated!
Please do email Maeve Taylor, Headteacher (mtaylor@claydonhigh.com), for a discussion about the school and post in the absence of a chance to visit the school.
We will close the application window on Monday 20th April at midday, please do send in an application form if you are interested. We are currently exploring how to interview in a virtual way and we will be in touch with prospective interviewees with more detail in the future.

Claydon High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to provide references, undergo employment checks and an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.