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Harris City Academy Crystal Palace - -206 days remaining
Closing Date 13/12/2019 23:59:00
Maberley Road, Upper Norwood, London, SE19 2JH
37368 - 53120 GBP per year full time
NOR: 1490
Phase_of_EducationSixth_FormEstablishment_Type_Group Minimum Age 11Maximum Age 18

Inspire the next generation of leaders at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

We are seeking an outstanding Teacher of Mathematics to work within our high performing Academy, this position is open to both NQTs and more experienced teachers.

The Mathematics team is a dynamic and innovative department with a consistent track record of delivering excellent progress and results for students. The department currently consists of fifteen teachers under the leadership of joint Faculty Directors, a Head of Maths and a Second in Charge of Maths. The department is a well-resourced Curriculum area with ten classrooms.

The Mathematics Department is committed to stimulating and inspiring students to be enthusiastic about the natural patterns in the world around them. We aim to encourage and equip all students with a broad range of mathematical skills in order to be successful in a highly competitive environment. Within the Mathematics department, we:

Set high expectations for all learners and staff alike, recognising and celebrating achievements;
Develop learners' basic mathematical skills and numeracy to enable them to become confident mathematicians and to take responsibility for their own economic prosperity;
Develop learners into considerate, confident, ambitious and motivated individuals;
Use ICT and regular homework to extend subject knowledge, develop independent learning skills and enrich learners' learning experience;
Provide an inclusive and differentiated curriculum that develops learners socially, morally, spiritually and culturally;
Identify opportunities to advance students' literacy levels;
Create a positive learning ethos in which staff and learners feel supported and cared for.
The Key Stage 3 Curriculum is a three year course between Years 7 to 9, with the view of giving students a good grounding in Mathematical skills and applying them. Students benefit from the use of traditional textbook and worksheet resources, as well as electronic and interactive resources, which aims to cover the KS3 National Curriculum. The content of the course has been grouped into the key topic areas of Number, Algebra, Shape, Data handling and Functional Maths.

Key Stage 4 students commence the AQA 9-1 GCSE Mathematics course from Year 10 through to Year 11. The GCSE Mathematics course encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance of the subject in their own lives and to society. This course prepares students to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money, further learning opportunities and career choices. The key areas of Number, Algebra, Ratios & Rates of Change, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability are explored in depth giving students an expert grasp of each topic. In the new Curriculum, there is considerable focus in developing students' mathematical and problem solving skills, in addition to their basic knowledge and skills.

In the Sixth Form, AS and A-Level students study OCR MEI Mathematics, and is the most popular course among students in recent years. The core modules extend the approach of GCSE algebra and challenges students to think on a more rigorous basis. In the applied modules (statistics, mechanics and decision), students will develop a sense of mathematics as a tool for modelling the real world. Throughout the course, students are made aware of the reasons for, as well as the restrictions of, mathematical models. Students are expected to be self-motivated and independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning in and out of the classroom. We also offer Further Mathematics for talented and ambitious students who wish to pursue university courses or careers related to Mathematics. Our Year 13 students regularly go on to study Mathematics and maths-related courses at Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.

Out of the classroom, the Mathematics team participates in UKMT Maths Challenges, Rubik's Cube Challenge, World Maths Day, Pi Day, the annual Harris March Maths Month and other Federation competitions.

Your opportunity

We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You will be part of a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression; whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

More Information: https://teaching-vacancies.service.gov.uk/jobs/teacher-of-mathematics-harris-city-academy-crystal-palace-london