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Admiral Lord Nelson School

Senior Leader: Mathematics

Closing date: 26/04/2024 at 12:00

Job Start Date: 01/09/2024

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Leadership Scale

Salary Details: £58,959 - £65,010

Hours of Work: Full time

Location of Role: Admiral Lord Nelson School

Job/Person Summary

Always oversubscribed, we have expanded our school so that more local families can experience the excellent education offered here at Admiral Lord Nelson School for over two decades! Therefore, we are seeking to appoint a passionate maths specialist to join a thriving, fully inclusive and ambitious school located in the northeast of Portsmouth. We are looking for a dynamic and driven Senior Leader: Mathematics to lead our Mathematics department. The successful candidate will quickly build relationships with students and staff. They will be able to break down barriers to learning and inspires colleagues so that students achieve their potential and feel successful.

The Maths team at ALNS has gone from strength to strength in the past 4 years with improving outcomes for our students. Progress of our students in Maths is good having been at national average for several years we have ambitions to be even better and are on a trajectory to be so this year. The team have embedded a curriculum that is challenging and engaging resulting in high performance from both staff and students. The curriculum is innovative and focused on developing students’ lifelong love of mathematics as well as achieving results the students deserve. Our standards are high and we pride ourselves on our ability to inspire and excite all our students to exceed their potential. 

Collaborative planning enables us to manage teacher workload and ensure a balance between teacher autonomy and consistency. All of our schemes of work identify the core knowledge and suggested activities with accompanying resources, but teachers are encouraged to plan according to their students’ needs and in keeping with the principles of effective teaching and learning. At KS4, our students undertake the OCR Maths GCSEs and some students study statistics. We engage our students in ambitious and challenging study, which is supported by exciting extra-curricular opportunities and events that bring the study to life.

 The Maths team is a wonderful group of practitioners, all of which are subject experts and they demonstrate an unwavering commitment to professional development. You will be a part of a department who embrace the latest developments in mathematics teaching and professional learning opportunities will support you to deliver the highest quality of education. Our collaborative approach to curriculum development ensures that we have a collective focus on continuous improvement.

 We work as a team and support each other, including being proactive in embedding a positive learning culture on corridors and in classrooms. These strong professional relationships are enriched through regular catch-ups in the workroom, social events and celebrations.

This role would suit a current Head of Department/Curriculum Leader or an aspiring leader with a proven track record in the classroom who is seeking to become a key member of the wider Senior Leadership team.

Key Purposes:

Please view full advert and job description at www.alns.co.uk

Application Procedure

If you are interested in joining our amazing team of staff, we’d love to hear from you! Informal visits from those who are interested in finding out more about the role are welcomed.  We look forward to discussing what unique skills you could bring to the role and how we could help support you in the next steps of your career. Please contact the Headteacher though his PA by email: [email protected]

Alternatively, candidates can apply for this post by returning a completed application form, found on the school website www.alns.co.uk, together with a letter of application (maximum 2 sides of A4) by midday on Friday 26th April 2024. Candidates should send their completed application to [email protected]

Please include in your letter:

  1. What attracts you to the post.
  2. Previous experience and skills that will help you undertake this role.
  3. What you consider to be the key features of an engaging and stimulating 11-16 curriculum.
Safer Recruitment

Salterns Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Early applications are encouraged, and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks. *Online searches will happen at shortlisting stage*

About us

Address: Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 5XT

Telephone: 023 9236 4536

Website: www.alns.co.uk

Application form