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Lead Practitioner of Maths

Job information
Salary £47,417 - £52,330 per annum
Organisation Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre
Hours Full Time
Term/duration Permanent
Closing date 12 pm on 23 February 2024
Interview date(s) Week commencing 26th February 2024

Job details

Start Date:       September 2024 or as soon as possible

We require a Lead Practitioner of Maths to join Earl Mortimer College. You will be joining our team of creative, supportive and dynamic staff, supported by an inspirational Head of Faculty, teaching and supporting students in KS3 and KS4.

It is an exciting time to be joining the hardworking and committed staff at Earl Mortimer College. The school is focused on providing a high level of education for all children and ensuring that every child has access to the same opportunities. Earl Mortimer College’s vision and ethos is rooted in developing aspirational and self-reflective learners who are able to think for themselves and be valuable members of their community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum placing significant importance on cultural capital alongside academic achievement.

Main purpose of the post

To support the work of the Head of Department in raising the standards of teaching, learning and achievement in the department, with responsibility for curricular content.

Principal Responsibilities

Under the reasonable direction of the Principal, carry out the professional duties of a school teacher as defined in the school teachers pay and conditions of service and national professional standards

In addition to carrying out the professional duties of a school teacher, including those duties particularly assigned by the Principal, the post holder shall:

  • Have high expectations, lead by example and ensure high levels of professionalism at all times
  • Be proactive in ensuring a commitment to your own continuing professional development and that of other professionals so that professional skills are kept up to date and developed
  • Keep under review the school’s improvement plan taking due note of SEF evaluation
  • Be a proactive team member bringing creative and forward thinking ideas
  • Demonstrate impact and presence in all areas of your responsibility
  • Demonstrate resilience and optimism and have a good sense of humour
  • Assist in the implementation of aims and objectives of the school
  • Attend staff meetings and Governors’ meetings as directed by the Principal
  • Provide written reports as to your role demonstrating impact as directed by the Principal
  • Attend key events such as the GCSE examinations results days in August
  • Monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a form tutor

Overall purpose of the job

To ensure students required progress in levels of education to a high standard. Acting at all times with the highest possible standards in work and behaviour.

You are required to work in collaboration with the Head of Department and undertake the following responsibilities which are assigned to you:

As a Subject Teacher:

  • To plan and prepare well-structured differentiated lessons for students according to

their age and aptitude including the setting and marking of work, according to the school’s teaching and learning policy.

  • To Implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students
  • To assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, development progress and attainment of students in accordance with school policies
  • Facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to realise their full potential and secure good progress and attainment
  • To demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge and follow the syllabus of the department
  • To participate in arrangements for preparing students for both internal and external examinations and in assessing students for the purpose of the examination
  • To teach the students assigned to you and ensure exceptional progress 
  • To attend meetings and participate in discussions to develop the department and its work
  • To set and mark work (including homework) appropriate to the needs and abilities of students, preparing and delivering effective lessons and keeping records thereof
  • To liaise with the SENCO in appropriate cases.
  • To co-operate in school and departmental testing/assessment of students and to contribute to pupil’s records and reports
  • To be responsible for supervising the careful use of any teaching areas, equipment and teaching materials allocated to you
  • To keep and make available for inspection whatever records are required by current departmental or school policies
  • To keep attendance/absence records for all students in each class and for each lesson
  • To encourage high standards of behaviour within the classroom and to manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.
  • To undertake such duties as constitute a reasonable share of overall departmental workload(s)


As a Lead Practitioner:

  • To exhibit exemplary teaching skills, lead the improvement of teaching skills in

school and carry out the professional responsibilities of a subject teacher

  • To develop, implement and evaluate policies and practice in school that contribute to

school improvement in Mathematics in particular. These might include:

  • coaching, mentoring and induction of teachers, including trainees and NQTs
  • disseminating materials and advising on practice, research and continuing
  • professional development provision
  • assessment and impact evaluation, including through demonstration lessons

and classroom observation

  • supporting the school or groups of schools in provision of high quality
  • schemes of work to reduce workload, as recommended in the independent
  • To have a sustained track record of successful performance as a teacher, have demonstrated excellence in teaching and have contributed to leading the improvement of teaching skills in Mathematics
  • Additional duties relevant to their role in modelling and leading improvement of teaching skills may be included in the individual job descriptions of such teachers


Earl Mortimer College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check and further pre-employment checks will be conducted in accordance with KCSIE. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For more information contact

Links to our school policies, including our Safeguarding Policy and most recent Ofsted report, can be found on our website Visits to the College prior to submitting an application are welcomed. Please contact the College on 01568 613221 to arrange. For an application pack please email

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