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Manchester High School for Girls

Teacher of Mathematics/Second in Mathematics Department (Required for April 2019)

The Governors are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and experienced Mathematics teacher for this highly successful independent school.  There is a possibility of a Second in Department role (with responsibility allowance) for a suitable candidate. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

Closing date: 9.00am Tuesday 29th January 2019

Interviews:  Will be held week commencing 4th February 2019

Post: Teacher of Mathematics / Second in Mathematics Department (Please state on your application form whether you are interested in the second in department role)

Responsible to: The post holder will be directly responsible to the Head of Mathematics.

Salary Grade: National Pay Scale for teachers + MHSG allowance of £1000 per year. UPS payments are paid to those fulfilling the MHSG criteria. For Second in Department, an additional RA3 allowance (currently £2720 per annum) will be paid. The post is full time and permanent.


Teaching and Learning

  1. To plan and prepare 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.
  2. To assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of students in accordance with school policies.
  3. To participate in arrangements for preparing students for both internal and public examinations and in assessing students for the purpose of such examinations; recording and reporting such assessments; and participating in arrangements for students’ presentation for and supervision during such examinations.
  4. To communicate, consult and, where appropriate, co-operate with parents and other persons outside the School.
  5. To contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individuals or groups of students.

Administration and Supervision

  1. To co-operate with the Head of Department and carry out any reasonable duties at his/her request and to advise on resources.
  2. To maintain good order and discipline among the students of the School and safeguard their health and safety, both when they are authorised to be on the school premises and when they are engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere.
  3. To participate in meetings at the School, or externally, which relate to the curriculum for the school or the administration or organisation of the School including pastoral arrangements.
  4. To supervise and, so far as practicable, teach for a reasonable length of time any students whose teacher is not available to teach them.

Pastoral Support and Guidance

  1. To carry out tutor administrative duties on behalf of the School.
  2. To provide a stable framework for girls within the particular tutor group and to help them relate to the rest of the school community.
  3. To monitor the academic progress and pastoral welfare of each girl in the form, initiating appropriate action where necessary.
  4. To act as a point of reference between parents and staff who teach the group.
  5. To deliver the Well-Being programme.

Professional Development

  1. To participate in the system of Professional Review and Development.
  2. To review methods of teaching and participate in arrangements for further training and professional development as a teacher.
  3. To keep up to date with ICT developments to a level that enables a teacher to carry out their responsibilities effectively.

Additional Responsibilities for Second in Department

The additional specific responsibilities of the Second in Department will be allocated to make best use of the successful candidate’s experience and strengths, but are likely to include:

Specific responsibility for learning and teaching at Key Stage 3 to include:

  • Managing the curriculum delivery at KS3 with regards to organisation, content and the provision of guidance to teachers on appropriate teaching and learning methods for the KS3 curriculum
  • Providing guidance on assessment policies and record keeping at KS3
  • Working with the Learning Support Co-ordinator and the Pastoral Heads to ensure that the needs of all pupils at KS3 are met
  • To organise extra-curricular activities in the Department including support clinics
  • To take responsibility for some of the Professional Review & Development reviews in the Department
  • To set emergency cover work for absent colleagues within the department
  • The Second in Department will deputise for the Head of Department in her absence.

General duties

  • A teacher shall perform in accordance with any directions which may reasonably be given to her/him by the Head Mistress from time to time such particular duties as may reasonably be assigned to her/him.
  • To carry out any other reasonable request of the Head Mistress.
  • This job description may be subject to reasonable changes in the future, to reflect changing circumstances and to aid professional development.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

  • Honours graduate.
  • Qualified teacher status.
  • Knowledge of the National Curriculum requirements in KS3 and KS4  Mathematics
  • Ability to teach GCSE Mathematics and A-level Mathematics
  • An enthusiasm for the subject and the ability to communicate this successfully to colleagues and students.
  • Applicants must share the commitment of the School to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children at all times.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
  • An excellent classroom practitioner with a creative and imaginative approach to teaching and learning.
  • Knowledge of current health and safety practices applicable to the teaching of Mathematics.
  • Exceptionally well-developed inter-personal skills.
  • The ability to work calmly under pressure and to relate to a wide range of people within the School.
  • A willingness to contribute to the School as a whole and in particular to extra-curricular activities.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically.
  • Rigorously professional in all respects.
  • A sense of humour.
  • Smart appearance.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of teaching GCSE and A-level Mathematics
  • Ability to teach A-level Further Mathematics.