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CHARTERHOUSE
HEADMASTER
GODALMING
+44 (0)1483 291600
SURREY GU7 2DX
[email protected]
November 2014
Dear Applicant
Thank you very much for your interest in this post.
I hope the enclosed information provides you with all you need to know, but please do not hesitate to get in
touch with us if you have any questions.
We look forward to receiving your application.
With best wishes,
Richard Pleming
Richard Pleming
www.charterhouse.org.uk
Registered Charity 312054
Applications are invited for the post of
Teacher of Mathematics with Physics
Information Pack
Starting September 2015
CHARTERHOUSE
Contents
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The Charterhouse Mathematics Department
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The Role – Overall Purpose and Responsibilities
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The Person Specification
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The Charterhouse Mathematics Department
All boys entering the School at the age of 13 study Mathematics for three years before taking Higher
Level Edexcel IGCSE. The top two divisions also take OCR FSMQ Additional Mathematics. Within this
time we also introduce pupils to many areas of the subject outside the syllabus with the aim being to
give pupils a thorough grounding in Mathematics rather than just preparing them for examinations: this
allows them to make an informed choice as to whether to carry on with Mathematics.
The Mathematics Department comprises 15 full-time teachers, all of whom teach all ages and abilities,
typically spending half their time on post-IGCSE work. Teachers are encouraged to pursue their own
interests in Mathematics and there are opportunities to teach areas of the subject outside the examined
curriculum.
There are, currently, approximately 270 pupils studying Mathematics in the Sixth Form, many of whom
also study Further Mathematics, and standards are very high. We teach courses leading to
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Edexcel AS Mathematics (C1, C2 and S1)
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CIE Pre-U Mathematics
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CIE Pre-U Further Mathematics
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IB Diploma Programme Mathematics (Higher Level, Standard Level and Studies)
We seek to appoint an outstanding mathematics teacher who is able to communicate knowledge with
enthusiasm and who is committed to high academic standards. He or she must be able to teach to the
equivalent of A level Mathematics standard. There will be opportunities to teach Further Mathematics
and/or Physics within our Science Faculty as well for a suitably qualified candidate. This vacancy would
suit someone with a few years’ teaching experience who is seeking a further challenge, an experienced
teacher or a new entrant to the profession.
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The Role – Overall Purpose
A teacher of Mathematics is responsible, through the Head of Mathematics (and Head of Science with
regards Physics) to the Deputy Headmaster (Academic) and, ultimately, to the Headmaster for the
academic performance, organisation and administration of the teaching to pupils according to a set
timetable and curriculum. Integral to this is the need to promote the values of Charterhouse in order that
pupils acquire the values, attitudes, skills and knowledge needed to make a positive contribution to
society.
The successful candidate will be accountable to the Deputy Headmaster (Academic), and thence the
Headmaster, for the quality, success and development of his/her teaching, all routine activities
throughout the working week, providing feedback on any pupil, staff or organisational issues, and
external examination results.
They will have an enthusiasm for the subject and for teaching. Upon joining the department they will
take responsibility for a number of classes across the age- and ability-range of the pupils in the School.
He or she should expect to, and be expected to:
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Teach (or be available for Private Study supervision or emergency cover) a set timetable per
week as reasonably requested by the Deputy Headmaster (Academic) and / or Head of
Department)
Accept and take on responsibilities within the department as reasonably requested by the
Deputy Headmaster (Academic) and / or the Head of Department.
Develop and share resources and good practice with the rest of the department.
Ensure that absence forms are completed in a timely manner and that lessons are covered and
work is set when absent, in conjunction with the relevant Heads of Department and Second
Master.
Provide particular support mentoring of newly qualified, newly appointed and part-time staff
(including temporary / cover staff) where appropriate.
Curriculum
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Set and mark work in accordance with School and department policies.
Support the targets of the School Development Plan through the implementation of the
departmental development plan.
Deliver Schemes of Work (acknowledging opportunities for differentiation and assessment),
drawing them up and developing them where reasonably requested
Deliver coursework and controlled assessments for chosen syllabuses, ensuring it is conducted
within examination board guidelines, completed by any prescribed deadline, and properly
assessed, and that marks are submitted to the examination board on time.
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Maintain accurate records of pupils’ attainment and academic progress.
Order, issue and ensure the return of department materials and other subject-specific materials
required by pupils.
Submit Calling Over and Attainment & Effort grades to the Master of the Under School and the
Master of the Specialists as required.
Provide extra support outside the timetable where appropriate and as reasonably requested by
the Deputy Headmaster (Academic) and / or Head of Department
Promote and assist with the development, delivery and supervision of academic enrichment
activities such as extra-curricular projects and subject-related societies.
Contribute and assist with the development of the on-line departmental handbook.
Resources
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Ensure that departmental areas provide a stimulating and attractive learning environment which
project a positive image of the department.
Order and maintain any equipment and materials for use within the department with the
authorisation of the Deputy Headmaster (Academic) and / or Head of Department)
Be aware of and ensure departmental and individual compliance with all Health and Safety
requirements, including off site activities.
Ensure classrooms and associated areas are secure, safe and orderly environments for pupils.
General Administration
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Attend and contribute as appropriate to departmental meetings.
Communication
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Write reports on pupils as required.
Monitor and record the progress of all pupils, giving constructive feedback from appropriate
tasks.
Attend meetings, including (but not limited to) staff meetings, INSET days, and Parents’
Briefings.
Communicate with parents both at planned School events (such as Parents’ Briefings) and where
otherwise appropriate.
Liaise with other staff as necessary and follow protocols over pupils who decide to change their
option subjects.
Professional Development
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Show evidence of an engagement with continuing professional development.
Participate in the Brooke Hall Professional Development (appraisal) system.
Additional Responsibilities
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Actively participate in the promotion of the School both intra- and extra-murally, as reasonably
required.
Be available to cover for absences both inside and outside the department as reasonably
required by the Head of Department and / or Second Master.
Assist with the setting and marking of internal examinations, entrance examinations and
scholarship examinations/assessments as required, including the recording of results.
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Promote the values of Charterhouse in order that pupils acquire the values, attitudes, skills and
knowledge needed to make a positive contribution to society
Act as a tutor to a group of pupils
Invigilate exams (internal and external) as reasonably requested by the Examinations Officer and
in accordance with the regulations of the Examining Boards
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Person Specification
Relevant Experience/Knowledge & Technical Competencies
ESSENTIAL
The successful candidate will possess a strong track record of achievement in:
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the outstanding teaching of mathematics and physics, with excellent subject knowledge,
classroom management skills and an appropriate rapport with pupils
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problem solving – analysing the task to be undertaken, together with reviewing and evaluating
the outcomes.
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working with others to achieve goals by negotiating and allocating tasks
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nurturing and supporting pupils’ wellbeing with well-developed pastoral instincts
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communicating concepts in mathematics and Physics articulately, positively and sensitively to
pupils of different ability and age, developing a working relationship of mutual trust and respect
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ability to design every lesson individually, to a high standard, conforming to the scheme of work
laid out in the department’s working document.
Qualifications
ESSENTIAL
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a good Honours degree relevant to the teaching aspects of the role
DESIRABLE
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a recognised teaching qualification, such as a PGCE
Personal Competencies / Skills
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capability to turn a vision into results
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high levels of literacy
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able to inspire and motivate others through verbal and written communications
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good time management skills; superb organisation
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proactivity and assertion
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patience and enjoyment of attention to detail
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ability to use initiative.
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enthusiasm and confidence
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willingness to accept that the role will require a significant amount of work outside ‘normal
hours’.
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a genuine desire to contribute to the wider life of the School, with the ability, skills and
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experience to contribute to the School’s extra-curricular activities
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possession of keyboard skills and an ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of Microsoft
Office, or equivalent, and constructive use of other technology
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ability to use an appropriate range of resources and strategies in teaching, to facilitate good
learning
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ability to organise and manage time effectively to meet the demands of the teaching week
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awareness of different pupils’ educational needs and able to direct teaching and learning
appropriately
Special Working Conditions
In order to carry out the duties detailed, it is a requirement that a teacher should live within one mile of
the School. The jobholder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and
young persons for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact will be to adhere to
and ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. If, in the course
of carrying out the duties of the post, the Job Holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to
the safety or welfare of children in the School they must report any concerns to the School’s Designated
Safeguarding Lead (Child Protection Officer).
Applications
Applications should be made in accordance with the School’s application and recruitment procedures
(available on the website) and emailed to:
[email protected]
Closing date for applications is:
Sunday 23 November 2014
It is anticipated that Interviews will take place shortly thereafter.
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CHARTERHOUSE
GODALMING
SURREY
GU7 2DX
+44 (0)1483 291500
[email protected]
www.charterhouse.org.uk
Registered Charity No 312054
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