Lead Teacher Maths - South Yorkshire Region

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  • Delta Academies Trust
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  • Required for September 2019
    Application Closes: 10/05/2019
    Interview Date: To be advised
    Job Length: Permanent
  • Weeks of work: 39
    Days of work: 5
    Hours of work: 32.5 hrs per week
  • Post: Lead Teacher Maths - South Yorkshire Region
    Salary: 5 - £44,106.00 to 9 - £48,687.00 Pro-rata
    Responsible to: SLT Line Manager
About Delta Academies Trust

Purpose of the job:

The Lead Teacher role is to provide pedagogic leadership as an outstanding classroom practitioner, playing a key part in raising standards through the model of their own excellent teaching and by supporting the professional development of their colleagues. The ultimate aim will be to improve the learning experience and increase the outcomes of students, whatever their ability.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • To promote and be committed to the academy’s aims and objectives
  • To maintain and contribute to the development of strategies on Maths
  • To promote and be committed to securing high expectations for learning and the raising of achievement within the academy
  • To effectively teach National and Academy curriculum
  • To set appropriate homework
  • To mark work, assess, record and report on student progress
  • To provide a stimulating learning environment
  • To have due regard for maintaining health and safety and security in the area of use
  • To contribute to department and academy enrichment programmes
  • To assist with the effective operation of subject teams by, individually and with others,
    • Developing schemes of work, resources, teaching and learning strategies
    • Contributing to review, monitoring and evaluation and the development of working practices
    • Participating in working groups and projects
    • Taking part in other professional development activities
  • To work with the Maths department to improve attainment, classroom practice and professional development,
    • Leading the Maths team as a model of outstanding teaching
    • Raising student aspirations at all levels
    • Raising attainment across the department through leading improvements in teaching and learning
  • To work with other teachers on classroom organisation and teaching methods/providing model lessons,
    • Leading continuing professional development activities
    • Holding workshops on classroom management, differentiation, pace and challenge, co-coaching
    • Matching teaching approaches to student learning styles
    • Demonstrating model lessons
    • Team teaching
    • Developing strategies with colleagues to use with students experiencing difficulties
    • Keeping abreast of the new teaching and learning strategies
  • Disseminating best practice based on educational research,
    • Identifying educational research to enhance existing practices
    • Developing action planning based on the needs of the department
  • Producing high quality teaching materials,
    • Updating existing and create new schemes of work and supporting their introduction
    • Leading the introduction of new technologies, such as video conferencing, white board technology, the internet and the academy learning platform
    • Sharing good practice with members of staff
  • Advising on professional development;
    • Designing and delivering professional development activities
    • Participating in the planning and delivery of focused professional learning days
  • Helping teachers experiencing difficulties;
    • Observing and feeding back on the teaching of colleagues experiencing difficulties
    • Providing a structure programme of advice and support
    • Giving constructive criticism
  • If required, mentoring Newly Qualified Teachers;
    • Providing a weekly discussion and overseeing personal action planning
  • Initial Teacher Training;
    • Providing exemplar lessons for trainee teachers
    • Contributing to the assessment of students’ teaching practice
    • Participating in the training of teachers within teacher training institutions
    • Acting as mentor to trainee teachers
  • Intervention;
    • Providing workshops for identified students
    • Providing targeted support for disaffected or more able students
    • Supporting strategies to help particular groups such as underachieving boys

This job description will be reviewed annually and may be subject to amendment or modification at any time after consultation with the postholder. It is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks, but sets out the main expectations of the academy in relation to the postholder’s professional responsibilities and duties.  Elements of this job description and changes to it may be agreed at the request of the Principal or the incumbent of the post.

This post is subject to the current conditions of employment for Teachers contained in the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document.

Postholders will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a Senior Leader to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in the job description.

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Experience and Knowledge

Key: A = Application, I = Interview And Assessment, R = Reference, C = Certificate


  • A good honours degree in Maths
  • A teaching qualification together with qualified teacher status (QTS)
  • Knowledge of teaching, learning and assessment at KS3, KS4 & KS5
  • A good understanding of curriculum developments in Maths
  • Understanding of use of data to assess and inform teaching and learning
  • An excellent classroom practitioner that can model best practise
  • Teach intervention groups at KS3 and KS4
  • Excellent classroom practitioner
  • Good organisational and personal management skills
  • Effective planning and teaching
  • Effective behaviour/classroom management
  • An ability to demand high standards
  • Ability to lead
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player
  • Ability to develop and support other staff to develop a variety of teaching strategies
  • Ability to enthuse and direct students and staff towards raising expectations and levels of achievement
  • The ability to meet deadlines
  • Good ICT skills
  • Commitment to self and team development
  • Takes the initiative
  • Is self motivated
  • Work in ways that promote equality of opportunity, participation, diversity and responsibility.
  • A commitment to abide by and promote the Academy’s Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies
  • The post holder will require an enhanced DBS


  • Hold AST or Excellent Teacher status
  • Experience of leading, developing and enhancing the teaching practice of other staff
  • Experience of teaching A level Subject
  • Relevant management experience