Teacher and KS4 Coordinator - Mathematics

Plume, Maldon's Community Academy, Maldon
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Job Ref No. ECC5402-336S Position Type: Leader/Co-ordinator Pay Range: Main – Upper Pay Scale Plus TLR2C £7,017 per annum
Position Start Date: 01/09/2021 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 19/04/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: Week commencing 19 April 2021  

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Teacher and KS4 Coordinator for Mathematics

Required September 2021

We are seeking to appoint a permanent full time Teacher of Mathematics with additional responsibility for KS4 Coordination with effect from September 2021. This new post is one of two that we are offering from September 2021 due to the growth and development of the Mathematics Faculty and as a result we are looking to attract further experienced teachers. The emphasis will be on promoting effective teaching and learning, securing good or better outcomes, helping to lead, manage and develop a specific area of the curriculum and working to enhance the teaching practice of other teachers within the faculty.

The post offers an excellent opportunity to work in a strong forward thinking and innovative Mathematics Faculty in our highly successful academy which holds good Ofsted status. The faculty is actively involved in working collaboratively with schools and organisations throughout Essex and is developing a maths mastery approach to learning.

The faculty has a strong team working ethos, is very supportive and excellent schemes of work for all courses are in place. A faculty mentor will work with the appointee to support their development in their first year. There is also an excellent academy wide support and development programme for all new staff.

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant should have a good honours degree in mathematics or a related subject and a QTS or equivalent teaching qualification and have proven successful experience of teaching across all key stage areas.

Applicants should be hardworking, enthusiastic and have a high level of commitment and ability to focus on fostering the teaching and learning and personal development of Year 7 to 13 year students. They should have an interest in new teaching and learning developments and a high level of integrity. Experienced candidates should be able to evidence excellent levels of value-added achievement and high retention levels.

Responsibilities of the Post Holder:

  • to lead curriculum development to ensure the delivery of an ambitious, coherent curriculum that meets the needs of all of our students
  • to ensure that effective schemes of work are in place for each course at their key stage
  • to take full ownership for the management and upkeep of progress and attainment data across the key stage
  • to monitor the progress of students within their Key Stage, planning and implementing intervention as necessary to ensure students make at least good progress across KS4
  • to ensure that teachers know the prior learning and achievement of the students at the previous Key Stage, and use this to inform teaching
  • to ensure that teachers know the potential to achieve of the students based on prior achievement data
  • to ensure that school curriculum policies for assessment, setting, target setting, recording and reporting are enacted within their Key Stage,ensuring that progression and continuity is achieved across the Key Stage and between Key Stages


All qualified and experienced full time teaching staff are expected to fulfil both an academic teaching role and a pastoral role in the academy and act as a tutor to a group of assigned students. This involves staff in all aspects of tutorial work including guidance, pastoral support, first level safeguarding, monitoring and encouraging progress, contact with parents, writing reports, compiling student references and the delivery of part of the academy's personal tutorial programme during the timetabled tutorial period. For a full time post, a firm commitment to this aspect of teaching is essential.

Wider Contribution

Full time teaching staff may also have opportunities to contribute to the extra-curricular programme. This is very wide ranging and can often enable staff to contribute particular skills and interests where they meet academy needs. Applicants should indicate if they have particular interests and this would be discussed at the time of interview.


Annual salary for a qualified teacher will be in accordance with the academy Teachers Pay Scale, which from appointment for a full time post currently involves a salary of up to £41,604 at UPS3 plus a TLR2C £7,017 (2020/21 pay awards), however, current salary of the applicant will be taken into consideration for salary offered. Salaries are reviewed by national negotiation with effect from 1st September each year. Progression through the Teachers Pay Scale is subject to acceptable annual performance development review process.

Application Process

If you are interested in the position and wish to discuss the post prior to application, please email Mrs Sarah Freeman, Director of HR at s.freeman@plume.essex.sch.uk, to arrange a telephone conversation. We are very proud of our academy and what we can offer new members of our collaborative team. The Director of HR and the Assistant Vice Principal for Mathematics will be pleased to discuss the post and provide more information about the post and the academy in general.

To apply please complete the Plume Academy application form (please see link via our website). This must be completed and submitted to HR@plume.essex.sch.uk by the closing date stated (unaccompanied CVs or third party application forms will not be accepted).

Closing Date: 12 noon 19 April 2021

Interviews are likely to take place on week commencing 19 April 2021

Information about the School

Work at a place where you feel valued and recognised. An environment where imagination and creativity counts. Work with us.

Currently the third largest secondary school in Essex as a single academy trust and growing, we are focused on enhancing our future structure and have roles where we are seeking people who can bring fresh perspectives and new variety for the benefits of our students. At Plume Academy you will find the space to develop your talents, the freedom to contribute and the opportunity to grow as part of our welcoming and inclusive family.
Employing over 300 staff, from teaching and learning to management and administration, you will find opportunities at every level, across both of our campuses. Our people share a determination to push boundaries, think differently and achieve more. As an employee, you’ll play a crucial part in assisting with our continual development. In return, we will support, nurture and reward you with benefits from training and development to responsibility recognition.

Plume had a successful Ofsted inspection in 2018 and was judged a ‘good’ Academy. Ofsted acknowledged the high quality of teaching and excellent relationships in the Academy. Plume Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, demonstration of ability, together with the receipt of references.

If you would like to telephone the Director of HR prior to completing the application form, Mrs Sarah Freeman would be pleased to discuss the role in further detail. Visits to the Academy are not possible at this time during Covid-19, however, information about the academy including videos to give candidates virtual tours are available on our website at https://www.plume.essex.sch.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you!

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Mrs Sarah Freeman, Director of HR
Fambridge Road, Maldon
Essex, CM9 6AB
Telephone: 01621 854681
Email: HR@plume.essex.sch.uk

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