Head of Mathematics

Girls (11- 19)
Wakefield Girls' High School

Wakefield Girls’ High School is looking for an enthusiastic, inspiring and experienced teacher to become our Head of Mathematics from either September 2019 or January 2020.

The successful candidate will lead and manage the day-to-day teaching and learning in their department. S/he should be a highly creative practitioner, an adaptable and innovative leader, a good motivator, communicator and administrator.

The staff all work to high professional and academic standards and are committed to strong teamwork and a sharing of expertise. The successful candidate should be able to provide professional leadership and guidance on academic matters to enable the effective development of the subject area, its dedicated staff and talented pupils. There are also many CPD opportunities available at WGHS for your professional development.

The Mathematics Department celebrates strong examination results and it is expected that the successful candidate will continue to develop the department’s profile and relish the range of professional opportunities this role brings with it. In return, you will find yourself working with a supportive team of professionals and teaching motivated students. We deliver our curriculum in small classes, have high standards of student behaviour and strong parental support.

Applicants should have considerable experience of teaching mathematics at Key Stage 3, GCSE and A level, including Further Mathematics in addition to experience of Oxbridge preparation. Evidence of having led an initiative or managed colleagues would be an advantage.

The position is full time and permanent. Salary is MPS/UPS + a Management & Responsibility Allowance + a Wakefield Supplement. The Teachers’ Pension Scheme is also applicable. As part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.

Further details and an application form can be obtained from our website www.wgsf.org.uk or the Head, Wakefield Girls’ High School, Wentworth Street, Wakefield WF1 2QS.

Tel: 01924 231609. Email: headpa@wghsss.org.uk

Applications by CV will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 9.00 am on Wednesday 15th May 2019

Further Information


Job Details

  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Term: Full-time
  • Closing Date: 15 May 2019
  • Salary: Salary is MPS/UPS + a Management & Responsibility Allowance + a Wakefield Supplement.

School Details

  • Total Pupils: 671 (174 in Sixth Form)