Teacher of Mathematics

Starting: September 2018
Salary: MPS, UPs

Do you aspire to work in a dynamic, progressive and supportive Mathematics department, where there are ample opportunities to develop your professional practice and further your career?

Whatever stage you are at in your career, why not take the next step at Samuel Whitbread Academy? We have a large, experienced and welcoming department that wishes to appoint a teacher of mathematics for GCSE Mathematics and/or A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.  Applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers are welcomed. The size of the academy means there is potential for a range of career progression opportunities and we would welcome a conversation to discuss your career aspirations.

Are you interested in teaching Maths at Samuel Whitbread Academy?

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit both the department and the Academy to see what the school is like on a normal working day. If you are interested or to arrange a tour please contact the Vice Principal Mr Goode or call 01462 629900. Closing date is 9.00am Monday 5th March and interviews will be held week commencing Monday 5th March


Message from the Head of Mathematics

"The Maths department at Samuel Whitbread Academy is looking to appoint a dedicated teacher who can join the team and make a difference at an exciting time in our development. Opportunities are available for both teachers at the start of their career and leadership roles are available to more experienced colleagues. You will be joining a large welcoming team of staff, who all have a wealth of experience. You will also have the opportunity to experience Research Lesson Study supported by the University of Cambridge. All the classrooms in the Maths department are fully equipped with interactive white boards and the department enjoys a large bank of resources, including lessons and homework. If you feel inspired to find out more please don't hesitate to contact me"
Chris Wall

A Teacher's Perspective

"On completion of my teacher training I was thrilled to gain a place at Samuel Whitbread Academy as an NQT.  The school has a really strong development ethos which has been incredibly motivating as a new teacher. In particular the Maths team have both encouraged and supported me by sharing not only resources, but a wide range of experience and techniques too. In addition, there are lots of opportunities to get involved in the wider school life to broaden your skills and really inspire the amazing students here at the academy. It really is a fantastic place to learn and develop as a teacher."
Georgina Beard
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A SLE's Perspective

"I have been working at Samuel Whitbread for three years and over that time I have had a number of different roles and responsibilities. The roles that I have enjoyed the most have been coaching and supporting other members of staff across all key stages in the academy. As an SLE I have lead CPD for pastoral leaders, department heads and members of the leadership team in assessment and monitoring of student progress. I also take part in the extended Senior Leadership Team of the school and enjoy the challenges this brings to my role."
Arron Beckett

Samuel Whitbread Academy

Samuel Whitbread Academy is a large, rural upper school with approximately 1,700 students including a Sixth Form approaching 450 students. The school is situated on the outskirts of the village of Shefford, in Bedfordshire, and has all the variety and energy of a fully comprehensive secondary school. In June 2014 the Academy was inspected and judged as Good, with Outstanding features by Ofsted. Since then, we have continued to improve and are constantly striving to develop our practice and raise levels of achievement. Please take a few minutes to watch a video made by the Sixth Form media students.


What the students have to say

It was enthralling to be guided through the A level course by a set of teachers as dedicated and enthusiastic as those at Samuel Whitbread Academy.  They are friendly, approachable and always happy to help.  I am thankful for the experience I obtained and it will help me in my studies of Mathematics at Leeds University

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