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PE > Maths Teacher Conversion Opportunities - Full-time

Mascalls Academy , Paddock Wood

  • Ref:KCC886-5439-53T
  • Posted:06/04/2022
  • Pay:MPS commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:23/05/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


We have a brand new and extremely exciting opportunity to offer a conversion programme to PE-trained teachers, or others, to deliver Maths. Our ideal candidates will have A-level maths, or, a good proportion of their undergraduate degree will be maths/statistic based.​​​​​​​

Successful candidates will have immediate access to the following support;

  • Maths Subject Knowledge programme delivered by the Kent & Medway Maths Hub 
  • Reduced timetable for planning and SK time 
  • Weekly time allocated to observing maths lessons delivered by highly experienced and passionate maths colleagues 
  • Termly day placement at National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics
  • A dedicated maths ‘buddy’ to provide informal support throughout their retraining programme 
  • A formal mentor to provide support throughout the programme
  • We anticipate this support and training will be provided for 1-2 academic years when it will then become part of their continuing professional development 
  • Support from LAT’s Maths Curriculum Advisor 

The support package offered is provided by internal and external LAT partners, including LAT's Curriculum Advisor, the Kent and Medway Maths Hub and the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics. The programme is being piloted at Mascalls Academy and endorsed by Will Monk, Principal

​​​​​​​We have limited places available and candidates will be selected based on their existing teaching skills and aptitude to develop and flourish in a new subject area. Please contact talent@latrust.org.uk for further information.


Information about the school

Working with us at Mascalls Academy: Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.

Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our most recent Ofsted inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.

Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our building and facilities are a mix of designs with two new buildings being modern, light and airy giving the academy a unique and special character.


Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01892 835648


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).