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Lead Practitioner in Mathematics - Full-time

Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-6913-539T
  • Posted:05/06/2023
  • Pay:LPS 6-10
  • Start Date:September 2023 January 2024
  • App Close Date:30/06/2023 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBC-Interview may be held prior to closing date


Cornwallis Academy are seeking to appoint a Lead Practitioner in Mathematics and warmly welcome applications from experienced teachers who are passionate about the teaching and learning of mathematics, and dedicated to enabling students to make excellent progress. The successful candidate will work alongside the Director of Mathematics to develop outstanding teaching and learning in mathematics. The Lead Practitioner will also form part of a wider team of Lead Practitioners to support the development of outstanding teaching and learning across the school and Future Schools Trust.

Our highly successful Mathematics department consists of a team of skilled and motivated teachers. You will be joining an incredibly well-resourced department that has a relentless drive for improvement as we look to build on our success over the last three years at both GCSE and A-Level. Las summer, 60% of our students achieved 4+ in English and Maths, and an impressive 66% achieved Grade 4+ in Maths, as well as 100% A*-E at A Level.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of outstanding teaching and learning and will be able to evidence they currently are, or are working towards, meeting the responsibilities of the Lead Practitioner listed below. A recognised Lead Practitioner accreditation would be desirable.

Main Responsibilities

  • To quality assure the teaching and learning in Mathematics and across the school, and to meet regularly with the Director of Mathematics to provide regular feedback and help determine departmental and whole school priorities
  • To contribute to the continued professional development for mathematics and the whole school, including the coaching and mentoring of teachers as agreed with the senior leadership team.
  • To support with the induction of trainee teachers, early career teachers, non-specialists and those new to the department.
  • To help develop and contribute towards high quality materials for teaching and learning in mathematics
  • To use tracking data to support the Director of Mathematics when determining the deployment of resources for targeted intervention and strategies
  • To coordinate our highly successful outreach programmes and open events whilst liaising with partner primary schools to initiate, lead and evaluate subject-specific improvement work to ensure effective transition from Year 6 to Year 7.
  • To take a lead role within the school teaching and learning team and work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to help shape school strategy for improvement in teaching and learning
  • To lead on a whole school improvement priority by researching best practice putting in place a development plan and reporting regularly to the Senior Leadership Team on the impact of the initiatives
  • To be a model of excellent practice, maintaining a clear focus on outstanding delivery to learners ensuring a centre of best practice and excellence.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post, as directed by the Head of School

In return, we can offer you:

  • A vibrant and exciting place to work
  • An excellent CPD programme, with opportunities for action research and gaining nationally accredited qualifications 
  • Innovative teaching spaces with access to state-of-the-art facilities
  • The support of a Trust that currently runs two secondary schools, primary school and nursery for children aged 3 months to 4 years
  • An opportunity to join various schemes such as the Benenden corporate healthcare scheme


Information about the school


Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 741866


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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.