(TLS) Vacancy – Teacher of Maths

Teacher of Maths

The Ladder School is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join our team.

The Ladder School is an academy that is part of The Mercian Trust. The Ladder School is a Free School set up by the trust to offer effective alternative provision for the young people of Walsall.

Based on the edge of Walsall town centre there are excellent links to the local and wider community. The Ladder School will operate under a commissioning model, where local mainstream schools will identify students at risk of permanent exclusion and will move them to The Ladder School, to transform their behaviour and enable them to be successful in their future. These students have struggled in mainstream education environments and benefit significantly from the smaller class sizes and additional support on offer at The Ladder School.

The successful applicant will have a confident understanding of the Maths curriculum and have the ability to inspire and challenge students’ attitude towards Maths, through their passion and knowledge of the subject. Only applications from those with Qualified Teacher Status will be considered for this post. A willingness to teach a second subject, if required, would be preferable and a TLR would be available, to lead on an area of whole school development, for an exceptional candidate.

The successful candidate will be:
 An excellent teacher with an ability to motivate pupils to make progress
 Interested in the pastoral aspects of education.
 Outstanding in managing challenging behaviours.
 Positive in outlook and believe in the power of education to change the path of Alternative Provision students’ lives.
 A team player prepared to with colleagues and share ideas and resources.
 Passionate as a Maths teacher and keen to inspire their classes and students.
 Have a thorough understanding of current developments and issues in the
teaching of the subject and wider profession.
 Committed to their own continuing professional development and contribute towards that of others.
 Innovative and committed to develop solutions to raising achievements.
 Knowledgeable of how assessment for learning, target setting, and
department improvement planning and can raise achievement.
 Committed to equal opportunities and the safeguarding of children.
 Hardworking, committed, reliable and enthusiastic.

Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school before making an application, please contact reception to arrange an appointment.

Closing date for applications: Friday 14 May 2021 at Midday

Interviews: W/C Monday 17 May 2021

All applicants interested in this post must complete an application form. These can be found on our website, TES,WM Jobs or the Government Portal and returned to [email protected] CV’s and non- Mercian Trust Application Forms will not be accepted.

The Ladder School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the ‘Safeguarding Policy’ is available to view or download by logging onto the School website: www.theladderschool.org.

This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check (formerly CRB) under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from the school or by visiting www.crb.gov.uk.