Maths Teacher Job Description

KS3 Mathematics Teacher Job Description

Post: KS3 Mathematics Teacher

Pay Scale: Negotiable

Responsible to: Headteacher, SENCO (Centre Manager) and Senior Leadership Team (SLT)


Job purpose:

The Teacher of Mathematics will be responsible for delivering high-quality teaching, through planning engaging lessons to enable all pupils to make the best possible progress. The Teacher of Mathematics must be able to demonstrate excellent subject knowledge and communicate this in an enthusiastic and imaginative way. In addition, they will be expected to contribute to the routine and extra-curricular life of the school, as well as that of the department.

Our Vision and Values Statement:

We are a caring Muslim community where everyone feels valued, safe and adopts an “I can” attitude. All we do is underpinned by our Islamic faith and values which means we celebrate our faith, individuality and achievements through mutual respect and high aspirations in all that we do. We believe that each one of us has the ability to achieve our highest potential and dreams, through a journey of life-long religious and worldly learning.

Safeguarding & Promoting the Welfare of Children and young people.

North Road Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a DBS check along with relevant employment checks.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Teach across all levels and abilities. North Road Academy follows the AQA GCSE course (9-1)
  • Develop, maintain and stimulate pupils’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Mathematics
  • Enable all pupils to have equal access to Mathematics and to experience success in their work
  • Develop pupils’ familiarity, competence and confidence with appropriate Mathematical concepts, principles, methods and vocabulary
  • Provide challenge for every pupil and to encourage all pupils to achieve their potential in Mathematics
  • Develop pupils’ understanding and applications of Mathematics in its wider context
  • Make a contribution to and engage in extra-curricular Mathematics (e.g. Maths Society)
  • Share in departmental best practice
  • Willingness to invest extra time to ensure students achieve the best standard
  • Willingness to help out with departmental responsibilities
  • Carry out any reasonable subject-related duties assigned to them by their Head of Department.
  • Attend department meetings and moderation meetings as requested by their Head of Department.
  • Contribute to the Department’s devising and writing of new subject materials when required.
  • Make themselves familiar with the contents of their Department Handbook and endeavour to follow closely the guidance and Schemes of Work provided in this document.

Knowledge and understanding

  • Have knowledge of KS3 assessments and frameworks as well as related secondary experience of progress tracking and grading using the GCSE grades.
  • Have knowledge of and keep up to date with the Curriculum guidance for Key Stage 3 in the area of mathematics.
  • Be familiar with the school’s current systems and structures as outlined in policy documents, including the Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Child Protection policies.
  • Understand and know how national, local comparative and school data, including National Curriculum test data can be used in professional and school development.
  • Support and respect the Islamic vision, values and aims of our school.

Planning, teaching and class management

  • Plan, prepare and deliver purposeful and productive lessons to assigned classes.
  • Be prepared to innovate and devise imaginatively varied ways of teaching their subjects to inspire pupils.
  • Encourage pupils and show enthusiasm for their subject in the classroom.
  • Mark work according to departmental and School marking policies, giving appropriate feedback and maintaining records of pupil’s progress in their subject.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of Assessment for Learning strategies and personalise the learning of all pupils, as appropriate.
  • Select and use a range of different learning resources and teaching styles, appropriate to subject and topic.
  • Participate in mutual lesson observations both within and beyond their department as a part of sharing best practice.
  • Use teaching strategies that allow for the full range of ability and learning styles in each class, particularly taking into account the learning needs of LDD pupils.
  • Research new topic areas and maintain up-to-date subject knowledge.
  • Undertake report writing and the award of internal grades as required.
  • Plan and deliver, with regard to the school’s aims, own policies and schemes of work, the teaching programme for all children within the class, using clear differentiation.
  • Provide clear structures for lessons and for sequences of lessons, which maintain pace, motivation and challenge.
  • Make effective use of assessment information on pupils’ attainment and progress and in planning future lessons.
  • Ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals, establishing high expectations of behaviour and attainment, so that teaching objectives are met.
  • Monitor and intervene when teaching to ensure sound learning and discipline and maintain a safe environment in which pupils feel confident.
  • Use a variety of teaching and learning styles to keep all pupils engaged.
  • Create and update classroom and school displays every term
  • Evaluate your own teaching critically to improve effectiveness.
  • Plan, prepare and teach online during periods of lock down.

Monitoring, assessment, recording, reporting and accountability

  • Assess and record each pupil’s progress systematically with reference to the school’s current practice, including the social progress of each child and use the results to inform planning.
  • Mark and monitor class work and homework, providing constructive feedback and setting targets for future progress.
  • Set regular, ambitious yet achievable targets for the children.
  • Provide reports on individual progress to the Headteacher and SENCO (Centre Manager) and parents as required by the school.
  • to participate in appropriate meetings with colleagues and parent’s relative to the above duties

Other professional requirements

Contribute imaginatively to the co-curricular, extra-curricular programmes of the School as required by the Head of Secondary, or the Head teacher:

  • Ensure that they are familiar with the School’s health and safety guidance and be responsible of their own health and safety and that of their pupils.
  • If full-time, be prepared to undertake the pastoral role of a form tutor.
  • Manage pupil behaviour in the classroom, establish an orderly working environment and ensure the safety and good conduct of the pupils, following the guidance in the Behaviour Policy (and the Disciplinary Framework) and to enforce the pupils’ Code of Conduct and Dress Code.
  • If present in School, attend assemblies and Chapel, supervising the pupils, unless permission has been granted by the Deputy Warden that they be excused.

Other Professional Duties:

  • Be committed to support an exciting and new education adventure and contribute
  • towards its development and growth.
  • Support and foster the aims of the School.
  • Make themselves familiar with the contents of the Staff Handbook, the School’s aims and policies and endeavour to follow these closely.
  • Carry out such duties, including cover for absent colleagues and examination invigilation, as are allocated to them by their Head of Department or Senior Teachers, punctually and efficiently.
  • Attend staff meetings, parents’ evenings, Inset sessions and similar important functions both in and out of normal School hours, and participate in the main Open Day for prospective parents and pupils.
  • Notify their Head of Department as early as possible if they are going to be absent from School and set rigorous, appropriate work.
  • Attend relevant in-service training each year, after obtaining the consent of their Head of Department and the Deputy Warden.
  • Take part in the School’s performance management scheme and appraisal
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues and parents.
  • Participate as required in meetings with professional colleagues and parents in respect of the duties and responsibilities of the post.
  • Be aware of the need to take responsibility for your own professional development.
  • Participate in duty rotas, including break and lunch time supervision.
  • Participate in the school’s arrangements for performance management and other professional development activities.
  • Safeguard the health and safety of all children.
  • Be supportive of the delivery of Extra -curricular across the school including after school clubs.
  • Implement the school policy with regard to registration, student absence, dress code and enforce School rules relating to behaviour and health and safety
  • Operate relevant equipment/ICT packages (e.g. MS Office, internet, intranet,Google Suite, E-mail)
  • Keep up-to-date knowledge of the range of external agencies and opportunities that can be used to provide extra support for students
  • Support Learning Support Assistants with day to day issues
  • Ensure effective communication with all colleagues (teaching and support staff)
  • Be flexible in approach and be able to support teaching in other parts of the school.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Additional leave
  • Childcare
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay


  • Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm

Application deadline: 26/09/2022
Expected start date: 01/10/2022