Contract Type: Full Time
Role:
Head of Department
Job Start Date: 2022-01-01
Salary: Competitive salary with accommodation or an allowance provided.
School Type:
Independent Preparatory
School Size: 251-450
School Age Range: 7-13
Pupil Gender: Male
Address: Crown Lane, Farnham Royal, Bucks, SL2 3SL
Ofsted Ranking: Not yet rated

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Head of Maths

Full-time, permanent role from January 2022

Caldicott is one of the country’s most prestigious Independent Boarding and Day Preparatory Schools for Boys. We are a flourishing school with around 250 boys from 7 to 13 years old, with a five-day week in Year 3 & Year 4, Saturday School from Year 5 and all boys weekly board in Year 7 & Year 8. We deliver a first-class education, sporting provision and a rich variety of music, drama, arts and extracurricular opportunities in a friendly and supportive working environment. The school is only twenty miles from central London in a beautiful location.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an able and inspiring Head of Maths to lead our highly successful Maths Department. This full-time position is for a person who has a degree in Maths (or equivalent) and qualified teacher status. S/he will be able to foster a supportive, dynamic, professional department and be eager to continuously develop their own teaching skills, enjoy leading and sharing ideas with colleagues and collaborating across departments. The position requires understanding of KS2 and KS3, but as Caldicott is committed to promoting the highest expectations, experience of teaching the GCSE syllabus would be most desirable. A strong academic track record; confidence in teaching across KS2 and up to 13+ Common Entrance and scholarship level plus excellent interpersonal skills are key to success in this role.

The successful candidate will:

• Be an enthusiastic and effective Head of Department who is adept at developing and nurturing a successful team;
• have a genuine passion for Maths and a desire to inspire this in others;
• have a proven track record of success that would add to Caldicott’s academic culture;
• be equally at home teaching those who find the subject hard and those who work at a level above their age group; and
• be a resourceful, resilient and good humoured team player.

An ability to teach a second, core subject would be advantageous.

All Year 7 & 8 either weekly or full board so boarding is an important part of our culture and over 95% of boys leave at 13+ to the UK’s top boarding schools. The successful candidate must show a desire to play a full and active role, including contributions to pastoral care and extra-curricular activities.

Caldicott is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About Caldicott Preparatory School

Caldicott is one of the top prep schools for boys from 7 to 13 years old. It is set in 40 acres of beautiful grounds and magnificent playing fields just 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport and half an hour west of London.

The aim of Caldicott is to prepare boys with great care, thought and attention so that they may become successful and that they may enjoy the next stage of their education. Our boys are fortunate enough to gain excellent grades to move on to the top British boarding schools.

The boys start here as day pupils until their final two years when they all become boarders. Most of these boarders go home on a Saturday night and there is a core group which is cared for by our pastoral team over the weekend.

The school expects high academic standards but the team of excellent and nurturing staff seeks to develop happy and well-rounded boys who grow up to be confident individuals who can learn to think for themselves.

Team sport is a vital part of an education here with the lessons learnt from winning and losing a central part of school life. The boys enjoy a broad cultural experience, all of them participating in music, art and drama which are thriving at the school. Our numerous productions in the art performing arts centre are second to none.

Chapel is central to the moral and spiritual life of the school and the boys are encouraged to develop a social conscience as well as a sense of duty. In the dining room we promote healthy eating and the enjoyment of food with friends and our boys spend lots of time outside playing in the fresh air so that they are ready for their work in the classroom.

It is my wish that Caldicott boys should leave us with strong moral and spiritual values, high standards of behaviour, consideration of others and an understanding of their challenges and responsibilities.

Antonia and I look forward to welcoming you when you look round the school.