Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London MPS/UPS (where applicable)
School Type:
Academy Secondary Aged
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 11-18
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Prebend Street, Islington, London N1 8PQ
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2


Teacher of Maths (Maternity Cover, 1-year)

Start date: December 2021/January 2022

Could you be part of the team leading one of the best schools in the country?

At City of London Academy Islington we aim to provide an exceptional level of care and education for every individual student. The Academy, which opened in September 2008, is a mixed, non-selective Academy, with no religious affiliation, committed to providing excellence in education and opportunities for all. In our Ofsted inspection report (March 2019), we were rated outstanding in every category; personal development and behaviour, teaching and learning, student outcomes and leadership and management. We have been graded outstanding overall. This inspection outcome and our results reflect the aspirations, determination and hard work of all students and staff at the Academy and we are always exceptionally proud of what we achieve together. We have a proven track record of school improvement, offering students an exciting curriculum and a wealth of opportunities outside of the classroom.

City of London Academy Islington is part of the City of London Academies Trust, a multiacademy trust with schools in North, East and South London. We combine the heritage and tradition of the Corporation of London with a genuinely innovative, enterprising and entrepreneurial ethos. We’re also committed to providing first-rate training and development to all of our teaching staff, plus excellent career advancement opportunities within this evolving Trust.

We will offer you:

• Students who are eager to learn, well-behaved and very proud of their school
• Exceptional focus on continuous professional development
• A culture of high expectations for students and staff
• An appetite for creativity and continuous improvement
• A dedicated, caring and experienced staff team
• Purpose-built teaching and learning facilities
• A supportive and committed Governing Body.

From you, we need:

We believe exceptional teachers create exceptional results; they transform lives and transform futures. They support every student to achieve their full potential and become a confident, resilient and compassionate individual who can make a positive contribution to society.

We believe that exceptional teachers should be supported too, with all the opportunities needed to develop and achieve their goals. We can offer exceptional continuous professional development, support and opportunities for career development.

This is an exciting time in the school’s journey to sustain and develop further as an excellent provider of high-quality education. We are looking for an outstanding Teacher of Maths, an inspiring individual, who is academically well-qualified to degree level in mathematics or a related discipline. We will consider newly qualified teacher applicants.

You will be working with a team whose mission it is to sustain and further develop excellence in everything we do.

Committed to creating an environment that promotes academic, creative, sporting, linguistic and personal achievement, you will be a qualified, or newly qualified, teacher.

The communication skills and confidence to develop rich partnerships with families and the community will be essential. Above all, you’ll have the drive and determination to sustain and further develop the City of London Academy Islington as a centre of excellence for education.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS, prohibition from teaching and medical checks.

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About City of London Academy Islington

At COLAI we aim to provide an exceptional level of care and education for every individual student. The Academy, which opened in September 2008, is a mixed, non-selective Academy, with no religious affiliation, committed to providing an excellence in education and opportunities for all.

We are a transformed Academy with dramatically improved outcomes for our students. Our GCSE results doubled from 2012-13. Our 2014 results were higher still with 69% of our students achieving the highest grades of five A* - C passes including English and Mathematics and our 2015 summer GCSE examination results show that our students continue to make excellent progress.

Our 2015 Advanced Level pass rate is at 100%. Over 90% of our Year 13 students have successfully secured a place at university and many of our students have achieved top A Level grades, gaining places at prestigious Russell Group universities.

Leadership and management are recognised as outstanding (Ofsted 2014) and we are determined to continue to improve to an outstanding judgement at the next Ofsted inspection. Clear, crucial improvements are ongoing to secure our students’ high levels of success at the Academy. At COLAI, we are totally committed to providing the absolute best for the young people of Islington. We firmly believe all students can succeed and we work to inspire a determination within the Academy for all to achieve the highest of expectations.

We aim to fully maximise student success by ensuring that all students are provided with rich, high quality educational opportunities, within our culture of high aspiration where achievement is recognised and celebrated. It is our determination to ensure that all students at the Academy progress, achieve and are provided with the support and challenge to excel.