Contract Type: Fixed Term
Salary: Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale (Outer London)
School Type:
Academy Secondary Aged
School Size: 1001-2000
School Age Range: 11-16
Pupil Gender: Male
Address: Hurst Road Sidcup Kent DA15 9AW
Ofsted Ranking: Requires Improvement 3


Teacher of Mathematics

The Governors wish to appoint a talented and ambitious teacher of Mathematics, to start as soon as possible, who can motivate and challenge pupils to unlock their potential and develop the tools they need to explore beyond what they consider to be possible.  Applications from new entrants to the profession and experienced teachers are welcomed.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed teacher to work within a dedicated and successful team. The department has celebrated good GCSE results over recent years which is testament to the passion and commitment of the teachers.

Our school motto ‘Believe and Achieve’ represents our unwavering commitment towards our pupils and staff becoming the very best versions of themselves, achieving their full potential. As a school, we set our standards high and do not compromise.

The opportunity for personal development and progression at Hurstmere is key to our success. An active commitment to staff development through a strong and consistent focus and dialogue around teaching and learning pedagogy makes this an ideal position for candidates committed to being the best practitioner they can be.

Hurstmere School is a popular, non-selective secondary academy for boys aged 11 – 16, serving the local community of Sidcup. It is a special place, with a strong sense of community and a determination to succeed in all that we do. The school is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a “culture of vigilance” to safeguard and protect all in its care.  There are policies and procedures in place, including safer recruitment procedures.  All staff and volunteers are expected to uphold this safeguarding commitment.  Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and other employment checks.

Hurstmere offers a supportive and inclusive environment that celebrates and welcomes diversity.  We expect everyone to have the highest expectations of themselves and of each other. Our pupils are expected to be ready to learn, to work hard and to celebrate their own and each other’s achievements. We have staff who are devoted to providing the best education and pastoral care possible, and pupils of whom we are extremely proud; this mix creates a school that is a pleasure to work and learn in.

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About Hurstmere School

Hurstmere School is a well-established and respected school for boys. The staff, parents, governors and most importantly, pupils are very proud of the school and its achievements. We are a Specialist Sports and Science Academy which brings enhanced sporting and educational opportunities to our boys and members of the wider Bexley Community. The last Ofsted inspection in March 2014 judged the school to be ‘A Good School'. It praised the leadership, the school’s curriculum and the positive relationships between staff, pupils and parents. Ofsted found that ‘Students’ enthusiastic involvement in everything the school has to offer is seen in their mature, courteous behaviour in the classroom and around the school as well as in their keenness to learn.

Students are proud to be at the school. All students feel safe and valued.’. Our committed and well qualified teachers challenge, offer encouragement and support to the boys to succeed wherever their abilities lie. We have a commitment to each boy entering the School: our aim is to provide an effective and relevant education to equip our boys with the knowledge, skills and attitudes which will prepare them for their adult working life. We expect them to maintain a spirit of enquiry and to develop their independence so that they can look ahead with confidence to the challenges of the 21st Century.

Hurstmere School provides the full range of National Curriculum courses with additional subject options in Key Stage 4 leading to GCSE and vocational examinations. Continuity to higher and further education is provided through links with local sixth forms and further education colleges. Our boys benefit from a wide range of activities which enhance the curriculum and extend the learning beyond the classroom. The commitment of staff and the involvement of parents make school life more rewarding for all, and helps to develop the caring and challenging ethos. Once again, our results in GCSE this year have been excellent and stand the test of comparison with boys’ results in other similar schools in Bexley and beyond.  The location and extensive facilities of Hurstmere School have a positive impact. We hope you will visit the school during normal lesson time when you will see a purposeful and hardworking student body. There is a feeling of a community with high expectations and success at Hurstmere which is a forward looking, high achieving school.