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Salary: ELSS pay scale equivalent to MPS/UPS + Inner London Allowance + TLR dependent on experience and skills

Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Permanent

Start Date: 1st September 2018

To stand on the shoulders of giants

The East London Science School is an oversubscribed school now in its fifth year. The school is seeking to recruit an exceptional “lead in mathematics” to work with the leadership team to develop this unique and exciting school as we prepare to open our sixth form from September 2018.

Under the direction of the principal, you will lead and manage the mathematics department, taking responsibility for all areas of curriculum, teaching and assessment as well as outcomes in mathematics, and to help to realise the vision and ambitions for the school.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly committed, passionate mathematics teacher to further develop and deliver our unique knowledge-led curriculum aimed at giving students in one of the most deprived areas of the country access to a stimulating and enriching academic education.

Mathematics is central to the success of the school and we are looking for a talented individual who has a belief in the ability of all students to succeed at mathematics. All our A-level candidates will be asked to study mathematics A-level. We are looking for an excellent classroom teacher who can demand the highest standards of behaviour and academic discipline from all our pupils. As a school, curriculum development and reform is central to our success. We emphasise teaching the subject first and foremost and resist demands to teach to the test. We need a curriculum leader capable of inspiring the department to take the pupils on a journey from basic mathematical ability through to flourishing as young mathematicians.

The successful candidate to will contribute to the development of our unique enrichment curriculum including working with outside speakers and organising visits across London.

Most importantly, the successful candidate will be responsible for guiding our first cohort through A-level mathematics. This post is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and successful teacher with ample opportunity to develop your career as the school grows.

ELSS offers a full programme of CPD support for all our staff based on the schools educational principles and the professional experience of our staff.

The Principal can be contacted via email at

Alternatively you can find us on Twitter at @ELSS_freeschool

We welcome visits to the school and these can be arranged via email or by calling the school on 0208 981 2680.

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Closing date: midnight Friday 27th April 2018

Interview dates: Week beginning Monday 30th April 2018

The East London Science School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.