St James School - Second in Mathematics (TLR2a

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspiring Second in Charge of Mathematics from September 2020 to contribute to the leadership and delivery of outstanding learning in one of the highest performing departments in the region.

The successful applicant will be a consistently excellent classroom practitioner; passionate about inspiring students in their mastering of Mathematics; ambitious and eager to take the next step in their professional development; and a confident and inspirational leader (in the making) who can work with existing post-holders to further build the department and sustain excellent outcomes.

Key responsibilities of the post will, in part, be defined by the successful candidate. They will include supporting the Head of Department in:

  • Accountability for the progress of all pupils in learning Maths across the school
  • Constantly improving the quality of teaching and learning, where necessary holding teachers to account
  • Leading the design and implementation of assessment at KS3
  • Being a role model of outstanding teaching in the department
  • Coaching teachers in the department using frequent observations and drop ins to drive development
  • Analysing pupil progress and attainment data to make informed decisions about how to best support students.

We are an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school of 950 students situated in the East of Exeter on a relatively new, purpose-built site which offers excellent facilities for all our departments.  We are an innovative and aspirational school that is driven by the highest of expectations in all that we do. We offer a rich and personalised learning environment for all of our students and work hard together to ensure everyone succeeds on a pastoral, extracurricular and academic basis.   Ofsted judged us to be a strong Good in our inspection in January 2018, but acknowledged that we were on a clear trajectory to achieve Outstanding in the near future.

We want to be the best; we want to offer the best, we want our students to achieve their best.  If you share our passion, vision and drive and are prepared to go that extra mile to support our students, then we would welcome your application.

Our staff are incredibly committed and passionate about all that they do and are rewarded with bespoke CPD provision, in-house career progression opportunities, regular staff-wellbeing events and are actively encouraged and supported to partake in nationally recognised qualifications like the NPQs.  As a school we prioritise our staff’s wellbeing, as illustrated in the Why Work at St James sheet in our application pack.

We would welcome visits to the school. If you would like to arrange one please contact Mr Jason Nofal, Head of Mathematics/Assistant Headteacher by email

Application forms and further information are available from our website: or by email to

Closing date for applications:    Midday on Friday 6th March
Interview date:                               w/c Monday 16th March

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.