Headteacher: Mr Simon Goodwin


        Plymyard Avenue, Eastham, Wirral, CH62 8EH

    Tel: 0151 327 3213   Fax: 0151 327 7798

e-mail: headteacher@southwirral.wirral.sch.ukwww.southwirral.wirral.sch.uk

        11-18 mixed comprehensive, 880 on roll, Group 6

LEAD TEACHER OF MATHS (professional development)


Full-time, permanent for September 2019 start

The person appointed will join a staff with ‘an unswerving commitment to ensure that every student achieves their goals, whatever their circumstances’. South Wirral High School is a rapidly improving school, with average Progress 8 in 2018.

South Wirral High School is a co-educational foundation secondary school and sixth form located in Eastham, Merseyside, England. We pride ourselves on our community ties, working closely with nearby primary schools to aid in transition – shown in our motto “Raising Achievement in Partnership with Families and the Community”. This declares a vision for our school where each student’s progress is remarkable. We focus on the whole educational experience for each student, aiming for success in examinations and the other aspects of school life – including sports, the arts, leadership and as contributors to our community.

Person Specification

The person appointed should:

  • Have at least 2 years of experience of teaching Mathematics in a secondary school
  • Be able to demonstrate a track record of positive progress 8 outcomes over at least 2 years
  • Have a passion for pedagogy
  • Have experience of innovation in lesson planning, curriculum design and delivery
  • Have experience of coaching colleagues and students, with impact

Job Description

The post will focus on improving the teaching of Mathematics across key stages 3, GCSE and A Level, with an emphasis on curriculum innovation and pedagogy. The successful candidate will lead the professional development of Maths teachers through Faculty CPD, one-to-one coaching and the dissemination of good practice.

 The key features of the role will be:

  • Maximising the achievement of students in Maths, especially Pupil Premium students
  • Leading the professional development of Maths teachers
  • Coaching Maths teachers to reflect on and improve their teaching and inducting new teachers and NQTs
  • Sharing lesson planning, developing high-quality teaching materials and sharing best practice in assessment and feedback
  • Being frequently observed by other Maths teachers and team-teaching to model outstanding teaching

We want to play to your strengths and interests. We will support you with high quality training experiences to support your professional development.

Completed application forms, providing names of two referees, and letters of application should be addressed to the Headteacher and should address the person specification and outline practical strategies if appointed to the post.

Applications may be posted or emailed to the Headteacher at headteacher@southwirral.wirral.sch.uk

The Assessment Process will be:

student voice panel (25%)

lesson observation (25%)

interview (50%)

Closing date:     Thursday 28th February 2019 with interviews to take place the following week


We are sorry that it will not be possible to contact unsuccessful candidates.  Anyone who has not heard of the progress of their application by Friday 1st March 2019 must assume it has been unsuccessful.

Please see the school’s website


for further details and an application form.

The post is subject to an Enhanced Level DBS check.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment


All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of sex, race or disability

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on our school’s website:


Job Requirements

  • DBS certificate
  • QTS
  • Relevant experience
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