Current Vacancies

We currently have one vacancy

Head of Mathematics

We are seeking a dynamic and creative Head of Maths to promote the subject and enthuse our students.  Dolphin is a school that prides itself on delivering lessons that are relevant and full of energy.  Creativity, “thinking outside the box” and cross-curricular initiatives are actively encouraged.

The role will suit an experienced and or passionate Maths teacher, ideally with secondary school experience, which is a characteristic of many staff at Dolphin.  Above all, learning at Dolphin should be engaging and fun.

Dolphin School welcomes pupils aged three to thirteen. Our most recent ISI inspection found us ‘Excellent’ in both the quality of our pupil’s academic and other achievements and the quality of our pupil’s personal development. We provide a safe, nurturing environment for our pupils to thrive academically, socially and spiritually. Dolphin School sets high academic standards whilst being deeply focused on nurturing the individual. Our family atmosphere develops respect and compassion, creating an environment in which kindness is a core value. By learning in a setting where they feel safe, secure and valued, Dolphin Children will grow to be confident and resilient young men and women, well prepared for the wider world.

Dolphin School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

  • References will be taken up and carefully checked.

Key Responsibilities

Our Head of Maths will:

  • Be responsible for the overall delivery of the curriculum at all levels.
  • Be responsible for the promotion of the subject, be that during parent tours, school competitions or by sharing mathematical successes and events with the wider school community.
  • Monitor and evaluate the work of staff within their department.
  • Be actively involved in the development and review of departmental and school policies and procedures.
  • Maintain good relationships with parents and the wider community.
  • Provide feedback on lesson observations and monitoring of pupils’ work.
  • Develop schemes of work throughout the school.

Participate in regular Heads of Department meetings.

Person Specification

Heads of Department are expected to:

  • Have a relevant teaching qualification and a proven record of success as a classroom teacher.
  • Have the ability to inspire and promote confidence and foster a passion for their subject.
  • Take an active interest in current developments in their subject area and the wider educational issues.
  • Form and maintain good professional relationships with pupils and colleagues.
  • Have a willingness to participate in, and generate, new initiatives as and when appropriate.
  • Lead teaching practices and classroom management within their department to ensure outstanding teaching an learning takes place.
  • Ensure robust practice regarding planning, preparation, assessment and reporting across the department.
  • Promote the School’s Values and Habits within the department and in lessons.
  • Demonstration outstanding curriculum knowledge and further develop the subject curriculum.
  • Exhibit a collaborative mindset with the wider school and promote their subject within the school community.
  • Be responsible for all monitoring within the department.
  • Possess broad knowledge and experience of assessment and tracking to inform student progress, including the use of standardisation tests to impact on learning and development.
  • Demonstrate initiative in further CDP and contribute to CPD sessions in school and for colleagues in the department.
  • Be engaging, charismatic and possess excellent communication skills with students, staff and parents.
  • Hold a relevant subject degree.
  • Hold a UK-recognised teaching qualification (PGCE or similar).
  • Have some experience in a Head of Department or management role.
  • Have experience teaching in a secondary school or to KS4 or KS5.
  • Be a passionate educator with high standards of professionalism.

Safer Recruitment

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 post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.

We are responsible for ensuring the welfare, health and well-being of all children and young people. We create a vigilant organisational culture which monitors and prioritises the safeguarding of children and young people above all considerations.


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Application Form 29th Sep 2023 Download
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