Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London




Boys’ School (7 – 13 years, 380 on roll). Independent Preparatory (IAPS)


We seek to recruit, for September 2019, either an existing Key Stage 2 or 3 class teacher or a talented practitioner who would like to develop their career in this direction. The Head of Lower School Maths is responsible for coordinating the subject in Years 3-5: designing the curriculum, assessment programme and preparing the boys for 11+ in Year 6. They would also be expected to teach up to Common Entrance if required. The ability to teach another subject, ideally Games or Science, would be an advantage but not a requirement. Applications are welcome from those with appropriate independent or maintained sector experience, including secondary schools. Outstanding Newly Qualified Teachers may be considered.

Remuneration: Alpha Plus Group Salary Scale

Please view the school website for more information about the school and to download the application form and view the job description.

Please email applications or post to:

Wetherby Preparatory School, Bryanston Square, London W1H 2EA – 020 7535 3520

Closing date for applications: 17 May 2019

Only those candidates who have been shortlisted will be responded to.

Alpha Plus Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as an employee of APG you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our pupils’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within APG Schools and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Job Description

The Maths Teacher will be required to:

Organise and attend curriculum meetings with respect to Maths throughout the school;

Maintain the policy and assessment programme for the teaching of Maths in Years 3, 4 and 5 and related issues throughout the school;

Teach Maths up to and including Common Entrance and Public School Scholarship levels;

Use interesting, inspiring and innovative displays;

Attend INSET as required by the Headmaster or Head of Maths;

Attend Staff Meetings, Parents’ Evenings and any other functions as required by the Headmaster or Deputy Head;

Undertake a certain amount of administration and other tasks related to the post either at the direction of the Headmaster or Deputy Head or by using his or her initiative;

Play a full part in the life of the school and undertake pastoral/supervisory duties as required.

Abide by the objectives and targets of the school, and follow the procedures and practices utilised in all aspects of the work, including computerised and manual systems and the maintenance of relevant records.

Fulfil personal requirements where appropriate with regard to school policies and procedures, particularly safeguarding, health and safety, equal opportunities, customer care and promotion of the school’s core values.


The successful candidate should possess the following experience, qualifications and qualities:

A university degree and/or recognised teaching qualification;

Experience at teaching Maths to Common Entrance and Public School Scholarship level is preferable;

Enormous energy and commitment for the post and the ability to work in harmony with colleagues;

Excellent organisational skills;

Good health and an excellent record of attendance;

Sympathy with, and a readiness to support, the school’s educational ethos;

An ability to use computers as a teaching resource and for personal administration;

A good sense of humour.

The salary for Head of Lower School Maths is set according to the Specialist Scale of the Alpha Plus Group Salary Scale.

(You) have responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for whom you are responsible, or with whom you come into contact in the school. It is your responsibility to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy at all times. If at any time you identify any instance that a child or young person is at risk you must report your concerns immediately to the Designated Safety Officer, DSO or the Head.

Note: This job description is indicative of the duties and responsibilities of the post but does not form part of any contract of employment. All jobs within the school evolve over time and their features vary from year to year.

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