The Knights Templar School

The Knights Templar School

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Head of Maths
MPS/UPS + TLR 1c, currently £11,211pa

The Maths Department at Knights Templar School is a thriving team of 12 teachers. The vacancy arises due to the retirement of the current head of department. Maths is a strong subject within the school with a team of hard working, well qualified teachers who want every pupil they teach to achieve to their full potential.

We are committed to ensuring that Maths builds upon their current success and are looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and inspirational person to lead our Maths Team.

This position would be suitable for a teacher with departmental leadership experience who is ambitious and would like to progress to the next stage of their career.  You will be a motivated and driven individual who has the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students. 


We are looking for a Head of Maths who:

  • Believes in young people.
  • Is dynamic, innovative and inspirational in the classroom and as a leader.
  • Is keen to lead and manage a highly motivated staff team of teachers.
  • Is passionate about Maths and is keen to improve standards still further across all year groups.
  • Ensures all students succeed and are able to achieve their maximum potential.
  • Has the ability to teach outstanding lessons across the age range.
  • Is committed to continuing to raise standards of attainment and developing the success of the department.
  • Enjoys working as part of a team.
  • Sets high expectations of themselves and their students.

In return we will offer you:

  • A professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff with the capability and desire to raise student achievement even further
  • Stability among teaching and support staff which brings both experience and commitment to our school community
  • Supportive governing body and a senior leadership team that encourages a large degree of autonomy for middle leaders
  • Enthusiastic students who are willing to learn and are proud of their learning environment
  • An excellent range of CPD opportunities.
  • A community school in the pretty market town of Baldock, 33 miles north of London, within 30-40 minutes of both Cambridge and London by road or train. 
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Extra-curricular sporting/musical facilities for staff
  • Discounted Sports Centre Membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers (subject to recent Government changes)

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.  An enhanced DBS will be required.

Closing date:      9am, Monday, 24th February 2020

Interviews:          w/c 2nd March 2020

Completed application forms, along with a covering letter (no more than two sides on skills and strengths relating to the post) to be returned by email to


 Head of Maths Application Pack

 Application Form (PDF)

 Application form (Word)

 Person Specification (PDF)

 Person Specification (Word)

 Declaration of criminal record

Staff Code of conduct

Child Protection Policy