Federation Mathematics Consultant Recruitment Pack
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Company : Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation


Job Location : Crayford, UK


Posted on : Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:41:39 GMT


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2020-21 Federation Mathematics Consultant
Candidate Briefing Pack

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation Trust

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Welcome from our CEO

Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in the role of Federation Mathematics
Consultant.

This is a hugely important role, with an opportunity to influence and have
impact across the Federation. You will work alongside other consultants as
part of the Haberdashers Teaching School – Atlas. Your expertise and track
record of success will support the development of our Mathematics
curriculum, assessment and delivery in all of our schools and you will form
a strong partnership with the Curriculum Directors – providing them with
challenge and support.

We have important work to do in order to enable all teachers to be the best
they can be and for all young people to achieve and progress well. Our
school improvement team is highly valued and regarded. We are looking for
people with drive and ambition alongside a passion for their subject. This
enthusiasm will help secure a love of Mathematics across the Federation.

Such a role is not easy and your ability to build relationships and gain trust
will be critical. Your high expectations will not be compromised but you
will recognise that success can be achieved in different ways.

As an employer, we are committed to fairness, and we strive to ensure a
culture which is genuinely diverse and inclusive.

I look forward to receiving your application.

Best wishes.

Jan Shadick
Chief Executive Officer
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation Trust

Our Trust

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About Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation

Welcome to the Haberdashers Federation and thank you for visiting our website. We are a
multi-academy trust consisting of four secondary schools and five primary
schools situated in south east London. We have also been designated as a Teaching School.

We have been educating children and young people in London since 1876. Our moral
imperative at that time was to ensure that every child in our care received the best possible
education in order to make the best start in life. That moral imperative remains today,
underpinned by our values of aspiration and achievement, personal responsibility, self-
discipline and mutual respect.

In a complex world, we need our children and young people to be as well equipped for their
future as possible. We will support them to become compelling individuals so that by the
time they leave us they will have experienced a range of opportunities that not only build
their mind but also build their character.

We are proud to be a diverse community and take seriously the need to ensure that every
child, young person and adult connected with our schools feels included, welcomed and
listened to. This is an important part of who we are and our commitment to equality and
fairness. This commitment remains at the forefront of our work.

To find out more about Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation, please go to: www.habsfed.org.uk

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Federation wide vision

Our vision is built from our values of aspiration and achievement, personal responsibility, self-
discipline and mutual respect. We are forward-looking and value innovation, but always within
the context of our long tradition of providing excellent education.

Federation-wide vision

Based upon these values we aim to ensure all the children and young people who come to our
schools:

  • Are happy and safe at school and are able to learn successfully within a supportive
environment.
  • Are able to achieve their full potential personally, academically and socially.
  • Develop and grow as independent, resourceful and resilient individuals.
  • Are equipped with the skills, qualifications and love of learning they will need to be successful
in the world they will join as adults.

We will achieve these aims by providing a safe environment where all children and young
people can succeed and through:

  • Provision of a curriculum that is stretching, relevant and provides each student with the
opportunity to excel.
  • Excellent teaching, leading to the highest standards of academic excellence.
  • The best standards of behaviour based upon our values of mutual respect, self-discipline and
self-confidence.
  • A respect for tradition that embraces innovation and challenge. High expectations of every
member of our community

Our Vision

Our Sponsors

The Worshipful Company of
Haberdashers

Our heritage dates as far back as the 1680s. A
haberdasher, Robert Aske, left a substantial sum to
build a school and educate 20 disadvantaged boys –
giving them the chance to better themselves and
lead fulfilling lives.

The Haberdashers’ Company is one of the Great
Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London.
Education is of prime importance to the
Haberdashers' Company and today there are more
than 12,000 children and young people in the
Haberdashers’ family of schools that benefit from
the relationship.

The Haberdashers' Company supports pupils, past
and present, as they progress through their
educational and professional journey, which offers
pupils in the Haberdashers’ schools something truly
unique.

Find out more: www.haberdashers.co.uk

Temple Grove Schools Trust

Temple Grove Schools Trust is a charitable trust
dedicated to raising standards for primary
education. The Trust was founded some 50 years
ago and springs from one of the country’s oldest
prep schools, Temple Grove founded in 1810. The
Trust seeks to provide all children with a breadth
and depth of learning opportunities in order to
realise individual aspirations and potential.

Our primary schools are extremely fortunate to have
a partnership with the Temple Grove Schools Trust.
Schools benefit from bursaries that allow us the
opportunity to give our children learning
experiences they may not get at other schools;
including music lessons, professional coaches and
multiple trips.

Find out more: www.templegrove.org.uk

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“ I applied to Haberdashers because it’s
always been one of those prestigious
schools and I just wanted to be a part of the
Federation.

There is always somebody here to support
you, to push you, to drive you and we all
share the same goal – to provide a good
education for all the children that come to
our schools”

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Emily Gyimah, Executive Principal
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Temple Grove

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Job title: Federation Mathematics Consultant
Contract: Permanent, full time
Start date: ASAP
Salary: Leadership 8-18 & ILW (£58, 240- £72,233)
Location: Working across our secondary schools in Southwark, Lewisham and Bexley
Accountable to: Director of Atlas

About the role

As a member of the Federation’s central consultant team your first priority will be ensuring
that the Mathematics curriculum, assessment and delivery is strong and enables all
students to thrive. You will also provide bespoke practical support, guidance and
consultancy in each of the Federation’s secondary schools and to schools in our wider
network. This work will be extremely varied, ranging from leading the continued
improvement and resourcing of the curriculum, using data analysis and insights to develop
and implement rapid improvement programmes, devising and delivering masterclasses for
students to coaching and mentoring of subject leaders and beginner teachers.

As a member of Atlas’ senior leadership team you will devise and deliver professional
development programmes, support succession planning across our school network whilst
actively driving Atlas’ continued development.

Reporting

The Federation Mathematics Consultant will report directly to the Atlas Director, but will
have professional relationships with Senior leaders across the Federation. the cluster
leader(s). In particular, the Federation Mathematics Consultant will work closely with the
Principal leading the Mathematics Curriculum Board, other Federation Consultants, the
Director of Insight and Analysis and the Secondary Executive Team.

Professional Development

Our staff are important to us. We know that without great staff, our children will not be as
successful. Therefore, professional development is key to our success. We are fortunate to
have our own teaching school (Atlas), where a number of professional development
programmes are co-ordinated.

Job Role

Key responsibilities of the role

Curriculum and assessment development and delivery

  • Provision of additional mathematics leadership capacity and support as a member of the
Federation Mathematics Curriculum and Assessment board, ensuring this board
successfully implements a coherent curriculum and robust approach to assessment that
results in improved outcomes and impact across the Federation.
  • Lead ongoing refinements to the mathematics curriculum, ensuring it is fully resourced with
high quality schemes of learning and lesson resources that exemplify effective practice all
saved on the Federation mathematics SharePoint site.
  • Maintain close contact with key external organizations such as exam boards, subject
associations and research hubs to stay fully up to date with key curriculum and assessment,
teaching, and research developments. Cascade learning to teams through delivery of
professional learning and briefings, writing and curation of blogs and newsletters
  • Model effective practice in curriculum implementation through masterclasses, team
teaching and by increasing the bank of effective practice videos
  • After each Federation assessment and exam series provide detailed moderation and
examiners reports capturing the key analysis, insights and evaluation needed to signpost
teams to further improvement
  • Contribute to the Federation Curriculum and Assessment Board (CAB), ensuring that the key
priorities are addressed by Mathematics teams

School improvement

  • Provision of targeted and intensive mathematics consultancy and interventions within the
Federation and teaching school alliance
  • Support school leaders across the Federation by increasing leadership capacity for
mathematics teams if needed
  • If needed, provide time limited expert student intervention and teaching
  • Contribute to school-led evaluation and accountability frameworks and the Trust-led review
and support visit schedule, carrying out Mathematics evaluation, focusing on curriculum
delivery and impact
  • Maintain records of work and ensure timely and transparent updates to key stakeholders
verbally, and through notes of visit and reports
  • Write evaluation reports at required frequency to support ongoing review of impact by
stakeholders throughout the chain of accountability
  • Use relevant research, data, case studies and other qualitative data to benchmark Federation
practice against best practice locally, nationally and internationally

Professional learning

  • Contribute to the design and delivery of a coherent marketing, recruitment and
development plan leading to beginner Mathematics teachers gaining QTS and the
recruitment and retention of qualified Mathematics teachers
  • Design and delivery of Mathematics subject knowledge enhancement and subject
specialism training programmes
  • Model and disseminate effective practice through leadership of subject networks and
delivery of Mathematics curriculum events
  • Contribute to the design, delivery and facilitation of other Atlas programmes
Teaching School Alliance
  • Market Atlas and its provision throughout the Federation and across the teaching

school alliance. Proactively develop new strategic and delivery partners

  • Strengthen the teaching school alliance in Lewisham and building it in neighbouring
boroughs
  • Evaluate the success of current Atlas programmes and recommend improvement
strategies via periodic reporting
  • Contribute to the preparation of all teaching school documentation, including the
marketing materials, reports, impact evaluations
  • Contribute to the strategy and delivery plan for improving mathematics across the
teaching school alliance General
  • Undertake other responsibilities as directed by the Atlas Director
  • Uphold the vision, values and agreed behaviours of the Haberdashers’ Aske’s
Federation and Teaching School
  • Promote equal opportunities and inclusion, addressing immediately should this fall
short in their areas of work
  • Report any Safeguarding concerns in accordance with Federation Safeguarding
Policy

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Key responsibilities of the role

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Education and Training
  • Education and professional qualification appropriate to the role of a Senior Leader.

Normally a degree from a recognised University, professional qualification (eg. PGCE) and
ideally further postgraduate qualification

  • Evidence of subject specific professional development across career to date
Experience
  • Proven track record of successful leadership in a role within a comparative organisation
and through a significant period of development
  • Proven track record of securing excellence within an educational establishment
  • Proven track record of raising and sustaining pupil outcomes in Mathematics
  • Experience of leading and developing colleagues and teams effectively
  • Proven success in building effective partnerships and links with a range of sector related

organisations, including exam boards, subject associations, schools and local authorities

Knowledge and Skills
  • In-depth understanding of school leadership and the improvements needed to achieve
excellent outcomes in Mathematics
  • Up to date knowledge of Mathematics curriculum and assessment requirements and
recent subject specific professional development
  • Secure understanding of explicit instruction, responsive teaching and other effective
pedagogies
  • Ability to establish clear management and accountability systems and articulate
expectations
  • Understanding how to analyse and use data effectively and evaluate and benchmark

departments

Personal qualities
  • Clear commitment and understanding of the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation ethos,
vision and values and an ability to uphold them
  • Belief in equality and opportunity for all, ensuring all staff feel included and listened to
  • Ability to establish and articulate a clear vision in an engaging way
  • Determination and resilience
  • Sensitivity and empathy. Someone who cares
  • Ability and willingness to take responsibility
  • High level of inter-personal and communication skills, and the ability to build
relationships and influence at all levels
  • Commitment to collaborative working
  • High expectations of achievement, conduct and behaviour, and a willingness to address
situations where these fall short
  • An open-minded attitude, sense of humour, energy and enthusiasm
  • Commitment to develop self and others

Knowledge, skills and experience

Why
Haberdashers?

Why Haberdashers?
We’re proud of our people. Bound by the Haberdashers name, our inclusive
community in the heart of South East London is alive with diverse backgrounds,
personalities and passions. We are building a culture where pupils, parents,
teachers and staff selflessly serve each other, centred on traditional values and
behaviours. When you become a part of Haberdashers’, you find a place where
you belong.

Working in education is not always an easy task. We see the effort, the
creativity, the hours our staff put in. We show our appreciation by:

Providing talent development opportunities

We want the best people to join the Haberdashers’ community because they are
ambitious, talented and want to make a difference to children and young people.
The Haberdashers’ Trust is committed to the continuing professional
development of all staff.

Providing a good pension

When you join the Haberdashers’ community, you can join an excellent Pension
scheme, either the Teachers’ Pension scheme or the Local Government Pension
Scheme depending on your role.

Offering flexible working

We are able to consider flexible and family friendly working opportunities to
include part-time, term-time working and job-sharing arrangements.. We are
able to consider all requests for flexible working after 26 weeks of continuous
service

Supporting your health and wellbeing

Balancing everyday life with the requirements of work and home can create
pressures for all of us. Work is a large part of people's lives. We support a,
healthy work environment that is conducive to a healthy lifestyle. All
employees have free access to a 24-hour confidential counselling service,
designed to help staff deal with a range of personal and general problems.

Actively promoting equality and diversity

We are committed to promoting an equal, diverse and inclusive community. We
want the best people in our schools regardless of age, disability, gender, gender
identity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and family or
marriage and civil partnership. We are particularly keen to receive applications
from candidates from historically under-represented and minority groups

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“I really enjoy being able to make an
impact on the different aspects of school
life. If you want to apply, then you should
just give it a go. There is so much
opportunity for growth here.

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Adaze Oliseneku, Graduate Business Operations Trainee,
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Borough Academy

“ Working in the Federation and in
this job, I just love it. I love everything
about it. There are so many
opportunities in the Federation for
growth and expansion”

Edna Asamoah, Data Manager
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College

Recruitment process and
additional recruitment
information
Closing date: 9am Wednesday 30th
September
Interview dates: 5th-7th October

Recruitment Process:
Once you have submitted your application, it
will be assessed against the criteria in the
person specification. If you score well
against this criteria, you will then be invited
to attend an interview. Details will be made
available when selected, but the interview is
likely to include:

  • A written task
  • A group task
  • Panel Interviews on a variety of topics

Special Requirements:
If you require reasonable adjustments prior
to your interview, these can be arranged by
emailing federation@haaf.org.uk

Equality and Diversity:
We recognise the benefits of a diverse
workforce. We are committed to eradicating
discrimination in the workplace, becoming
an employer of choice, for all staff to believe
that they have a voice and be empowered to
make a difference

References: Before you are invited to interview,
we will obtain references from your referees. In
order to prevent any delays, please ensure that
the reference section of the application form is
accurate and completed in full.

Right to work in the UK: Section 8 of the
Asylum and Immigration Act 2006 makes it a
criminal offence for an employer to take on a
new employee whose immigration status
prevents him/her from taking up employment.
If you are invited to attend an interview, you
will be asked to produce original and up to date
documentary evidence of your right to work in
the UK.

Data Protection: Any data about you will be held
securely with access restricted to those
involved in dealing with your application in the
selection process. By signing and submitting
your application form, you are giving consent to
the processing of your data.

Criminal Convictions: All education
establishments in the UK are exempt from the
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. In practice,
this means that all applicants must inform on
all spent and unspent convictions on their
application form and when completing a
Disclosure and Barring form. Failure to provide
this information may result in dismissal. List 99
is also obtained on anyone who will be working
or coming into contact with children; and must
be received by the School before employment
can commence.
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For an informal discussion about this post,
more information or to arrange a visit,
please contact: federation@haaf.org.uk

Thank you for your interest in the
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation Trust.

We look forward to receiving your
application.

www.habsfed.org.uk
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation Trust, 135 Pepys Road, London, SE14 5SF

www.habsfed.org.uk




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