Teacher of Maths (Maternity Cover)

Teacher of Maths (Maternity Cover)

September 2022 start (suitable for ECTs)

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Teacher of Maths to join a forward-looking 11 – 19 school.  The Sweyne Park School is the lead school within the Rayleigh Schools Trust and works with a local primary school, providing a 3 – 19 educational experience for the local community.  The successful applicant will have excellent subject knowledge, the ability to inspire students and a desire to develop as a teacher. 

Teachers in the Maths department work as a strong team, sharing resources and developing excellent practice together.  This role offers the opportunity to work with enthusiastic, supportive and committed colleagues. 

The Sweyne Park School:

  • opened a Sixth Form in September 2014;
  • is highly committed to staff welfare and development;
  • teacher loading is 21 out of 25 hours per week (following completion of ECT period) and teachers only rarely cover lessons;
  • has strong, ethical leadership and fair recruitment and retention practices;
  • was one of the first secondary schools in the county to gain UNICEF ‘Rights Respecting Gold’ status in 2019;
  • is equipped with good facilities and resources.

The Maths department is a successful department, where learners enjoy lessons and this results in a strong uptake of A-Level Maths and Further Maths in the School’s Sixth Form. 

The school is committed to continual curriculum improvement and the professional development of its staff. Sweyne Park will provide opportunities and new challenges for those who wish to progress their career.


Essential Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrate high levels of professionalism and uphold the values of the profession.
  • Hold qualified teacher status.
  • Uphold all of the Teachers’ Standards.
  • Demonstrate a passion for specialist subject area; have a deep understanding and wealth of knowledge relating to it.
  • Have enthusiasm for learning and education and show the ability to inspire this in others.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional learning and development.
  • Show resilience and a willingness to adapt and respond to feedback.
  • Be open, flexible and sensitive to the needs and aspirations of other people.
  • Actively involve parents/carers and the community as fully as possible in the life of the school.

If you are a dedicated practitioner who is passionate about learning, we would look forward to receiving your application.

We would be very happy to answer any questions you may have, and provide the opportunity for you to have a discussion with the Head of Department or a member of the leadership team. We welcome visitors to the school in person in advance of the application deadline. To arrange this, please contact Kerry Wilby at admin@sweynepark.com.  To obtain further information please visit our website www.sweynepark.com.

All candidates must complete an Essex Application Form (which can be accessed via the link below), and return it to Mrs Katharine Dines, Headteacher, c/o admin@sweynepark.com.

The Sweyne Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant’s appointment will be subject to satisfactory enhanced clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service. 

Closing date: 8th July 2022

We reserve the right to close applications early in the event that a suitable candidate is identified.


We will be holding our annual Open Evening on Tuesday 27th September 2022