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Lead Practitioner - Mathematics

Please Note: Despite the ongoing COVID 19 restrictions, Welling School can confirm the process of recruitment will continue through reasonable adjustments; please continue to apply.

  • Start Date: September 2021
  • Deadline:   22 April 2021 - 10.00am 
  • Interviews: tbc
  • Location: Welling School – City Region
  • Scale: Leadership Scale L7 - L11 (Outer London)
  • Appointment: Full Time & Permanent

Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and flourish as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for a bright and successful future and ready for the world in which they will work and live. We are relentless in our pursuit of the very best for all our students. We understand challenges but do not accept them as limitations.

Welling School is an all ability, co-educational 11-18 school, located in the London borough of Bexley. As well as serving our local community we welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds and areas. Each of them bringing their own part to make up the Welling School Community.   We are proud to be part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) which is one of the largest Multi Academy Trusts in South East England with over 40 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT family.  At Welling our shared values are to be:

  • Ambitious 
  • Kind
  • Active

As part of our focus on raising standards and embedding excellence we are excited to be looking to appoint a talented colleague to the role of Lead Practitioner. The role will focus on ensuring our ongoing drive for excellent teaching, learning and attainment in Maths but will also form part of a team of specialist colleagues who work across the school on our approach to truly inspiring and cutting edge teaching.

You will have a keen interest in current pedagogical thinking and be excited at the prospect of working with colleagues across the school to drive the continuous improvement of teaching and learning that impacts on our students' learning and progress to mean they achieve outstanding outcomes - beyond expectation.

This exciting role will be varied and will involve directing the work of Lead Practitioners, working with groups of staff and individuals in realising their professional goals, leading the induction of staff new to the profession and training to teach, coaching, supporting Heads of Faculty with their improvement priorities as well as assisting in

the delivery of a high impact staff development strategy so that our dedicated people have ongoing access to the very best opportunities to do a brilliant job for our students.
The length of your previous experience as an excellent classroom practitioner is less important to us than your clear vision on what can be achieved for our students, your understanding of high standards and your ability to motivate and inspire.

Our successful colleague will have an unstinting belief that every young person, whatever their starting point or circumstances can make and sustain exceptional progress and that our purpose is to change lives.
As well as having a passion for young people and their futures our colleague will:

  • be a dynamic professional with a desire for rapidly improving standards
  • be an outstanding classroom practitioner and maths specialist
  • have the ability to plan and devise creative opportunities with colleagues to unlock their potential
  • have excellent emotional intelligence and know how to work with other professionals to inspire them
  • have experience of working with others to improve classroom practice
  • bring an unwavering commitment to doing whatever it takes
  • understand how to support colleagues with a range of experience and help them to always be brilliant teachers. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly ambitious team of staff and make a real impact on our students’ lives. 

Informal discussions and/or visits are actively encouraged.  To arrange a visit or discuss the post, please contact Victoria Edwards, HR adviser on 020 8304 8531 or email  

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all applicants to share this commitment.  Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and past employment checks.