Fuctional skills Lecturer

New Directions
18.00 GBP Hourly
29 Sep 2017
25 Oct 2017
Job Type
Contract Type

The purpose of this role is to:

• Deliver outstanding GCSE and Functional Skills Maths provision to a wide range of full-time learners, through an exceptional student experience leading to positive achievement outcomes.

• Undertake a range of administrative and development duties that contributes to improving learner's skills, abilities, confidences, achievements and progression.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be expected to:

• Deliver excellent GCSE Maths and Functional Skills Maths teaching to predominantly 16-19 year old learners.

• Contribute to the Maths department/team through an enthusiastic, dedicated and pro-active approach, utilising a proven record of innovation and teaching experience.

• Demonstrate an understanding and sensitively for the needs of your learners to support their progression and achievement outcomes.

• Apply differentiated and engaging teaching, learning and assessment strategies to enable learners to achieve their potential.

• Through a well-organized manner regularly review and monitor learner's attendance, targets and progress and follow up as required to ensure learners achieve their potential.

• Monitor learners progress through core duties including initial diagnostic assessments, ILP's, learner profile contribution, preparation, marking, effective feedback, tracking progress (including ProMonitor), exam preparation and supporting appropriate intervention.

• Evaluate and assess (formative and summative) the work of learners in relation to the curriculum criteria and provide timely constructive and helpful learner feedback.

• Maintain quality systems related to the teaching of GCSE Maths and Functional Skills including designing work schemes, lesson plans, assessment plans and assessment activities.

• Attend meetings and contribute to the continual quality improvement mechanisms, including IV and standardisation.

• Develop quality and innovative resources (including e-resources) which support the development of GCSE / Functional skills teaching, learning and assessment.

• Prepare and enter learners for exams in a timely basis.

• Play an active role in raising the standards and awareness of Maths across College.

• Keep up to date and adapt to changes with current national developments in GCSE Maths and Functional Skills.

• Share in responsibility for ensuring good standards of student behaviour and take appropriate disciplinary action when liaising with course tutors.

• Contribute to the advice, guidance and assessment of prospective learners, e.g. marketing activities, student interviews, placement and open days.

• Communicate effectively with students and peers.

If this position is of interest to you, please get in touch

Additional Information

New Directions Education recruits qualified mathematics teachers for supply and long-term work in schools across the UK.

If you are a newly qualified teacher (NQT) or experienced maths teacher looking to join a leading education supply teaching agency, we offer roles which include delivering the curriculum in key stage 3 (KS3) to key stage 4 (KS4) with a possible work at key stage 5 (KS5).

Mathematics Teacher Trends???

Maths teachers continue to be in great demand, but they are in short supply. In 2012 reports indicated applications for maths PGCEs are down 10% (Graduate Teacher Training Registry).

New Directions are very keen to hear from individuals looking for work teaching mathematics in any capacity.

The Role of a Supply Mathematics Teacher:
  • Teach all areas of the school curriculum or your subject specialism;
  • Organise the classroom and learning resources to create a positive teaching environment;
  • Plan, prepare and teach lessons that cater for all student ability ranges;
  • Motivate pupils with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation;
  • Maintain discipline;
  • Meet requirements for the assessment and recording of pupils' development;
  • Coordinate activities and resources within a specific area of the curriculum, supporting colleagues in the delivery of this specialist area;
  • Staying up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum;
  • Take part in school events and activities which may take place at weekends or in the evening;
  • Liaise with colleagues and working flexibly, particularly within smaller schools.
What can you expect from New Directions Education?
  • A dedicated account manager;
  • Regular and varied teaching supply work;
  • Competitive pay rates;
  • Potential long-term teaching roles;
  • Fully compliant with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR);
  • Network of branches across the UK;
  • Preferred supplier to 19 boroughs across the UK;
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme;
  • Respected reputation throughout the education and recruitment industry.