Assistant Head of Mathematics - Spen Valley High School

Secondary Schools
Spen Valley High School
1.0 FTE
Roberttown Lane, Liversedge West Yorkshire WF15 7LX
MPS/UPS + TLR 2a (£2,931)
MPS/UPS + TLR 2a (£2,931)

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Teacher of Maths to the role of Assistant Head of Maths.   

In this individual we are looking for someone who has experience of consistently high quality teaching, someone who is able to take an active role in supporting the Director of Maths with strategic planning, raising achievement within the subject and monitoring and supporting student progress. 

At Spen Valley we welcome teachers who will inspire students beyond the curriculum and expand their cultural knowledge so that they can stand 'shoulder to shoulder’ with any other young person, from any other background. We are looking for someone who enjoys working with young people, who believes it is a privilege to be a part of their journey into adulthood, and who understands the challenges faced by young people growing up in today's world.

This is a key time to join Spen Valley High School having just been awarded ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted in March 2022, to build upon our many strengths and further develop a truly coherent and high-quality provision for our students. In this role you will work alongside a team of highly professional & dedicated staff, who are welcoming, courageous, open-minded and supportive. We are proud to have been part of the Alex Timpson Programme and have recently been awarded the Attachment Research Community (Secondary) Award which recognises our commitment to becoming a Trauma Informed School. Therefore, we are seeking someone in this role who either has experience of Trauma Informed Practices or is committed to this way of working.

When joining Spen Valley you are entering a supportive environment where we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of CPD opportunities including a bespoke CPD package through the National College. Being a member of Red Kite Alliance, we receive support, advice and training from some of the most successful schools in Yorkshire. We encourage our staff not only in their involvement in various activities throughout the school but also to be proactive and come up with new and fresh ideas to engage and enthuse both our staff and students.

Staff Benefits include:  

- The opportunity to work with colleagues across the Red Kite Teaching School Hub
- Teachers Pension   
- Employee Healthcare   
- Staff supervision (counselling & support services)   
- Varied Wellbeing Activities   
- Cycle to work scheme

How to apply

To apply for this role please return completed application forms to 

When applying for a post in our school we ask that you do not provide a generic letter. We are looking for candidates who have a genuine passion for working in our school, therefore we strongly advise you to look at our website, particularly our Trauma Informed Practices and in your application give specific information as to why you want to work in a school such as ours and what experience and/or qualifications you have, will make you the best candidate for the role. 

For more information about the school please see our website at or contact our HR Lead, Tracey Bland on 01924 405451 or by email 

All employees are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.


This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

30 September 2022, 9:00 AM

This vacancy is closed to applications.