Head of Mathematics and Computing

St Peter’s seeks to appoint an outstanding Head of Mathematics and Computing wanting to join a supportive and committed team who are passionate about teaching and learning. This presents an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified or experienced teacher wishing to progress their career. The school is flexible with regard to applicants’ expertise (Mathematics or ICT). The ability to teach Further Mathematics is desirable. Required with effect from 1 September 2019.


Thank you for your request for information regarding this recently advertised post.  I hope you find the information below useful.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school.


St Peter’s is a Catholic school with a strong Christian ethos which underpins all we do. We are also an Academy jointly sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth and the De La Salle Order – an international organisation which has been running schools for over 300 years.


The school consists of two sites, with Primary accommodated at Iford and Years 7 to 13 at Southbourne. It is a school with a tradition of success, oversubscribed every year and benefitting from a deservedly positive reputation in the local community. Relationships with families are affirming and constructive, with parents and carers keen to support the school and the children’s learning.


We are not a complacent community; all staff are keen to learn and improve, developing pedagogy through research, shared practice and innovation.


We therefore seek individuals who are committed to comprehensive and inclusive education, to developing their practice through collaboration with colleagues and to delivering high standards and success through high expectations. We seek to appoint staff who are comfortable with the Catholic ethos of the school and able to support our core values.  We are looking for teachers who have a clear pastoral commitment, able to get to know their students quickly and tailor the teaching to meet their needs.


If this describes you, please read through the documentation below and should you wish to apply please complete the application forms and email to applications@st-peters.bournemouth.sch.uk. The closing date for applications is by 12pm (noon) on Tuesday 26 February 2019. I am anticipating that interviews will take place on Friday 8 March 2019. If you are invited to attend for interview, there will be an expectation that all candidates will teach a lesson. Provided candidates reach the necessary standard in this part of the selection process, they will be invited for the final interview in the afternoon.


If you do not receive a telephone call from us inviting you for an interview, please assume that on this occasion your application was not successful. However, I would like to thank you for your interest in St Peter’s School.


I look forward to receiving your application.


Yours sincerely

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Mr D J Todd




Head of Mathematics and Computing – Job Description

Notes to Applicants

Teacher Application Form

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Disclosure Form

Head of Mathematics and Computing – JD – Feb 2019