The Maths department at Cheadle Hulme High School comprises of 13 full time, six part-time; one numeracy CSA and one administrative support staff. We have 13 maths classrooms each fitted with a projector and visualiser. We have an office where we all work and expect trainees to join us in there to collaborate with mentors and colleagues. We strongly believe in developing mathematical thinking and providing challenge to generate deeper understanding.
We have eight lessons a fortnight at KS3 to deliver and throughout the year we cover ideas from proportional reasoning to algebraic manipulation and geometrical reasoning. Students are taught in mixed attainment groups in year 7 and 8; in year 9 this is also true, except for a top set in each band. The school is involved in the Mastery Teaching National Project which started with the England-Shanghai Mathematics Teacher Exchange Project. The Director of Mathematics and Subject Leader spent two weeks in Shanghai in September 2015 and two colleagues from Shanghai visited CHHS in November 2015. The department is also involved in research around the implementation of mathematics teaching strategies developed in Singapore.
At GCSE we have eight lessons a fortnight. We follow the AQA syllabus for all students and have a good track record. Students are taught in partly mixed ability settings except for top sets. We have one Year 11 group following the Edexcel Statistics syllabus as well as the Maths one.
We are a popular A Level subject. Our entry requirements are high: 7 for Maths, 8 for Further Maths. We offer both A Level Maths and Further Maths. We are also a pilot centre for the new Core Maths course for students wishing to continue studying mathematics but don’t want to study A Level. In Years 12 and 13 we also offer STEP lessons.
We have assisted with the training and development of over 80 trainees and Associate Teachers over the course of the years. The programme provides weekly maths specific pedagogy sessions and classroom practice. The majority of teachers in the department are trained Subject Mentors and regularly contribute to the development of Associate Teachers providing feedback and challenges.
How to apply
Please apply via the UCAS website>
UCAS code: 2LG8
All offers are conditional upon passing the pre-entry skills tests in Mathematics and English. We advise that these are passed prior to application, but where they have not been both tests will need to have been passed within six weeks of a place being offered to fulfil the conditions of that offer.
- A 2:2 honours degree or above awarded by a UK University or equivalent which is in Mathematics or in another subject area which has 50% Mathematics content.
- If degree not in Maths will need at least A level grade B in Maths to be considered.
- GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C or better.
- Recent and relevant school experience in UK schools in the last two years.
- To be able to communicate effectively in spoken and written English