St. Donat’s, South Glamorgan
MATHEMATICS TEACHER with the ability to teach another relevant IB Subject
£24,328-£41,169 per annum (depending on previous experience & qualifications)
Required as soon as possible
UWC Atlantic is at the heart of a powerful global movement and at the vanguard of progressive education worldwide. We are proud to be a part of the UWC family of 18 schools and colleges worldwide – and for our courage to champion the values, ideas and aspirations in which we all believe. We are driven by the UWC mission to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. It drives everything we do.
We continue to embrace the spirit of those pioneers who not only created the College in Wales in 1962 and launched the UWC movement in 1967 but who also co-created the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, in collaboration with the International School of Geneva (Ecolint) and UN International School in New York (UNIS).
Our multicultural student body, from over 90 countries every year, comprises young people from vastly differing political, religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. They are selected to attend UWC Atlantic based on their demonstrated promise and potential, to make a difference in the fields of sustainability, social justice and peace. These inspirational young people are the next generation of change makers, empowered to go on to careers and lives that create impact locally, nationally and globally.
The new syllabus for Mathematics on the IB Diploma offers two courses; ‘Analysis and Approaches’ and ‘Applications and Interpretations’. For the ‘Analysis and Approaches’ course the College offers both Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL). Both these courses are based on pure mathematics e.g. calculus, functions, trigonometry, but with some applied mathematics e.g. statistics.
The Standard Level course is similar to the Higher Level, but going into less depth in each topic. The ‘Applications and Interpretations’ course is offered only at Standard Level for this year’s cohort of students. This course is based more on applied mathematics with a focus on mathematics used in everyday life with topics such as interest rates, currency conversion, and modelling, as well as usual topics such as functions, trigonometry.
The IB Diploma is a subject group award so all students will be taking mother tongue literature, a first foreign language, a science, Mathematics and Theory of Knowledge in addition to a humanities subject.
Class sizes vary but rarely contain more than twenty students. It is the practice of the Faculty for a teacher to be responsible for teaching each of their classes in a linear format for the whole two year period. Mathematics is a core subject at the College and a number of students choose to write their extended essays in this subject, you would be expected to take part in supervision and have an understanding of research skills.
It is essential that you are able to teach another IB subject, commit to living on campus and are willing to act as a Houseparent.
Further information about this position, including details of how to apply, is available on our website via the button below.
Closing Date: 5pm on Thursday 24 September 2020
The selection process will be held on: Wednesday 7 October 2020
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the selection process will be held on Google Meets including the lesson observations.
*We reserve the right to appoint earlier if we receive an exceptional application*
When applying for a job at the college, you should ensure that you are already authorised to work in the United Kingdom (UK). In accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 we require confirmation of candidates’ permission to live and work in the UK. All candidates will therefore be required to produce original documents at interview (details of which will be included with the interview invitation letter) which demonstrate an ability to live and work in the UK and to do the type of work being offered.
UWC Atlantic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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