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Level 3 Maths Lead and Co-ordination Group Briefing

Level 3 Maths Lead and Co-ordination Group Briefing

Task/Role description Level 3 Maths work:

 

Level 3 Maths Lead

  1. A key aspect of the Level 3 Maths Lead role is that it enables Maths Hubs to broaden their operational leadership and management, particularly in the area of Level 3 Maths. As with the Teaching for Mastery Lead role, it is a way of strengthening the capacity of the Maths Hub leadership team.
  2. The role of the Level 3 Maths Lead is to lead the Maths Hub’s Level 3 Mathematics work by:
  • liaising and communicating with key partners in the Hub area, including the FMSP AC, the CMSP CML, and leaders of good Level 3 Maths practice in schools and colleges
  • leading a Level 3 Mathematics Co-ordination Group to ensure a strategic approach to the prioritisation and selection of Level 3 Mathematics Work Groups according to local need linked to the five shared goals (might meet once a term)
  • working as part of the Maths Hub Leadership and Management team (which might include presenting to the Strategic Board)
  • supporting and overseeing the Hub’s Level 3 Mathematics Work Group leaders
  • collaborating with other Level 3 Maths Leads across the Maths Hub network
    1. The time allocation for the Level 3 Maths Lead is likely to be a minimum of 18 days/year but this can be determined locally. There will be £10,000 to support the work of the Level 3 Maths Lead and Level 3 Maths Work Groups in 2017-18. Part of this £10K is allocated to support the Level 3 Maths Lead, again determined locally. The remainder of the £10K is allocated to at least one Level 3 Mathematics Work Group. Other Level 3 Mathematics Work Groups can be funded from the £80K allocated to local designed Work Groups.

 

Maths Hub Level 3 Maths Lead – Information and Application

Supporting the development of Level 3 Maths continues to be a priority for the Maths Hubs programme. Work is underway to strengthen co-ordination between FMSP, CMSP and Maths Hubs in this area. Each Maths Hub is recruiting a Level 3 Maths Lead who will lead a Level 3 Maths Co-ordination Group, working closely with the appropriate Core Maths Lead (CML) and FMSP Area Co-ordinator (AC). The Level 3 Maths Lead will also be expected to collaborate with other Level 3 Maths Leads from across the Maths Hubs Network. Maths Hubs will decide how to address, through a range of appropriate Work Groups, the five shared Level 3 Maths goals:

  • raising participation in Level 3 Maths, post-16
  • supporting improvement in Level 3 Maths teaching
  • increasing the numbers of schools and colleges able to offer a viable Level 3 Maths curriculum, including Further Maths and Core Maths
  • raising girls’ participation in Level 3 Maths
  • improving the preparation of students for the mathematical and statistical aspects of higher education and vocational training.

Role of Maths Hub Level 3 Maths Lead

The Maths Hub Level 3 Maths Lead will spend the equivalent of at least 18 days per year (this time may be increased) leading the Maths Hub’s Level 3 Maths work by:

  • liaising and communicating with key partners in the Hub area, including the FMSP AC, the CMSP CML, and leaders of good Level 3 Maths practice in schools and colleges
  • leading a Level 3 Mathematics Co-ordination Group to ensure a strategic approach to the prioritisation and selection of Level 3 Mathematics Work Groups according to local need and appropriate data (probably meeting once a term)
  • working as part of the Maths Hub Leadership and Management team (might include presenting to Strategic Board)
  • supporting and overseeing the hub’s Level 3 Mathematics Work Group leaders
  • collaborating with other Level 3 Maths Leads across the Maths Hubs Network

 

Benefits for participating teachers and their schools

Participating in the programme will provide the following benefits to the Level 3 Maths Leads and their schools/colleges:

  • Level 3 Maths Leads will develop:
    • deeper understanding of Level 3 Maths locally and nationally
    • wider awareness of the CPD available and needed to support teachers of Level 3 Maths
    • strong links locally and nationally with other providers and supporters of Level 3 Maths
  • Level 3 Maths Leads will have the opportunity to work closely with the NCETM team and the national and local communities of Level 3 maths teachers and supporters

 

Funding

The Maths Hub will pay the school/college for the agreed release time (minimum 18 days per year) at the appropriate agreed rate. Travel expenses will be covered separately. The initial appointment will be for one year (the academic year 2017/18, with some initial work, to be taken from the year’s time allocation, in the summer term of 2017) with a likely continuation to a second year.

 

Who should apply

The table below shows the essential and desirable criteria for applicants for the role. This should be evidenced in the application form, which includes both the applicant’s statement and the principal/head teacher’s support.

 

 

Person specification

Essential Desirable
Good knowledge of landscape, curriculum and priorities of Level 3 Mathematics (including Core Maths) Based in a school/college with excellent Level 3 Maths practice
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Successful track record of working effectively with other professionals across a range of Level 3 Maths providers
Good leadership and people management skills Track record of Level 3 Maths leadership in department
Experience of teaching Level 3 Maths Experience of teaching diverse Level 3 Maths qualifications (e.g. Further Maths, Core Maths)

 

How to apply

Applicants, in conjunction with their principal/head teacher, should complete the form below and submit it to Sludlam@aggs.bfet.uk  by Tuesday 18th April.  Successful candidates will be notified shortly after the closing date.

Level 3 Maths Lead Briefing v2-2

 

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