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/ Teacher of Maths

Contract type:Permanent
School type:Secondary
School:Small independant SEMH school
Area: Near Lewes, East Sussex
Salary: £30,000 - £46,525
Closing date: 21 | 07 | 2024

Sussex Teachers are working with an independent specialist school providing high-quality, therapeutic and child-centred education to pupils from 10 to 19 years of age in Lewes, to find a Maths Teacher to start permanently in September 2024.

This school has children who come from a wide range of backgrounds, but all have Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH). Many will also have other Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) such as Autism, ADHD, and communication difficulties. The work they do is both varied and challenging and, as a trauma and attachment-informed organisation, all staff are provided with extensive therapeutic training and support. The school has two sites, on the outskirts of Lewes and Newhaven, and you will need to travel between the two sites, so your own transport is necessary.

Job Description:                                                 

We are looking for a Mathematics specialist, either secondary trained or a primary teacher with a maths specialism. The curriculum covers Entry Level, Functional Skills, Key stage 3 and GCSE. You will be supported by national subject champions who can support the work of non-subject specialists to be experts in how best to facilitate learning for the children they know best. This is a full-time, permanent role, starting January 2024. There is the opportunity to start on a temporary basis before Christmas.


  • Teaching Maths to children covering Entry Level, Functional Skills, Key stage 3 and GCSE curriculums.
  • Central to this role is knowing the child. This includes building professional, nurturing relationships and motivating students.
  • Inspire children, creating a sense of awe and wonder and making subjects and lessons real and relevant to them. 
  • Plan exciting and engaging learning opportunities which challenge and push students, whether they are working on the very basics or they have a special talent or passion for the subject.
  • Manage complex and challenging behaviours from children who require lots of attention, the right sort of communication, consistency and flexibility in equal measure, and a non-judgmental approach. 


  • Qualified Teacher status with completion of your induction year(s).
  • Experience working with children with SEMH needs, SEND, ASC, or ADHD.
  • Recent classroom teaching experience teaching maths.
  • A proven track record in achieving good outcomes for all pupils.
  • A strong commitment to working in partnership with pupils, staff, parents and the community, in a culturally diverse setting.
  • The motivation and creativity to deliver a rich and rounded curriculum.
  • Positive behaviour management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with enthusiasm, nurturing energy and a passion for supporting children with complex needs.



  • Staff laptop and mobile phone.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Extensive training and professional qualification opportunities.
  • Small class sizes with specialist TA support.
  • The chance to be part of an expanding, national organisation that recognises skill, effort and potential and grows its own leadership teams.
  • Enhanced occupational sickness scheme.
  • Flexible pension.
  • Regular therapeutic and supportive supervision.
  • Employee benefit service with access to wellbeing services, salary sacrifice schemes, high street vouchers, money off eating-out and takeaways.

How To Apply:

If you are a dynamic and dedicated maths specialist looking for a rewarding position, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV or application form to mike@sussexteachers.co.uk or call us on 01273 626800 to hear more.

Sussex Teachers is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees and candidates are treated with respect, dignity, and fairness. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Sussex Teachers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of our employees to share in this commitment. Our vetting process follows the DfE's Safer Recruitment and Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines, and these requirements will be discussed with you prior to registration. 

This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

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For more information contact Mike at 01273 626800 or mike@sussexteachers.co.uk