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New Maths Voices Wanted

By Hamilton Brookes - 25 Apr 2024

Could you be our next maths materials writer? Apply by 31st May !

Are you ready for new approaches to Primary Maths?

With over 25 years of experience helping primary curriculum leaders and class teachers, Hamilton Brookes has considerable expertise in resource creation across the curriculum, and in maths in particular. Now that we are part of Oxford Brookes University, we have joined a team of exceptional teacher trainers and researchers, and strengthened our offer.

That said, change is a constant so we are always learning and adapting to our changing times. To do that, we are seeking new primary maths voices to amplify our thinking and support us as we invigorate our maths resources, across the primary age range.

We are seeking a series editor, plus up to three authors, to work alongside our wonderful, in-house team. The work will run from June 2024, and will likely extend into 2025.

How to apply

We will aim to reply to all submissions by end of June 2024. Those selected for consideration will be asked to complete paid writing/editorial evaluation tasks - responding to a brief against a deadline.

  • Senior Editor

    • Inform and direct the pedagogical vision for Primary Maths
    • Advise on curriculum implementation by sharing research, policy, and practice.
    • Be the ‘voice’ of classroom teachers and school leaders in our work
    • As needed, to present our work to a wider audience.
    • Very limited travel (most work will be done remotely)
  • 3x Maths Authors roles (remote)

    • Review, revise and create maths planning plus teaching and learning materials, working to a detailed brief and sustaining a consistent pedagogical approach throughout.
  • About you

    • Recent experience as a Maths co-ordinator (2+ years)
    • 5+ years teaching experience
    • Experience of planning for and teaching mixed-age classes
    • Evidence of significant primary maths CPD - formal or informal
    • Experience of teaching in more than one Key Stage
    • Availability for the equivalent of a day a week (including during holidays)

How to apply

We are particularly interested in hearing from those from under-represented groups, as we recognise that systemic barriers to progress continue to persist in our sector.

We are not interested in promoting a ‘more of the same’ approach to primary maths - so do not feel you need to stick to any current policy or ‘ideology’ in your application. We are open to new ideas, and require someone who can synthesise those into clear implementation strategies, to make this work for others.

Neither do you need to be a paid-up supporter of Hamilton Brookes. We are more interested in your thoughts about how to maximise the effectiveness of maths teaching and encourage children to learn and to love maths.

We also know that most primary curriculum leads are adept in other aspects of teaching and learning, so we’d like to know what else you can do!

While this is an ‘informal’ process (i.e. not recruitment for a f/t role) we will seek to apply best practices in reviewing submissions to consider those factors.

We welcome applications from candidates who are of Black and Global Majority heritage, and those with experience of teaching and/or qualifications gained outside of the UK.

This will be freelance work, which means that it would fit well around a part-time teaching commitment or other working arrangements (though we’d suggest it would likely be a struggle for a full-time post-holder). As a non-profit, we pay standard rates for work of this nature. You will be responsible for tax considerations, as a supplier to Oxford Brookes University.

How to apply