A great opportunity to come and join us at the London Knowledge Lab...
Research Officer, ScratchMaths Project
Culture, Communication and Media
Salary: £31,342 to £37,394 plus £2,323 London Allowance
Job Share considered
Closing Date: Tuesday 25 November 2014
Interview Date: Thursday 04 December 2014
The IOE is seeking a Research Officer to join as a full-time member of the ScratchMaths project team, led by Professor Richard Noss, Professor Dame Celia Hoyles, and Professor Ivan Kalas at the London Knowledge Lab. ScratchMaths is funded by the Educational Endowment Foundation (EEF) and seeks to design and evaluate the effectiveness of a 2-year curriculum for Key Stage 2 pupils, based on the Scratch programming language, and focusing on developing key mathematical concepts and skills in the National Curriculum.
As Research Officer, your work will bring insights from classroom observation and expertise to inform the design and experimental development work; that is of the student and teacher materials and the CPD interventions (for Year 5 and Year 6 teachers), both of which are an essential part of the programme. A key part of the postholder’s role will be to develop working relationships with project schools, their headteachers and the project-school teachers to ensure continued commitment and participation.
For appointment to this post you will need to have experience of teaching mathematics at primary school (Key stage 2, Years 5 or 6) and be able to show credibility with primary teachers in mathematics in order to build strong relationships with project schools. Experience with computing and programming at primary level is desirable but not essential; a willingness to engage with primary-school programming is vital.
This appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure