Curriculum Developer

Based remotely in Scotland (able to travel to Edinburgh once restrictions lift)

Application closing date: December 2020

About this role

Sumdog Maths is currently being used by around 80% of primary schools in Scotland. With the recent focus on blended learning for students, we want to ensure that the platform can be used seamlessly alongside Scottish teachers’ own lessons plans to provide students with engaging maths practice aligned perfectly to the CfE experiences and outcomes.

Sumdog is looking for an educator to develop our maths curriculum content for Scottish primary schools and to coordinate other work for curricula worldwide.

As part of the Curricula Team at Sumdog, you will lead a full review and re-structure of the maths content for CfE, informed by your own teaching experience and that of external education experts. In areas where our curriculum coverage needs to be enahnced, you will develop a roadmap of content improvements, and oversee its implementation by working alongside maths question writers, and our software engineering teams.

Once the processes for the CfE have been established, you will also extend this full review to other countries’ curricula with the help of educational experts in those areas. This is an excellent opportunity to use your knowledge of the maths curriculum to provide support to pupils all over Scotland and beyond.

Main responsibilities

  • Self-managing your development of a thorough knowledge of the current Sumdog math content, with support from the current Curricula Team;
  • Structuring our existing maths content to align perfectly with the CfE;
  • Onboarding and managing external consultants to review our curriculum content;
  • Managing and prioritising tasks to develop, and oversee the implementation of, a roadmap of curriculum improvements.

What we're looking for

You’ll need:

  • Experience of teaching maths in Scottish primary or secondary schools;
  • A thorough understanding of the CfE benchmarks, and experience and outcomes for primary school maths;
  • The technical confidence to learn to use our curriculum-building website tools;
  • A very good understanding of data manipulation in Google Sheets or Excel;
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills;
  • An interest in the use of EdTech to teach the CfE maths curriculum;
  • A commitment to our company mission and values.

Plus, it’s an advantage if you have experience of:

  • Developing curricula or schemes of work;
  • Using Sumdog in the classroom;
  • Developing online content for EdTech;
  • Curricula in Wales, Northern Ireland, Wales or Australia.

The details

This job is fixed-term from 2 January until 30 June, with a possibility of extension.

Working hours are 09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday, with an hour for lunch.

Your direct line manager will be our Curricula Development and Research Manager.

Initially, the role will be remote, but with the aim to return to our central Edinburgh office when Covid-19 restrictions allow.

Interested in this role?

If you’d like to join us, please send a brief CV and a cover letter to by 18th November 2020. We look forward to receiving your application!