Teacher of Business with Year Coordinator opportunity (Head of Year)

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Type of Position:Teacher
Subject:Humanities - specialising in Business
Salary:WA Payscale M1 to UP3 (£37,032 to £57,527) £5,000 Year Coordinator responsibility available for the right candidate (Head of Year)
Start Date:September 2024
Closing Date: 28th April 2024

 

“Education is Success”

An opportunity to work in the only non-private Academy in London that offers both International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes at KS5

Our school

Westminster Academy is an Outstanding International Business and Enterprise academy and IB World School serving a diverse community of 11-18 year olds in Central London. The Academy is proud of its work to improve outcomes for students in an inclusive, supportive environment. As a member of the collaborative WA community you will have the opportunity to work alongside an exceptionally talented group of colleagues who are committed to continued professional growth and improvement of the student experience. You can find out more about us on our website, here

Our IB Diploma Programme

We are one of very few non-fee paying schools in the U.K. offering the IB Diploma and Career-Related programmes, and we have a longstanding commitment and proven excellence in their delivery. The appeal of the IB Diploma is based on the philosophy of the programme; foreign languages, international-mindedness and service learning are combined with a sustained focus on thinking skills, academic writing and subject specific rigour. It is a challenging programme, but each year we see our IB Diploma graduates leave WA as mature, resilient, knowledgeable, principled and capable individuals, well prepared for the challenges of studying at university.

Teaching at WA

WA’s ethos is committed to developing the best teachers to give our students the best possible education. We aim to use, disseminate and promote a research-led approach to develop classroom practice that enables all students to thrive and make progress. The International Baccalaureate (IB) promotes pedagogies that are student-centred and inquiry-led, and this has inspired our current strategic aims, which are looking to embed and develop these strategies further. To achieve this, we prioritise and devote generous funding to teacher professional learning, both in-house and external, to support our staff at the different stages of their teaching and leadership careers.

Our Humanities Department

As a member of the Humanities department, you would work alongside a highly motivated team of teachers and leaders who inspire a passion for their subjects - Geography, History, Religious Studies, Citizenship, Business, Economics - and who collaborate across departments on exciting whole school initiatives. The department has a constant focus on the quality of teaching and learning, supported by weekly peer-to-peer professional development. Our central location enables the faculty to access an extensive network of business contacts which enables real opportunities for students to find engaging opportunities in the world of business. 

Our Curriculum

Business Studies is an incredibly popular subject within the school with an outstanding track record of success. The department is extremely well resourced and is undertaking an exciting curriculum change to further enhance the delivery of the subject in line with new specifications. At Key Stage 4 we currently offer the Level 2 BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise and Travel & Tourism, while in the Sixth Form we offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, offering both Business Management and Economics, alongside the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Studies as part of the IB Career-related Programme. 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • An excellent classroom teacher who is committed to the success of each individual student 

  • Flexible to teach other subjects within the Humanities department

  • Experienced in teaching the relevant subject(s) with a relevant university degree

  • Able to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their own professional growth and development

  • Passionate about their subject to inspire our students

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package

  • Additional responsibilities remunerated via an Extra Responsibilities Allowance (ERA) 

  • Sign up incentives available for experienced IB educators

  • An excellent programme of continuing professional development

  • Relevant training with the International Baccalaureate for teachers of Key Stage 5

  • A commitment to staff well being, including access to the local gym, staff social events, Perkbox membership with associated benefits

  • Free parking

  • Excellent transport links and close to central London for the social life and sights of London

How To Apply:

Please send both parts of your completed application form to: hrteam@westminsteracademy.org.uk  

Please note we do not accept CVs.

 

Closing Date: 28th April 2024

We may interview candidates ahead of the closing date so early application is advised. The Academy reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advertised closing date.

 

Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. As such there may be additional safeguarding requirements and responsibilities depending on the nature of the role advertised and the extent to which the role will involve contact with children.

The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

A professional social media check may take place to reduce risks to reputation, confidentiality breach and data security. The check identifies a candidate's online presence to look for negative behaviours such as bullying, racism, nudity and excessive bad language.

The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020, as the work brings employees into contact with children who are regarded by the Act as a vulnerable group. Applicants for any role at Westminster Academy must disclose all spent and unspent convictions.

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