West London Free School

Head of Economics, Hammersmith, West London

Start date:                By mutual agreement

Contract type:        Full Time

Salary:                        Commensurate with experience
Contract term:       Permanent

West London Free School is seeking to appoint a brilliant and inspiring Head of Economics. It is a non-selective school based in Hammersmith, West London, which provides an excellent work environment, values the importance of staff wellbeing and encourages career progression.

The West London Free School aims to provide all pupils, irrespective of their background, with a Classical Liberal education. We have a distinctive school culture built on a passion for bringing rich, demanding and inspiring knowledge to pupils of all abilities. We treasure the subject knowledge of staff; we value their passion for continuing to grow as subject specialists and we support their subject-specific development. There is a firm and fair approach to behaviour, systematically supported by senior staff: all pupil detentions are centralised and run by senior staff every day. Teachers are therefore able to prioritise the planning and teaching of subject knowledge. School leaders all teach, love their subjects, understand workload pressures and are highly visible around school.

We place a heavy emphasis on the acquisition of core knowledge through the study of traditional subjects. Our students who choose Economics at A Level are enthusiastic and making excellent progress.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • a strong subject passion and desire to teach Economics to the highest standard;

  • set the vision for the department, leading it with enthusiasm and vigour, and showing a commitment to enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in the department;

  • the ability to stimulate and encourage students to a high standard of interest and work in the subject, ensuring that the needs of the individual are met;

  • support Sixth Form students with UCAS/Oxbridge entry;

  • organise trips and activities to enrich students’ study of Economics.

  • The successful candidate will have:

  • the ability to teach Economics at Key Stage 5 and be able to teach all ability ranges including SEN with excellent classroom management skills;

  • exceptional subject knowledge, including an understanding of the requirements of public examinations;

  • excellent team working and communication skills, both with students and staff;

  • an understanding and commitment to the ethos of the school.

For an informal conversation about the role, contact Michael Watson on 020 3137 7096 or 077 4227 4680 michael.watson@candidateiskey.co.uk

Visits: On request  •  Closing Ongoing  •  Interviews: TBC

* Please note that West London Free School reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement prior to the closing date should a suitable candidate be appointed before the closing date.

The West London Free School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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