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Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys

Thamesmead, South East London

QTS plus inner London Weighting
Job type:
Part Time, Full Time, Maternity Cover
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
17 October 2017

Job overview

Our vision is ‘success for everyone’ and we are looking for staff that can bring this vision to reality. Woolwich Poly, part of the PolyMAT multi academy trust, is an all-inclusive boys’ school (co-educational at Post 16) and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. The school prides itself on a culture of high standards and values from staff and pupils. It is a demanding yet rewarding school where students and staff feel valued and supported.

There are plans for the Trust to grow, including the opening of a girls’ school, which means there will be numerous opportunities for promotion and staff to take on extra responsibilities; are you ready to grow with us?

We are looking to appoint an exceptional teacher of Business with a dynamic and inspirational approach to teaching, from January 2018; an individual that will become an integral part of the department, who will support the department in achieving its ambitious targets and goals and be actively involved in teaching Business up to Key Stage 5. We encourage applications from teachers, who feel they can bring innovation to an already highly-effective department and prosper in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.  They will be expected to contribute to extra-curricular activities within the department as well as the pastoral life of the school. 

The Business department is extremely successful, achieving excellent GCSE and GCE results in 2017: Economics, Business and Finance were all ALPS red and all students who studied a BTEC course either got a Distinction or a Distinction*. 

We are looking for a teacher who has: 

• A genuine passion for teaching Business, which is clearly demonstrated in the classroom. 

• A proven record of consistently outstanding lessons and the delivery of high quality outcomes.

• The ability to work within and add value to an already highly-effective and motivated team 

• The ability to develop and constantly modify exceptional practice in-line with a continually changing climate 

• A desire to further raise overall achievement and success of Business within the school.

As a member of staff at Woolwich Polytechnic School we can offer you:

• Opportunities for career progression 

• Excellent professional development 

• A contributory pension scheme 

• Opportunities to collaborate with outstanding and dynamic teaching professionals 

• Access to various discounts for a small monthly fee 

• Free tea, latte, cappuccino and hot chocolate etc.  

• An employee assistance programme 

• Childcare vouchers 

• Season ticket loans 

• Finders fees for personal introductions of staff that we employ 

• Excellent catering facilities 

• Secure on-site parking 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including the need for the successful candidate to undertake a disclosure and barring check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

The school is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.  

 If you feel that this is a school for you, then please apply by completing the school application form. 

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About Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys

Woolwich Poly is located in Thamesmead, a thriving multi-cultural and diverse area in the London Borough of Greenwich, where around 65% of our students have English as an additional language; Ofsted noted our outstanding ethos and curriculum.”This school has the best ethos, personal development and well being of any I’ve ever seen” We are also an inclusive community, 35% of our boys have special needs; we gained the Inclusion Chartermark several years ago.
Woolwich Polytechnic is a proud member of the PiXL group (Partners in Excellence). PiXL was formed with the aim of supporting and developing the GCSE results of thousands of students in many schools across London.

We are an inclusive school who celebrates its culture and diversity. We believe in giving young people the support they require, whatever their abilities, background or circumstances. The school’s success is based on thriving partnerships between pupils, parents, staff and governors. No one group works in isolation.

Being an all-boys' school, with a mixed post-16 centre, we are proud of the fact that our outstanding pastoral system adds to our ethos and success. Our post-16 partnership allows us to welcome both young men and women from all schools and backgrounds to contribute to our further success and expansion of our post-16 centre. We understand the pressures facing the students and we have a dedicated team of career specialists and personal counsellors to help advise and guide students throughout their time at the school where required.

All staff at the Poly are supported by a staff development programme and by effective line leadership and performance management processes. We have many staff that have gained internal promotions and made rapid career progression. This reflects on our ability to develop staff and reward outstanding contributions.  Indeed, our focus on professional development and maximising success has led to the recent establishment of Co-Headship, something that has increased our leadership capacity even more.

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