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Head of Business Studies and Economics
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Head of Business Studies and Economics

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Ark Walworth Academy


TLR 2C (negotiable)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018 (Earlier start available)
Apply by:
8 October 2017

Job overview

“The Senior Leadership team and Middle Leaders….work effectively and energetically to deliver the Academy’s priorities” OFSTED 2014

Walworth Academy is committed to providing the highest quality of learning for all students every lesson. We have extremely high aspirations for our staff and students. We are now seeking a highly competent teacher and leader to join the academy as Head of Business Studies and Economics to ensure the department is consistently delivering high quality teaching and learning, so that the rates of student progress in GCSE and A Level continue to increase. The ability to teach KS5 is essential.

Walworth Academy continues to develop and improve towards providing outstanding learning and teaching.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be an highly competent teacher
  • Exude a passion for Business Studies and Economics which is evident in their day to day classroom practice
  • Inspire, motivate and excite the students about Business Studies and Economics
  • Have achieved high rates of progress and attainment in their current school
  • Be a ‘learner’ and a reflective practitioner
  • Be committed to Walworth Academy’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses.

In this role you will:

  • Join a dedicated team who are committed to continually improving the quality of the teaching and learning and raising attainment
  • Receive high quality training and development including NPQML and NPQSL
  • Play a critical role in leading our school to provide outstanding learning and progress
  • Have the benefits of the ARK Schools network where you will have access to a range of benefits
  • Join the Academy family where we are all learners in our pursuit of excellence.

To apply, please go to https://goo.gl/bYUHKq.

Applications should be received by 11am Monday 9th October.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries, please contact 020 7450 9570 or visit our website www.walworthacademy.org  

Salary: Ark Main Scale, £29, 375 - £39, 587, depending on experience + TLR 2C, £6,514 (Negotiable. For the right calibre of candidate, we would consider a school wide responsibility with a TLR of up to 1b.)

Walworth Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Principal: Yvonne Powell

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About Ark Walworth Academy

At Ark Walworth Academy, we believe in the immense potential of each of our pupils and we are committed to giving them every possible opportunity to succeed. Every student should leave the academy with real choices: to continue into further and higher education or pursue the career of their choice. Ark Walworth Academy has been recognised by the Specialist Schools and Academy Trust for being one of the top 10 schools for value added in terms of 5 A*-C (including English and maths) improvement in the country.


The Walworth community is a thriving and exciting one in the heart of London, providing unique opportunities for our students which we aim to explore both inside and outside the classroom. We are proud of the diversity of opportunity such a rich community provides us with, both in terms of academic pathways and enrichment opportunities, and we seek to maximise this for all within the Walworth Academy family of learners.

At Ark Walworth, our goal is to ensure our students go on to be successful adults, enabled to take up their place in the world, and confident in facing the challenges and opportunities that may bring. We look forward to welcoming the next generation of children who are excited and motivated by that prospect.

Aims, Vision and Values

The academy has high expectations for pupil behaviour and achievement and equally high expectations for the quality of teaching in the classroom. This means a common commitment to creating a respectful and orderly environment where teachers can teach and students can learn.

Ark Walworth Academy recognises the need to support every child – academically, socially and emotionally. Through a combination of rigorous and engaging classes and a variety of learning experiences outside of the classroom, students can enjoy the full range of opportunities.

The academy is shaped by its culture of inclusion and mutual respect, which encourages a close working relationship between students and staff. The academy is working hard to provide an inspirational and secure environment which recognises and celebrates success whilst challenging students to realise their full potential.

Ark Walworth Academy CARES

Commitment Maximum effort in everything you do – all the time with no excuses

Aspiration Always strive to be better, constantly reaching beyond your limits

Resilience Never give up – keep pushing and keep trying

Excellence Be the best you can be every day. Have pride and confidence in your success

Self-Management Do the right thing – never have to be asked


Ark Walworth Academy's approach is “depth for breath”: the benefits of a broad curriculum depend on a sound foundation. Pupils are expected to reach or exceed their expected year level in English and mathematics as soon as possible. They believe passionately that this provides a strong foundation for every other subject and is critical for success at school and in life.

To achieve this, Ark Walworth Academy offers individualised support and gives all pupils access to a range of qualifications. Those making rapid progress have opportunities for early entry to exams. Where appropriate, pupils spend time in smaller groups or nurture classes that focus on numeracy and literacy.

You can find out more about our approach to curriculum here.


Walworth Academy was inspected by Ofsted in January 2018 and was graded as "good". You can read the full report here.

We have been shortlisted for a Tes Award 2021 for Community and Collaboration. 

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