Head of Economics, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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Oundle SchoolPeterborough, Cambridgeshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A dynamic leader, manager and teacher is required for September 2018 to run a thriving department. The successful candidate will be a well-qualified graduate with a proven track record as an outstanding teacher with strong subject knowledge, who is able to participate in and contribute to the life of the School as a whole. 

The Head of Economics will be responsible for ensuring that the education of pupils is upheld as a priority and that the highest possible standards in work and conduct are achieved throughout the department. They will be dynamic and committed as a classroom teacher and will contribute his/her own particular strengths and skills to the future development of the Department. 

Responsible to: Deputy Head Academic

Responsible for:  Three teachers and one department secretary

Economics is housed in the Coach House, along with Politics and Psychology. Currently a department of five Economics teachers, it is a popular subject with approximately 120 pupils across the Sixth Form opting for the subject. The Department follows the AQA A-Level syllabus, but also prides itself in providing an Economics education that is not purely based on classroom teaching, believing in a philosophy of immersion in the world of Economics. This extends to a comprehensive and diverse Economics Society lecture series; annual trips, Economics conferences in London or elsewhere and involvement in various Economics-based competitions (within the department and nationally). Each year, a very good number of Oundle pupils pursue Economics and allied courses at top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

The position would suit an experienced teacher or, indeed, somebody changing careers. The successful candidate will join a motivated, hard-working and dynamic department and will be operating in an intellectually stimulating and challenging environment. They will have a strong Economics knowledge-base and the ability to inspire pupils with an effective teaching style. Competence in the use of ICT is important but enthusiasm for the subject is paramount.

Oundle is a historic market town in Northamptonshire famous for its beautiful Georgian streets and impressive limestone buildings. The town has a spirited cultural life, with an annual international festival, literature festival, and frequent performances of nationally touring shows at the School’s Stahl Theatre. For those moving into the area, accommodation may be available at a discounted rate.  Other benefits include a salary on the generous Oundle pay scale.

An application pack and job descriptions can be downloaded from our website http://www.oundleschool.org.uk/Employment-Opportunities

Closing date: Wednesday 28th February 2018

Interview date: Friday 9th March 2018

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Oundle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 4GH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1832 277112
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Oundle School is a co-educational independent boarding and day school based in Northamptonshire for students aged 11-18. 

Oundle School was established in 1556. It is run as a charitable trust and is administered by a governing body, which inclu...