Lead Teacher of Politics, Westminster

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King Solomon AcademyWestminster

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ark MPS/UPS (Inner London): £29,377 - £48,814 dependent on experience, plus + TLR 2a (£2,667)
Contract term: Permanent

Lead Teacher of Politics - Develop as an exceptional teacher and leader at King Solomon Academy

Reports to: Head of Humanities

King Solomon Academy is achieving remarkable things. In our first four years of GCSE results we have regularly achieved nationally ground-breaking outcomes, including being the top 1% for pupil progress every year, and in three of the last four years we have been in the top 10 schools in the country.

We are looking for a teacher and leader who is passionate about politics and who can contribute more widely to the life of the school. The Humanities department currently teaches Geography, History and Religious Studies at GCSE, and has achieved exceptional outcomes in all these subjects - in 2017, we were in the top 1% of all schools for progress in our Humanities outcomes at GCSE. At A-level we currently offer Geography, History, Government and Politics, Religious Studies, Economics, and Psychology.

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic and talented teacher and leader of Politics to join our passionate team. At King Solomon Academy, Government and politics is a growing subject. Driven by a highly effective relationship with the Politics and International Studies department at Warwick University, politics is a crucial component of the Humanities Department at King Solomon Academy. As a subject taught explicitly only in Sixth Form, the Lead Teacher of Politics will play a leading role in shaping the expanding Sixth Form provision at KSA with a move into a new Sixth Form Centre in September 2019 building a great deal of excitement in both the school and the local community.

For the right candidate, there will be the opportunity to discuss teaching and leadership opportunities beyond the politics curriculum both in the Sixth Form and further down the school as we seek to build a politically engaged and politically active student body through all age groups in the academy led by the Lead Teacher of Politics.

KSA is a pioneering school looking to hire exceptional people.

In this role you will:

  • Become part of a team of like-minded individuals
  • Benefit from expert teacher development so that you make rapid progress in your practice
  • Be responsible for ground-breaking educational outcomes for pupils from an economically deprived background
  • Have the opportunity to take on additional leadership responsibilities
  • Experience a range of development opportunities as part of the Ark network.

King Solomon Academy is a place where teachers learn how to improve their teaching, constantly striving to be the best they can be. Each teacher has a coach who supports their teaching with frequent observations and action steps. Our teachers rapidly progress into being exceptional classroom practitioners. Our school is one which is transformational for staff and pupils alike.

For further information about the role and the school and to apply please go to www.kingsolomonacademy.org/current-vacancies.

The application deadline is by 11am on Friday 20th April 2018.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Shaheen Riaz, at s.riaz@kingsolomonacademy.org and 0207 563 6901.



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More about King Solomon Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Penfold Street, London, NW1 6RX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7563 6900
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