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Teacher of Economics

Forest SchoolE17 3PY, Waltham Forest

Forest School is seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher of Economics (with Business) to join the thriving Department of Economics and Business. They will join a cohesive and experienced team of two to teach Economics (with some Business) to Year 12 and 13 A Level pupils, alongside full engagement in wider Forest School life.

The Department’s subjects are highly popular with pupils at Forest: this year there are 84 pupils studying Economics and 14 studying Business. Forest follows the Edexcel specification for Economics and Business, each set is shared by two team members. Economics results are excellent, with an average of 76% obtaining A* to B grades across the last three years.  Business results are pleasing, with 60% achieving A* to B grades in the past three years.  

The successful candidate will promote the best possible pedagogy in the classroom and share the department’s passion for inspiring pupils to enjoy Economics and Business and encouraging them to realise their maximum potential in external examinations and beyond. Economics and Management related subjects are the most popular undergraduate degree course of Forest School leavers and the department contributes significant time and expertise towards supporting these pupils with applications, including to Oxbridge. The appointed teacher should continue to inspire and motivate colleagues and pupils alike.

NQT’s and career changers will be considered and, if successful, join an experienced and highly supportive department.

The Forest School Ethos

Forest is a humane, open-minded school with both feet on the ground, in which the pupils’ all-round personal development is outstanding and academic attainment is high.  It is, above all, a happy school which understands the rich inter-relationship between the curricular, the co-curricular and the pastoral.  There is boldness in the School’s character, a readiness to be forward-thinking and adaptable, with pride in what we are and excitement for what lies ahead.

Our Values


About Forest

Forest is a large, vibrant school, with more than 1,430 boys and girls in equal proportion, from 4 to 18. Our traditional House structure means that each pupil is treated as an individual, of whom we have the highest expectations, while our size enables us to offer breadth and depth of opportunity.


Forest is a city school set within 50 acres of grounds surrounded by Epping Forest, within easy walking distance of Snaresbrook Central line tube station and Wood Street Overground station.

Why work at Forest?

There are many benefits of working at Forest school as staff are our single most important asset. Key benefits include:

• Generous CPD budget

• Comprehensive Professional Development Review system

• Opportunities to contribute to the wider community via our extensive Outreach Programme

• 18 weeks holiday and our own salary scale with salaries above those paid in the maintained sector

• Free hot lunch (takeaway sandwich lunch also available) and refreshments throughout the day

• All teaching staff currently enrolled in the national Teachers’ Pension Scheme

• 20% fee remission (pro-rata for part time staff) for children attending Forest which is applicable Y3-Y13

• Free membership of the Sylvestrian Leisure Centre during school hours and heavily subsidised membership outside those hours

• Free death in service cover and subsidised AXA PPP healthcare insurance

Don’t just take our word for it

What the Good Schools Guide say:

“Forest is a power-house with a heart. The pupils exude purpose – modern, dynamic youngsters with an eye on what’s happening next”

Closing date for applications, 15 March, 08:00 am

Interviews will commence week beginning 23 March 2021

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged. The School reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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