Teacher of English, London

Closing date:

Westminster AcademyLondon

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS-UPS (Inner London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Now is an exciting time to join our dedicated staff body. As a member of staff at a fast-paced, forward-thinking organisation, you will genuinely be changing lives. You will have the opportunity to shape the future of the Academy while working alongside an exceptionally talented group of teachers and leaders. If you can offer an absolute focus on raising educational standards coupled with an infectious passion for learning and success, then Westminster Academy would like to hear from you.

We have a deep and genuine commitment to provide an education that is unsurpassed anywhere in the world. At Westminster Academy, we believe that ‘Education is Success’. By providing all our students with a world-class education, we prepare them to be competitive on the international stage. We have huge ambition and aspiration for each and every student, and our commitment to their success is combined with excellent pastoral support to make sure that students feel safe, secure and successful at all times. We enable our students to discover genuine interests that extend beyond the classroom and to express themselves by encouraging a broad understanding of the world, a social conscience and a considerate approach to other people.

At Westminster Academy, students develop a passion for learning and a capacity for independent thinking. We have a strong record of academic success which is reflected in our outstanding GCSE and IB results. Both achievement and progress are well above the national average. Students also excel in sports and expressive arts and develop as well-rounded and confident global citizens. We offer a wide-ranging academic and vocational curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme in our Sixth Form.

True to the aims of our sponsors, we encourage intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit and we foster a real sense of communal endeavour. We are an inclusive, positive, stimulating and demanding open-minded community. We are always keen to hear from outstanding teachers and leaders who share our high expectations and deep moral purpose.

Within English, we prepare our students for the new GCSE by teaching challenging content - in an accessible format - from Year 7 onwards. Our KS4 students benefit from our forward-thinking, personalised and collaborative approach towards the new GCSE; our recent results with our Year 11s confirm that this approach works. In 2017, 85% of students achieved a Grade 9 - 4 in English Literature, and 79% of students achieved a Grade 9 - 4 in English Language. At KS5, the Academy offers IB English Literature and English Language and Literature, again with a set of world-class results.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, driven, and an excellent classroom practitioner who is committed to student success and development. There may be the opportunity for an additional responsibility for the right candidate, as well as some KS5 teaching.

Experience of planning and delivering GCSE lessons is essential, as the job will involve working closely with all colleagues within the department to continue developing our existing provision. The willingness to contribute to extra-curricular activities is also desirable. Most importantly, there is a real opportunity to contribute to a forward thinking, highly motivated team that is making a difference.

What we offer:

  • an innovative educational concept;
  • an excellent programme of continuing professional development; 
  • the opportunity to develop personally and professionally; 
  • the chance to shape the future of the subject;
  • a real commitment to staff wellbeing including offering access to the local gym, Perkbox, and weekly fitness sessions.

For further details and an application form, please visit: www.westminsteracademy.org.uk

Email: recruitment@westminsteracademy.org.uk

Closing date: 15 March 2018

Interview date: w/c 19 March 2018

We are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. We expect all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Sir Naim Dangoor Centre, 255 Harrow Road, London, W2 5EZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7121 0600
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