Teacher of English

Westminster AcademyWestminster

An opportunity to work in the only non-private Academy in London that offers both International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes at KS5

Our School

Westminster Academy is an outstanding International Business and Enterprise Academy serving a multi-ethnic community in Central London. Our ethos is grounded in the IB Learner Profile; we encourage intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit and foster a real sense of communal endeavour. The Academy has gained national recognition for its work to improve outcomes for students, and its aspirational and inclusive vision. As a member of the Westminster Academy community you will have the opportunity to shape the future of the Academy whilst working alongside an exceptionally talented group of teachers and leaders.

Our English Department

The English department at Westminster Academy has transformed student outcomes thanks to its energised, passionate team of teachers, whose exceptional subject knowledge and dedication is highly valued by students. We are now looking for an outstanding teacher to join this successful team.

Our English Curriculum and pedagogy

The English department achieves outstanding results, with excellent progress achieved at both KS4 and KS5. We prepare our students for GCSE by teaching challenging, engaging content from Year 7 onwards and our KS4 students benefit from our forward-thinking, personalised and collaborative approach; our recent results with our Year 11s confirm that this approach works. In 2019, 86% of students achieved a Grade 9 - 4 in English Literature, and 76% of students achieved a Grade 9 - 4 in English Language. 

At KS5, the Academy offers IB English Literature, and IB English Language and Literature, offering teachers specialised training with the IB, stimulating curriculum content and the chance to approach English with a truly global perspective. The department is pioneering IB hub days at Westminster Academy to allow teachers the opportunity to collaborate with IB English teachers from across the UK, benefitting from seminars with leading academics and IB educators. Our English department has achieved world-class results at IB, and is proud to have supported students to earn places on English courses at Oxbridge.

The ideal candidate for this post will be:

● Enthusiastic, driven, and an excellent classroom practitioner, who is committed to student success and development

● Experienced in planning and delivering GCSE English teaching 

● Willingness to contribute to extra-curricular activities

What we offer:

● A competitive salary and benefits package

● Sign up incentives available for experienced IB educators

● An excellent programme of continuing professional development

● Relevant training with the IB for teachers of Key Stage 5

● A commitment to staff well being, including access to the local gym, weekly fitness sessions, staff social events, Perkbox membership with associated benefits.

How to Apply: 

For further details and an application form, please visit: http://www.westminsteracademy.org.uk/189/vacancies

Email: recruitment@westminsteracademy.org.uk

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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