Economics and Business Curriculum Leader, Kensington and Chelsea

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Chelsea AcademyKensington and Chelsea

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Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London + Private Healthcare + Academy benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Academy is seeking to appoint an outstanding Economics and Business Curriculum Leader, who has a track record of raising attainment and delivering outstanding lessons. This post will suit someone with experience of teaching GCSE and A level Business Studies and/or economics.

In particular, candidates should have:

  • An excellent track record of teaching and developing Economics and Business demonstrated through exemplary examination results.  Experience of teaching AS/A2 level is essential. 
  • The ability to inspire and motivate others and to manage change effectively
  • High expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour
  • A clear understanding of the latest curriculum and pedagogical developments in Economics and Business.
  • The ability to plan and develop a curriculum that allows for innovative learning and teaching, regular assessment of student progress and enrichment opportunities outside of lessons

Academy Overview

We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, a World Class School and are a member of the Leading Edge network. In the summer we achieved our best ever GCSE and A level results in terms of both progress (top 10% nationally) and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.

Chelsea Academy is a great place to work (we are one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold), our staff are friendly and supportive and we offer a whole range of professional development opportunities no matter what stage you are at in your career. We want all of our teachers to be outstanding and so offer unrivalled professional development and support. This includes a CPD session every week (including opportunities to regularly visit other schools for newly qualified teachers) and a thriving in house Lead Practitioner team that coach and support staff across the Academy. Through the Chelsea Academy Way for Learning we have a simple, flexible and consistent way of developing outstanding teaching. Most of our senior and middle leaders started as teachers with us and have developed into highly talented practitioners. We offer internal and external training through NPQML, NPQSL and Teaching Leaders - your professional development is important to us.  Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits these include a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch. 

We are a diverse inner city, science specialist academy based just off the King’s Road in Chelsea and are co-sponsored by both the London Diocesan Board for Schools and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Chelsea Academy combines traditional educational values and high academic and behaviour standards with an innovative approach to learning and teaching. The Academy’s specialism is the sciences, and as such we have strong links with local organisations such as Imperial College, The Science Museum and Chelsea Physic Garden. As a Church of England sponsored academy we welcome staff, students and parents from all faiths but expect all employees to have regard for our Christian values that are demonstrated through the taught and non-taught curriculum.

How to apply

Please use Quick Apply Service available to apply for this post.  Sorry but we do not accept CV’s. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at 12:00 pm.  Interviews will take place on Friday 24th May 2019.  It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly the criteria in the person specification in their supporting statements.

If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Advisor) on who will put you in contact with the relevant staff member. Visits to the Academy and / or requests for informal discussions with the Principal are welcome and can be arranged by Anisha. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 

Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK  prior to starting employment with the Academy.

If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to university or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application.

Yours faithfully

Matt Williams


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More about Chelsea Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Lots Road, London, SW10 0AB, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 7376 3019
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Chelsea Academy is an Outstanding, World Class School, sponsored by the London Diocesan Board for Schools and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We are a warm, friendly and inclusive school with a strong  Christian ethos and have a track r...