Job details

Job details
Employer School 21
Location Newham
Salary Inner London (competitive based on skills and experience)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted Ad expiring tomorrow
Closing date
Job starts September 2017 (with earlier planning, training and induction)

School 21, a 4 to 18 school with a growing reputation for innovation and impact, is opening a new Sixth Form and Middle School in September as well as building up to full capacity.

We are looking for an excellent business teacher who is passionate about their subject area, ready to lead a new subject discipline across the school and keen to develop their practice in a dynamic and innovative teaching environment. School 21 is an all-through school and your role will have a particular emphasis on leading the teaching of business within our new sixth form, Six 21. Ideally, you will be an experienced A-level teacher with a background of teaching Business (either as an A-level or a BTEC) and it is essential that you have a passion for developing the best pedagogy for that age range. We are a school full of dynamic, entrepreneurial students, so there will be opportunities to design collaborative projects to explore the development of business skills throughout the school - for both primary and secondary ages.

School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have more planning time than most schools and a tailored programme of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes to progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.

We believe the teaching of business should make regular and sustained connections to the world around them, with students applying the theories they are learning to real world events. We see the subject as a platform for students to apply what they are learning through sustained and high quality work placements, (see the way we have reinvented work experience at http://www.school21.org.uk/rwl), with the opportunity for some students to start their own businesses within the school, or to offer their services to the community as freelancers. Business will be a popular subject within the sixth form, so we are looking for a confident teacher who can develop a distinctive and bold vision for the department going forward.

You will be trained in and develop a range of pedagogies including oracy-rich learning, project based learning, coaching, advanced literacy techniques and using technology effectively in the classroom. English Language is central to the life of School 21, and all teachers are expected to develop reading, writing and speaking skills within their subject. All teachers will also be expected to be a coach to about 13 students, developing their professionalism well-being and confidence. In order to do this effectively, you will be trained as a one to one coach. Our oracy curriculum, teacher toolkit and our collaboration with Cambridge University has resulted in a school filled with purposeful talk and thinking. You will have the chance to shape this exciting area of the school’s culture, along with the ethos and core practices of the sixth form.

School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have more planning time than most schools and a tailored programme of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes to progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.

School 21 has built strong foundations in a short period of time, confirmed by our Ofsted which was outstanding in all categories. There was strong recognition for the ethos and approach of the school:

"Pupils across the school make exceptional progress."

"Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, impeccable manners and show respect for everyone.”

“Staff morale is exceptionally high. Teachers at the early stages of their career value the ‘fantastic’ professional development and opportunities to learn from each other. Those with more experience said that they have become much better teachers since joining the school.”

Through project-based learning "pupils achieve remarkable standards of work and demonstrated knowledge and skills at levels beyond those expected for their age group."

“Pupils talk and discuss with a maturity and confidence that is remarkable for their years."

The successful candidate will be:

  • An excellent teacher and subject specialist
  • Experienced at developing other teachers
  • Skilled at fostering independent, student-led learning
  • A creative and deep thinker about pedagogy
  • A teacher of English language skill
  • Innovative in using new technology to enhance learning
  • A collaborative planner, able to work across subject disciplines
  • Interested in developing the whole child – head, heart and hand

ABOUT SCHOOL 21:

  • 4 to 18 mixed, inclusive school in the heart of Stratford, Newham
  • Cutting edge pedagogy and curriculum
  • Small - only 75 children in each year group. From September 2017 we will have years 7 to 11, Reception to year 4, a new Sixth Form beginning and a Middle school starting for years 5 and 7 in the first year and years 5 to 8 in the second year.
  • All teachers spend between 3 to 4 hours a week with their coaching group of about 13 students
  • We have plans to set up two new schools in close proximity to School 21 which will give staff more opportunities to grow and develop.

WE OFFER:

  • Outstanding career development and exceptional CPD
  • Generous TLRs based on experience and skills
  • The chance to network with outstanding practitioners and learn from the best
  • Collaborative working across the 4 to 18 school
  • Leadership training and development opportunities
  • A strong feedback culture so that teachers can develop in areas of their practice that are important to them
  • Every teacher being part of a team/circle that develops strategic practice

Apply by: 26th April 2017 at 5pm
Likely interview date: 2nd May 2017

For more information see: www.school21.org.uk or e-mail Anne Shaker at careers@school21.org.uk or call 020 8262 2121

To apply:  Please visit the careers pages at www.school21.org.uk and complete an online application form.

School 21 is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding children.

About the employer

School 21 is a pioneering new 4 to 18 school in Stratford, East London, for girls and boys and children from all starting points and backgrounds. We are now in our 5th year and are about to open our new Sixth Form, Six 21, as well as a middle school ...

Information about School 21
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status State - Free School
Gender Mixed
Age range 4 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

Pitchford Street
Stratford
London
E15 4RZ
United Kingdom