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Teacher of Business and Economics (Maternity Cover)

Forest AcademyRedbridge

Teacher of Business (Maternity Cover) 


Salary negotiable commensurate with experience and role offered

Required: January 2022 (fixed term contract until end of May 2022)

TLR available (department leadership) for the right candidate. 

Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming a Teacher of Business and Economics at the Forest Academy.  The Forest Academy is on an exciting journey, and we are looking for a teacher who is committed to making a difference to the lives of our students.  We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational teacher who is ambitious and has a real passion for their subject.  The successful applicant will have high expectations, and will be a reflective practitioner who is always keen to develop and improve their teaching.  They will appreciate their role in helping our students to have high aspirations, and they will share our belief that our students deserve an exceptional curriculum and the very best teaching.  They will, like us, believe in our students.   


Students enjoy studying Business and Economics at The Forest Academy, and the department consistently produces excellent results at KS4 and KS5.  For KS4 we deliver GCSE Business Studies and for KS5 we deliver A level Economics and BTEC Business (double and single award).  Our focus in Business and Economics is to offer a diverse, deeper understanding of the nature of business models, theories and help students to critically analyse the dynamic business environment.  Also, to enable students to grasp the concept of microeconomics, macroeconomics and analyse the current economic problems and issues.  At KS4 we are currently working through Marketing and Finance and exam preparation with our KS5 students centring on study skills and retrieval, in line with the school’s focus on “Great Teaching and Learning”.  Ability and experience of teaching A level Economics would be desirable. 

About TFA

The Forest Academy (TFA) is a part of the Beacon Multi Academy Trust, along with Beal High School, North East London Teaching Alliance (NELTA) and Beacon Business Innovation Hub (BBIH). TFA is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school, located in the north east corner of Redbridge.

TFA and Beal sixth forms amalgamated in September 2018. The 6th form is co-located at TFA and Beal High School, with c. 250 6th form students based at TFA. 

Why choose TFA?

  • A small, caring and welcoming community school
  • High expectations of all and where all students are entitled to consistent high quality learning experiences
  • A committed and dedicated staff working hard to shape the lives of the young people who come to our school
  • High quality CPD offer, through our partnerships with NELTA, Beal High School and other partnerships
  • Beal High School sixth form is part co-located at TFA, thus the opportunity work to support students within the sixth form

We welcome initial expressions of interest and discussions about the role. Please email marking the email ‘FAO The Principal’ if you wish to book a telephone call. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. The below documents must be read prior to applying for this role and will be factored into interviews: 

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • BMAT – Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Enhanced DBS (with list checks) is required for this post.

For more information and an application form please visit our website 

and forward your application to 

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position, therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible

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