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, BTEC 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.
Unlike other schools, we introduce all students to Enterprise in Key Stage 3, with all students studying an Enterprise course, which includes a combination of Business, Travel and Tourism, ICT and Media Studies. All students also receive a Chromebook in Year 7, allowing for exciting, dynamic teaching and learning from the first lesson. At Key Stage 4, we offer Level 2 BTEC qualifications in Enterprise (Business Studies), Digital IT, Travel and Tourism and Media Studies, while in the Sixth Form we offer the International Baccalaureate in Business Management and Economics alongside the BTEC Extended Diplomas in Creative Media and Business as part of the IB Career-related Programme. All Enterprise subjects at Key Stage 4 are extremely popular and consistently achieve outstanding results.
The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, highly motivated and an excellent classroom practitioner who is committed to student success and development. Experience of teaching Business is essential, whilst experience of delivering a range from Travel & Tourism, ICT and Media is desirable but not essential. They should have a passion that inspires our students. Experience of planning and delivering BTEC is desirable, the ideal candidate should be aware of the changes facing the subject area nationally and be able to implement new courses accordingly. Most importantly, there is a real opportunity to contribute to a developing 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
Closing date: 18 November 2019
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.