Ashford School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.
Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.
We are seeking an inspiring and skilled part-time teacher to join this successful department.
Business and Economics are popular A level subjects in the school. Academic results are strong, and many students go on to study Business, Management, and Economics-related degrees at university.
The Business and Economics department is part of the Humanities faculty which encourages students to make connections between the Social Sciences. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and passionate teacher; the post would suit an experienced teacher, NQT or a recent graduate wishing to train as a teacher. The applicant would need to be able to teach both Business and Economics at Key Stage 5 only.
With a top honours degree from a leading university in Business or Economics and, ideally, experience of independent education, you should be capable of stretching students of high ability as well as supporting students across the ability range. Personal engagement, ability and drive are essential. You will need a firm grounding in subject-related theories and models, as well as the ability to inspire your students to use their business and economic knowledge to explain and explore the world around them. You should be familiar with IT and its use as a tool for learning, teaching and administration and be prepared to develop your skills further.
The successful applicant will be expected to build on our successful, engaging approach and will have the scope to develop it. Responding to the needs of the individual student – be it preparing for examinations in after-school classes or guiding the most able through the Oxbridge process – is at the heart of the department’s ethos. The department contributes to the broader co-curricular life of the school with visits locally as well as through Twilight seminars.
Teachers at Ashford School enjoy a welcoming, comfortable and well-resourced environment and are provided with assistance from a range of support staff. All teachers act as tutors and are expected to contribute to the busy co-curricular life of the school.
Salary by negotiation and dependent on skills, attributes and qualifications of the successful candidate. Approved arrangements are in place for Newly Qualified Teachers or graduates wishing to train. The school provides extensive opportunities for employees to develop personally and professionally.
Note - We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible.
Ashford School is one of the UK's leading coeducational, independent day and boarding schools, having twice been voted Independent School of the Year. The School was endorsed as excellent in every category during the most recent inspection.
Ashford School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.
Please apply online by clicking on the following link: https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1873634?cid=1567
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