Teacher of Economics, Cambridge

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The Stephen Perse VI Form CollegeCambridge

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are the Stephen Perse Foundation. Extraordinary things happen here every day.

The Stephen Perse Foundation is inspiring. It is a community in which everyone, both students and staff, achieves and makes a contribution every day. For us, our examination results, brilliant as they are, are not an end in themselves. Instead, they are a small part of a much broader process and experience. That process is all about added value, something we offer and look for in staff as much as in students. It is something in which every journey both begins with and is built around the individual. 

A global outlook, a focus on pedagogy, a ground-breaking commitment to digital learning and an emphasis on inspirational learning environments make us different. More than that, our policy of 'looking beyond' underpins education here. Co-curricular learning is integral to what we do, where opportunity and excellence are valued and encouraged. Our community, led by the Principal, Miss Tricia Kelleher, is made up of a family of six different schools, each with its own Head, comprising 1,100 boys and girls aged 3 to 18, around 150 teaching staff and 170 support staff. With an Exceptional ISI Inspection report in 2014 and Independent School of the Year 2014/5, we have much to be proud about. 

Your role within the Economics Department 

The Department is housed in the Stephen Perse Sixth Form College and plays an important role in the academic life of the College. There is a wide range of resources comprising electronic, audio-visual and printed materials and a well-stocked Economics section in the College Library.

Economics is a thriving and successful department with a strong academic reputation. It consistently achieves outstanding results at A Level and IB and regularly sends students to Cambridge or the LSE to read Economics. The subject is popular and numbers range from 2 to 14 students per class. 

Your Role as a Teacher

We want every teacher to offer the very best in teaching and learning to our students and this will inevitably, and perhaps even increasingly, involve the digital world. We are iPad 1-to-1 from 11 to 18 and our Junior Schools and Pre-Preps use class sets. We are a leader in the use of digital technology within the classroom and are one of only 11 schools in the UK to be Apple Distinguished Schools. This helps us to support our teachers and learners to have an appropriate use of these technologies.

Specific Responsibilities

Teaching and Learning

Under the direction of the Curriculum Leader of Economics:

● to contribute to the teaching of the subject

● to contribute to cross-curricular learning and related learning programmes as appropriate

● to participate in the development of programmes of study and schemes of work

● to produce reports and provide assessment data as required

Additional specific responsibilities: 

● to contribute to extra-curricular and enrichment activities as appropriate

● to fulfil a pastoral role within the Sixth Form College as a Co-Tutor of an assigned Form or as a Sixth-form Tutor and to contribute to the guidance and PSHE programmes as appropriate

Being Part of a Team

As a Member of the Economics Department

● to participate in appropriate meetings with colleagues and parents as required 

● to carry out a share of supervisory duties and examination invigilation in accordance with school procedures

● to carry out a share of cover duties for absent staff as required

● to take part in entrance procedures and Open Events as appropriate

● to contribute to the extracurricular life of the School

● to assist in the promotion of the subject within and outside school as appropriate

● to assist in departmental administrative tasks

Professional Development 

As part of a community of learners

● to take part in the professional development programme

● to attend induction, training and briefing sessions as required

● to keep up-to-date with developments within school and in relation to your discipline

● to keep abreast of developments in digital learning

General responsibilities

● To build and maintain good working relationships with all Foundation colleagues

● To assist as necessary in other Foundation areas at peak times

● To work at all times towards the aims and goals of the Foundation and any individual objectives and targets you may have agreed

● To proactively identify areas for improvements within the Foundation

● To act in accordance with Data Protection principles at all times

● To adhere at all times to Foundation Operational and Employment policies and procedures

● To take responsibility for own Health and Safety and that of your colleagues

This job description is not necessarily comprehensive and the position holder will be required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

Job location

More about The Stephen Perse VI Form College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 18 years
Address: Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8AA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223 488430
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We are the Stephen Perse Foundation. Extraordinary things happen here every day.

The Stephen Perse Foundation is inspiring. It is a community in which everyone, staff or student, achieves and makes a contribution every day. 

By teaching students...