Teacher of Economics (with Business Studies), Barking and Dagenham

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Robert Clack School of ScienceBarking and Dagenham

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS (Inner London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Robert Clack School is expanding in September 2020 with the opening of a third site, and we are therefore looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher of Economics (with Business Studies) to join our growing team. 

Economics is growing in popularity and this academic year the department has seen a 25% increase in the uptake of this subject at KS4.  Therefore we will have an increased number of pupils choosing A Level Economics.  Results are improving year on year and our most recent results show that our Economics pupils are performing above the national average.  Our approach to Economics is to apply economic theory to support analysis of current economic problems and issues, and to encourage students to appreciate the interrelationships between microeconomics and macroeconomics. The A level takes into account fundamental advances and changes in economic ideas such as behavioural economics, the importance of financial markets and development economics, so that students can relate what they are learning to the world around them.  Many of our Economics pupils take part in extra-curricular activities such as debate and the Business Academy allowing them to put their learning into practice. In addition, the pupils are involved in various charity events in which they are able to help those in need and whilst doing so, they encourage members of the local community to work together to reduce the impact of social inequalities.

You must be passionate about teaching and you will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in the department in planning and delivering lessons across a range of ages and abilities.  You must be committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning, while securing outstanding progress for all pupils.  We will consider applications from newly qualified and experienced teachers.  


The right candidate for us will be someone who can demonstrate: -


• Experience and knowledge of teaching Economics (and Business Studies) within a secondary school (ages 11-18);

• Excellent curriculum knowledge and how to sequence the skills and knowledge needed;

• A record of / commitment to outstanding teaching and securing high levels of pupil progress;

• Experience of or a commitment to wider school responsibilities;

• Exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills;

• Qualified Teacher Status;

• An appreciation and an understanding of a school at the heart of the community.


Robert Clack School of Science is one of the most successful schools in the UK and is soon to become one of the largest schools in the UK. Reasons to join us:-

Our Pupils: The exemplary behaviour of our pupils is always commented upon by visitors to our school. Our pastoral system is second to none, reinforcing the values and ethos of the school. Pupils understand the importance of mutual respect, compassion for others, discipline, hard work, high expectations, and aspirations.

Success: We are hugely oversubscribed with a large Sixth Form. Through our provision of a broad and balanced curriculum, and an extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities, our pupils achieve excellent academic, social and cultural outcomes, despite living in an area of significant disadvantage.  At the end of Year 13, our pupils go on to top University destinations, including Oxford and Cambridge.   Many have progressed to employment via apprenticeships or in a variety of industries. 

Working Conditions: Our pupils need the best quality teachers in the classroom and we support our teachers through enhanced PPA time, minimal bureaucracy, supportive departments, pastoral teams and the leadership team.

Professional Advancement: We believe in training, developing and supporting teachers and support staff.  Many of our teachers trained at Robert Clack; a number are former pupils of the school, including the Headteacher. We have a Silver award for our CPD from the Teacher’s Development Trust, Investors in People Bronze award and the one time that we entered the Sunday Times Best Public Sector Company we were ranked first for Leadership, My Company and Personal Growth.  If you are ambitious, motivated and above all an excellent teacher, there are plenty of opportunities for you to develop at Robert Clack School.

HOW TO APPLY:

To view more information about Robert Clack School, please take a look at the school website.  If you would like to apply for this position please refer to the Job Description, Person Specification and download the application form which is available with the TES.  Please submit your completed application form via the TES or to: office@robertclack.co.uk or via the TES.

CVs only will not be accepted.  They will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed application form.

INTERVIEWS TO BE HELD: March 2020

Robert Clack School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Successful applicants must be willing to undergo identity checks, checks with past employers and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.



More about Robert Clack School of Science
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: (B) Upper Site, Gosfield Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM8 1JU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 82704200
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Robert Clack School is immensely proud of its excellent reputation in providing the highest quality education to its pupils.  We are committed to delivering a broad and balanced education, one which appreciates the importance of academic qualifi...