Teacher of History, Waltham Forest

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Walthamstow AcademyWaltham Forest

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Start date: Summer 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + benefits
Contract term: Permanent

About United Learning

 United Learning is a unique group of independent and state schools working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – you. 

Job Introduction 

Opportunity to play a role in the development of our highly successful Academy. We seek an outstanding and innovative Teacher of History to join a dynamic and supportive faculty. We are looking for someone who is committed to securing high standards of learning and teaching in order to raise academic achievement. There will also be the opportunity to contribute to our large enrichment programme and share expertise across a growing group of Academies and independent schools within United Learning. As a Teacher of History you will be a passionate, dedicated and outstanding teacher who can take responsibility for the rapid progress of the students you teach. We know that outstanding teachers have transferable skills and are confident and effective in all aspects of their role but we also recognise that you will need support and challenge yourself so that you can grow to be the best you can be – we will make this happen. You will relate to the Academy’s ethos of “the best in everyone” and enjoy working with a rich, diverse group of young people in a dynamic and vibrant learning environment. Walthamstow Academy is sponsored by United Learning. As part of the largest group of Academies and independent schools, we offer outstanding professional development and career progression across both the maintained and independent sector. To conclude, we need someone who is passionate about making a difference, please get in touch. 

Main Responsibilities 

· to encourage all pupils to have the highest possible aspirations and develop positive attitudes to learning

 · to enable all pupils to reach the highest standards of which they are capable 

· to contribute actively to the personalised learning experience and the achievement of all the pupils that you teach or support

 · to foster students’ interest in your subject and to promote its contribution to their overall learning experience

Working for us

Walthamstow Academy opened its impressive new building in 2006 and since then we have achieved excellent results both at GCSE and at A-Level. In 2019, Walthamstow Academy students achieve a Progress 8 score of 0.4. At A-Level, our students achieve excellently with many of them progressing to Russell Group institutions. Because we are so successful, the school is now full and oversubscribed on first choices alone.

We do not achieve these results by accident. At Walthamstow Academy, we believe in the best in

everyone. We have a relentless focus on high expectations and aim to identify barriers to success

and provide necessary support as quickly as possible to ensure our students achieve. We do not

accept excuses and always strive for the best.

The Academy is proud of its multi-cultural character and we celebrate the diversity of heritage in our

community. 84% of our students are from minority ethnic groups, many coming from African,

Caribbean, Eastern European, Turkish and Pakistani communities.

Within the community served by the academy there is social and economic disadvantage with more

than half of the students being eligible for Pupil Premium. One third of the students have a first

language other than English and a significant number have low levels of literacy on entry. Many

students enter the Academy with low levels of attainment and the staff work hard to add value to

their performance. Standards across the Academy are above national averages in most subjects.

The Academy is located close to the North Circular Road, M11 and both Blackhorse Road and

Walthamstow Central underground stations from where it takes about half an hour to get into

central London. The Academy is situated in a part of London where property prices are still relatively

inexpensive and within easy access of Epping Forest, the Lee Valley and rural Hertfordshire and


Walthamstow Academy has achieved the CPLD Gold Award in recognition of our investment in

professional development, because we know that without our wonderful staff, what we have

achieved would not be possible, so thank you for your interest in coming to work with us. It starts

with someone like you believing you can contribute further to our community.

More about Walthamstow Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Billet Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 5DP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 527 3750
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