Head of Economics and Buisness

Ark Acton Academy, London

Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject Economics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary ARK MPS £31,242 - £42,520

Job summary

We are rightly proud of our Sixth Form and we run two pathways – a highly academic A-Level pathway and a Professional Pathway focussing on Business. We are looking for someone with a strong academic track record who wants to both lead and teach Economics A Level and oversee the growth of our Business Professional Pathway. This pathway is a key mechanism for ensuring we provide high-quality courses to as broad a range of our community as we can. The vast majority of students in our Sixth Form secure places at Russell Group and top third universities and we currently have an Alps score of 1 and secure extremely strong progress rates for our students.

We place the curriculum at the heart of the academy and it informs all decisions we make. We are looking for someone who shares our belief in disciplinary thinking and who will help improve and refine our curriculum thinking and build a really impressive Economics & Business department.

At Ark Acton Academy we are heavily committed to staff welfare and development and this includes:
• Weekly staff training
• Coaching for every teacher
• Access to the best professional development from Ark and Ambition Institute
• Protected Department meeting time built into the timetable
• Weekly co-planning time built into teacher loadings to provide dedicated time to discuss and improve curriculum thinking and teacher effectiveness
• Lower than national teacher contact ratios
• Free use of our leisure centre and access to a wide range of discounts via the Ark Rewards scheme

We value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks.

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School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1013 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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Contact email rmacmurray@arkacton.org

About Ark Acton Academy

We are on an incredible improvement journey and are sowing the seeds of greatness for our local community. However, there is still much to do and we are looking for someone with a deep passion for curriculum thinking who can help drive us forwards. This is a great opportunity to join a school that believes in the importance of disciplinary curriculum thinking and invests in its staff.

Arranging a visit to Ark Acton Academy

Please contact Ruth MacMurray, rmacmurray@arkactonacademy.org to arrange a visit to the school.

School location

Gunnersbury Lane, London, W3 8EY