Head of Economics & Business Studies
Reports to: Head of Enterprise Faculty
Start date: April/September 2024
Location: Isaac Newton Academy, 1 Cricklefield Pl, Ilford IG1 1FY
Salary: Ark MPS/UPS (£35,368-£53,230) plus TLR, or Leadership depending on experience
Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 11th March 2024
Interviews: Candidates will be contacted once shortlisted
Isaac Newton Academy is a non-denominational, non-selective school, welcoming students of all backgrounds from the local community. We opened in 2012 with our inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. Isaac Newton Academy is an all through school with students from Reception to Year 13. Our mission is - striving together to be pioneers whose legacy makes a positive difference for our world.
The school was founded on the belief that all pupils can make dramatic progress within the right environment. Students, teachers, staff and parents are committed to making Isaac Newton a vibrant and inclusive learning community in which everyone can succeed.
We offer a rich curriculum emphasising core academic subjects, whilst providing the facilities, time and specialist staff to ensure students develop across a range of subjects. Music is at the heart of our school, with every student learning an instrument and all secondary students having the chance to be part of our Big Band ensembles.
Our school won Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 Shine a Light Awards for its commitment to developing pupils’ communication skills and was shortlisted for Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 TES Awards. Our Music Department were recently shortlisted for Excellence in Creative Arts at the TES School Awards 2023.
We are now seeking a skilled and committed leader to join the team as Head of Economics. This is a key position, and the successful candidate will play a key role in the Extended Leadership Team at INA, as well as having many opportunities to collaborate with other Ark HoDs. We are seeking a dynamic leader with experience of both Economics and Business studies across KS4 and KS5 (essential). One of our goals is to launch GCSE Business or Economics for the first time at INA as well as reviewing our sixth form provision. This will be a huge opportunity for an existing or aspiring middle leader to develop their experience in curriculum leadership. The existing team comprises experienced teachers who enjoy collaboration and have delivered strong results.
At INA, we are highly ambitious for our students and our staff are pivotal to our success. As part of the staff team, you will have the opportunity to work with great colleagues and develop your career through an outstanding professional development programme. You will be encouraged to be a reflective and open practitioner and be supported by the expertise of the Principal and experienced network colleagues, to develop yourself as an outstanding leader.
As a Head of Economics & Business Studies within Ark, you will be part of the network which provides many opportunities to work with colleagues across Ark to develop excellent practice. This subject network operates within a true spirit of collegiality that supports all teams to continuously work to better the provision on offer to our students and strive to be the best.
In addition, we offer attractive remuneration, above the national pay scales as well as a range of benefits.
The successful candidate will:
- be an outstanding teacher with a proven track record of securing excellent outcomes
- have up-to-date knowledge of subject curricula and assessment requirements for Economics & Business Studies
- be passionate about Economics & Business Studies and the development of our students.
- have some experience of leadership within a secondary school
- have the potential to move into senior leadership in the future
For further information on this brilliant opportunity as well as the fantastic benefits available, please see the job description and person specification below.
Job Description & Person Specification
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the Principal about the role, or if you have any technical questions about the application process please contact his Executive Assistant & HR Lead, Sam Jones at HR@isaacnewtonacademy.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
Applications will be reviewed periodically, and the school may close the vacancy early if high numbers of applications are received so early applications are advisable.
Please note that if you are shortlisted for the role that we will complete online searches as part of due diligence checks in line with KCSIE guidance.
To read more about Ark, please visit https://arkonline.org/about-us/what-we-do
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process which will include questions about safeguarding.
This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service.
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
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