Key characteristics of the role include:
- to impart your passion for Economics to the pupils you teach,
whilst also ensuring their mastery of the subject.
- planning and delivering schemes of work for Key Stage 5, and
monitoring their effectiveness.
- to monitor the progress of pupils according to the department and
school assessment policy and to advise on set changes.
- to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the Sixth Form
by taking part in collaborative planning, sharing resources, mentoring and
observing teachers, and participating in continuing professional development.
- to be a Sixth Form tutor, and work collaboratively with your year
- to contribute to the wider school life, such as events, trips, and
The successful candidate will have:
- strong subject knowledge,
a passion for Economics, and an ability to communicate that passion to pupils;
- an ability to teach Economics
at Key Stage 5 to a mixture of ability levels, including pupils with SEN;
- a proven track record of
excellent Economics teaching and, where relevant, outstanding outcomes for
pupils at both GCSE and A-level;
- an understanding of the
ethos of the West London Free School, and a commitment to teaching a
- high expectations of pupil
conduct and behaviour;
- excellent team working
- excellent communication
skills with both pupils and staff;
- a willingness to
contribute to the school’s co-curricular programme.
The West London
Free School (WLFS) is a non-selective state school based in Hammersmith, West
London. We are suited to teachers at all stages of their careers, priding
ourselves on a supportive working environment and valuing the importance of
The WLFS provides
all pupils, irrespective of their background, with a Classical Liberal
education. By a Classical Liberal education, we mean a rigorous, knowledge rich
education that draws from the most important work in both the humanities and
the sciences. We believe that knowledge is a good in and of itself, empowering
pupils to understand and take an interest in the world around them. We believe
a secondary education is not just a preparation for work, but a preparation for
life. As such, we value the knowledge of our teachers, and the passion for
their subject that they bring to the classroom.
We have a firm
but fair approach to behaviour:
- senior leaders see it as their
responsibility to ensure all teachers can teach without disruption;
- school rules are non-negotiable, and
poor behaviour is met by escalating sanctions;
- pupil detentions are centralised and
run every day by heads of year and senior leaders.
- teachers can therefore prioritise
planning and teaching their lessons.
We are very proud
of our exam results at WLFS. In 2022, our headline figures were as follows:
45% of entries were graded A* to A, and 73% were graded A* to B.
49% of entries were graded 9 to 7, and 88% were graded 9 to 4. Progress 8 was
Our pupils go on
to study at some of the best universities in the UK and abroad, with seven
students accepted to courses at Oxford or Cambridge in 2022 alone.
The Knowledge Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.
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