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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 February 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

8a to 18c on the LAET pay scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

The key role for the Teacher of Politics and/or Economics will be to ensure that teaching and learning in the classroom are excellent and therefore students make outstanding academic progress. In fulfilling this role, the successful candidate will be intellectual, passionate, rigorous, hardworking, resilient and self-reflective.

Specialists in either subject are encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities of the role

  • To ensure that learners in the classroom make outstanding academic progress
  • To provide effective pastoral support to a tutor group of ambitious and aspirational students
  • To contribute fully to the extended curricular offer at LAE Tottenham

Specific tasks to achieve the above

  • To teach good and outstanding lessons in Politics and/or Economics at A-Level
  • To plan and adapt teaching effectively to meet the needs of all students, especially those who require additional support
  • To ensure the provision of resources which allow students to become independent learners
  • To provide formative and summative assessment for all students in a timely and effective manner
  • To build a positive academically-focused rapport with all learners
  • To support students academically outside lessons as appropriate
  • To have an effective understanding of the examination arrangements in the specialist subject area
  • To create a challenging but caring and nurturing learning environment
  • To produce high-quality resources and maintain displays which promote academic achievement
  • To actively reflect on teaching practice and welcome feedback from colleagues
  • To be a pastoral tutor for a group of Year 12 or Year 13 tutees, supporting their academic and pastoral development
  • To play an active role in the co-curricular offer at LAE Tottenham, including parts which require evening or weekend commitments

What the school offers its staff

A fantastic opportunity to join the thriving Politics / Economics departments at the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham - the Sunday Times ‘State Sixth Form College of the Year 2020-21’.

Specialists in either subject are encouraged to apply.

LAE Tottenham opened in September 2017 and has more than 750 students on roll as of September 2023. It is an academically selective 16-19 free school harnessing the support of nine independent schools to offer unrivalled educational opportunities to the most ambitious and motivated 16-19 year olds from Haringey and beyond.

The successful applicant will have exceptional subject knowledge and work within the Politics and Economics departments to inspire aspirational and motivated students and support them to achieve outstanding outcomes.

This role may be suitable for an ECT, or a teacher looking to build their A Level experience in Politics / Economics and keen to work with motivated and academic students. Unqualified teachers with passion and subject expertise are also encouraged to apply.

Pay is in the range £ 35,952 - £ 53,059 FTE, dependent on experience, using the LAE Tottenham pay scale.

This is a full-time or part-time position.

Start date - Autumn Term 2024.

LAE Tottenham

  • Academically selective Sixth Form, opened in September 2017. Results in the top 2% nationally for attainment and progress.
  • Principal Education Sponsor Highgate School and Lead Business Sponsor Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
  • Partnered by eight other leading independent schools - Alleyn’s, Chigwell, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’, Harrow, John Lyon, North London Collegiate, Mill Hill and St Dunstan’s College, each offering departmental support, CPD, expertise and shared student experiences.
  • Providing first-class support into top class higher education and employment, focused on academically ambitious young people.
  • Opportunities within the Chrysalis East programme, working with local secondary and primary schools to raise attainment across Tottenham.
  • Housed in a stunning new state of the art school building linked to White Hart Lane stadium.
  • Sunday Times ‘State Sixth Form College of the Year 2020-21’ and rated "outstanding" in all areas by Ofsted.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates representative of the range of backgrounds of our diverse student body.

The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that this role is ‘exempt’ from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore, you are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ (i.e. filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Further information is available on the school’s website.

Closing date for applications is 29th February 2024.

Interviews are scheduled to take place during w/c. 4th March 2024.

(LAET will invite strong candidates to interview as applications come in throughout the designated advertisement period).

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About London Academy of Excellence Tottenham

School type
Free School, ages 16 to 19
School size
607 pupils enrolled
Age range
16 to 19

The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, is an academically selective 16-19 free school opened as part of the redevelopment of White Hart Lane in September 2017.

LAE Tottenham's principal education sponsor is Highgate school and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club acts as the Business Sponsor.

Alongside Highgate, LAE Tottenham also benefits from partnership with eight other leading independent schools from London and the South-East: Alleyn's, Chigwell, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’, Harrow, John Lyon, North London Collegiate, Mill Hill and St Dunstan's.

LAE Tottenham is The Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year 2021..

Arranging a visit to London Academy of Excellence Tottenham

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mark.adams@laetottenham.ac.uk.

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