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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    18 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - One Year

Pay scale

Commensurate with experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Key characteristics of the role include:

  • to impart your passion for Divinity to the pupils you teach, whilst also ensuring their mastery of the subject.
  • to assist the Head of Department in planning and delivering schemes of work for Key Stages 3 and 4, 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 department by taking part in collaborative planning, sharing resources, mentoring and observing teachers, and participating in continuing professional development.
  • to be a form tutor, and work collaboratively with your year group team.
  • to contribute to the wider school life, such as events, trips, and co-curricular clubs.

The successful candidate will have:

  • strong subject knowledge, a passion for Divinity, and an ability to communicate that passion to pupils;
  • an ability to teach Divinity at Key Stages 3 and 4 to all ability levels, including pupils with SEN;
  • a proven track record of excellent Divinity 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 knowledge-based curriculum;
  • high expectations of pupil conduct and behaviour;
  • excellent team working skills;
  • excellent communication skills with both pupils and staff;
  • a willingness to contribute to the school’s co-curricular programme.

What the school offers its staff

Art is a highly valued part of the WLFS curriculum. At KS3, pupils have two hours of Art a week, at KS4 pupils have 3 hours a week and at KS5 students have six hours a week. We have an excellent uptake at both GCSE and A Level. We are one of the most popular GCSE option subjects and at A Level we have 2 groups and attained 100% A*- C, 93% A*-B and 53% A*-A. Our GCSE results are equally impressive. Many students who go onto Art College and to study History of Art at the best institutions in the world from Cambridge to Camberwell. We also run many exciting clubs from Zine Club, Life Drawing and Textiles which are some of the most popular in the school. We also run a successful 6th Form Art Scholarship programme, enter numerous art competitions and go on many exciting trips in London and abroad. The Art Department champions independent thought and to foster this by making the study and practice of art as enriching and as rigorous as it can be within an educational context. To see more of what we do, please check out our website and Instagram account.

Commitment to safeguarding

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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About West London Free School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
911 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
r.peal@wlfs.org
Phone number
020 8600 0670

The WLFS is one of the pioneering schools in the country for delivering a knowledge-rich education to all pupils, irrespective of birth or background. At the WLFS, we pride ourselves on the quality of the curriculum; the excellent behaviour of the pupils; the support provided by senior leaders; and the trust that we place in staff. Our 2022 results showed that our approach to teaching is delivering results. At A-level, 45% of entries were graded A* to A, and 73% were graded A* to B. At GCSE, 49% of entries were graded 9 to 7, and 88% were graded 9 to 4. Progress 8 was 0.61. 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. We look for talented and ambitious individuals who share our vision for creating an exceptional school, and are committed to ensuring that every child has access to the best possible education.

Arranging a visit to West London Free School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email r.peal@wlfs.org.

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