Teacher of Economics

Teacher of Economics
  • Full Time
  • Rochester
  • 15/07/2024

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School

Maidstone Road
Scale: MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR for the right candidate
Job Summary: Are you a recent Economics or Business graduate looking to get into teaching?

Are you a recent Economics or Business graduate looking to get into teaching? At Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School, we can be very receptive to teachers joining us at varying stages in their careers and are therefore open to taking on a recent graduate as an unqualified teacher who would eventually like to be put through their teaching training.

We are seeking to appoint either an already outstanding teacher or someone with the potential to become an outstanding teacher who can deliver high quality learning opportunities for our students in Economics. The Economics department is highly successful and has a track record of delivering excellent outcomes for our pupils, particularly at A Level, where it is extremely popular. 

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School is a selective boys grammar school with a coeducational sixth form. It is a seven form of entry school with over 1500 pupils. The school has exceptional facilities and a distinctive ethos of providing outstanding academic teaching alongside a range of exceptional opportunities for all pupils.

We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

  • Collaborative, able to build strong professional relationships;
  • Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential;
  • Confident and has strong career aspirations;
  • Committed to safeguarding and the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the Academy;
  • Confident in delivering lessons with strong knowledge of the Economics curriculum;
  • Engaged in evidence-informed pedagogy and relentlessly focused on improving their own practice;
  • Passionate about their own personal leadership and subject knowledge.

This is a full-time, permanent position and the salary offered is MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + a TLR for the right candidate. 

Enquiries: Please contact Sarah Rose (PA to the Headteacher) sarah.rose@sjwms.org.uk

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Working with us: Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School is a selective boys grammar school with a large co educational sixth form. It was founded in 1701 in order to provide an education to young men who would go on to work at the famous Chatham Dockyard. More than 300 years later we still pride ourselves on providing a superb academic education alongside an unparalleled range of opportunities for personal growth and character development. Awarded ‘outstanding’ in our last Ofsted in March 2023, the school has a track record of exceptional examination performance. Our Ofsted report comments, ‘Pupils and students are thoughtful, polite, courteous and respectful.’ It also comments, ‘Staff morale is high, and turnover is low. Leaders are very conscious of staff well-being.’

In 2012 the School became one of the first 100 National Teaching Schools and in 2021 was successful in converting this into becoming one of the first 35 National Teaching School Hubs. Alongside our work as a National Support School, our position in Leigh Academies Trust and as the lead school in the Kent and Medway Maths Hub the school is in unrivalled position to offer superb support and training to any new member of staff, regardless of their role, or their experience.

Please click here to view our website, to find out more about Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School. 

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

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Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.  

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.