This is a great time to join one of the most exciting schools in the country. This year will see us complete our scaling up with students in all years from 4 to 18. We are looking for an excellent economics teacher who is experienced teaching at A-level and level 2 (BTEC/GCSE) and is passionate about bringing their expertise to a vibrant new sixth form and a school full of dynamic, entrepreneurial students. School 21 has pioneered real world learning and students have placements in organisations where they do projects that really stretch them.
School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have more planning time than most schools and a tailored programme of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes to progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.
We believe the teaching of economics should involve regular and sustained connections to the real world, with students applying the theories they are learning to real world events. We see the subject as a platform for students to apply what they are learning through sustained and high quality work placements. You will analyse student data to identify underachievement and develop intervention strategies to ensure all students make outstanding progress.
Within the sixth form, we will seek to pair students with experts and experienced professionals in various scientific fields to undertake research, on-site projects, or work placements.
Since we opened in 2012 we have put learning and teaching at the heart of everything we do. We have developed a unique approach to oracy including setting up a charity, Voice 21 (https://www.voice21. org/) which is already working with several hundred schools. We have also pioneered real world, interdisciplinary learning in collaboration with a network of extraordinary organisations: creative, artistic, high tech, professional.
At School 21 we believe that the purpose of education is to develop the whole child: head (academics), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving, creating extraordinary authentic outcomes).
School 21 has established a strong track record - an outstanding ofsted, excellent GCSE results and a growing reputation, for example being the first and only international case study chosen by US educators, Edutopia https://www.edutopia.org/school/school-21.