Teacher of Economics
Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School

Job reference: 001840

Location: Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School

Closing date: 30/04/2019

Salary: MPS/UPS, commensurate with experience

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: Full-time

Start Date: September 2019

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School, a highly successful grammar school in Rochester, has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint a Teacher of Economics to join their thriving department from September 2019.  This is an additional position which has been created due to the consistent popularity of Economics at Key Stages 4 and 5, and our successful candidate will join us on a full-time permanent contract. If you also offer other subjects specialisms, we can consider building this into the timetable. 

Get to know our department…

  • We are a small but highly collaborative and committed team, comprised of a Head of Department and two teachers at present
  • The department is accommodated in well-resourced Economics classrooms   
  • There are currently nine GCSE Economics sets who study the OCR GCSE specification, receiving 4 hours teaching time per fortnight; five sets in Year 10 and four sets in Year 11
  • In KS5, there are three sets in Year 12 and two sets in Year 13. They both follow the Edexcel Economics A specification 2015 and receive 10 hours of teaching per fortnight
  • We are keen to expand our extra-curricular offer and the prospective candidate will play an active role in the creation, delivery and organisation of these events

Our key successes;

  • The retention rate between GCSE and A Level is extremely high with a large proportion of students going on to study an Economics-related degree at university.  We have even celebrated a number of Oxbridge places in recent years
  • Departmental results are excellent. At KS4 we achieved 83% A*-B grades (2018).  At A Level Economics, we consistently achieve above 50% A*/A and 75% A*-B
  • The department has previously conducted educational visits to the Bank of England and trips to New York.  Whilst it ran, we competed in the Bank of England Target 2.0 competition and our students got through to the regional finals.  Annually, we run a National Enterprise event with Year 8.  Students are encouraged to get involved in external competitions such as the IFS Student Investor and other essay writing competitions.  We have also hosted an IEA conference which our own students and other students from local schools have benefited from.

This post would suit a newly qualified or experienced teacher alike as we can offer excellent professional development opportunities locally and across the wider Trust, bespoke to you.  Please refer to the Job Description by clicking here which is in line with the National Teaching Standards for more specific details.

Working with us:  Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School is an 11-18 Boys’ Grammar School of 1,300 students, including 350 in our co-educational Sixth Form.  Ofsted awarded the school an outstanding grade in every category in our most recent inspection, commenting that “students thrive within its distinctive ethos, enabling them to succeed academically and to develop into confident, well-rounded individuals who are prepared extremely well for their future lives.”

In 2012, the school was designated one of the first 100 National Teaching Schools, and we are also a National Support School and regional Maths Hub lead.  These factors ensure exceptional career development opportunities.

If you are interested in working with bright, talented pupils, and alongside an exceptional group of teachers then please contact the PA to the Headteacher Mrs Jacqueline Harrison - (harrisonj@sjwms.co.uk) 01634 844008.  We encourage applicants to visit our website to learn more about our school – www.sjwms.org.uk.  

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020.  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 providers and a large teaching school. 

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.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.   You can also view our video below which provides a glimpse of what it's like to work with LAT and why we're proud of what we do. 


Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.  If you have any queries regarding the role or the application process, please contact the LAT Talent Team on 01634 412 245 or email us at talent@latrust.org.uk.



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