Subject Tutor Economics

Category: Teaching

Closing Date: Monday 26 August 2024 09:00

Salary: Spine point 1 to PSP3 (£30,000 - £46,836)

Location: The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Hampshire  

Working Pattern: 0.4 FTE (with the opportunity for an additional 0.6 FTE (up to full-time) teaching Business Studies for the right candidate). 

Start date: 27 August 2024

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We are looking for a passionate Economics Tutor to join the high achieving department. The ability to also teach Business Studies would be desirable. The ideal candidate will be able to deliver inspiring lessons, brings knowledge and experience to the curriculum, and have a desire to teach beyond the specification, believing every student can succeed. Appreciation that the commitment to delivering outstanding educational and outcome goes beyond the classroom  

All staff within the Trust need to have a commitment to professional development, an enthusiasm for team work and a passion for improvement.  

While a teaching qualification is desirable, we will consider applications from non- qualified graduates. Graduates looking to start a career in teaching at the Sixth Form College will be allocated a reduced timetable with comprehensive support and mentoring. Future opportunities to obtain a teacher qualification will be considered. 

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Economics department

Economics is a large and successful department with a diverse, enthusiastic and supportive team. Collaboration is encouraged and teaching materials are shared centrally. Teachers follow a well structured and fully resourced syllabus. We aim to develop independent learning in students, provide transferable skills and enable adaptability with regard to learning and assessments.

Students frequently praise the excellent resources in the department, clarity of teacher explanations, and the support provided by teachers.

Key department information: 

Cohort size 

240 students in year 1, 200 in year 2.

Number of Staff   

8

Management structure 

There is a senior curriculum manager in economics, supported by a subject leader (year 2).

Exam board specification 

AQA

Department facilities 

Chromebooks are available in subject specialist classrooms. 

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Day to Day Expectations of a Teacher 

A full time teacher will have  22.5 hours per week contact with students, split over 5 Teaching groups (15 periods) with 5 additional periods for preparation & marking. 

On a Tuesday staff departmental meetings / all staff CPD takes place after college, finishing at 5.20pm.

Throughout the year there are a number of whole college events, (open evenings,  parent evenings, Interview day, enrollment and briefings) at which attendance is required. 

Common resources are shared within departments and there are regular opportunities for professional development, delivering extracurricular student clubs and wellbeing / social activities. 

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Learning and Teaching Expectations of a Teacher  

  • Develop skilled and effective teachers to implement our pedagogic priorities and deliver outstanding education and outcomes for all of our learners
  • Improve progression opportunities for all our learners, raising aspirations and smoothing transition cliff edges
  • Embed a culture of collaborative working and sharing good practice across all Trust academies
  • Develop an innovative, inspirational workforce with outstanding opportunities for career progression

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How do we support you:

As a new member of staff you will receive plenty of support from your colleagues both from the department and from the wider college community.  This will include:

  • a mentor to help you through the first year (in particular);
  • support from your curriculum manager and director of faculty; and
  • an extensive programme for all new staff to help induct you into College life as well as to develop your approach to teaching

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How to Apply

If you would like to have a further discussion before applying for this role please contact the HR team on team_HR@prospecttrust.org.uk

Please complete the attached application form and equality monitoring form and email all completed applications to recruitment@prospecttrust.org.uk by as soon as possible.

Early applications are encouraged, as the Trust may at its discretion elect to both interview and select candidates before the advertised closing date.

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Other Information 

The Prospect Trust takes the control and processing of employee data very seriously and is committed to acting in line with the UK General Data Protection Regulation; please read the attached applicant privacy notice which explains how your data is processed.

Prior to the interview, an online search will be conducted by HR, to identify any past or current incidents or issues that might affect your suitability to work with children and undertake this role.  Please note this online search will be carried out only on publicly available information and be limited to issues relating to your suitability to work with children and/or in an educational environment. Issues that arise will not automatically be a bar to your employment at the Trust but may be discussed with you at interview. This is in line with statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, however all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be invited for an interview. 

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The Prospect Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people within our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The job description fully sets out the safeguarding responsibilities of the post. Any future offer of employment remains subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance, a health check and references.