Teacher of Economics/Business/Economics and Business (Maternity Cover)

Fixed-Term Contract up to 1 Year, Full-Time or Part-time

Start date: September 2020 - November 2020/January 2021

Whitgift is one of Britain’s leading independent day and boarding schools, set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast. We are proud to be able to offer:

a unique, tailor-made education for boys aged 10-18

Beautiful and historic parkland site with outstanding facilities

A record of outstanding academic achievement

Superb facilities for over 40 sports, an exciting performing arts programme and wide range of co-curricular activities

Excellent pastoral care.

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated graduate to join a dynamic, friendly and highly successful department. Examination results are outstanding in this subject and applicants will:

have excellent subject knowledge (the ability to teach GCSE and/or Sixth form Business/Economics would be an advantage)

have the skills to promote a collaborative learning culture to maintain high standards

be able to demonstrate a talent for motivating and enthusing young learners to achieve their best

have excellent planning and preparation skills

have the ability to problem-solve and manage classroom behaviour effectively

be resilient under pressure

have excellent written and verbal communication skills

The post is suitable for experienced teachers as well as those new to the profession who may be able to participate in our highly-regarded Schools Direct programme. A proactive culture of supporting and developing talented and inspiring teachers is supported by the Senior Management Team.

Staff will be encouraged to contribute fully to the co-curricular life of the School and this is reflected in the salary offered. A strong commitment to the pastoral and house system is also anticipated. Accommodation may be available. Assistance is offered towards removal expenses.

In return we offer a generous salary and benefits package including Teachers’ Pension Scheme (with Life Assurance cover), Employee Discount Club, discounted school fees for the Foundation Schools, discounted off-peak membership at our on-site gym (Nuffield Health), Simply Health cash plan, a range of family-friendly benefits and a season ticket loan.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

For any queries, please contact the Human Resources department at .

Applications will be reviewed daily, and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Closing date: Midnight on Wednesday 24th June

Due to the current uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the school may amend the closing date and interview date(s) to ensure the health and welfare of our school community. Interviews may also be held over Microsoft Teams or Zoom