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Lead Teacher of Politics

Type of Position:Lead Teacher
Salary:Salary dependent on experience.
Start Date:September 2019
Closing Date: 9am on Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Part-time Lead Teacher of Politics (0.8FTE)

September 2019

Salary dependent on experience.

London Academy of Excellence (LAE) is seeking to recruit an inspirational teacher to lead a thriving and successful A level politics department. LAE is an ambitious, academically selective sixth form in the heart of Stratford, close to the Olympic Park and just two minutes from Stratford Station (zone 2/3), with excellent links to all parts of London.

In 2018 LAE secured outstanding A level results. 90% of A level grades were A*, A or B and 60% of all grades were A* or A. 200 students progressed to Russell Group universities, including fifteen to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. This year 26 students hold offers to study at either Oxford or Cambridge.  Our ALPS 1 value added score places us in the top 1% of schools nationally for progress and we are the only provider in Newham with an average grade of an A.

The school is heavily oversubscribed with more than 3000 applications for 250 places each year and was graded ‘outstanding’ in every category by Ofsted in November 2017. The Sunday Time ranked us third in their list of state sixth form colleges in 2018/19 and named us State Sixth Form of the Year in 2015/16.

We seek a teacher of politics who is committed to high academic standards and able to communicate to young people an enthusiasm for the subject. QTS in not a requirement of the post but excellent subject knowledge is essential. The successful candidate will need to be able to teach both UK and global politics plus a small amount of A-level history. Outcomes for A level politics are exceptional.  

LAE can offer you:

  • the opportunity to teach your subject to the highest standard to many of the most able and inquisitive young people in east London;
  • a regular high-quality continuous professional development and support;
  • a modern and positive learning environment minutes from the Olympic Park and Stratford Station;
  • collaborative working with our world-class partner schools: Brighton College, Caterham School, Eton College, Forest School, Highgate School and UCS Hampstead.  

How to apply?

Please submit a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 together with the LAE application form by 9am on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 to applications@lae.ac.uk.

LAE reserves the right to interview and appoint as applications are received. The full job description and our application form are available to view and download from our website.

For more information, please contact James Kane, Assistant Head on 020 3301 1480 or email james.kane@lae.ac.uk

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Lead Teacher of Politics Job Description 28th Mar 2019 Download
Lead Teacher Person Specification 28th Mar 2019 Download
LAE Application Form 2018.docx 31st Oct 2018 Download