Are you excited by the opportunities that Business and Enterprise develops in the Education of young people? Do you see Enterprise as a tool for generating more independent learners? Do you have a passion for promoting creative approaches to teaching and learning using new technologies? If you have answered yes to the above questions then the post at Wilmington Academy for a Teacher of Business and Enterprise is right for you!
Wilmington Academy has an exciting opportunity to appoint an excellent and experienced Teacher of Business and Enterprise to join us from September 2023, to strengthen the faculty and build on its success; ideal for either an ECT or an experienced teacher. We are a strong and very stable faculty and we celebrate success year on year across the Key Stage 4 and 5 academic and vocational courses that we deliver. Our faculty offers a range of courses including:
- LIBF Finance
- Level 2 and 3 Economics
- IB Business Management
- Level 3 Travel and Tourism
The examination outcomes and value added are outstanding - this is achieved through expert subject knowledge and teaching, as well as our teamwork. Business and Enterprise qualifications continue to be extremely popular at both KS4 and KS5. Experience of delivering Travel and Tourism would be desirable.
This position is offered as permanent, full time basis and offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience.
"It gives me great pleasure to share that Her Majesty’s Inspector and team believed there is enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged outstanding if a section 5 inspection were to be conducted. Therefore, Wilmington Academy will receive a section 5 inspection; usually this is within one to two years of the date of the section 8 inspection." - Mr M Gore, Principal.
Working with us: Wilmington Academy joined the Trust in September 2010. The Academy is very successful, where students from a wide variety of backgrounds and starting points can flourish and succeed. Our curriculum is carefully designed to meet the needs and aspirations of all our young people and we have an extensive programme of enrichment and support that provides extra opportunities for personal development and growth. We are housed in state of the art buildings in a semi-rural location just outside of Dartford. Rated by OfSTED as Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management, Wilmington offers a calm and purposeful learning environment where students can flourish and succeed.
In September 2017 we became an International Baccalaureate World School and offer the IB Career-related Programme in key stage 5. In July 2020 we were successfully authorised to deliver the IB Middle Years Programme in Key Stage 3, to ensure we provide our students with a truly world class education. Value added puts it in the top band for similar schools nationally in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 and examination outcomes are among the best of non-selective schools in Kent.
Academic excellence, hard work and good manners are expected of all our students. International- mindedness, cultural understanding and an appreciation of the benefits diversity can bring are at the heart of what we believe. Our success is achieved through teamwork. Subject teams work closely together to share resources and ideas to achieve the very best outcomes for our students. We support the Trust model of small schools within a school, so that no student is left behind. Vertical tutor groups, an excellent pastoral programme underpinned by a strong moral purpose, helps students to develop into responsible, well-educated young adults who are ready to take their next steps in life. A large proportion of our students go on to University and high level apprenticeships.
We aim for excellence in everything we do and have received recognition at regional and national level for our work. We are forward thinking and outward facing, constantly striving to advance and improve. We are very supportive and offer excellent training and development opportunities for staff at the various stages of their careers. We are a friendly, caring and ambitious community placing the academic progress and welfare of our students at the heart of everything we do. We work closely with Leigh Academies Trust, external partners and organisations to ensure we provide the educational experience our students need to make their way in an increasingly complex and ever changing world.