Teacher of A Level Economics

Recruitment Information

Date Posted30 October 2023
Type of RolePart Time
Closing date for applications13 November 2023
Start DateSeptember 2024 (Possibly Easter)

Our Sixth Form is a rich and vibrant community of students and teachers who are committed to achieving excellence in everything they do.  Economics is a hugely popular and successful subject. Our students are engaged, independent learners who have high aspirations and embrace the extensive enrichment opportunities that abound at Ashlyns.

Please click here for information about Economics at Ashlyns School

Economics at Ashlyns School: the lessons are structured in a way that students are able to quickly and competently understand the work and expectations of the course. We follow the Edexcel specification for A level Economics. We aim to educate students in the wider economic world, and inspire them through the study of real-world economic situations. The course has been designed to engage students through topics that are relevant in today’s society from supply and demand to poverty to Covid 19.

The Economics course aims to develop

  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to apply knowledge learnt to real life scenarios
  • Ability  to critically analyse
  • Ability to make informed decisions
  • Handling complex data
  • Commercial and cultural awareness

We follow the Young Enterprise Company Programme. Enterprise education provides young people with the skills, competencies and mindset to make the most of everyday opportunities and challenges. Being enterprising is something which can be applied to all aspects of life and work – identifying and initiating opportunities as well as adapting your response to situations. Students who join Young Enterprise are expected to set up a company, make/source products for sale at Christmas and local markets in Hertfordshire. They then conclude the programme with a presentation of their business. In addition to this throughout the year they will compete in various business related competitions.

Ashlyns is a popular and oversubscribed school with in excess of 1500 students including a growing and successful Sixth Form.  The school was confirmed ‘Good’ by Ofsted in September 2023 with an ‘Outstanding’ Sixth Form provision.  View our Ofsted report here

We are a thriving school with a rich heritage. Originally established for the most vulnerable in society, our focus on helping all students to be the very best versions of themselves is central to all we do. It’s our aim that work and study should be joyful; the staff and students at Ashlyns help to create the atmosphere for this to happen. There is a palpable sense of community, professionalism and a culture of high expectations, all of which are underpinned by ethical leadership. 

We hope the information included on our recruitment pages below will give you an insight into our school – the high aspirations,  excellent support and opportunities for our students and staff, the scope of the role and the kind of person we are looking for.

If you want to provide outstanding learning opportunities and exceptional pastoral care for students within a forward-thinking, hard-working school community, we would like to hear from you. 

We welcome visits from prospective candidates prior to application; please see contact details on the application guidance page.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our school.

Yours faithfully

James Shapland

Julie Laws
Chair of Governors