Co-educational Academy

Roll: 1460 including 414 in academic Sixth Form


Start date: January 2019

Salary: Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale plus London Fringe Allowance

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic teacher of Economics to join our high-achieving department. Economics is a popular subject with 4 A level classes across the Sixth Form and 5 GCSE classes at Key Stage 4. A number of students go on to study Economics at degree level.

Parmiter’s is an exceptional school in which to teach, with highly positive and supportive relationships between the staff and students. Parmiter’s coordinates Teacher Training for the Herts and Bucks Teaching School Alliance and offers a robust induction programme complimented by a bespoke CPD programme supporting colleagues at all stages of their careers. We are able to support the completion of an MA for candidates with the appropriate credits. Our admissions policy prioritises children of staff.

Applications are equally welcome from experienced and newly qualified teachers. NQTs are offered the option of a 1st July start date and we have an active NQT programme to support and develop new teachers.

Candidates are welcome to visit the school informally prior to application.

Application forms, available from the school website, should be returned with a covering letter to the Headmaster, Mr M Jones, Parmiter's School, High Elms Lane, Garston, Nr Watford, Herts WD25 0UU or by email to the address below.

Closing Date: Wednesday 3 October

Telephone: 01923 671424 Email:


Job Description

Post: Subject Teacher

Subject: Economics

Salary: Main Pay Scale or Upper Pay Scale + London Fringe Allowance

Safeguarding Children: This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

A teacher at Parmiter’s School is responsible for carrying out the duties of a teacher as set out in the DfE Teachers Standards document and as outlined in the DfE School Teachers’ pay and Conditions document.

A subject teacher is responsible for;

Teaching and Learning

  • To plan and deliver high quality, engaging, relevant and well-structured lessons in line with the department’s schemes of work.
  • To be accountable for student attainment, progress and outcomes.
  • To personalise learning to ensure lessons are accessible and/or challenging for all learners.
  • To ensure that homework is an integral part of learning and set according to the departmental policy and school homework timetable.
  • To ensure appropriate cover work is set as appropriate.
  • To keep up to date with national developments in your subject’s pedagogy and practice and to promote and implement them appropriately.

    Monitoring, Assessment and Feedback

  • To provide appropriate assessment opportunities, including informal ongoing assessment and formal assessments as determined by the department’s assessment schedule.
  • To be responsible for providing accurate feedback in line with departmental policy.
  • To ensure student progress is accurately monitored and reported on, this includes setting appropriate targets.
  • To support the department in providing appropriate intervention for individuals and groups of students.
  • To ensure effective communication with parents, including through the reporting process.

    Behaviour and Climate for learning

  • To be responsible for student behaviour in the classroom, ensuring the whole school policy on behaviour is followed. To involve the Head of Department and Pastoral and Curriculum Support teams where necessary.
  • To provide a positive learning environment for students to learn in the classroom including through high quality and relevant display.
  • To ensure health and safety standards are met.

    Personal Development

  • To participate in and contribute to department meetings.
  • To engage in and build on positive working relationships within the department.
  • To reflect and act on feedback and undertake relevant CPD and training as identified.
  • To attend departmental and school briefings and meetings.
  • To undertake annual reviews in line with the school’s Appraisal Policy for Teachers.

    Promotion of the department

  • To make a positive contribution to the life of the school and exemplify the school’s vision and values.
  • To be involved in the provision of extra-curricular activities within the department.
  • To promote, advocate and follow all school policies.

    Pastoral responsibilities

  • To carry out the responsibilities of a form tutor as outlined in the form tutor handbook.


    Teachers paid on the Upper Pay Scale are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment to undertake professional duties which make a wider contribution (which involves working with adults) beyond their own classroom.

Within this job description, each individual task may not be identified and the post holder may be asked to undertake any other task reasonably requested by the Senior Leadership Team. This job description will be reviewed annually and may be changed to reflect or anticipate changes in the post which are commensurate with the salary and job title.