Teacher of Economics

Runnymede College is a private non-denominational British school in Madrid offering a British education to boys and girls of all nationalities from the age of two to eighteen. The education offered follows the British National Curriculum.

Founded as a private school in September 1967, the primary school was inaugurated in 1987, and since 1990, the whole School has been situated in La Moraleja, a residential estate 13 km to the north of Madrid.

Academic levels are high at Runnymede College. In June 2023, 58% of our students achieved A-A* at A level, with 97% of grades being A*-C. This is particularly impressive when compared with the 47% of A*-A grades achieved at independent (private) schools in England this year. In addition, 60% of our pupils gained A*-A grades at IGCSE. Once again, this is a truly excellent achievement when compared with the 47% of A*- A grades at GCSE obtained in the English independent (private) school sector.

In the graduating class of 2023, we have two students who will be studying in Oxford; another will begin her course in Natural Sciences at Cambridge. Other top-ranking UK universities welcoming this year’s graduates include St Andrews, Imperial, UCL, Edinburgh and Bath. The United States has attracted more pupils than ever, with pupils starting their higher education at Columbia, Stanford, NYU, UPenn and Cornell, amongst other excellent colleges.

A number of our students will be staying in Spain, at top-notch places including ICADE, IE and Navarra; others will continue their education elsewhere in Europe in world-leading institutions such as Sciences Po in France, ETH in Zurich, and several excellent universities in The Netherlands, including Eindhoven and Rotterdam.

Runnymede College is looking for a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher of Economics for September 2024.

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Economics, Business Studies, Maths or a related subject from a good university and should exhibit ongoing interest in the subject with students on a day-to-day basis. The successful candidate will be a positive and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with excellent interpersonal skills.

This role may include opportunities to be involved in the pastoral and co-curricular aspects of the school, such as Economics Society or Model United Nations.

The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering engaging and varied lessons to Year 12 and 13 A Level Economics students. They will enthuse pupils and ensure that lessons cater to the learning needs of all students, many of whom apply to Economics-related undergraduate courses at top universities in the UK, USA and Europe. On a related note, the successful applicant may be required to provide support to students with university applications and will provide guidance on university preparation, such as wider reading.

The Department follows the AQA A-Level specification, with all assessment under this linear specification taking place at the end of the two-year A-level course. The department achieves impressive results in public examinations and supports a good number of Economics/Business university applicants each year. The successful applicant would be expected to teach A* calibre pupils and to participate fully in extension programmes, such as the Year 12 Extended Essay Competition.

Head of Year opportunities are available for suitably experienced and motivated candidates. Those interested in being considered for these exciting pastoral leadership opportunities should include this in their letters of application.

The successful applicant will have:

  • a good honours degree from a British University
  • a PGCE or other qualified teacher status for secondary 
  • recent experience as a teacher in a school in the UK
  • recent experience teaching A Level Economics
  • excellent teamwork skills and be willing to collaborate on planning and resourcing
  • the ability to modify learning strategies to target the needs of individual students
  • high expectations of pupils’ effort and behaviour, and facilitate this with proven classroom management skills
  • be organised and able to prioritise to meet deadlines
  • be motivated and use initiative to contribute to success of the department
  • be a native level english speaker
  • possess valid references, and have an up to date CRB/DBS/ICPC check
  • have a good working knowledge of ICT systems and the application of ICT in the classroom

Other preferable but not essential criteria:

  • Previous experience of an international school

Please complete the TES online application form and attach a copy of your CV and cover letter, along with names, (including telephone numbers) and email addresses of two referees.

Final date for applications – Friday 31st May 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and first round interviews will take place via Zoom on a rolling basis. The final round interview will be held face-to-face at Runnymede College in Madrid. The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found. If you have not heard from us within six weeks of submitting your application, please assume you were unsuccessful this time.

We are an equal opportunities employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Hiring decisions are based on skills, experience and attributes required for the role. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Runnymede is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including check with past employers and the ACRO Criminal Records Office.

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