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Windermere School is a non-selective, independent, co-educational day and boarding school which caters for Early Years through to Year 13. The school roll of approximately 230 students includes about 35% boarders and represents more than 25 nationalities. In the Sixth Form, we offer 4 pathways: the IB diploma programme, individual IB courses, BTEC and the IB career-related programme (a combination of IB courses and the BTEC). We base predicted grades on a holistic overview of performance and assessment.

Windermere School is unique. Set amidst the stunningly beautiful mountains and lakes of Cumbria, it delivers an exciting and forward-thinking curriculum, shaping the hearts and minds of the next generation. We aim to educate children to be capable and thoughtful, resourceful, courageous and caring.  This is a school where young people can enjoy their schooldays and parents can be confident that their children are following the very best pathways to university and to adult life.

Benefiting from its extraordinary location in the heart of the English Lake District it offers a unique education, embracing the IDEALS of the Round Square movement and the International Baccalaureate curriculum. Adventure is part of the curriculum and water sports play a large part in the co-curriculum. Celebrating it’s 100th year at its present site overlooking the glorious Lake Windermere. In 2024, the school values its traditions and constantly looks to the future. As a small school, we get to know all our children well and have a dedicated well-being team to help give the very best to every young person in our care.

Description of Position:

As a Teacher in the Humanities Faculty the post holder has responsibility for the overall effectiveness of their performance, working harmoniously within the departmental team. Every teacher is a role model, setting high expectations and making the best use of resources to secure excellent outcomes in economics. They will act as an ambassador in promoting and celebrating the work and achievements of pupils within the Humanities Faculty. Experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate is essential and an ability to teach an additional subject is desirable.


  • To be passionate about Economics and convey that enthusiasm to the pupils.

  • To contribute to ensuring that the Humanities Faculty is a well-maintained and positive working environment.

  • To liaise within and where required with other departments over suitable cross-curricular issues.

  • To attend meetings with parents as required.

  • This position is currently 40%FTE but can be fulltime if you are able to teach computing up to GCSE level.

  • To attend official school functions as appropriate.

  • To act as a Tutor.

  • To share in the responsibility of maintaining discipline and high standards of courtesy and appearance among the pupils, while promoting and safeguarding their welfare, safety and happiness.

  • To attend INSET and staff meetings, and lead sessions as required.

  • Full time staff are expected to contribute to boarding weekend and evening duties.


  • To participate in faculty meetings.

  • To assist with the creation of the academic enrichment programme so that Economics is represented in a balanced manner.

  • To contribute to the development of Economics Schemes of Work for all classes.

  • To contribute to the setting and marking of Economics assessments for internal examinations or termly assessment points.

  • To assist with the scholarship assessment for both internal and external applicants, where necessary.

  • To monitor Health and Safety issues in the Economics department, reporting to your Head of

  • Faculty when any problems or concerns arise.

  • To follow appropriate risk assessments in place for Economics activities, as appropriate.

  • To help promote the achievements of the Humanities faculty, both within and beyond the School.

  • To support the annual department audit.

  • To contribute to the annual report on external Economics examination results for your Head of Faculty.

  • To seek the permission in advance of the Head of Faculty for any expenditure and to record all expenditure.

  • To teach up to IB Higher Level Economics..

  • To contribute to the setting, entries for GCSE, vocational assessment and IB assessment and IB Internal Assessments.

  • To promote participation in subject activities beyond the school.


  • To maintain high standards of teaching and learning.

  • To participate in the annual Professional Development Review.

  • To produce high quality subject reports and to ensure that these reports are personalised, recognising success, focused on targets for improvement and are of a high quality.


  • To monitor the work and achievements of pupils within Economics, including the tracking of pupil progress via on-going assessment. Within this there should be a clear system to identify AGT, SEND and EAL pupils, with strategies to manage individual pupils in place.

  • To review the Learning Support register regularly and make sure the needs of the pupils are met within the Economics subject.

  • To ensure that the Academic scholars are stretched and that appropriate programmes of study for the gifted and talented pupils within Economics are in place and being used.

  • To operate within the School’s behaviour management policy and to record all instances where behaviour does not meet the desired standard.

  • To produce predicted grades, entry lists and other administrative items required for pupils entering public examinations.

  • To provide appropriate support to all pupils who choose to use the department as a research area for their Extended Essay.

  • To ensure that literacy, numeracy and ICT are addressed through the teaching of Economics

  • To increase attainment and pupil engagement in Economics


The postholder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding Policy Statement at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Windermere School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The School operates a No Smoking and Vaping policy within its buildings and grounds.


Only applications submitted on the school's application form will be considered.

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Applications should be sent to no later than Monday 10 June. 

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 10 June, but early applications may be interviewed sooner.


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