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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible/September 2024

  • Closing date

    18 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Maternity

Pay scale


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

Acting Head of Business (Maternity Cover)

Commencing: As soon as possible/September 2024

Salary Scale: MPS/UPS TLR 2C

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and ambitious Head of Business (Maternity Cover) atBarking Abbey School. We are keen to find the right candidate for our wonderful department, an individualwith a passion for teaching and learning, excellent subject knowledge and pedagogy, and the determinationto provide students with an enriched business curriculum. The ideal candidate will be a role model to ouryoung people, with the ability to build positive, professional relationships, and with the desire to inspire alove for business.

The Business department is well established and very successful with excellent Key Stage 4 and 5 results. Wehave the highest uptake of GCSE option choices at in our Sixth Form. The department has a supportive andcollaborative culture, which is motivating for students and staff alike.

Barking Abbey is a heavily over-subscribed dual campus secondary school in the London Borough of Barkingand Dagenham, with a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence and a supportive professionalenvironment.

The school is located less than 10 minutes walk from Upney tube and 15 minutes from Barking mainlinestation.

Barking Abbey celebrates its diversity, and we positively welcome applications from all sections of thecommunity. If you are interested in making a difference in young people’s lives whatever your background orhistory please apply.

What the school offers its staff

In return we offer:

• A supportive and encouraging staff team

• The opportunity to access a wide range of CPD opportunities within and beyond school

• A school which understands the importance of staff well-being and workload management

• A positive ethos with excellent behaviour reinforced by highly visible SLT and centralised behaviour systems

“Pupils learn and achieve very well... Pupils across both sites are happy and safe at Barking Abbey School…Pupils are motivated to work hard and enjoy positive working relationships with staff... Students new to theSixth Form commented on how welcoming, inclusive and diverse the community is… Leaders prioritise aspirationand ambition.” (Ofsted, December 2022)

Please click here to find out more information about what it is like to work at Barking Abbey:


To find out more about how teachers can secure rented accommodation at a discounted rate of 20% pleasecontact: info@bdsip.co.uk

Barking Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and is an Equal OpportunitiesEmployer.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process,including Disclosure check, will be undertaken on all successful applicants.

Online searches may be conducted for all shortlisted candidates and will be conducted for all successfulcandidates as part of our due diligence checks.

Further details about the role

Job Title: Acting Head of Business (Maternity Cover)

Allowance: TLR 2C

Department: Business

Location: Sandringham Road and Longbridge Road

Line Manager: Assistant Headteacher for Sixth Form

Line Management of: 5 members of the department

Responsible for: The provision of a full learning experience and support for students

Liaising with: Head/Leadership Team, teachers and support staff, LA representatives, externalagencies and parents

Working Time: Full time as specified within the STPCD


• To teach Business throughout the school at all levels (GCSE, BTEC Level 3 and A Level).

• To be responsible for monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the work of members of staff in the departmentand setting appropriate targets.

• To implement and oversee the production, review and development of schemes of work for Businesswithin the department, in liaison with members of the Pedagogy Team.

• To provide clear leadership based on awareness and understanding of current subject developmentsat KS4 and post-16 curriculum to secure high quality teaching, effective use of resources and improvedstandards of learning and achievement for all students.

• To lead the Business department to deliver high standards of teaching and professional practice.

• To be accountable for high standards of learning, student progress, improved attainment and supportand challenge for students.

• To manage and monitor all examination groups.

• To contribute towards researching and developing new teaching resources in liaison with members of thedepartment.

• To be responsible for the proper use, care and maintenance of departmental equipment and resources.

• To be responsible in liaison with other members of the department for the implementation of the school’sHealth and Safety and Security policy.

• To be responsible for monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the progress of students and settingappropriate targets.

• To ensure Whole School Priorities as set in the SDP are embedded into departmental practice.

• Other duties as reasonably directed by the Head Teacher.

• All duties and responsibilities as detailed in the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions of Employmentdocument.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
2325 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Welcome to Barking Abbey school and thank you for expressing an interest in applying for a position here.

For me there are three simple things that I want us to achieve at Barking Abbey school.

First, our motto ‘Give and Expect the best’ leads us to want to be the best in everything we do. We have some of the best results in the area, we have pupils at the best universities, we have the most pupils on apprenticeships in the entire country, we have basketball players in the best leagues and so much more. We have all of this because we push our pupils and each other to excel. All of us try to be our best every day.

Second, I firmly believe that if you can’t see it you can’t be it. We want to give our pupils the chance to see successful people of every religion, colour and background whilst they are at school. Whatever their dreams
we want to support them and provide the networks and contacts to help them to achieve.

Finally, we want our pupils to have a voice in the world. To be confident enough to express their views and also to have the knowledge to be able to make an effective contribution. The more you know the more
powerful you can be in the world.

Sir Tim Brighouse said “If a teacher makes the weather the school creates the climate.” and I firmly believe this. It is our role as a leadership team to create the best possible learning environment for our teachers
to teach in. In return we expect the best possible teaching from them and our results show this over time.

We have created systems and structures that support high quality learning, whilst minimising workload and maximising impact.
Our recent Ofsted report indicated that the school could be judged outstanding and so we are expecting them back to confirm this view. The report states; “Pupils learn and achieve very well. Pupils across both sites
are happy and safe at Barking Abbey School. Pupils are motivated to work hard and enjoy positive working relationships with staff. Students new to the sixth form commented on how welcoming, inclusive and diverse
the community is. Teachers feel listened to and well supported.” (Ofsted, December 2022)

If you share our ethos and values and absolutely believe in the potential of all young people then we can offer you the chance to make a difference and change our community for the better, and look forward to receiving
your application form and welcoming you to our school.

Arranging a visit to Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@barkingabbeyschool.co.uk.

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