Business Studies Teacher Redborne Upper School and Community College, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Job description

As a result of the increasing popularity of our Business Studies courses we are looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic Business Studies teacher to start in September 2020. You will be experienced in teaching Business Studies at GCSE and A Level standard. An ability to teach Economics to A Level would be an advantage.

Business Studies is a successful and thriving department within the humanities faculty. It benefits from its own suite of rooms which are fully equipped with PCs. We currently run two A Level groups in both year 12 and 13, six option classes for GCSE in year 10 and five in year 11. In addition there are opportunities for sixth form students to gain qualifications for IFS courses.

The post would be suitable for both newly qualified and experienced teachers.

1. To plan and prepare courses and lessons.

2. To teach, according to their educational needs, those students assigned to the teacher.

3. To set and mark homework.

4. To assess, record and report (including oral and written assessments, reports and references) on the development, progress and attainment of students, in each case having regard to the curriculum of the school.

5. To communicate and consult with the parents/guardians of students.

6. To communicate and cooperate with persons or bodies outside the school.

7. To participate in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described above.

8. To review from time to time teaching methods and programmes of work.

9. To participate in arrangements for further training and professional development.

10. To advise and cooperate with other colleagues (individually or in groups) on the preparation and development of schemes of work and materials for teaching and/or assessment.

11. To ensure good behaviour amongst students and safeguard their health and safety both when they are authorised to be on school premises and when engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere.

12. To participate in meetings and briefings at the school relating to the curriculum or the administration or organisation of the school.

13. To participate in arrangements for preparing students for public examination, recording and reporting relevant assessments, participating in arrangements for student presentations and supervision during internal and external examinations.

14. To assist, where appropriate, in the induction of students and newly qualified teachers.

15. To participate, as required, in the review, development and management of activities relating to the functions of the school.

16. To register the attendance of students in class.

17. To supervise students as a member of one of the duty teams identified each term.

FORM TUTOR: Main duties and responsibilities (years 9 to 11)

LINE MANAGER : Head of Year

• Get to know the students in your tutor group and foster positive working relationships in order to help guide them to success.
• Assist the year team with the pastoral care of the students in your group.
• Promote positive attitudes to school and the wider community through effective delivery of a tutorial programme.
• Support and encourage the learning of all students in your group.
• Promote the ethos of the school – ‘Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Safe’ and help students become TERRIFIC.
• Take the register once a day during morning registration.
• Assist the year team in promoting good attendance and punctuality and check uniform compliance regularly, taking action in line with the uniform protocol
• Attend tutor meetings when required.
• Attend parents evenings when required.
• Contribute a pastoral comment to the reports of your students.
• Liaise with parents /carers and be the first port of call for parental enquiries.
• Facilitate and assist students in achieving the Redborne Award.
• Contribute to the cleanliness of the school by carrying out a litter pick with your group as the rota demands.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. To comply with Redborne’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
2. To maintain confidentiality at all times in respect of school-related matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential and sensitive information.
3. To undertake any other duties of a similar level and responsibility as may be required.

Essential educational requirements

We intend on appointing a teacher with some experience or a newly qualified teacher. The person appointed would be expected to teach across age and ability levels appropriate to a 13-18 Upper School

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher status
Honours Degree in related subject

Essential skills and experience

• The person would be expected to have experience of teaching across age and ability levels appropriate to a 13 – 18 school, whether as a qualified teacher or in training.

• Understanding of requirements of National Curriculum at KS3, KS4 and KS5.
• Ability to teach Business Studies at GCSE and A Level.
• Ability to use ICT as an integral part of teaching strategies.
• Ability to operate effectively as part of a team.
• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
• A passion for Business Studies.
• Commitment to the teaching of Business Studies knowledge and skills
• Ability to use initiative.
• Interested in personal and professional development
• A commitment to equality of principles and practices.

Employee benefits

From September 2020 successful candidates may be eligible for brand new, subsidized, fully- furnished accommodation in Ampthill, sponsored by the Connolly Foundation. More details will be available following your appointment to the post. Details of the scheme can be found on the RTSA website.
CPD
Pension


About Redborne Upper School and Community College

Redborne Upper School provides a dynamic, friendly and vibrant environment where support, training and development for all staff is a priority. Our students and staff experience a supportive and caring atmosphere, along with high standards and expectations for success. Do you want to be part of a successful team of highly committed staff working towards excellence? If so, we look forward to hearing from you. Please note that Redborne does not accept applications from agencies or CV's. We are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare and all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory DBS clearance. Redborne is a successful school on a spacious and pleasant campus near the market town of Ampthill in Bedfordshire. We achieve excellent examination results with about three-quarters of students typically gaining Maths and English at grades 9 – 4. ‘A’ Level results are also very good with over half at ‘A*’, ‘A’ or ‘B’ grades and an overall pass rate of 99.9%. About 80% of the Sixth Form go on to university and each year a number of students get into Oxbridge. The school is well regarded, oversubscribed and situated in a very pleasant area of Central Bedfordshire, within easy reach of London. The campus includes a state-of-the-art 400 seat theatre and we have just opened a new classroom block and Sixth Form social area. In the next few years the school is likely to expand to 1,700 with 500+ in the sixth form. Redborne is also a National College Support School, a Leading Edge School and has Teaching School Status.

Address
Flitwick Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 2NU
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Redborne Upper School and Community College website (opens in a new window)