Business Teacher (Vocational Faculty)
To deliver high quality teaching and learning, including the promotion of student achievement as well as the maintenance of good behaviour and discipline.
To ensure high standards of achievement with all groups.
To be responsible to the Head of Faculty.
To ensure effective teaching and learning by:
• having a detailed knowledge both KS4 and 5 Business curriculum and the pedagogy that underpins this. This includes old and new specifications in BTEC and GCSE courses
• keeping up to date with developments in pedagogy in GCSE and BTEC Business
• setting appropriate and demanding targets for students' learning and motivation;
• identifying clear teaching objectives, content, structure and sequences to ensure all students have the opportunity to reach their potential in both KS4 and KS5 Business, including developing the students’ literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.
• using teaching methods which keep students engaged, including stimulating curiosity, effective questioning and response, clear presentation and good use of resources;
• responding securely to subject-related questions that students raise and students’ common misconceptions and mistakes;
• securing high standards of student behaviour, through well-focused teaching, establishing appropriate rules which students respect; and dealing with inappropriate behaviour in line with the behaviour policy;
To ensure effective assessment and evaluation by:
• assessing how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment information to inform future teaching;
• marking and monitoring students’ class and homework, providing constructive written feedback and setting targets for students’ progress;
• making accurate assessments against attainment targets and performance levels associated with other qualifications taught;
• setting targets for improving students’ achievement and securing progress through using appropriate teaching strategies.
To involve parents and the local community by:
• informing parents through oral and written reports on their children’s attainment, progress, development and how they can help them to improve;
• contacting parents if their child’s progress is less than expected and responding to all communications from parents;
• providing opportunities to develop students' understanding by relating their learning to real and work-related examples;
• liaising with agencies responsible for students' welfare.
• Liaising with local businesses to promote community links
To develop self and support the development of teams by:
• setting a good example to the students in their presentation and personal conduct;
• evaluating their own teaching critically and using this to improve their effectiveness.
• taking responsibility for implementing school policies and their own professional development;
• establishing effective working relationships with professional colleagues and support staff;
• appraising staff through Performance Management and using the process to develop the effectiveness of all staff;
• deploying support staff and other adults effectively in the classroom, involving them in the planning and management of students’ learning;
• attending calendared meetings, contributing to discussions and implementing agreed actions.
To ensure that resources are used effectively by:
• selecting and making good use of textbooks, ICT and other learning resources which enable teaching objectives to be met.
• use business facilities and equipment correctly to raise attainment of pupils.
• monitor the use of sports equipment and report any losses or damages.
General duties are to:
• attend assemblies and register the attendance of students;
• promote the general progress, well-being and social, cultural, spiritual and moral development of students at the school;
• provide support and guidance to students on educational and social mattes;
• provide accurate group lists and other information required by administrative support;
• fulfil the conditions of employment for school teachers, as laid down in the latest School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document;
• carry out duties and responsibilities necessary for the smooth running of the school, as required by the Executive Head Teacher.
• Teach a variety of specifications and courses to KS4 and 5.
• Aid in the day to day running of the Vocational faculty.
Essential educational requirements
• Good honours Degree (First or Second Class)
• Qualified Teacher status
Essential skills and experience
• Successful teaching practice or experience teaching Business to students aged 14-19.
• Up to date knowledge and understanding of current educational issues.
• ICT competence and interest in using ICT in the classroom.
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• The ability to prioritise, plan and organise.
• The ability to solve problems and make decisions.
• The ability to take responsibility for continuous professional self-development.
• The ability to inspire students and staff.
• The ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
• The ability to analyse, understand and interpret relevant information and data.
• The ability to use ICT appropriately.
We can offer you:
• Enthusiastic, well behaved learners who engage positively with school life
• Hard-working, motivated and engaged staff and governors, who care deeply about the outcomes for children and young people
• A culture of support for all staff
• MAT-wide continued professional development opportunities to enable practical and research based school improvement initiatives
• High level of support, coaching and friendship from the CEO/Head Teacher group
• Access to an employee benefits scheme
• On-site parking
About Washwood Heath Academy
- Burney Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B8 2AS
- All Through
- Washwood Heath Academy website (opens in a new window)