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  • Start date details

    1 September 2024 or earlier

  • Closing date

    12 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 March 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

Permanent

Pay scale

TLR2b (£5,349) plus significant R&R up to £5,000 for the right candidate

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented, inspiring Head of Business and Economics to join our successful and welcoming school.

The successful candidate will

  • be a well-motivated practitioner, keen to show their enthusiasm for Business and Economics
  • have the ability to lead and manage a dedicated team of teachers
  • be able to form positive and trusting relationships with students based on consistency, firm boundaries and making learning exciting and challenging
  • have a professional attitude that is open to innovative ways of working
  • be committed to working in partnership with the Business and Economics team and a range of other staff
  • be flexible and adaptable when faced with challenges

Business and Economics are thriving subjects at The Downs and are hugely popular amongst students in KS4 with strong progression through to A Level courses in both subject areas. The Business and Economics department includes three experienced and highly skilled specialist teachers. Outcomes are excellent with the subjects achieving ‘red hot’ ALPS2 in Economics and ALPS3 in Business in last year’s summer exams. Business and Economics sits within our Social Sciences faculty and works closely and collaboratively with the other subjects in the faculty, which include Sociology, Politics and Law.

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful, oversubscribed, and popular school serving the Downs area of West Berkshire. The roll is over 1400 with a well-established sixth form. Results at all levels are consistently outstanding and the best in West Berkshire, and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically.’

More information about the post and the school can be found on our web site www.thedownsschool.org or by contacting Clare Lowery, HR Manager on 01635 270022. Please submit your application to recruitment@thedownsschool.org by Friday 12 April 2024.

The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the DBS and provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK.

WWW.THEDOWNSSCHOOL.ORG


What the school offers its staff

In return you will

  • experience a caring, positive ethos that prioritises staff wellbeing and recognition
  • be empowered to work with ambitious, dedicated, capable staff who are deeply committed to develop the whole child
  • experience working with children who enjoy being at school, behave exceptionally and have excellent attitudes to learning
  • work in a professional, stimulating, and collaborative working environment
  • experience outstanding professional development and support to grow and develop as a teacher and leader

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)
medical
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 The Downs School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1363 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful, oversubscribed and popular school serving the Downs area of West Berkshire. The roll is nearly 1300 with a well-established sixth form. Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’.

Arranging a visit to The Downs School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@thedownsschool.org.

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