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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Maternity cover for up to 1 year

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

Additional allowances

TLR 2b (currently £5,348 FTE per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will lead and develop an established department, raising attainment and developing teaching and learning.

We welcome applications from candidates who:

  • Have the ability to teach Business Studies at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5, offering vocational and GCSE pathways to students.
  • Possess the ability to inspire and motivate, and who have a passion for teaching and learning.
  • Have consistently high expectations with the drive to help all students achieve their full potential.
  • Are an exceptional team player and who enjoys supporting and working collaboratively with others.
  • Have the skill to form positive relationships for learning with all staff, students and parents.
  • Share our vision to deliver outstanding education for children and young adults and the commitment to make a difference to outcomes and achievements of students who attend HAT schools.

What the school offers its staff

  • A fantastic working environment where students are enthusiastic and want to learn. All our Hampton schools have modern buildings, with light and airy classrooms, outstanding facilities and are situated at the heart of the community.
  • We value our staff and recognise the importance of providing ongoing training opportunities. As a growing Trust we are also able to offer opportunities for promotion and fresh challenges as new roles arise regularly.
  • Our extensive induction programme supports staff every step of the way.
  • Full access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme which is designed to help staff deal with any personal or professional problems. Staff have access to free legal advice, medical information, counselling sessions, online self-help tools, factsheets and the wellbeing portal.
  • Discounted local gym membership.
  • Our active Staff Wellbeing Group creates an effective channel for staff to be heard and underpins our commitment to cultivating a supportive working environment which allows staff to flourish and achieve their full potential.

Further details about the role

The role of the Business Studies Department is to work hard to ensure that all students feel safe, secure and are happy at school. The ethos is such that there will be a continuous drive for improvement and as a result we will continuously evaluate and develop the curriculum provision over the coming years.

The team consists of one Head of Department reporting to an Assistant Head of School, plus a teaching Head of Year and part time ECT2. Alongside this, we have a team of teaching assistants who help students with specific SEND requirements so that they can remain in a mainstream classroom.

The Business Studies Department will work closely with all other departments and the SENDCO, they will be quick to support, as well as intervene where necessary.

Commitment to safeguarding

Hampton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will require an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education, the school will consider carrying out an online search as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Full details are contained with our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Recruitment and Selection Policy, which are available via our website, or on request.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

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About Hampton Gardens Secondary School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1157 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Hampton Gardens is an 11-19 free school which opened in September 2017 to an initial intake of 180 Year 7 students. When full, the school will accommodate 1200 students in years 7-11 and 300 students in Sixth Form.

Hampton Gardens is part of the Hampton Academies Trust who also run the highly successful and popular Hampton College all-through school, Hampton Lakes Primary School and Dogsthorpe Infant School. HAT schools have very close links and some shared staff.

Arranging a visit to Hampton Gardens Secondary School

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

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