Mark Rutherford School is a large oversubscribed secondary
school in the northern part of Bedford with approximately 1300 students on
roll. We serve a wide-ranging urban catchment area whilst also
taking students from other parts of the town and surrounding villages. We
offer a broad and varied curriculum to suit the needs of our
We are looking to appoint a well-qualified,
dynamic and highly motivated leader to drive the curriculum and outcomes in Business
Studies and Enterprise. We currently offer Business Studies to GCSE and A level
with Enterprise BTEC at Key Stage 4 and 5. This would
be an exciting opportunity to lead a popular subject across Key Stage 4 and 5.
We are lucky to have
a large and pleasant campus with extensive green spaces for sport and
recreation. Our infrastructure offers well-equipped classrooms and
other subject specific facilities to support our students with their learning
and personal development. Two large indoor sports facilities enable
students to undertake a wide range of sports and we also have a 3G pitch for
students to use for lessons, sporting fixtures and recreational time. Our recently opened £2 million STEM facility
houses our planetarium whilst also providing a lecture theatre, number of
classrooms and a computer room. For our STEM enthusiasts we offer
access to additional qualifications, such as GCSE Astronomy and Sixth Form
students lead a weekly club for Key Stage 3 students who have a passion for
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
All of our staff are dedicated and committed to
raising standards and developing each child to reach their potential. We
have a strong emphasis on academic achievement, backed up by the real knowledge
of each student’s individual needs. Students learn in a positive, healthy
and challenging environment.
At Mark Rutherford School we offer a supportive
working environment and a comprehensive CPD offer. The school has an excellent
induction programme as part of our staff support package and a clear pathway
for career progression with our Aspiring Leaders Programme.
If you are seeking to join a committed and
enthusiastic team in a school where collaboration and professional development
are fully supported, then we would be delighted to receive your application.
We are committed to the protection and safety of
our students and the successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS
check. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or
We reserve the right to invite candidates for
interview prior to the closing date and to close vacancies early if we have
sufficient suitable applications. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants
to apply as soon as possible.
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