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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    31 May 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Pay Range 1 to Upper Pay Range 3, currently £28,000 to £43,685 per year

Additional allowances

TLR 2B - 2C (dependent upon experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an inspirational and ambitious leader who is focused on raising aspirations and outcomes for students in Business Studies. This role will provide an excellent opportunity for an ambitious leader, with proven examination experience, to step into middle leadership and develop alongside other talented leaders within a strong leadership framework. You will be an outstanding practitioner with a clear vision to inspire students, raising their aspiration and achievement.

We look forward to welcoming applications to join our friendly and supportive school.

What the school offers its staff

This is an exciting time to join The Cottesloe School as Head of Business Studies, as the national post-16 offer undergoes change. From September 2023 we will be offering GCSE Business Studies and developing our Sixth Form offer to include A Level Business.

Business Studies is a popular and successful subject at Key Stage 4 and 5. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious leader to join a thriving school.

We can offer you a rewarding opportunity to work in a welcoming and supportive environment. Our students are eager to learn, work hard and achieve well. Pupils and staff treat each other with respect and courtesy. Around the building and in lessons, pupils behave very well. Senior leaders are ambitious for Cottesloe students. The Headteacher is supported by talented and committed staff. Staff are very proud to work at the school. They feel valued because leaders consider their workload. (Ofsted - Continues to be a Good school, November 2021).

Learning about Business Studies will provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to prepare them for employment or higher education. Business Studies has an essential core of knowledge and applied skills, giving learners the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the business environment. Students will develop an understanding of spotting business opportunities, they will know how to put ideas into practice, develop skills in growing a successful business and will understand internal and external influences on organisations.

Further details about the role

Please contact Louise Baldwin (Deputy Headteacher Curriculum) lbaldwin@cottesloe.bucks.sch.uk to discuss this role further.

Please send your completed application form to recruitment@cottesloe.bucks.sch.uk, providing full details of your education and employment history. CVs cannot be accepted. Use the job description and advert to explain why you are applying and why you are the best person for this role, giving specific examples where possible to demonstrate how you match the requirements and detail your experience of delivering teaching and learning and what impact your contribution would make in terms of raising standards at The Cottesloe School.

We will review applications upon receipt, with interviews scheduled for Friday 26 May 2023.

The Cottesloe School is a successful and oversubscribed Foundation secondary school with Sixth Form situated in the village of Wing in rural North Buckinghamshire, located conveniently for Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. We are a forward-looking school with a Headteacher who leads an experienced and stable senior leadership team who have a passion for creating an inclusive learning environment, which enables all students to meet high expectations. Emphasis on staff wellbeing is central to our culture and we provide a vibrant and caring working environment. Please see our website for more information about us www.cottesloe.bucks.sch.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

The Cottesloe School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. and all staff, volunteers and governors are expected to share this commitment, to follow the school’s safeguarding policies and procedures and to behave appropriately towards children and young people at all times both in work and in their personal lives. Offers of employment will be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory teacher status, qualification, health and reference checks. The school has a policy of renewing all DBS checks every five years.
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About The Cottesloe School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1106 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01296 688264

The Cottesloe School is a successful and oversubscribed Foundation Secondary School with Sixth Form situated in the village of Wing in rural North Buckinghamshire, located conveniently for Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Arranging a visit to The Cottesloe School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@cottesloe.bucks.sch.uk.

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