17 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    8 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    2 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Business studies, Economics
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Main or Upper Pay Scale

Job summary

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and able Head of Economics and Business to join our school from January 2022 (or asap) to lead the subjects across Key Stages 4 and 5. The successful candidate will be an experienced individual with strong leadership and interpersonal skills that promote high quality teaching. We are looking for a motivated subject leader who will embrace our drive to ensure that Business and Economics are at the core of our curriculum and who has students’ progress at the forefront of their teaching.

This is an opportunity for someone to take on the leadership of a strong, forward-thinking department, shape the curriculum and develop the department further.

If you are an experienced teacher or leader who wishes to take advantage of a new challenge and has the vision and drive for excellence then we would be delighted to hear from you.
Applications from those wishing to contribute to other aspects of school life outside the classroom are particularly welcome

We offer a secure, supportive environment, a full induction programme for all new staff and continuous professional development. Hitchin Boys’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be carried out for all posts.

Further details and an application form are available on the school website. Completed forms should be emailed to Mrs Becky Rose, PA to School Business Manager at brose@hitchinboys.co.uk.

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 8th November 2021*

* We reserve the right to close applications early if a suitable candidate is identified.

Additional allowances

Subject leader TLR depending on experience

Applying for the job

Send completed HBS Application Form to Mrs Becky Rose, PA to School Business Manager at brose@hitchinboys.co.uk

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1224 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01462 432181

About Hitchin Boys' School

Hitchin Boys’ School (HBS) is a high achieving comprehensive school with a mixed sixth form, which forms part of the highly successful Hitchin Schools’ Consortium. We have a history that stretches back nearly 400 years but embrace fresh thinking and a modern, vibrant curriculum. We have high expectations, excellent standards of behaviour and pride in our extra-curricular activities that lead to academically successful and well-rounded students who are well equipped for life beyond school.

♦ A highly performing school with an academic ethos, with every student making exceptional progress
♦ A broad curriculum, with over 30 subjects offered at A-level via the Hitchin Consortium
♦ Student attitudes and behaviour that Ofsted called ‘exemplary’ and ‘impeccable’
♦ A campus that is historic but has also had £5m+ invested in new facilities in recent years
♦ An ethos that emphasises both learning and life, with rich experiences beyond the classroom
♦ A ‘Blended Learning’ approach with Chromebooks used in lower school and laptops in sixth form
♦ A commitment to professional development, with a strong internal and external training offer
♦ A place to grow your career with the potential for wider responsibilities and to take part in an unrivalled offering for extra-curricular clubs, trips internationally and community projects.

Hitchin itself is a historic market town of approximately 35,000 inhabitants in North Hertfordshire 25 minutes from London by rail line and close to the A1(M) and M1.

The school population is a truly comprehensive ability intake and reflects the demographic of the locality with some 24% of students coming from BAME backgrounds and approximately 9% of all students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Our ethos: At Hitchin Boys’ we pride ourselves on offering a warm and friendly environment where our students are encouraged to fulfil their academic potential whilst developing a solid foundation of spiritual, social, moral and cultural awareness. Hitchin Boys’ School helps all students to achieve according to their ability, and we celebrate success in many ways other than exam grades, ensuring that all our students go on to the next step in their lives with a feeling of achievement and self-worth. We are committed to caring for each and every one of our students and helping them become well-rounded, successful young adults.

Hitchin Boys’ School was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2016. We believe that the inspectors accurately identified our strength as a school when they said: “The academy’s motto, ‘striving for excellence’, is reflected strongly in all aspects of school life. Pupils thrive because personal development and academic excellence are promoted equally well.” OFSTED 2016. The full report is on the school website (https://www.hbs.herts.sch.uk).

Arranging a visit to Hitchin Boys' School

Contact Mrs Becky Rose, PA to School Business Manager at brose@hitchinboys.co.uk

School location

Grammar School Walk, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JB

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