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  • Start date details

    Immediate/ April or September 2024 start

  • Closing date

    29 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Lead Practitioner Scale 5 to 9

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional teacher to become a lead Practitioner for Business Studies.The successful candidate will play a key role in the further development of teaching and learning in Business & Economics and will be able to have a significant impact on teaching and learning across the school.In addition you will support our highly successful Careers and Enterprise programme for all students, building in further opportunities to develop this area of our work and building strong links with employers both locally and further afield.

This exciting opportunity is a new role in the school and you would be joining a highly successful and popular department with a proven track record of exam success in GCSEs, A-Level and BTECqualifications.As a Lead Practitioner you will already have some experience of teaching Business Studies to at least GCSE level and a proven record of success.As a Lead Practitioner, there is a real opportunity for the successful candidate to have a positive impact on teaching and learning as well as careers and enterprise education across all year groups and this role would be ideal for a colleague who is looking to share their expertise and exceptional practise with wide range of talented and committed colleagues at all stages of their career.

What the school offers its staff

Our students follow an academic core curriculum throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. This includes the study of History, Geography and a Language as well as English, Maths and Science. But our students also have the opportunity to do a range of practical and vocational subjects including a wide range of creative and Performing Arts, Physical Education and other humanities like Business Studies, Psychology and Economics.

Outside the formal curriculum we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities and clubs. Our students are also very active in the community working alongside local and overseas charities to raise money for good causes.

If you feel your values and ethos align with ours, this is an exciting opportunity for you! We are looking for someone with energy and vision that is ambitious for themselves and the young people of the school. You will have a growth mindset and believe in offering dynamic learning across the Key Stages.

Working with us offers you the opportunity to;

  • Join a positive school where effort and success is celebrated

  • Engage in excellent and personalised professional development opportunities

  • Have the support of a dynamic leadership team to ‘take risks’ in a supportive environment

Our staff and students are proud of our school and we would be happy to welcome you if you would like to come and have a closer look. Please feel free to contact us for an informal conversation about this exciting role or to arrange a visit. Please telephone the college on 0118 969 0336 or email the Head teacher’s Personal Assistant, Jane Jennings, on jenjjn@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

The college is committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and to promoting the welfare of all staff and students

Applying for the job

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About Waingels

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1376 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Waingels is a very successful 11 to 18 Comprehensive school serving its local community. Our successes and achievements can be attributed to our commitment to establish and grow a Better Never Stops culture, providing a safe, inclusive and rich learning environment where students feel safe and valued, founded on respectful relationships for all. Our ethos and culture are values based. We set high standards and expect all our students and staff to be respectful, kind, resilient and proud of our school, our achievements and our community.

Arranging a visit to Waingels

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email JenJJN@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk.

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