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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    4 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

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Business Studies and Economics

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Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (FTE) TLR 2B (£5,351) - A recruitment and retention allowance will be considered for the right candidate

Lead Teacher of Business Studies job summary

Lead Teacher of Business Studies

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Full Time/Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2B (£30,000 - £46,525 +£5,351) - A recruitment and retention allowance will be considered for the right candidate

Purpose of the post:

We are seeking to appoint a Lead Teacher of Business Studies who will work alongside the Curriculum Leader to continue to develop this important subject.

Summary of Main Duties and Responsibilities

Core Purpose:

To take a leading role, under the direction of the Curriculum Leader, in establishing the aims and objectives of the Business Studies curriculum, which reflect the overall aims and objectives of the College and the Curricular Policies determined by the Governing Body and Principal.

To keep up-to-date on national developments in Business Studies, to communicate relevant information/ updates to the Faculty, and to ensure a response to such developments.

To lead, manage and develop the Business Studies curriculum, ensuring the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students, in accordance with the aims of faculty policies, the school and the curricular policies determined by the Governing Body and Principal of the school.

To assist with the management and development of all staff teaching Business Studies

To undertake the professional duties and responsibilities of a teacher holding a Teaching and Learning responsibility, as set out in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document.

To undertake the professional duties outlined above by having regard to National Teaching Standards.

Core responsibilities:

1. 1. Curriculum Development for Business Studies

  • To have responsibility for the forward planning of the curriculum, in line with the Faculty Improvement Plan.
  • Working with the Curriculum Leader to ensure that suitable schemes of work are prepared.
  • To oversee the use of data within the curriculum, in conjunction with the Curriculum Leader, to inform intervention.
  • To have an up-to-date knowledge of the National Curriculum and/or GCSE or equivalent specification.
  • To provide information, as necessary, to the Senior Leadership Team, Curriculum Leader, parents, teachers and governors about the curriculum, student progress, and exam results.
  • To promote the work of the subject through parents’ evenings, assemblies, cross curricular opportunities and links with the community.

2. 2. Student Progression in Business Studies

  • Work with the Curriculum Leader to have oversight of the learning of all students.
  • Work with the Curriculum Leader to monitor student attainment, progress and behaviour and implement strategies where improvement needs are identified.
  • Work with the Curriculum Leader to oversee the organisation of student groupings.
  • To liaise with the Curriculum Leader to ensure all aspects of internal and external exams are managed effectively.
  • To lead on the provision of extended learning opportunities, including extra-curricular activities, ensuring that any visits are organised in line with College policy.
  • To ensure that Schemes of Work have regard to continuity and progression for students.

3. 3. Leadership and Management of Business Studies

  • Work with the Curriculum Leader to line manage staff teaching Business Studies
  • To support the Curriculum Leader in, inducting, developing, deploying, motivating and appraising staff to ensure that they have clear expectations of their roles, and that high standards are achieved and maintained.
  • To assist in the development of support staff in delivering the curriculum.
  • To work with the Curriculum Leader to ensure:
    • The completion of work analysis
    • The production of assessment materials
    • All data is quality assured to ensure consistency and validity
    • A bank of homework resources is available and used
    • The VLE is developed to support learning
  • To assist where necessary in the Appraisal of staff.
  • To work with the Curriculum Leader to monitor the performance of staff, including through the use of monitoring data, examination results, work analysis and lesson observations.
  • To work with the Curriculum Leader to manage capitation and equipment efficiently within the limits, guidelines and procedures laid down, and keeping appropriate records.
  • To ensure that staff are treated fairly and equitably and that there is no discrimination.
  • To ensure the Health and Safety Policies and Practices, including Risk Assessment throughout the Faculty are in-line with national requirements and are updated where necessary.

4. 4. Teaching and Learning in Business Studies

  • To take a lead role in the development of Teaching.
  • To promote excellence in teaching and learning to ensure all students develop their potential.
  • To exemplify in own practice outstanding teaching skills and to ensure that good practice is shared.
  • Work with the Curriculum Leader to evaluate the standards of all staff, providing feedback and identifying areas for improvement where appropriate.
  • To assist in the development and implementation of strategies to improve teaching.

General Duties

  • Maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated guidelines where appropriate
  • Undertake such duties and responsibilities at a similar level as directed by the Principal
  • Undertake duties in line with those expected of other senior leaders

Requirements of All Trust Staff:

To promote and uphold the Trust Mission Statement, values and strategic aims and objectives.

To comply with the Academy and Trust’s policies and procedures, including those relating to health and safety, safeguarding, welfare and security.

To work positively and inclusively with colleagues, students, parents and other partners regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability.

To attend briefings and staff meetings as required.

To participate in the Performance Management Review scheme and undertake professional development and training as required.

To be a positive role model and take responsibility for promoting good standards of behaviour and conduct in students.

To undertake other duties that are in accordance with the purpose and grade of the post as agreed with the Executive Principal or designated alternate.

Relationship to other posts within the Trust

Supervision given to: N/A

Supervision received: Curriculum Leader

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About The Hathershaw College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1057 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

The Hathershaw College is a very successful and oversubscribed 11-16 Academy within the Pinnacle Learning Trust, which consists of ourselves, Oldham Sixth Form College and Werneth Primary School. We are also well located with good public transport links and excellent access to the motorway network.

Ofsted inspected the school in November/December 2021 and we have retained our good status. I would advise you to read the excellent report before applying.

“Pupils behave sensibly around the school and in lessons. They are respectful to other pupils, staff and visitors.”

“Staff value the steps that leaders have taken to ease their workload and support their well-being.”

Source: Ofsted report 2021

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