Subject Leader - Business

The Reach Free School, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire


Job details

Subject Business Studies
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £28,700 to £47,400

Job description

Business Studies at The Reach Free School:
Business Studies is part of the Enterprise department which also incorporates Computing and Food and Nutrition. The subject was introduced in September 2018 and is taught at the school as Business and IT at Key Stage 3 and at Key Stage 4 and Post 16 as a vocational option. In line with other subjects in the school, pupils begin Key Stage 4 during year 9 and have the option to trial the subject before making their choices. The subject has proven to be a very popular choice across the school and we are committed to resourcing the subject sufficiently to ensure it is a great success.

Main duties:
The Subject Leader of Business at The Reach Free School will:
- Plan, develop and implement whole-school and departmental priorities, including aspects of the School Development Plan and the Departmental Action Plan
- Support the Head of Department with the Department Action Plan, audits, curriculum overviews and policies
- Lead the planning of Schemes of Learning indicating approaches to teaching, content, classroom organisation and resources
- Lead and manage others in the department to ensure that high performance standards are achieved and maintained
- Collaborate with other departments to develop literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
- Celebrate the success of the Enterprise department and challenge underperformance where required, this includes with staff and/ or pupils
- Ensure that the regulations and procedures relating to Health and Safety, are followed, taking responsibility for the safety, welfare and discipline of pupils within the learning environment
- Support and uphold the ACE ethos of the school – achievement, community, enjoyment
- Create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment
- Have sympathetic understanding of every child’s needs
- Have clear aims and objectives for every lesson and communicate them to the pupils
- Have well planned work, imaginatively introduced which caters for all pupils’ needs
- Utilise ICT to enhance the quality and variety of teaching and to support pupils in applying this key tool in their own learning
- Engage in continuous formative and summative assessment, tracking progress of pupils in line with school systems and provide guidance to pupils on next steps in their learning
- Maintain pupil records and report progress to parents, guardians and carers
- Secure high standards of behaviour in line with the school’s Code of Conduct and Behaviour Policy
- Share their talents, skills, ideas and enthusiasms for the benefit of the whole school and be ready to accept responsibilities that extend beyond the classroom
- Complete the requirements of the school’s performance management process
- Attend to personal professional development to keep abreast of national, local and school initiatives and best practice

Wider Responsibilities:
All teachers at The Reach Free School will:

- Deliver extra-curricular activities
- Partake in activities aimed at promoting the school, including, but not limited to, open evenings, visits to primary schools and community events
- Carry out other tasks commensurate with their position, as directed by the Senior Leadership Team

Employee benefits

A BUPA cash plan to contribute to medical care

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Secondary
School size 586 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website The Reach Free School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About The Reach Free School

The Reach Free School is an 11 to 18 school in Rickmansworth, which serves pupils of all backgrounds and abilities. Opened in September 2013, the school was founded by a group of teachers and local parents in response to a significant demand for more secondary school places in the area. All involved with the school have high aspirations for our pupils and high expectations of them. As such we expect all pupils to: commit their best efforts to all that they do; support each other to achieve their potential; work with their teachers to exceed their goals; demonstrate exemplary behaviour in all that they do; take pride in their school and its community within its walls and beyond; enjoy learning. The Reach Free School plays an active role in the community, working with local businesses, supporting local events and providing a hub for local services. Pupils are very much involved in the school’s wider responsibilities, developing skills in leadership and decision making, communication and collaboration and independent, self led learning. A sense of purpose and responsibility pervades lessons and activities at The Reach Free School and it is important that our pupils recognise their own responsibilities as members of the community. It is this that underpins The Reach Free School’s ethos; Achievement, Community, Enjoyment – ACE.

School location

Long Lane, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 8AB