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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Business studies

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Particular Duties:

Under the overall direction of the Headteacher.


  • Have a secure and up to date knowledge and understanding of the concepts and skills necessary to teach specialist subjects.
  • Plan to achieve progression in pupils learning in line with agreed expectations on targets.

Set homework, mark and assess in line with school policies. Engage with school-wide learning initiatives.

  • Ensure that high quality teaching and learning takes place in all allocated classes.
  • Mark, assess, record and report on pupil achievement and maintain records as stated in the schools policy. Maintain accurate records and use assessment data to monitor progress, targets and take action (e.g. SEN, Gifted & Talented, praise and track under achievement).
  • Contribute to the development of Schemes of Learning, School and Team policies as requested.
  • Maintain a purposeful, orderly classroom environment including neat storage, learning centred display and by employing a range of behaviour management strategies. Monitor targets for pupils on report.
  • Undertake specific duties within the Team as agreed with your line manager.
  • Attend and contribute positively to meetings and professional development activities.
  • Promote and contribute where possible to the school’s extra-curricular programme.
  • Meet deadlines for reports, marking, submission of coursework and other assignments.
  • Prepare pupils for examinations and take part in standardisation or moderating exercises as require by the Team or examination boards.
  • Contribute to Citizenship teaching, special one day events and to the ethos of a Business and Enterprise Specialist School.
  • Provide a welcoming environment to visitors and respond within 24 hours to telephone calls and within 7 days to written correspondence.
  • Follow School Policy and support the Leadership Team in the effective operation of the school.
  • Carry out the role of form tutor as required.
  • All teachers at West Hatch may be required to deliver in subjects other than their specialism dependant upon the schools curriculum needs. The senior team will determine subjects taught dependant on the teachers individual experiences, skills and or qualifications.

Professional Standards

  • Carry out your role in a professional, positive and proactive manner.
  • To undertake any reasonable instruction.
  • Deal courteously with colleagues, pupils, parents and the public.
  • Come to work suitable dressed, in accordance with the Schools Dress Code.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with regard to issues relating to pupils, parents, other staff and school business.
  • Set a good example to students.
  • Be supportive at all times of the school’s aims and ethos.
  • Work as part of a team to support the team and school objectives.
  • Be familiar and comply with school policies as set by the Governing body.
  • Aim for high standards of punctuality and attendance.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share in the commitment. This appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and positive references.

What the school offers its staff

Teacher of Business

Required for September 2024

A payment of £1,000 will be paid to the successful candidate if they have applied direct to the School for this role (this will be paid in three instalments at the end of each term during the first year)

Additional paid allowance for responsibility for the right candidate

Business and Enterprise are at the heart of West Hatch with well over 500 students opting for subjects within this area each year.

The post will appeal to newly qualified teachers or experienced teachers with a strong track record wishing to join a thriving and heavily oversubscribed school.

We offer the following benefits:

  • Newly built sports hall with fully fitted gym available for staff use,
  • Swimming pool available for staff use,
  • Banked cover scheme allowing staff to build time to take some term time days off,
  • The Headteacher is passionate about staff workload and wellbeing and holds regular wellbeing meetings with staff,
  • Minimal marking expectations,
  • Additional CPD day to allow staff to mark mock internal examinations,
  • All our teachers are provided with laptops and staff are welcome to work where and when they wish outside of school hours,
  • We offer a significant number of paid development opportunities within departments and also across the school.

For more detailed information please see the additional information pack.

At West Hatch we believe in building strong relationships with students and going the extra mile to support students’ successes both in and outside of school.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share in the commitment. This appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and positive references.

Further details about this post and an Application Form are available by visiting our School website at www.westhatch.net

If you require additional information, please contact recruitment@westhatch.net

Closing date: Wednesday 17th April 2024 at 4pm

Early applications are encouraged as we will review applications as we receive them; and applicants may be contacted before the closing date.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About West Hatch High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1439 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
020 85048216

West Hatch High School is a large, thriving, successful, heavily oversubscribed Academy. West Hatch is situated on the Central Line overlooking the Roding Valley with easy access to London.

A significant building programme has resulted in refurbishment in Science, a new English block, a Business and Enterprise Centre, new Music block, Maths, Drama and Dining Block, and a new Sixth form Centre. In addition there has been a new Sports Centre opened.

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