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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    27 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Business studies, Economics

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Scale to UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Teacher of Business & Economics to join our dedicated and supportive team of staff. You must be able to teach GCSE and A Level Business. The ability to teach Economics is desirable but you will need to have a willingness to learn and contribute to the subject. You will work collaboratively with the department and other teaching professionals in ensuring that all students have every opportunity to reach their full potential and achieve at their highest level.

No matter what stage you are at in your career, if you would like to work in an excellent school with wide ranging opportunities for CPD and a focus on staff wellbeing, and feel you have a contribution to make to our students and community, we would be delighted to receive your application.

What the school offers its staff


WGSB is an oversubscribed boy’s grammar school of more than 1000 students aged 11 to 18, including sixth form of over 260. We are one of 163 selective Grammar schools in England. We are a stand-alone academy. Increasingly we are seeing external applicants join the sixth form which is further energising our student body. In 2021 we celebrated the school’s 90th anniversary.

We are very much a community-centred and inclusive school. The socio-economic mix of our school is not typical of other grammar schools and as such we believe that academically minded and talented students, regardless of their background or needs, should have equal opportunities to benefit from a grammar school education.

Our school moto is ‘Sapientia Ianua Vitae’ or ‘Wisdom is the Gateway to Life’.

At the end of our 90th year the school body worked to re-draft our values statement. Many values have remained the same, but we move with the times and these better reflect the WGSB of 2023.

  • A culture of care and compassion that has at its centre the wellbeing of all within the community.
  • A school that offers a breadth and variety of opportunities and experiences to all students.
  • An environment where all students aspire to meet or better their personal best every day.
  • A population of unity where commonalities are celebrated and difference is valued and nurtured.

At WGSB our combination of core values, educational excellence and caring, committed staff provides an enriching environment in which to learn. We have offered a distinct education on the Cross Lane site since 1931 and will continue to do so.

A good school gets the fundamentals right by building high standards across all aspects of school life and embedding and sustaining these standards within the habits and routines of its daily life… but we don’t want to just be good, we want to be great for our students and our community.

In other words, our aim is in inspiring, challenging, and supporting students to belong, to fulfil their potential, and to do good and right things as happy, creative, and motivated young people.

We constantly review the curriculum on offer to our students, and we work hard to ensure that teaching is of the highest quality and learning is both interesting and fulfilling. But this is only part of the education that is on offer. Our co-curricular programme offers genuine enrichment inside and beyond the classroom. You may have heard the adage ‘Work hard, play hard’. That is what we expect – students who want to achieve but who also are prepared to commit to school beyond the classroom.

Sport (rugby, hockey, cricket, basketball, table tennis, athletics, handball) music (rock band, samba band, pop choir, multiple ensembles), theatre, art, textiles, D of E Award, chess, board games, creative writing, charity work… the list goes on. Thanks to the commitment of our incredible staff, what is on offer here at a state school is remarkable, providing that all-round education that we want our students to have access to.

Because, for us it is important that the students mature into confident young adults, equipped with the qualifications and skills that they will need to make their next, successful steps in life.


The wellbeing of staff is central to the approach taken by Governors and the Leadership Team at WGSB. We have an excellent sense of community within our whole staff, who work very hard as a team to support one another in their endeavours.

WGSB is a supportive institution with exceptional rates of staff retention. Very few staff move on each year, and these are largely due to opportunities for promotion or staff retirement.

Below are examples of some of the systems we have developed to help maintain a happy and positive staff.

  • Deadlines well publicised and staff are fully consulted on the academic calendar
  • Reduced data collections and reporting
  • Student Enrichment and Staff Wellbeing Lead in place
  • Governors that meet regularly with staff to gather feedback, both monitoring and responding to staff needs.
  • Greater PPA time than national recommendations
  • A flexible and generous approach to family appointments and child events (including Family Flexi Day)
  • Staff cake baking events
  • Complimentary fruit and pastries mornings
  • Whole-year Wellbeing support programme
  • Opportunities for professional development always considered
  • Considerate approach to lesson observations, drop-ins and Watching Others
  • Headteacher ‘Open Door’ policy

We hope you can join us!

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 Wirral Grammar School for Boys

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1053 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0151 644 0908

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