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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Business studies

Working pattern

Part time: 0.8

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualification Criteria

  • Qualified to degree level or above
  • Possesses QTS status or equivalent

Experience

  • Evidence of successful practice as a teacher in a secondary school
  • Experience of continually improving teaching practice to increase student achievement and progress
  • Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their subject through assisting with schemes of learning and extra-curricular/enrichment activities

Knowledge

  • Up to date knowledge in the curriculum area (Inc. A Level/GCSE specifications)
  • Understanding of the teaching strategies needed to establish high aspirations with regards to results and behaviour
  • Evidence of working with educational research to facilitate learning
  • Knowledge of the current legal requirements, national and school policies and guidance on the safeguarding and promotion of the well-being of children and young people

Leadership

  • An ability to lead by example
  • Effective team worker and leader
  • Possesses high expectations for accountability and consistency
  • Motivation to continually improve standards and inspire excellence
  • Possesses an empathy and the ability to listen
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students

Teaching and Learning

  • Effective and adaptable ICT skills
  • Numerate so that data analysis can be facilitated
  • Effective communication skills
  • Possesses energy, enthusiasm, resilience and perseverance
  • A commitment to educational research in order to facilitate learning
  • Excellent classroom teacher with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards
  • Thinks strategically about classroom practice and tailoring lessons to student's needs
  • Understands and interprets complex student data to drive lesson planning, achievement and progress
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • The ability to produce correspondence/documents, appropriate for a specific audience and in well-written English, ensuring the tone is appropriate to the purpose

What the school offers its staff

  • Teachers are all provided with a laptop to support their teaching
  • 21/25 periods of teaching per week maximum, less as an ECT
  • No pressure to "put on a show" in lessons. A culture of typicality is reinforced by no lesson grading (outstanding, good etc.)
  • No need to write lesson plans of any kind
  • Everyone has the highest expectations of behaviour, with all staff reinforcing those expectations
  • A clear system of sanctions which is applied consistently so staff don't have battles with students
  • Senior Leadership are very visible
  • Excellent pastoral support offered through House Offices
  • CPD tailored specifically to staff needs, based off their feedback
  • Time for staff to put new things into action
  • Non-hierarchical approach to professional development - there are things a senior leader can learn from an ECT and vice versa
  • Targeted support plans for teachers who are struggling
  • Regular Staff, Faculty and Pastoral briefings to support good communication
  • Comprehensive support for ECTs with dedicated mentors and regular meetings
  • Performance Management is tailored to faculty and individual needs. Data targets are not used punitively but aspirationally. We begin from the assumption that everyone will get the pay rise unless they haven't done all they can to improve student outcomes
  • We are constantly streamlining all systems and processes so they take less time
  • Open door Senior Leadership Team - no concern is ever too small
  • Countless opportunities to get involved with the wider life of the school - Duke of Edinburgh, school performances, sports teams, music
  • Contributions of staff recognised through 'Above and Beyond' draws each half term

Further details about the role

The Faculty provides a welcoming and supportive environment, and the opportunity to work together with teachers from other subject areas.

The Business team consists of the Head of Business and one other qualified Business teacher, as well as the advertised role. The department works well together, and all team members are happy to share ideas and best practice. We strive for even greater success, developing ourselves as well as the students, with a range of CPD and extra-curricular opportunities available.

The business department has three classrooms which are all equipped with desktop PCs.

Our curriculum aims to ensure students leave with the essential skills and knowledge to embrace the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment both in the UK and around the world. This is a popular subject at Aldridge School, which demonstrates the desire of our students to become enterprising and to explore different career pathways. Business can be studied at Aldridge School via different routes including A-level, GCSE and BTEC Level 2 and 3 qualifications.


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)
medical
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 Aldridge School - A Science College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1604 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

We are a comprehensive school of over 1500 students situated near the centre of Aldridge village. We believe that it is our responsibility to work to meet the needs of every individual student, challenging them to achieve their best, supporting them to become responsible young adults and preparing them for their next steps into the world of work or further education.

Aldridge School is a good school (Ofsted 2022).  It is a school which is proud of its traditions and successes which have been achieved through hard work and high expectations. In particular, we encourage our students to be Respectful, Responsible, Resilient and Ready to learn in order that they will be happy and successful at school and in the wider world beyond.

 Aldridge School has a dedicated, talented and conscientious team of staff who work together to provide a high standard of teaching, excellent pastoral care and professional support services. Our broad curriculum is designed to meet national expectations, be relevant and interesting, support our students in achieving the best possible standards in external examinations and to equip them with the skills they need to be successful in adult life.

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