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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualification Criteria

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.

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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
1581 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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