Teacher of Business Studies and Economics (full-time, permanent) to start September 2020

Sir Thomas Rich's School, Gloucester, Gloucestershire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Economics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,372 to £40,490 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

Business Studies and Economics is taught at GCSE and A-Level by a team of staff who are passionate about their subjects and who support one another by sharing resources, strategies and responsibilities to ensure the continued smooth running of the department. The School follows the EDUQAS specification for Business at both GCSE and A-Level. For Economics, GCSE will be taught to the OCR course specification and A-Level to the Edexcel specification. The department are proud that year on year they attract a large number of students to study their subjects and this is due to a reputation of engaging and enthusiastic teachers with high expectations and standards. For more information, please refer to the attachments below or call the Headmaster at School for an informal chat.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, hard working colleague to contribute to the Business Studies and Economics department at STRS. This full-time permanent post is equally well-suited to an enthusiastic NQT with a thirst for learning and developing in their chosen career or a more experienced teacher looking for opportunity. We remain dedicated to mentoring and supporting our staff; our extensive professional development programme will ensure that the successful candidate will get bespoke training and development. They should be willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School.

Founded in 1666 as the Blue Coat Hospital, today Sir Thomas Rich’s is a progressive grammar school for boys in Years 7 to 11, and young men and women in the sixth form. Rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, we are consistently one of the highest attaining schools in the county and we are proud of our long-standing reputation for academic and sporting excellence. GCSE results consistently come in the top 10% for attainment and value added in the country. The School attracts high-ability, talented students and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.

We believe that students thrive in an atmosphere of respect, care and support. Teachers and support staff work hard to promote this ethos and to make sure that every pupil feels that they are a valued member of the school community. High quality pastoral support is key to this aim, and we work closely with parents to develop positive relationships with families and help students achieve their full potential.

Our accomplished teachers use their skills and in-depth subject knowledge to inspire, encourage and support our students in their journey through the School, laying firm foundations for academic excellence at GCSE, in our Sixth Form and beyond. Our students typically achieve ten or eleven GCSEs, mostly at the highest grades, and three or four A-levels, mostly at grades A*, A and B.

Located on the edge of the city of Gloucester in the heart of the south west, Sir Thomas Rich’s is just a short drive from Junction 11 of the M5. The beautiful Cotswold towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester are easily accessible and there are excellent public transport links to the nearby cities of Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.

If you wish to be considered, please complete the application form available on our website www.strschool.org.uk under 'About Us/Vacancies' and provide a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post. The inclusion of your CV would be welcome. Please forward via the e-teach portal or send to The Headmaster, Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF. We also accept applications via email to jem@strs.org.uk

Closing date: 4.00 pm, Friday 6 December 2019

Informal visits to the School are encouraged. For further information, please contact Jane Morton, Headmaster's PA and HR Manager, via School Reception or direct email.

This post is subject to an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications

PGCE or equivalent

Essential skills and experience

Excellent subject knowledge
Sound classroom management practice
Capacity for sustained hard work
Excellent organisational skills
Ability to communicate well with young people and adults

Employee benefits

We remain dedicated to mentoring and supporting our staff. Our extensive professional development programme will ensure that the successful candidate will get bespoke training and development.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1067 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Sir Thomas Rich's School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email jem@strs.org.uk

About Sir Thomas Rich's School

School location

Oakleaze, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF