Teacher of Business Studies

Backwell School, Bristol, BS48 3BX

16 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    10 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

£25,714 (MS1) - £41,604 (UPS3)

Teacher of Business Studies job summary

Backwell School is looking to recruit an engaging and dynamic teacher of Business Studies on a full time or part time permanent contract from 1 January 2023.

We are looking for someone who can:

  • be an inspirational classroom teacher who is dedicated to provide high quality teaching and learning.
  • drive students to raise standards to achieve at all levels; and
  • demonstrate commitment to the values and core beliefs of Backwell School.

The successful candidate will be required to teach Business Studies at both KS4 and KS5. Being able to teach a second subject (such as A Level Economics) would be very desirable.

Our Business Studies and Economics department is a successful and growing department within the Social and Economic Sciences Curriculum Area. Lead by the Subject Leader for Business Studies, the department is committed to inspiring its students. Business is offered as a GCSE and a CTEC level 3 course. In most years, around 90 students opt for GCSE Business, while CTEC Business is a popular choice at Key Stage 5.

Teachers of Business Studies teach in brand new, state of the art facilities, within our newest building, opened in September 2021. Classrooms are bright and spacious with wonderful views and modern teaching technology.

Backwell School is a large comprehensive school with over 1700 students of which 350 are in the Sixth Form. Judged by Ofsted as Good in January 2020 the school has an excellent reputation in the local area and is oversubscribed in regards to student applications. Our latest Ofsted report can be read here.

All members of teaching staff are expected to act as tutors within the pastoral unit system. We have a 20 minute tutor period at the start of each school day which comprises of student wellbeing checks, administration and teaching of Personal Development (PSHE) materials as well as assemblies from the Heads of House and the School Leadership Team.

We also provide a fantastic benefits package to our employees including a contributory pension scheme, a broad employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), cycle to work scheme, electric car scheme, fitness suite access and on-site parking.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Monday 10 October 2022. Those who are successful following shortlisting, will be contacted regarding interview arrangements.

Before making an application candidates are asked to match their qualifications, experience, skills and abilities against the criteria listed below.

Applying for the job

Please apply through the application form on Eteach. Alternatively, please complete the application form and send it to recruitment@backwellschool.net

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About Backwell School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1725 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Backwell School is a large, vibrant, very popular mixed comprehensive school situated in Backwell, North Somerset, about 6 miles south of Bristol. We have a long-standing reputation for combining academic success for students of all abilities with a fully rounded and enriching educational experience. In 2008 and again in 2013 both the school and the Sixth Form were rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted.

Backwell School became an academy in 2011 and joined the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (LSP) multi-academy trust in January 2018. The LSP currently consists of two other large local secondary school as well as many primary schools in the local area. We have strong links with colleagues in the Trust which allows us to create CPD, collaboration and information sharing opportunities. For many years, Backwell has placed great importance on providing high quality teacher training and professional development. It became a Training School in 2003 and a Teaching School in 2012, leading the North Somerset Teaching Alliance.

Backwell School is situated in an attractive semi-rural location to the south of Bristol. Backwell itself is a village with a strong sense of community and the school is located next door to the leisure centre with swimming pool. Other nearby towns include Nailsea, Yatton and Portishead (listed in the top 10 suburbs in the UK) and staff live in locations such as these or in Bristol itself. The South West is a beautiful part of the world with excellent links to London and the North. Devon, Cornwall and Wales are within easy reach and Bristol Airport is only 3 miles from Backwell.

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