Teacher of Business Studies (plus scope for responsibility) Mascalls Academy, Tonbridge, Kent

Job description

Business Studies is part of a highly successful Business and ICT faculty at Mascalls Academy, and we're looking for a teacher who will join and strengthen our team even further with the scope to be involved in leading the department, whether this be from the off-set or as part of your professional development. Business is a popular subject attracting large numbers at GCSE, A Level and Vocational. The role requires an inspirational, energetic and reflective individual. As a Teacher of Business Studies you will teach academic and vocational business to all key stages. You will be required to keep abreast of educational theory to inform your teaching, understand the value of knowledge in the curriculum and the ability to apply that knowledge in a contextual manner. Our teachers understand the process of cognition and meta-cognition when planning valuable educational experiences for students. Our staff are relentless in their ambition to ensure the success of our students. Our approach is simple; clear systems and high expectations.

In addition, the academy has developed a number of business links both locally and further afield. Our business partners work closely with the business studies department as well as offering business mentoring and careers support. The Business and ICT faculty also part of Luther King College which includes mathematics, computing, art and performing arts. Mascalls has four colleges each named after a risk taking pioneer. Each college is led by a Head of College, Deputy Head of College, Head of Pastoral and Deputy Head of Pastoral, whom all are qualified teachers. This team is responsible for the academic and pastoral support of the 350 pupils attached to each college. This structure allows for a greater level of individual support for the pupils within that college. This role would require the applicant to be an advisor/form tutor to support the ethos of their college and the development of their form group. Each half term we hold inter-college competitions in a variation of disciplines from sport, numeracy, spelling, debating, technology and enterprise. These competitions culminate in the end of year sports day where the college champion is crowned.

Our successful candidate will receive:

-A salary commensurate with experience plus scope for TLR
-Professional coaching and support to enhance teaching and -learning
-Performance related salary enhancement
-Opportunity to teach across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5
-Bespoke CPD programme
-Complementary holistic therapy to support staff wellbeing
-Free use of a staff gym
-A thriving social and community ethos

We’re keen to hear from you if you are:

-An excellent teacher with an outstanding record
-Collaborative, building strong professional relationships
-Able to motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential
-Energetic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude
-Someone who has a measurable impact as an individual teacher and throughout the school
-Confident and aspire to senior leadership
-Committed to the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the school

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Essential skills and experience

Experience teaching this subject area

Employee benefits

Working with us at Mascalls Academy: Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.

Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our most recent Ofsted inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category. Our most recent inspection can be found here.

Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our building and facilities are a mix of designs with two new buildings being modern, light and airy giving the academy a unique and special character.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to.

Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

We require all staff within the Trust to complete an enhanced DBS check as part of our on-boarding process in order to safeguard our students.

About Mascalls Academy

Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LT
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