Teacher of Business Studies

Sandhurst School, Sandhurst, Berkshire


Job details

Subject Business Studies
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,543 to £41,635
Newly qualified teacher Suitable

Job description

Teacher of Business Studies - September 2020
Permanent, Full-Time position
MPS to UPS with additional London Fringe Allowance

Sandhurst School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified Teacher of Business Studies, to teach across all Key Stages at a comprehensive school with over a 1,100 students on roll.

In November 2017, Ofsted reported that:

“The Headteacher, leaders and governors are committed to improving pupils’ life chances”

“Pupils’ conduct is typically good and they treat one another with respect”

“Pupils feel safe and are kept safe”

“Pupils are well looked after and are provided with the opportunity to succeed”

“Strong relationships exist between staff and pupils”

We are seeking a highly skilled teacher to help build upon the success that the Business and Enterprise Department has experienced in recent years. Business is taught successfully to Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 with a variety of academic and vocational options available to students.

We endeavour to make the subject interesting and accessible for all students, with a wide variety of teaching strategies and techniques used to ensure student engagement. A strong emphasis on deep subject knowledge in addition to regular and routine exam practice has allowed for successful outcomes for Business students in recent years. Business students are confident and well prepared for external examinations; they know what they need to do in order to improve.

GCSE Business in particular is a popular option subject for Year 9 students and the department has grown significantly as a result. The successful candidate would have the opportunity to expand upon this growth with the potential option of introducing economics and/or accounting as new subjects to the school. The successful candidate will work in a fully resourced department with its own dedicated teaching room and office as well as a full set of existing teaching resources available on the school’s shared Google Drive. This is a great opportunity to work in a supportive school setting and alongside a dedicated team of staff.

The courses offered within the department are as follows:

Course and Exam Board: GCSE Business - Edexcel

Current Number in Sets: 3 in Year 10 and 3 in Year 11

Typical Set Size: 25-30 students

Total Timetables Lessons: 5 per 2 week cycle

Most Recent Outcomes: SPI - +0.47, 61% on or above target. Average grade = 4+

Course and Exam Board: BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise - Edexcel

Current Number in Sets: 1 in Year 10 and 2 in Year 11

Typical Set Size: 15-20 students

Total Timetables Lessons: 5 per 2 week cycle

Most Recent Outcomes: N/A (New course, awaiting first results in 2020)

Course and Exam Board: A Level Business - AQA

Current Number in Sets: 1 in Year 12 and 1 in Year 13

Typical Set Size: 5-8 students

Total Timetables Lessons: 8 per 2 week cycle

Most Recent Outcomes: 100% A-C Average grade = B

The successful candidate will show:

- Teaching skills
- A commitment to helping raise student achievement
- Effective approaches to teaching & learning
- Good team-working skills

This vacancy offers an exciting opportunity to join a friendly, supportive, forward-thinking and successful department with a reputation for excellent practice and good examination results. Visits prior to application are very much encouraged. We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate the interest you have shown in our school.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Have a proven track record of excellence in teaching

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 1063 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Sandhurst School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email cread@sandhurst.bracknell-forest.sch.uk

School location

Owlsmoor Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 0SD