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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    26 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    31 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Business studies, Economics

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Main Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

We wish to appoint for September 2023, a well-qualified, enthusiastic teacher to teach Economics & Business Studies at GCSE and A level. The successful applicant will be joining a specialist team that has a consistently impressive track record of securing high achievement.

We aim to consolidate recent departmental developments and deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum where all students can achieve their potential. Alongside our academic curriculum, we seek to offer students a range of enrichment opportunities that allow them to ignite their passion for the subjects. Recent visitors have included the Financial Times, the Bank of England and major businesses in the local area.

What the school offers its staff

Economics and Business Studies

The departments of Economics and Business Studies sit alongside the Law department in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Business Studies is the most popular GCSE option subject at HGS as well as having thriving A-level numbers. Economics is equally popular at A-level and provides a solid choice for students who choose not to combine their Maths A-level with Science. We currently have two Economics sets in years 12 and 13 and regularly send students to high-calibre universities for related courses.

As a department, we are very well-resourced and follow a knowledge-rich curriculum where students have access to a wide range of materials to help them achieve mastery over the subject. Teaching follows direct instruction and curriculum design is incredibly important to our department delivering high-quality results. For more information on our curriculum offerings, please follow this link: https://www.handsworth.bham.sch.uk/curriculum/subjects/business-studies/

As a school, we are committed to investing in our greatest resource – our teaching staff. We are looking for a team member to play an active role in the life of the department and the wider life of the school; we in turn will support them.

Informal visits to the department are most welcome and if you have any questions please email the Head of Faculty Edward Harvey: eharvey@handsworth.bham.sch.uk .

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1065 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School

King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School (HGS), (a Specialist Mathematics and Computing School under the auspices of the SSAT) was opened in 1862 with 59 boys and has faithfully served the locality ever since. Even then, the boys came from far and wide to receive their education here and that has not changed – even though we also now have girls in the Sixth Form. While about 40% of the students come from the locality, the remainder come to the School from distances in excess of twenty miles. Our intake, being the top 40% of the ability range, is broader than any other selective School. We have well over 1000 students on roll. Community links are maintained and developed by many of our students helping with various projects, including the Youth Parliament and Primary Outreach projects. Involvement in the community has been a great strength of the School. In our Ofsted inspection of 2017 HGS was graded as Outstanding in all areas. On 1st September 2017 HGS converted to Academy status, was a founding member of the King Edward VI Academy Trust and joined the King Edward VI Foundation.

One of the things that makes HGS so exciting is the rich diversity of its student body. The School is proud to educate students from a wide range of ethnic, religious and cultural traditions, this education being in a spirit of harmony and mutual understanding. This helps to make HGS an ideal place for its students, helping to prepare them for the multicultural world in which we live. We try to celebrate our diversity from within our community. This has been repeatedly acknowledged by Ofsted, with high praise being given to our contribution to community cohesion, partnership work and SMSC (Ofsted 2009, 2013 and 2017).

The 1862 building, where it all began, is still in use today, but now there is a great deal more besides. Improved facilities of which the School can boast include a new Sports Hall (2007), an ICT Resource Centre (2007): major refurbishment of the main Music Teaching Room (2008): the conversion of an old Gym and a new build to create a Learning Hub, which includes a new Library, Sixth Form Study Rooms (2010) and a Reprographics Room: new Art Rooms and new Law and Psychology Room (2010), which has enabled a room to become a specific academic PE teaching room elsewhere in the School. More recently a new Food Technology Room has been built and completed in August 2011. Just under two miles away are our extensive playing fields, which include changing room facilities. Major work has been undertaken with the refurbishment of the Pavilion and construction of an Astro Turf pitch. A new £1.6 million Sixth Form Centre was completed in December 2014. This is an exciting development providing a personalised Sixth Form study area. In addition, we have an annual programme of work which sees us updating and improving the campus, for example the School Reception was recently refurbished and an Astro Turf pitch built on the main school site (2015). In 2017 a full sized 3G pitch was built at the Playing Fields and the Design Technology department was fully refurbished and upgraded with state of the art technology. In 2018 further refurbishment and upgrades took place across Science Laboratories.

In addition, the School is very active in the Handsworth Association of Schools and works closely with several primary partners, particularly in our specialist subjects and in PE, work that has been highly valued over the years. We have developed a rich Outreach programme which includes Reading and Sports volunteers, Masterclasses and 11+ Familiarisation. As with all schools, there is much to be done on the inside, but we like to compliment that and keep our perspective by looking outside as well.

Over the years the School has helped its students to achieve excellent exam results at GSCE, AS and A level. The standards produced by the students and their progress have been increasing, with the last two years being our best ever KS4 and KS5 performances. Each year, most Sixth Form students move on to higher education taking courses ranging from marketing to medicine, in institutions ranging from Oxford University to DE Montfort University. We pride ourselves on the quality of our careers and higher education advice, through which we try to help our students gain places on the right course and in the right location.

The Area

Birmingham is the country’s second largest city, with facilities that are beaten only by London. It can boast world-class music, drama and dance, which adds to a rich tapestry of nightlife. Other attractions range from Shakespeare at Stratford to the beauties of the Malvern Hills. Being at the centre of a very large transport network, there is easy access to most parts of the country. Handsworth itself is North West of the City Centre and could once rival the ‘city of a thousand trades’ for the scope of its industry.

Arranging a visit to King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email eharvey@handsworth.bham.sch.uk.

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