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Head of Business and Economics

Head of Business and Economics

The Boswells School


  • Expired
Main Pay Scale/ Upper Pay Scale TLR2b
Job type:
Part Time, Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
5 February 2018

Job overview

Head of Business & Economics

TLR 2b

Required for start in September 2018

The Boswells School is looking to appoint a Head of Business & Economics. The role involves working with our Head of Faculty for Business, Computing and Technology and second in Faculty to ensure an excellent curriculum provision. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver high quality Business & Economic lessons in KS4 & KS5 and to develop an already strong Business team. You will need to be flexible and teach across the Faculty. You will be joining a school with enthusiastic and dedicated leaders at senior and middle leadership levels and a commitment to the professional development of staff. The Boswells School is keen to embrace an approach that is centered on teaching and learning and the academic attainment for our students. Business is an important element of our curriculum for all students and the role will allow you to lead the Business & Economics Department. 

The Boswells School is an 11-18, very successful, popular and oversubscribed school in the Springfield area of Chelmsford, Essex. In 2017, 82% of all students achieved a Grade 4+ in English and 75% of students achieved a Grade 4+ in Mathematics. Both of these measures are significantly above the national averages for these subject areas, as was the percentage of students achieving a ‘strong pass’ (Grade 5+). Just under 30% of all GCSE grades awarded were at A*/A and 79% at A*-C grade. At A, Level 55% of all grades awarded were at A*-B, 84% of all grades were at A*-C and 99% of all grades awarded were pass grades

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Application forms are available from Mrs G Travers, PA to Head of School, on or 01245 264451.

Closing date for applications is Midday on Monday 5th February 2018. Interviews will take place week beginning 5th February 2018.

Attached documents

About The Boswells School

The Boswells School is an extremely popular, academically successful, over-subscribed 11-18 school in Chelmsford.

We are an exciting, dynamic and forward thinking school community whose sole focus is the success of each of our students. We are extremely proud of our academic success and have a deserved reputation as an excellent school. Our innovative approaches to teaching and learning ensure that more students than ever are achieving high levels of academic success.

Academic Achievement

We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students. 2019 was another superb year for The Boswells School with our GCSE and A Level results making us one of the highest performing non-selective secondary schools in Essex. In 2019, 55% of our A Level students achieved A* to B grades, 88% of our A Level students achieved A* to C grades, 83% of our GCSE students achieved a Good pass (Grade 4+) in Eniglish and 71% of our GCSE students achieved a Good pass (Grade 4+) in Maths.

The percentage of students who achieved the expected levels of progress in English and Mathematics was significantly above the national average as was the percentage of students who achieved more than expected progress in these areas.

Working at The Boswells School

Staff at the school are highly committed to ensure our students achieve the best
possible outcomes. There is a strong sense of teamwork amongst teachers and support staff which underpins the outstanding work that takes place in the school.

Chief among our priorities are ensuring students are challenged and supported to achieve their very best in the time they have with us, and our research-informed approach to the principles of challenge and aspiration are reflected in our curriculum of excellence and our day-to-day practice and staff are well-supported in their core roles to achieve these aims.

At The Boswells School, we pride ourselves on provision of high quality training for staff, with every opportunity for career development. We strongly believe in the principle of lifelong learning are committed to sharing and developing best practice across the school and within the Trust, with many of our own in-house CPD led ‘by staff, for staff’. We have developed a strong culture of aspiration for all, and this is reflected in the uptake of our CPD sessions and contributions to our Teaching & Learning newsletter.

Many of our staff have the opportunity to take advantage of opportunities outside of the school, which is cascaded effectively back to share within teams.

Ethos and Values

At The Boswells School, our aim is ‘to provide an outstanding education for all our students’. We expect our students to aspire for excellence in everything that they do.

To achieve this aim, every member of our school community adheres to those ‘beliefs’ that are incredibly important to us as a school:

  • High quality teaching and learning
    We believe outstanding teaching and learning should take place in every lesson.
  • Exemplary behaviour
    We have the highest expectations of our students and we reward hard work and effort. Our students take pride in being part of our community.
  • High achievement
    We believe students, regardless of their ability, should make excellent progress. Our rigorous and detailed tracking systems allow us to ensure that all students are meeting our high expectations.
  • Aspiration
    We believe that all students should be given the opportunity to follow a career pathway that is relevant to them after The Boswells School. We expect all our students to aspire for excellent academic achievement, regardless of ability.
  • Personalised curriculum
    We believe in the importance of helping our students achieve their future ambitions through a curriculum pathway that suits their individual beliefs.
  • Developing character
    We believe in the importance of helping our students develop into independent, confident citizens. We offer a range of school trips, sporting clubs and teams, performing arts clubs, STEM as well as other extracurricular clubs and enrichment activities to help support and complement the learning that goes on in the classroom.

We hope that you find this additional information about our approach useful. If you would like to discuss any aspect of our school with our Headteacher, Mr Stephen Mansell, please do not hesitate to contact him at the school on 01245 264451. Similarly, please contact the school should you wish to visit us prior to submission of your application.

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Applications closed