Head of Business Studies (and line management of ICT/Computing), Kirklees

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Salendine Nook High School AcademyKirklees

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS & TLR2C
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Business Studies with responsibility for line managing a TLR holder in ICT / Computing. The successful candidate will be required to teach Business Studies and Economics up to KS4. 

First and foremost, we require a teacher who can build excellent relationships with students and staff. We are also seeking to appoint somebody with a good sense of humour and who enjoys working in a team. These are hugely important qualities in terms of collaborative working, but also in getting the very best out of our students. The candidate should also have experience of developing strategies to improve outcomes in Business Studies and ICT / Computing.

A strong commitment to the extra-curricular life of the school is essential.

Subject knowledge is important, as is an up-to-date knowledge of the latest strategies in Business Studies and ICT / Computing. The successful candidate will thoroughly enjoy teaching their subject.

In return, we offer an outstanding learning environment, working with students who are typically above national average attainment at start point in Year 7. Our Business Studies and ICT / Computing department offers five Level 2 qualifications (GCSE Business Studies, BTEC Business Studies, Economics, VCert Creative I-Media and GCSE Computing). Uptake in these subjects is very strong. Also, we have recently been inspected by Ofsted under the New Framework. The school has retained its good judgement and that included strong praise for our Quality of Education. The report is available on the school website.

The staff body is very experienced and we have a highly committed team who always ‘go the extra mile’ for the school and community. All staff are expected to contribute to the development of new resources and to work collaboratively with others. We also offer excellent professional development opportunities and a wide range of facilities. This will prepare the successful candidate for further leadership as well as developing subject knowledge and pedagogy.

Standards of behaviour are excellent. We achieve this because of a very strong team work ethic in pastoral management, but also we do not tolerate poor choices without proportionate consequences. As a new member of staff, you will find the school to be an extremely welcoming environment to teach in. Staff wellbeing is of paramount importance and this is reflected in the ethos of the Senior Leadership Team.

This is a superb opportunity to come and join a school where you will succeed and see our students make great progress over their time with us.




More about Salendine Nook High School Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: New Hey Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 4GN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1484 657541