Head of Business Studies, West Berkshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Downs SchoolWest Berkshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper Scale, Plus TLR £4,529-£6,646 (Depending on responsibilities)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Business Studies

The Downs School, West Berkshire

Closing Date: 24 April 2019

Proposed Start Date: September 2019

Salary: Main/Upper Scale, Plus TLR £4,529-£6,646 (Depending on responsibilities)

Contract type: Full Time and Permanent 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for either an experienced Head of Department or a talented and enthusiastic teacher looking to take the step into middle leadership.  The Business Studies Department forms part of our Humanities Faculty, so benefits from the wider faculty support, whilst maintaining its autonomy and independence.

This opportunity will allow you to shape the future direction of Business Studies at the Downs School and offers additional responsibility should that be of interest to you.

The ideal candidate will have an ability to teach across KS4 and KS5 Business Studies (GCSE, Btec and A-Level).  

You will:

  • have a commitment to ensuring that all students reach their potential
  • be an excellent practitioner who can inspire students to learn
  • be able to expand upon our extra-curricular activities

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful and oversubscribed school, judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.   The roll is over 1200 with a well-established Sixth Form.  Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’. 

The Downs School has good road links to Newbury, Reading, Didcot and Oxford – situated just 5 minutes from the A34.

More information about the post and the school can be found on our web site www.thedownsschool.org or by contacting Mrs  N Kenyon, Personnel Manager on 01635 270000 or nkenyon@thedownsschool.org  Please return your applications by 24 April 2019 to Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager at the above address or e-mail recruitment@thedownsschool.org   

The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the DBS and provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK.


More about The Downs School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Compton, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 6AD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1635 270000
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