Head of Department - Business, Hackney

Closing date:Expiring today

Cardinal Pole Roman Catholic SchoolHackney

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London plus TLR1A - £8,005
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Cardinal Pole Catholic School is a comprehensive, mixed, 11-18 oversubscribed school. The school has exceptional facilities and was the most improved Hackney school at both GCSE and A Level in 2018. At GCSE our results continue to improve Year on Year and have done so for the past five years. It has many exceptional results for both departments and individual students with above national average in English, Maths and science. Progress measures continue to be very positive. 

Our A level results continue to be amongst the best in the country with an ALPS 1 for progress (top 1% nationally). The school was delighted to secure 100% pass rate for all students and 18% A*-A, 54% A*-B, 88% A*-C and 97% A*-D, a significant increase on last year's high achievement. A third of students secured places in Russell Group Universities including Oxbridge with many more moving on to other top universities.

Our most recent inspection in October 2016 from the Diocese of Westminster graded the school as outstanding in every category. The report commented that our ‘distinctive inclusive ethos of this school is tangible in every area of school life from classroom to corridors and in relationships between students and staff’ and described progress as outstanding.  Importantly, it described the school as a ‘safe place that allows all to flourish’ and a place where ‘Students make outstanding progress’. The 2017 OFSTED praised the work of the school.

Applicants will be joining a stable department and school committed to supporting professional development.

Head of Department – Business

Salary:         Inner London plus TLR1A

Required for: September 2019

Closing Date:         Friday 22nd March 2019

Interview Date: TBC


Governors seek to appoint an enthusiastic Head of Department – Business. The successful candidate should be committed to teaching across the 11-18 range. It is important to have the ability to teach A Level successfully. We are looking for an exceptional Business Teacher to lead the department whilst promoting excellent teaching and learning in order to secure outstanding outcomes, and who works well with staff and pupils to inspire a love of Business. 

The department is highly successful, well-resourced and fully staffed with qualified teachers. It offers GCSE Business, A Level Business and Business Economics, L1/3 Business and VCert Business. The school has extensive links with industries including Barclays, Sky Academy and universities.

We are looking for the following:

• An outstanding classroom practitioner. 

• Ability to teach across the full age range including AS and A Level.

• A person committed to the highest standard of achievement for all students.

• Be committed to the school’s ethos and vision.

• Experience of leadership in English 

Ofsted report 2017 - Outstanding Sixth Form grade, Outstanding grade for Welfare and Safety and Good in all other categories

To apply, please email your completed Application, Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and Recruitment Monitoring form to staceywright@cardinalpole.co.uk or send in the post for the attention of Stacey Wright, HR Officer

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be undertaken. We are an Equal Opportunities employer with excellent CPD provision.





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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 205 Morning Lane, London, E9 6LG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8985 5150
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Cardinal Pole Catholic School is a mixed, comprehensive, Roman Catholic secondary school with sixth form situated in Hackney, East London. It is a voluntary-aided state school and falls under the Archdiocese of Westminster. An average-sized secondary...