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Teacher Economics & Business Studies

The Grange SchoolCheshire West and Chester

The Grange School, Hartford, Cheshire is seeking to recruit a Teacher of Economics and Business Studies, on a full time and permanent basis to commence on 31st August 2021.

The Economics and Business Studies Department is a strong team currently consisting of one full-time Head of Department, a member of the Senior Leadership Team (teaching equivalent of 0.4 FTE) and two other teachers who teacher either/or Economics and Business Studies. This is a new post and has arisen due to an increase in GCSE and A Level options.   The atmosphere of the department is enthusiastic and positive, meeting regularly to discuss progress, with all members contributing ideas for teaching and development of both subjects.  The teaching environment is productive and exciting with both teachers and pupils contributing to its success through both academic lessons and the enrichment programme.

Group sizes at GCSE and A-Level are among the lowest in the Independent Sector in the North West, allowing teachers to get to know their students well and support them at every stage of their studies.

Numbers for both subjects are extremely healthy at our school and growing. Examination results reflect the high standards that are expected and achieved: in August 2019’s external examinations the department achieved 71.4% A*/A for Economics and 73% for Business Studies A-Level and 57% A*/A for Business Studies at IGCSE.

Responsibilities

The list of professional duties below is set out in addition to the expectations that The Grange School has of any member of the teaching staff, as detailed in the Job Description for a Senior School Teacher.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • planning and thoroughly preparing courses and lessons;
  • establishing and preserving a positive atmosphere for learning within the classroom;
  • teaching all pupils assigned and regularly setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupils;
  • maintaining knowledge of those assigned pupils on SEND register and putting into practice strategies suggested by the SEND Coordinator.
  • assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of all pupils, according to the school’s policy and schedule;
  • preparing pupils for public examinations and assessing pupils for the purpose of such examinations;
  • ensuring appropriate differentiation in work set;
  • promoting independent learning;
  • assisting individual pupils to maximize their potential;
  • in each case, having regard for the curriculum of the school.

Pastoral Responsibilities

  • promoting the general purpose and well-being of the pupils assigned to them;
  • providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational, social, moral and spiritual matters;
  • participating in meetings of staff and parents to discuss pupil’s progress as required,
  • including Parents’ Evening of all pupils taught;
  • acting as a Form Teacher when required to do so.

Professional Responsibilities and Duties

  • maintaining good order and discipline;
  • safeguarding the pupils’ welfare and safety at all times, both on school premises and elsewhere, while under supervised school activities;
  • having due regard for the health and safety of all members of the school community, and following the school health and safety policy;
  • exercising responsibility for preventing damage to property and for looking after teaching rooms;
  • supervising and, if practicable, teaching other pupils whose teacher is absent;
  • participating in organisational, administrative and supervisory tasks, such as staff duties;
  • attending Morning Assembly;
  • invigilating internal examinations;
  • making teaching areas attractive by providing display material;
  • advising and co-operating with the Head and other teachers on the development of the school;
  • participating in arrangements for their further training and professional development;
  • helping to train student teachers who have been accepted by the school for training;
  • attending and helping at public events; in particular, attendance at Prizegiving, Open Morning (usually the last Saturday in September) and Entrance Examination (usually the first Saturday in February) is compulsory.  All teachers are encouraged to attend and support those school events that involve pupils for whom they have pastoral responsibility;
  • giving a good impression of the School when in discussion, inside or outside the school, with individuals and outside agencies.

Enrichment Responsibilities

  • contribution to and participation in the extra-curricular programme;
  • participation in the activities of the assigned House (and its section), as directed by the House Leader, including attendance at House meetings.

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