Teacher of Business Studies, Purley, Surrey

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The John Fisher SchoolPurley, Surrey
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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers Main Scale including Outer London Weighting
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes



Tel: 020 8660 4555 

Fax: 020 8763 1837

email: johnfisherschool@suttonlea.org

London Borough of Sutton

Students on roll: 1067

  Sixth Form: 225  


required from 1st September 2018

Our Mission is to “Aspire for Academic, Cultural & Sporting Excellence”

SSAT Double Award Winners 2015, Pupil Premium Award Winners 2016, National Rugby School of the Year and UNA Debating Champions 2017

We wish to appoint a talented and enthusiastic teacher of Business Studies to join a successful and high achieving school where students enjoy learning and achieve excellent outcomes. Applications are invited from individuals of all faiths and none, who will support the catholic ethos of our school. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to teach students across a broad ability range. A substantial number of students take Business at Key Stages 4 and 5, with A Level teaching available for suitable candidates. The department also has a thriving Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC. 

Our repeatedly oversubscribed School achieved 80% 5 A*-C (4+) including Maths and English in 2017 and the Sixth Form received an ‘outstanding’ ALP’s judgement in 2016. In our previous Ofsted Section 5 inspection both ‘Behaviour & Safety’ and our Sixth Form were judged ‘outstanding’. In our most recent monitoring visit (January 2018) Ofsted stated that the ‘…steady and reassuring approach ensures the srong commitmnt of staff…’ and ‘the teachers are welcoming and friendly, and it creates an atmosphere where you belong …’

The department achieves consistently outstanding results - in June 2017 75% A*-C GCSE in Business Studies and an A level ALPs judgement 2016 ‘Outstanding’. The successful candidate will join a dedicated and talented department, of five full time staff who have consistently delivered outstanding results. At GCSE in 2017, 20% of students secured an A*-A grade in Business and 78% A*-C grade. In Economics, 87% of students achieved A*-C with over a third achieving A*-A. At A-level, 88% of students in business studies secured an A*-C, with 93% in economics, with the majority of them going onto Russell Group Universities to study Business or Economics related degrees. Business and Economics received an ALPs judgement of ‘Outstanding’ in 2016.

The department also teaches both the Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC courses with incredible success. In Level 2 we achieved 100% pass rate in 2017, with over a third achieving a merit or above. In Level 3, over half our students achieve a distinction or higher. 

We offer:

  • A strong feedback culture and established rich programme of mentoring and training.
  • A supportive environment in which your enthusiasm will be nurtured and talents valued.
  • A commitment to your professional development, leadership training and career management.
  • The chance to network with outstanding practitioners as part of the ‘Partners in      Excellence’ programme.
  • Free access to our on-site gymnasium.
  • Residential experiences available to Austria, Spain, Belgium, France, South Africa,      Borneo and USA.

Please contact Janet Rigby, Office Manager on jrigby3@suttonmail.org to arrange a visit or an informal discussion with the Headteacher, Mr Philip McCullagh.

Salary payable is on the Teachers Main Scale, including Outer London Weighting.

Application forms and job details are available by downloading via the website on www.johnfisherschool.org/Career-Opportunities where further information on the school and department may be found.  Completed application forms should be sent with a covering letter to Mrs Rigby by the closing date: noon on Monday, 26th February 2018. Interviews will be held week commencing 5th March 2018. 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality of opportunity. An enhanced DBS will be required. 


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More about The John Fisher School
Address: Peaks Hill, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3YP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6604555