Teacher of Business Studies, Thame, Oxfordshire

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Lord Williams's SchoolThame, Oxfordshire

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Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers Main / Upper Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We wish to appoint from September 2019 a well-qualified, enthusiastic and committed Teacher of Business Studies.  

The post is permanent and full-time or part-time (0.6 minimum). It is an excellent opportunity for  either an experienced or newly qualified teacher willing to join and contribute to a popular and successful Business Studies Department.  


This is an excellent opportunity to join one of Oxfordshire’s largest and most successful schools judged ‘Outstanding’ in the latest Ofsted report.  The school is situated in a pleasant campus over two sites. Students are well-behaved and motivated and there is a strong sense of community in Thame, with a committed parent support base. 

We are exceptionally strong in terms of pastoral support for all students and have the highest expectations for individual achievement whatever the starting points. Outside the classroom there are wonderful extra-curricular activities for all. Students leave the school successful and well-rounded individuals. There is a ‘buzz’ about learning in the school and our students are fortunate to be supported in their learning by dedicated teachers and support staff. Staff training and professional development are always a developmental priority and many of our staff move on to promotions in other schools.

The School

Lord Williams’s is the only school serving the market town of Thame and surrounding villages. It is a popular school and always oversubscribed. It is a split site school with Years 7-9 on our Lower School site and Years 10 -13 on our Upper School site. There are around 500 students in our Sixth Form and we attract many students from other schools post-16. Teamwork is a key feature of school life and so is partnership with our feeder primary schools. There is a strong drive to establish powerful curriculum links cross phase with teachers collaborating on a range of projects. 

The Humanities Faculty

Business Studies courses are taught within the Humanities faculty which provides a wide range of courses throughout the school. The faculty also includes courses in Economics, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Religious Studies, Sociology, and at Key Stage 3 pupils study Humanities as an integrated subject.  A large number of students follow examination courses in subjects within the faculty, at GCSE, A level and diploma levels.   

There are fifteen full time and ten part-time members of staff teaching in the faculty.  To assist the Head of Faculty there are Heads of Subjects and Team Leaders with Key Stage responsibilities.

The Curriculum

Key Stage 4

GCSE Business Studies is currently taught to six (mixed-ability) groups in Year 10 and four groups in Year 11.  The course (OCR course J204) is taught by specialist staff.  Students are encouraged to tackle the subject both on an individual level and in business groups, simulating business activity as a way of learning the theory covered in the course.

Key Stage 5

Business Studies at Key Stage 5 is taught at A level or students can take the dual-award Pearson BTEC National Diploma Level 3.  The AS/A2 course currently follows the AQA syllabus.  The main business themes addressed are therefore Objectives, Accounts, People Management,                Operations Management, External Influences and Marketing. Students are again encouraged to learn through a variety of teaching and learning strategies, with a particular focus on developing the use of Formative Assessment/Assessment for Learning practice.  The Economics A level course follows the AQA specification. Each group is usually taught by two teachers, one delivering the   microeconomics side of the course, and the other the macroeconomics. 


Application 

We hope you are interested and want to follow up with a firm application.  Please apply using the Teacher Application Form on our website and include a covering letter. In your letter you should say why you are interested in the post and summarise your most relevant experience. You may  also choose to include details of your particular interests.  


Completed applications should be sent to personnel@lordwilliams.oxon.sch.uk

Contact number for telephone enquiries: 01844 210621


The closing date for receipt of applications in the school is 9am on Tuesday 23rd April 2019.


Lord Williams’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.





More about Lord Williams's School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Upper School, Oxford Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2AQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1844 210510
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