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Experienced Business Teacher (Plus Curriculum Leader)

Queen Ethelburga's CollegiateNorth Yorkshire

Job Title: Experienced Business Teacher (Plus Curriculum Leader)

Salary: QE Salary Scale – above national average

Permanent/Fixed Term: Permanent & Maternity Cover


  • 8.15am – 16.15pm (Mondays – 17.15pm finish)  
  • Monday to Friday  
  • 1 Prep evening to 20.00pm


Queen Ethelburga’s is set in more than 220 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, on the Thorpe Underwood Estate. Staff work as one team – whether they are directly teaching or supporting students as part of the school and pastoral teams, or as part of our estates team making sure that the campus works as it should – to create a vibrant learning and living environment in which every student can thrive. We aspire to excellence, have high expectations of ourselves and others, and take pride in everything we do. We aim to nurture resilient, confident, and independent lifelong learners. The Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate Standard is ‘To be the best that I can with the gifts that I have’.


We are searching for an experienced Teacher of Business who has taught BTEC Business. Management roles are also available within the department. 

This job description is written at a specific time and is subject to change as the demands of the Collegiate and the role develops. The role requires flexibility and adaptability and the employees of the Collegiate need to be aware that they may be asked to perform tasks and be given responsibilities not detailed in this job description. 

The Social Sciences Department

The Social Sciences Department comprises of Business, Computing, Economics, Psychology and Law and has a team of 19 full and part time teaching staff.  The department is friendly, supportive and innovative and enjoys considerable success in examinations at GCSE, A level and BTEC Level 2 and 3. 

The department is based on the first floor of a building with 16 specialist teaching rooms, two conference style rooms and 3 dedicated ICT rooms equipped with up to 24 computers.  Each classroom is equipped with a white board, projector, TV and computer. 

We start teaching business in Year 9 considering basic elements of finance and creative enterprise projects.  In Key Stage 4 we offer both Edexcel GCSE Business and L2 BTEC Enterprise providing students the opportunity to study in a way that suits their learning style.  This is also the case in Key Stage 5 where we offer CIE GCE Business and L3 BTEC Business. 

A large number of our students choose the BTEC Business, so we are able to offer Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma options. 

Key Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):  

  • Utilise specialist skills, training and experience to support students  
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom and the school environment  
  • Provide formative oral and written assessments through marking, prep and other forms of feedback, using this to inform   
  • Keep records of progress in the form of formal assessments and reports on the development, progress and attainment of students, as individuals and as groups of students to line managers and parents  
  • Hold a record of outstanding examination results  
  • Be a highly motivated and proficient classroom teacher  
  • Offer all students an innovative and effective learning experience  
  • Monitor student standards and achievement against targets, ensuring that relevant individual and whole school attainment / achievement targets are met  
  • Monitor planning, curriculum coverage and learning outcomes  
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop  
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the Collegiate  
  • Organise and deliver an extra-curricular/super-curricular activity  
  • Supervise students on visits, trips and out of school activities as required

Role as Curriculum Leader:

  • Understand external testing data and baseline targets 
  • Work with the School Teams on setting aspirational school targets for students 
  • Maintain tracking data on school Excel tracking sheets, plus other trackers as required by the HOD 
  • Regularly compare ongoing student achievement in assessments, and at other times as needed, with baseline and school targets 
  • Work with HOY on individual student concerns 
  • Monitor the needs of, provision for, and outcomes of specific groups of students (SEND, EAL, AGT), working with the LD and EAL departments 
  • Ensure effective academic interventions take place, including monitoring the implementation and success of student support strategies 
  • Manage the setting of teaching groups within the department where applicable 
  • Ensure the maximum number of students possible achieve at least their baseline target 
  • Contribute to the annual department examination review

The Appointed Candidate will have:  

  • A good honours degree in business  
  • QTS  
  • Masters in Business related subject (Desirable)  
  • A proven record of successfully delivering Business at GCSE and A level and BTEC Business  
  • Experience of teaching students with English as a second language (Desirable)  
  • Ability to offer related A level subject such as OCR law, BTEC Law, BTEC Enterprise (Desirable)  
  • Ability to teach across Key Stages 4-5  
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent planning and organisational skills  
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of how to use and adapt a range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies, including how to personalise learning to provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential  
  • Knowledge of child protection/safeguarding (Desirable)  
  • Motivation to work with children and young people  
  • Positivity in being a role model to students and staff


  • Competitive salary  
  • All staff are enrolled in the People’s/Teacher Pension Scheme  
  • Employee Assistance Programme  
  • Free staff gym  
  • Annual family summer barbecue  
  • Annual black tie Christmas Ball for staff and a guest  
  • Subsidised school fees for staff children


QE is committed to ensuring a safe environment for its pupils and staff. Applicants will be required to provide proof of identity and undergo the relevant DBS checks for their role.

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We receive high volumes of applications, due to this if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application, unfortunately on this occasion your application will not have been successful.

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