Head of Business & Economics

The Hollyfield SchoolSurbiton, Surrey

Full time, permanent position

w.e.f. 01 September 2021

Salary: Outer London Main/Upper Pay Range  

Additional TLR 2/2 of £4,723 per annum                                     


We are looking for a suitably qualified and enthusiastic Head of Business & Economics to join our over-subscribed school with a thriving Sixth Form. The department delivers GCSE, BTEC, NCFE and A Level Business & Economics courses 

This post is suitable for an experienced teacher to lead this successful and forward thinking department and is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who is committed to inspiring and motivating students through innovative and engaging teaching. 

Hollyfield is a beautiful school located in the Surbiton area of Surrey, it has good transport links to central London enabling our staff and young people to take full advantage of the wealth of opportunities that the city offers. We are an ambitious school that puts student achievement and wellbeing at its heart. 

 We are also part of the Every Child, Every Day Multi Academy Trust and in March 2020 we were judged by Ofsted to be ‘good. ’ The school community is always striving to improve and are working hard to continue to develop our high standards. The successful candidate will meet the following essential criteria:

• QTS;

• a broad base of subject knowledge;

• the ability to teach across GCSE, BTEC & A Level Business and
       Economics;

• A track record of success in middle leadership;

• a clear vision for a knowledge-rich curriculum;

• a clear understanding of successful classroom practice and evidence
       based teaching;

• the ability to work effectively as part of a curriculum team;

• the ability to employ a range of teaching and learning  

        strategies;

• the ability to maintain good classroom behaviour;

• effective interpersonal skills and the desire to work effectively as
       part of a team;

• the ability to demonstrate suitability to work with children and
      young people;

• the ability to run Young Enterprise. 

Business is held in high regard at The Hollyfield School and the proportion of students taking business at KS4 is extremely high. Many go on to study business in our thriving Sixth Form. We are currently developing our knowledge-rich curriculum in conjunction with our partner departments in the Trust in order to provide our students with a world class programme of study. 

This role is ideal for an individual who is committed to helping our students achieve their very best. We want the best people for our roles, so while this is primarily a full time role, we recognise that sometimes those best suited to roles on offer aren’t available full time. Please talk to us about the flexibility you may need. 

For further details about the school visit our website and if you would like to come and visit in advance please contact Matthew Winpenny, Deputy Headteacher: mwinpenny@hollyfield.kingston.sch.uk.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 26 May 2021. 

We would encourage early applications as we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date, should a suitable candidate be found. 

The Governing and Trust Bodies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young persons and expect all staff to share this commitment. The Headteacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS in line with the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. The schools within the Trust are committed to all aspects of personal development, are inclusive and seek to ensure every student achieves to the best of their ability. As part of our safer recruitment we will require two references. One of these should be the Headteacher at your present or last school. The other should be someone else from teaching.



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