Head of Business Education, Essex

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The King John SchoolEssex

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Start date: Required September 2019/January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper Pay Range (salary dependent on experience) TLR 2c - £6,646 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Business Education

Full time

Main/Upper Pay Range (salary dependent on experience)

TLR 2c - £6,646 per annum

Required September 2019/January 2020

We are seeking an outstanding and dedicated head of business education

The King John School in Benfleet is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive of over 2000 students, of which approximately 420 are in the sixth form.  The school is exceptionally proud of the achievements of our students and the ethos of the school.  Our results are consistently strong and over 76% of our students achieved a standard pass in English and mathematics at GCSE (Grade 4 or above) in 2018 and we are recognised by the Department for Education for our proactive promotion of the English Baccalaureate within our curriculum.

Our A-level results have been exemplary, with over 50% of year 13 students gaining A* - B grades in all of their subjects. We are in the top 15% of the country for A-level outcomes compared to 2817 schools and colleges.  The school enjoys an excellent reputation, having received a letter from the Director of Education in September 2017 commending the school on the ‘fantastic’ results that year.

The King John School offers a high quality educational experience through a broad curriculum and a caring, friendly environment, and sets the highest expectations for all.  Through high quality teaching and learning and exceptional wide ranging enrichment opportunities the school seeks to cultivate students’ motivation, confidence and intelligence.  The school strives to be at the forefront of school improvement and innovation and invests heavily in the creation of a learning community and to this end the extension to the sixth form, humanities building and state of the art assembly hall have been constructed to accommodate the growing number of students wishing to join us.

Our school is a dynamic learning environment where all students are encouraged to aspire towards their very best. We are growing rapidly and our reputation in the local area has attracted an increasing number of external students to the sixth form who wish to continue their studies with us. We challenge our students to achieve ambitious goals and to never settle for second best.

Business is a popular subject at both key stage 4 and in the sixth form.  As head of business education you will also line manage finance, AAT accountancy and legal administration courses.

Our school has good staff retention and is wholly committed to continued professional development. We offer free healthcare through the Benenden Healthcare scheme which all employees are entitled to join. If you feel you could contribute to this ethos and enhance it further, please contact us.

Business education is a thriving and growing department in the school.

We can offer you:

  • A dedicated hardworking team of staff
  • Enthusiastic, friendly and talented students
  • The opportunity to develop within a highly effective multi academy trust

You will need to:

  • Have previous line management experience 
  • Have a proven track record of achieving high standards for students
  • Be rigorous, determined, creative and inspirational in your style
  • Be organised and possess good communication skills
  • Commit to working collaboratively with colleagues and students 
  • Utilise a variety of teaching methods and ensure that your lessons are engaging at all levels

For further information please contact Tanya Bonner, Director of HR: tanyab@thekjs.com or alternatively  to download an applicant form please visit www.thekjs.essex.sch.uk/about/recruitment/  

Completed applications should be submitted via email to Tanya Bonner.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2019 (midnight)

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response.  Therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

CVs alone or CVs submitted via agencies will not be accepted.  Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Zenith Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The King John School is a Zenith Multi Academy Trust school as part of Zenith Multi Academy Trust



More about The King John School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Shipwrights Drive, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1RQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1702 558284
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The King John School is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive of 2000 students, of which 450 are in the sixth form.  We are one of the highest performing schools in the country. The school enjoys an excellent reputation, and has bee...