Head of Business Studies, Barking and Dagenham

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Greatfields SchoolBarking and Dagenham

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + TLR 2a (Inner London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an opportunity for you to work with some extraordinary and aspirational students, in a developing area of East London. The Gascoigne community is a very special place and we are privileged to be building a school at its heart. The school is driven by the dreams, aspirations and ambitions of our students and the wider community and we would love you to join us in helping us to build a school which will drastically improve the life chances of our young people.

Greatfields opened in September 2016 and will eventually grow to become a 10 form entry school with 1800 pupils, including sixth form, in purpose-built new accommodation. We currently have approximately 550 students across Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 and are in the second phase of our new accommodation. We are expecting an additional 200 Year 7 students to join us in September. Aspiration is at the heart of everything we do here and we believe that every child has the right and potential to achieve their ambitions.

We are looking to recruit an ambitious Head of Business Studies who shares our vision and ambitions for the young people of this community. This is an exciting opportunity to set up a department from its inception and the successful applicant will be given the autonomy and necessary support to design and implement the new curriculum. You will be joining a highly motivated and passionate group of staff who work tirelessly in the best interests of the students.  Staff development is central to everything we do and you will receive weekly coaching sessions, a personalised CPD programme which best fits your needs and clear pathways for progression. 

Please click here to  view a short video featuring our headteacher and staff.

If you would like to apply for this role please go to our website to fill out an application form. Feel free to contact Richard Paul, the Head of School, on the e-mail address below if you would like more information or to visit the school and discuss the role in more detail before applying.



The school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and as such all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS (CRB) check. Appointments are also subject to satisfactory references/medical clearance.

Closing date: Friday 24th January 2020, 12pm.

More about Greatfields School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: St Mary's, Barking, Essex, IG11 7TD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 3946 5900

Greatfields School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, secondary free school, situated in the Gascoigne community in Barking, East London. The school opened in September 2016 with 120 Year 7 students, and aims to grow to a 10-form entry, ...