Head of Business Studies
The Downs School, West Berkshire
Closing Date: 24 April 2019
Proposed Start Date: September 2019
Salary: Main/Upper Scale, Plus TLR £4,529-£6,646 (Depending on responsibilities)
Contract type: Full Time and Permanent
An exciting opportunity has arisen for either an experienced Head of Department or a talented and enthusiastic teacher looking to take the step into middle leadership. The Business Studies Department forms part of our Humanities Faculty, so benefits from the wider faculty support, whilst maintaining its autonomy and independence.
This opportunity will allow you to shape the future direction of Business Studies at the Downs School and offers additional responsibility should that be of interest to you.
The ideal candidate will have an ability to teach across KS4 and KS5 Business Studies (GCSE, Btec and A-Level).
- have a commitment to ensuring that all students reach their potential
- be an excellent practitioner who can inspire students to learn
- be able to expand upon our extra-curricular activities
The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful and oversubscribed school, judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The roll is over 1200 with a well-established Sixth Form. Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’.
The Downs School has good road links to Newbury, Reading, Didcot and Oxford – situated just 5 minutes from the A34.
More information about the post and the school can be found on our web site www.thedownsschool.org or by contacting Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager on 01635 270000 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please return your applications by 24 April 2019 to Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager at the above address or e-mail email@example.com
The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the DBS and provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK.