Head of Economics and Business Studies, Surbiton

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Surbiton High Senior SchoolSurbiton

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

To lead the Economics and Business Studies Department in achieving outstanding teaching and learning and to inspire, encourage and empower our pupils to achieve their very best in the subjects

Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead by example - model outstanding teaching and learning, this includes teaching up to 16.5 periods a week from a 25 period a week timetable
  • To have a genuine passion for teaching both Business Studies and Economics
  • To lead the Department in pursuit of continuous improvement through innovation, strategic planning, and sharing of best practice
  • To put pupils’ ‘joy of learning’ front and centre when planning and innovating pedagogical delivery within the Business Studies and Economics department
  • To monitor the quality of teaching and learning through regular observations of department staff, work scrutiny and pupil feedback
  • To coach, support and develop members of the Team to ensure a high skill/knowledge base, alongside developing a culture of continuous improvement but have confidence to challenge teachers who under perform and use coaching strategies to help them improve
  • To ensure that all members of the department consistently follow the School’s rewards and sanctions procedures
  • To assess, track and monitor pupil progress using baseline data to set and monitor target grades
  • To lead in taking appropriate action to tackle underachievement through positive interventions
  • To ensure the reporting on pupil progress follows the School’s policy

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

  • Good Honours degree
  • A postgraduate teaching qualification (QTS desirable but not essential)
  • Evidence of further relevant professional development would be an advantage
  • The ability to lead, inspire, motivate and support pupils and colleagues
  • The ability to work in a leadership team in a successful and dynamic school
  • Excellent organisational, management, administrative and ICT skills
  • The ability to teach an additional subject desirable  - please indicate on application which subject you can teach and to what level
  • A proven track record of delivering on academic performance
  • Evidence of successful, inspiring and innovative teaching
  • Experience of leading and collaborating with colleagues
  • Up-to-date knowledge of successful and innovative teaching and the latest curriculum developments and initiatives

Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process. For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email recruitment@surbitonhigh.com 

To Apply Please apply online by clicking on the following link: 


Closing date: 8:00am, Monday 18   March 2019

Interviews to be week commencing: 25 March 2019 

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More about Surbiton High Senior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 13-15 Surbiton Crescent, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2JT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8546 5245
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