Subject Leader of Business Studies
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2 + OLW
The Federation and Academy
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy is a very successful 3-18 school, proud to belong to the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation. We offer an exciting and innovative model for education within the community that we serve, with broad appeal to parents and pupils alike.
Offering education across all key stages which has consistently been judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted, most recently in December 2014, following our second year of extremely positive GCSE results we now have students in every year group to year 13 with our first cohort of A level students taking their examinations in 2017.
Facilities at the school are first class; from the building itself to the resources which support the delivery of a broad curriculum including an extremely popular and well maintained Learning Resource Centre. Our playing fields, gymnasium, drama theatre and ICT facilities all contribute to ensuring we deliver an education for character, a feature of all Haberdashers’ schools that is part of our DNA.
We take a comprehensive mix of children and expect nothing less than the highest personal goals for each pupil. Where pupils are disadvantaged, we expect them to make rapid progress to catch up with their peers. Our focus is to ensure each child we teach can read, write and do mathematics to a good standard in order to be successful in their education and life.
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy is 30 minutes from London Bridge by train and the school’s proximity to the capital is a strong factor in enabling teachers to enhance the cultural experience for our pupils through enrichment activities.
With strong GCSE results and a popular post 16 course, Business Studies is an integral part of the curriculum at Crayford Academy. Children and their families have engaged with our approach to curriculum design in KS4 and KS5 which sets out two programmes of study – the professional and the academic.
Business Studies benefits from strong support delivered by the Haberdashers’ Company, who have a particular interest in the subject’s development and the success of our pupils in entrepreneurship and career progression. Pupils are encouraged to be competitive and business-like in their approach, and as a consequence, are highly motivated to do well academically.
We are looking to appoint an outstanding, motivated teacher with a proven track record of achievement to develop this department. You will be driven to promote further interest in this popular and successful subject across the full age range of the school. You will have specific responsibility for the progress and attainment of students in Business Studies and will oversee curriculum change when necessary.
We will expect you to manage and continue developing a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for the subject area which is in keeping with the Academy’s aims for our pupils. There is the opportunity for the successful candidate to improve the existing standards of student attainment and achievement through your fresh ideas, motivational skills and keen focus on improvement. You will join a team of creative, supportive and reflective middle leaders who play a key role in driving school improvement.
We are seeking a strong, well qualified leader with a degree and a teaching qualification. Preferably, you will draw on some experience of raising educational standards in a leadership role (curriculum and/or pastoral experience). You will also bring real energy and dynamism to the role, alongside genuine enthusiasm for your subject matter.
A full JD and person spec can be found on our website: www.haaf.org.uk
If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website and complete the appropriate application form including equal opportunities monitoring form, apply via the TES below, or apply via Eteach.
Applications should be returned to Lauren Exford (firstname.lastname@example.org), quoting reference number: 029/Subject Leader Business Studies/16-17/CALE
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Closing date: 12th May 2017, 12.00pm
Interview date: TBC