Subject Leader of Business Studies, Bracknell Forest

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Sandhurst SchoolBracknell Forest

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS to UPS plus TRL and additional London Fringe Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Subject Leader of Business Studies

September 2020

Permanent, Full-Time position

MPS to UPS plus TRL and additional London Fringe Allowance

In November 2017, Ofsted reported that: 

  • “The Headteacher, leaders and governors are committed to improving pupils’ life chances”
  • “Pupils’ conduct is typically good and they treat one another with respect”
  • “Pupils feel safe and are kept safe”
  • “Pupils are well looked after and are provided with the opportunity to succeed”
  • “Strong relationships exist between staff and pupils”


We are seeking a highly skilled Subject Leader to build upon the success that the Business and Enterprise Department has experienced in recent years. Business is taught successfully to Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 with a variety of academic and vocational options available to students. 

We endeavour to make the subject interesting and accessible for all students, with a wide variety of teaching strategies and techniques used to ensure student engagement. A strong emphasis on deep subject knowledge in addition to regular and routine exam practice has allowed for successful outcomes for Business students in recent years. Business students are confident and well prepared for external examinations; they know what they need to do in order to improve. 

GCSE Business in particular is a popular option subject for Year 9 students and the department has grown significantly as a result. The successful candidate would have the opportunity to expand upon this growth with the potential option of introducing economics and/or accounting as new subjects to the school. The successful candidate will lead a fully resourced department with its own dedicated teaching room and office as well as a full set of existing teaching resources available on the school’s shared Google Drive. This is a great opportunity to work in a supportive school setting and alongside a dedicated team of subject leaders and senior leaders. 

The successful candidate will show:

  • Good leadership and management skills 
  • A commitment to raising student achievement 
  • Motivational and inspirational approaches to teaching & learning
  • Good team-working skills 

This vacancy offers an exciting opportunity to join a friendly, supportive, forward-thinking and successful department with a reputation for excellent practice and good examination results. Visits prior to application are very much encouraged. We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate the interest you have shown in our school. 

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. Please contact Claire Read, PA to Headteacher on 01344 775678 or email cread@sandhurst.bracknell-forest.sch.uk to arrange a visit.  

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice.  With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.



More about Sandhurst School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Owlsmoor Road, Owlsmoor, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 0SD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1344 775678
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Sandhurst School challenges, supports and inspires every individual to achieve their best; a sense of belonging is encouraged, responsibility is shared and everyone is valued.

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Sandhurst is a maintained 11-18 mixed comprehensive...