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Teacher of Business and Economics

Comberton Village CollegeCambridgeshire

We are a highly successful, community mixed comprehensive school with Teaching School status including a dedicated sixth form centre onsite. The school is located in a pleasant rural setting only 5 miles from the centre of the university city of Cambridge and 4 miles from the M11 corridor. The school has approximately 1900 11 to 18 year old pupils on roll and enjoys an enviable reputation in the local and wider communities for its exceptionally high standards in all areas of pupil achievement.

Our pupils are well motivated, staff morale is excellent and examination results at KS4 are outstanding: in summer 2019 the total grades at 9-7/A*-A were 48%, 9-4/A*-C were 87% with 83% of pupils achieving at least a grade 4 in English and maths. Our Progress 8 figure in 2018 was +0.56 which placed us amongst the best secondary schools in the country. At KS5, the Sixth Form’s results are in the top 5% nationally for student progress made against predictors, with 31% of all grades in 2019 at A*/A grades. The school has consistently been rated by Ofsted as Outstanding over very many years. 

The Business Education department’s mission is to provide a transformational learning experience, enabling our students to realise their full potential. We develop skills and understanding of the real world of business so that students feel equipped to take on the challenges of university, employment or entrepreneurship. We offer high quality education through innovative teaching that provides theoretical frameworks and real-life learning experiences and we do this within a school built upon respect, integrity and active engagement. We strive for excellence in all areas to realise the potential of our students and staff coupled with promotion of the value of learning and developing curious minds to expand knowledge, skills and understanding of the world around us. We actively promote equality and diversity in our teaching and encourage our students to buy into this ethos. 

Business and Economics A Level results have been extremely strong over recent years with many students going on to study the subjects at university. We had 100% achievement in 2019 (98% grades A - C with 68% at A*- B for Business and 91% A*- C with 83% A*- B in Economics) and our BTEC Extended Diploma cohort also had 100% pass rate with 73% achieving D*- D.  GCSE results are consistently strong, with 80% of Business students achieving grade 5+ in 2019 and 100% achieving grade 5+ for Economics. The department adds significant value to pupils, not only compared to national results, but also in comparison to pupils’ performance inside the school.

Business and Economics at KS3 and KS4 has been an increasingly popular choice, and from September we will have an anticipated 7 GCSE, 9 A Level and 2 BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma classes.  

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher who would enjoy working with a friendly, collaborative and forward-thinking group of teachers who place students at the heart of all they do.

For further details and an application form please visit our website www.combertonvc.org.

If you would like to see an overview of the whole school including the Business and Economics department please go to:  www.combertonvc.org/about-us/open-evening.php. 

To apply for this position please submit a completed application form and covering letter (consisting of no more than 2 sides of A4 when printed) to Mrs L Atherton, HR Manager, via email by 9am on Monday 19th April, 2021.  

Please note that we do not accept CVs. 

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