Thank you for expressing an interest in the post of Teacher of Business Studies and Economics at Bullers Wood School. The information in this pack will, we hope, give you a good flavour of the school, as well as the application procedure and I hope having read it, you will decide to apply. This post is available in September2018 and offers an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic staff and very supportive department whose members are committed to making a real difference.
The school was last fully inspected by Ofsted in May 2011 and we were awarded Outstanding. The report is available on our website. We are very proud of our achievements and for the last 4 years we have been congratulated by the Minister of State for Schools on our achievements at GCSE level placing us in the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England. In addition, we were in the top 100 for pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate. We are also in the top 10% nationally (out of over 2,500 schools and colleges) for our A level performance assessed by ALPS. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to help us to ensure that in every way Bullers Wood remains an outstanding school at our next Ofsted inspection, and that every one of our students achieves and exceeds both their targets and expectations. The successful candidate will join Bullers Wood at an exciting time as we approach the opening of a secondary free school, Bullers Wood School for Boys in September 2018. This means that in the future there will be opportunities for enhanced professional and career development within the Bullers Wood Multi Academy Trust across both the Girls and the Boys schools.
The Business and Economics department offers GCSE Business Studies (AQA), A Level Business (AQA) and A Level Economics (Edexcel A Specification) Level 3 BTEC Business and the IFS Level 3 Certificate of Financial Studies to both internal and external students.
Subjects are mainly taught in the Sixth Form Centre, Inglewood House. The classrooms are large and enjoy excellent facilities including interactive whiteboards and computers which are used extensively in the delivery of lessons. There are a wide range of text books and on-line resources. Students are encouraged to subscribe to appropriate publications and read outside of the subject.
Business Studies and Economics are exciting and popular subjects and this is reflected in the variety of teaching styles employed, using differentiated activities and resources. The department strongly encourages both group work and independent learning. Students are encouraged to be ‘topical and current’ ensuring that they make themselves aware of how business and global economies function and are evolving.
In 2017 KS4 Business Studies 94% students received A* - C grades and 64% A*-C at A Level Business.
In Economics 80% of students received A*-C at Advanced Level. In previous years the department has achieved Red Hot ALPS for A Level Business Studies and Economics.