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Teacher of Business

Millfield SchoolStreet, Somerset

We currently have a temporary vacancy for a full-time teacher of Business Studies from January 2022 for two terms. We are seeking to appoint a committed, organised, and dynamic member of staff. Millfield prizes individuals who demonstrate passion for their subjects and who continually seek to develop their own teaching skillsets. 

About us

Founded in 1935, Millfield’s vision is to be the world leader for the development of children. There are nearly 1,300 students at the senior school (year 9 to U6), with a 3:1 ratio of boarding to day. Although essentially a rural British school, 20 per cent of Millfield students are international and come from more than 70 countries.

Set in over 100 acres of grounds, Millfield’s size brings great opportunity and the facilities are unmatched in the UK: an Olympic-sized swimming pool, golf courses, indoor centres for tennis, golf and cricket and an equestrian centre; concert hall, recording studio, theatre, art gallery, hi-tech Science block and outstanding teaching facilities; and high quality boarding accommodation.

Our aim is discover brilliance in every child and to immerse them in academic, creative and sporting opportunities to develop this brilliance. We offer an exceptionally wide range of courses and provide multiple pathways through the school to meet the needs of the individual child. 

About the Department

Millfield’s Business Department consists of fourteen full-time members of staff. The Department teaches GCSE/A level Business Studies alongside BTEC Level 3 Diplomas in Business, and Enterprise and Entrepreneurship as well as the Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise.

Business Studies is popular at Millfield with 195 students currently studying it as a GCSE option subject and 102 students enrolling onto the L6 A level course. The various BTEC courses are also popular and have been a particular growth area. They offer a more  practical experience and incorporate business mentors, multiple guest speakers, work experience and a large number of educational visits.

We also have a working partnership with the Peter Jones Foundation who support our Level 3 Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and our Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise. 

Benefits

We strongly believe in employee wellbeing and, as such, there are many benefits available including: 

  • Small class sizes (typical class sizes are 8-14) 
  • All teachers are issued with an iPad as part of our mobile learning project
  • Various opportunities for professional development
  • Longer holidays than the maintained sector
  • Fee concessions across the prep and senior school
  •  Free on-site parking
  • Heavily subsidised lunches (of outstanding quality) and free refreshments are available throughout the day

If you are interested, an application form and further details are available from our website via the apply button.

Please note, we will be reviewing applications and interviewing on an ongoing basis, therefore this advert may close earlier than advertised. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Millfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff have a responsibility for the safeguarding of children and young people in our care as such you are required to attend necessary child protection training and participate fully in activities that ensure the School stays compliant with statutory child protection and safeguarding guidelines issued to the School by ISI and Ofsted. 

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

The school will not unfairly discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of conviction or other details disclosed. The school makes appointment decisions on the basis of merit and ability. If an applicant has a criminal record this will not automatically bar them from employment with the school. Each case will be decided on its merits in accordance with the objective assessment criteria. 

All positions within the school are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All applicants must therefore declare all previous convictions and cautions, including those which would normally be considered "spent" except those received for an offence committed in the United Kingdom if it has been filtered in accordance with the DBS filtering rules. 

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