Teacher of Business Studies and Economics (maternity cover and full/part-time permanent), Gloucestershire

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Sir Thomas Rich's SchoolGloucestershire

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Start date: 01/09/2020
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The role

Business Studies and Economics is taught at GCSE and A-Level by a team of staff who are passionate about their subjects and who support one another by sharing resources, strategies and responsibilities to ensure the continued smooth running of the department.  The School follows the EDUQAS specification for Business at both GCSE and A-Level.  For Economics, GCSE will be taught to the OCR course specification and A-Level to the Edexcel specification.   The department are proud that year on year they attract a large number of students to study their subjects and this is due to a reputation of engaging and enthusiastic teachers with high expectations and standards.  For more information, please refer to the attachments below or call the Headmaster at School for an informal chat.

About you

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, hard working colleague to contribute to the Business Studies and Economics department at STRS.  This maternity cover and full-time permanent post (part-time hours could be accommodated)  is equally well-suited to an enthusiastic NQT with a thirst for learning and developing in their chosen career or a more experienced teacher looking for opportunity.  We remain dedicated to mentoring and supporting our staff; our extensive professional development programme will ensure that the successful candidate will get bespoke training and development.   They should be willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School.

About us 

Founded in 1666 as the Blue Coat Hospital, today Sir Thomas Rich’s is a progressive grammar school for boys in Years 7 to 11, and young men and women in the sixth form.  Rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, we are consistently one of the highest attaining schools in the county and we are proud of our long-standing reputation for academic and sporting excellence.  GCSE results consistently come in the top 10% for attainment and value added in the country.  The School attracts high-ability, talented students and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. 

We believe that students thrive in an atmosphere of respect, care and support. Teachers and support staff work hard to promote this ethos and to make sure that every pupil feels that they are a valued member of the school community. High quality pastoral support is key to this aim, and we work closely with parents to develop positive relationships with families and help students achieve their full potential.  

Our accomplished teachers use their skills and in-depth subject knowledge to inspire, encourage and support our students in their journey through the School, laying firm foundations for academic excellence at GCSE, in our Sixth Form and beyond. Our students typically achieve ten or eleven GCSEs, mostly at the highest grades, and three or four A-levels, mostly at grades A*, A and B.    

Located on the edge of the city of Gloucester in the heart of the south west, Sir Thomas Rich’s is just a short drive from Junction 11 of the M5. The beautiful Cotswold towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester are easily accessible and there are excellent public transport links to the nearby cities of Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.

To apply

If you wish to be considered, please complete the application form and provide a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post.  The inclusion of your CV would be welcome.  Please forward via the TES portal or send to The Headmaster, Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF.  We also accept applications via email to jem@strs.org.uk. 

Closing date: 9.00 am, Monday 3 February 2020

Informal visits to the School are encouraged.  For further information, please contact Jane Morton, Headmaster's PA and HR Manager, via jem@strs.org.uk.

This post is subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about Sir Thomas Rich's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Oakleaze, Longlevens, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1452 338400