This vacancy is for a full-time appointment teaching business up to KS5, with the opportunity to teach economics or computing for a suitably qualified candidate. We will consider applications for part time appointment too. The appointment will start in September 2021.
The post has arisen due to the promotion of one of our existing team to head of department in another school.
The Business and Economics Department offers the following courses at KS4 and KS5:
GCSE Business (AQA)
A Level Economics (AQA)
A Level Business (AQA)
Cambridge Technical Certificate in Business (OCR)
The department is a popular choice for students at both KS4 and KS5, with numbers increasing in all courses. At A Level, we run 2 classes in Years 12 and 13 for both economics and business. We currently run 6 GCSE classes in both years 10 and 11. We introduced the Level 3 CTEC in Business from 2020.
The department has grown significantly over recent years and currently has 5 teaching staff. As a department, we pride ourselves on our results, subject knowledge, extracurricular activities and additional support we provide to all students.
Business and Economics A Level results have been strong over recent years with many students going on to study the subject at university. The GCSE results are consistently strong, with 83% achieving grade 4+ in 2019. The department adds significant value to pupils, not only compared to national results, but also in comparison to pupils’ performance inside the school.
The department provides numerous opportunities for pupils to stretch their understanding of the subjects away from lessons. These include outside speakers from economic think tanks; lecture visits to the Polecon conference, GCSE Business trip to Thorpe Park and an annual trip to Brussels to see the EU in action.
Support for pupils
We pride ourselves on the level of support and care we provide to the students within the department. This support covers a range of areas including UCAS applications and specific gaps in subject knowledge. We feel this support makes a significant difference to pupils’ chances of success.
Why work for us?
St Bede's is a good place to work. Staff are friendly and supportive of one another: relationships between staff and pupils were recognised by Ofsted as 'exceptionally strong'.
NQTs benefit from a well developed and comprehensive induction period programme. More experienced teachers are given the opportunity to participate in training which will help them to develop skills needed for middle and senior management roles.
There are good on-site catering facilities. Staff are able to use the fitness facilities free of charge and to participate in sports activities.
Music is a big part of school life and staff are welcome to join our senior choir and instrumental groups.
We have a social event at the end of each term as well as occasional staff trips to the theatre.
The school is situated in Redhill, a commuter belt town in the Surrey Fringe area. We are close to the M25 and there are good transport links to London and the South Coast from Redhill station which is about 15 minutes walk from the school. We also benefit from being within walking distance of beautiful countryside . Many staff live locally, others commute from Guildford, South London, Kent and East & West Sussex.
St Bede's School
- Mainstream school with state - voluntary aided funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years
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