Subject Leader; Business Studies

Clacton County High School, Clacton-on-Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC5444-319S Position Type: Leader/Co-ordinator Pay Range: £30,000 - £46,525 (M1- U3) with TLR 2B (£5,354 pa)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/05/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: Friday 24th May 2024  

Job Description

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Pay Range: Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale plus TLR 2B

Actual Salary from: £30,000 - £46,525 (M1- U3) with TLR 2B (£5,354pa)

Start Date: 1st September 2024

The Role

Are you a Business Studies teacher contemplating your next career step? If yes, a fantastic opportunity has arisen at Clacton County High School for the role of Subject Lead in Business Studies. We are looking for the right person to develop and lead the Business Studies department, who will become an integral part of our Vocational & Performance faculty team with the ability to inspire their students and act as an exemplary role model to the entire school community; staff and students alike.

If you are looking to relocate to the south-east coast of England a relocation package is available.

Clacton County High School is committed to the development of its staff and we have a very proactive CPD programme in school to ensure that we support and mentor all of our staff; teaching and support staff alike, throughout their career journey with us. The successful candidate, will not only have the opportunity to work with the Director of Learning; Vocational & Performance, but will be supported by members of the senior leadership team to help them to develop and grow, whilst ensuring the Business Studies department continuously moves forward. We are committed to improving the outcomes for all of our young people.

Without doubt, this is an exceptionally exciting time to join our staff, we have excellent facilities and the school is expanding and we have recently added six new classrooms and a 4-court sports hall to our main site.

Our school has its own sixth form college, Sigma Sixth, with a campus in Tendring located within a few minutes' drive from the school. The college is a modern environment with excellent facilities and although based at a different site it is very much part of CCHS. For the right candidate with the appropriate skill set there could be future opportunities to deliver across the full range of key stages.

As a school and college, we are continually developing and adapting our curriculum offer, facilities, and extra-curricular opportunities to support the changing needs of the young people of this area.

Clacton County High School is part of the Sigma Trust and works closely in collaboration with the other schools within our trust family. As a result, we are innovative and always learning from each other to ensure that we deliver an exciting and progressive learning experience for our students.

Our guiding principles of 'Higher Expectations, Raising Aspirations, Transforming Lives' for all students and 'Discover Yourself, Define Your Future' for the sixth form, together with our PROUD values, permeates throughout the school and reflects the passion and drive within all staff at CCHS and our sixth form college.

We would be delighted to welcome your application if you feel inspired to be part of the CCHS experience, and have a commitment to understanding who we are, what we value and the culture we are creating. We want to recruit the best staff and invest in them believing this will lead to the best education for our students, our commitment is to both our staff and students.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Should you be successful during the shortlisting process interviews will be held face to face at the school.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing policies and practices which reflect the school's commitment to high achievement through effective teaching and learning in your subject area.
  • Supporting the development of the faculty improvement plan and identify clear targets, timescales and success criteria for its development and/or maintenance in line with the school improvement plan.
  • Monitoring progress and evaluating the quality of teaching and learning by working alongside colleagues, visiting lessons, monitoring planning and analysing student work and outcomes.
  • Planning budget and resources, linking with the faculty improvement plan, to ensure value for money.
  • Ensuring continuity and progression in your subject area of teaching by supporting colleagues in choosing the appropriate sequence of teaching and teaching methods and setting clear learning objectives through an agreed scheme of work, developed in line with the school improvement plan.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

If you have:

  • A passion for your subject area.
  • A professional understanding of inclusion and strategies for engaging learners.
  • A commitment to safeguarding within a school setting.
  • Experience in developing and implementing teaching and learning strategies across KS3 to KS5.

…. then CCHS is the school for the next step in your career.

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Clacton County High School?

We can offer you:

  • A competitive salary.
  • The possibility of a relocation package
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish.
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships
  • Free tea and coffee available in all team rooms and communal staff room.
  • Sociable and friendly staff.
  • Staff weekly wellbeing opportunities
  • Staff social events.

Employee benefits include:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Free membership to Perkbox
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms
  • After school access to school pool and on-site gym

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website

To Apply

To apply for this post, please follow the URL link provided below:

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

  • Closing date: Midnight, Wednesday 22nd May 2024
  • Interviewing will take place on: Friday 24th May 2024

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

Information about the School

CCHS is a large, popular and inclusive 11-19 comprehensive school that sits in the heart of our community. We operate across two sites, with colleagues teaching both at Walton Road (11-16) and our sixth form college (16-19), Sigma Sixth, based at the Tendring Education Centre.

As a school we have very high expectations of our students in terms of their academic and personal development. We strive to raise the aspirations of all our students to believe that, with hard work and commitment, there should be no barriers as to what can be achieved. We want our students to think big, dream big and become the very best version of themselves. A CCHS education transforms lives and we are very proud of our students and our community.

Our PROUD ideals permeate the school. At CCHS students are encouraged never to give up. They are expected to take responsibility for their actions whilst embracing the opportunities on offer. We believe that together we are stronger, developing a sense of community; school, local and global. We teach our students the importance of community whilst accepting and respecting our differences and being open to the views and ideas of others.

Our school rules are simple, we expect every student to be: Ready, Respectful, Safe. Our behaviour policy was devised by staff and students to ensure that it supports students to make good choices and become the best version of themselves.

The curriculum at CCHS is thoughtfully considered and sequenced to ensure that all students are supported with the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills. We aim to ensure that all students are prepared for their next steps and have a deep understanding of themselves so that when they leave us they have the academic and life skills plus the confidence to move onto highly aspirational careers and destinations.

Many of our students continue their post-16 studies at Sigma Sixth, our college. The college has around 400 enrollments and is large enough to have a genuine college feel but small enough to ensure that every student is known as an individual. There are over 30 subjects on offer to cater for the interests and aspirations of all students alongside a great enrichment programme. The Sigma Sixth experience is designed to allow our students to self-discover where they want to go and what they want to be, they are the architects of their own futures. The Sigma Sixth tagline of 'Discover Yourself, Define Your Future' reflects the entire ethos of our commitment to our students. Every year we continue to be amazed and inspired by the careers and University destinations of our college students.

At both CCHS and Sigma Sixth, we believe that our staff are the most important resource we have to deliver a holistic education. Our CPD programme is designed to nourish staff and to enable them to develop professionally and personally. Quite simply we believe that the more skilled and expert our staff are, the more effectively they can educate our students. Safeguarding

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

Higher Expectation, Raising Aspirations, Transforming Lives

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Sigma Trust HR Team
Walton Road, Clacton-on-Sea
Essex, CO15 6DZ
Telephone: 01255 750913

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