Head of Business Studies

The Billericay School, Billericay

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Job Ref No. ECC5468-301S Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: Fringe MPS/UPS Plus TLR2b £5,355
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Week commencing 22 April 2024  

Job Description

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We are seeking to employ a self-motivated, competent and reliable person to join our Business Studies department.

Main Responsibilities

  • To lead and manage the delivery of the Business Studies GCSE, A level and (until Summer 2025) level 3 vocational courses.
  • To ensure that there is an appropriate curriculum, in accordance with our school policy and national requirements, and that it meets the needs of all children.
  • To support the delivery of Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural (SMSC), Fundamental British Values (FBV) and the values and ethos of The Billericay School.
  • To monitor, evaluate and develop teaching and learning within Business Studies in accordance with school policies.
  • To be accountable for student progress by liaising with teaching and support staff to monitor and support individual children and teaching groups.
  • To carry out self-evaluation across the area.
  • To participate in development planning with members of the Pastoral and School Leadership Teams when appropriate.
  • To teach Business Studies and Economics and other subjects as appropriate, and to be part of other departmental team(s).

Information about the School


Our School offers: • Proven standards of academic excellence • Outstanding educational resources • A commitment to student care and discipline • A vibrant and successful Sixth Form • Enrichment through an extensive and diverse extra-curricular programme

We expect from all our students: • A commitment to hard work and success • Self-reliance and a sense of responsibility • Respect and tolerance for others

The most important resource in any school is its staff. The success of The Billericay School is largely due to our committed, experienced and enthusiastic staff. Our concentration on teaching and learning produces excellent exam results and an orderly atmosphere. The school is committed to high standards in the professional development of its staff and we aim to develop all our employees professionally to improve educational standards, maintain high morale and assist in recruitment and retention.

Our Governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicant will be offered a position subject to full pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory medical checks and 2 satisfactory references.

About the Trust

We are a small Multi Academy Trust based in the South-East of Essex and currently manage four local secondary schools. Each school within our Trust is a place where we believe in the power of education to transform lives.

Our philosophy is centred around the belief that schools can achieve better educational outcomes for students by working together as a collective entity. The Compass Trust is founded on the principles of collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity, with the aim of providing a supportive and nurturing environment that enables schools to flourish and students to succeed.

Additional Benefits

As a valued member of our team, you will be entitled to the following benefits (*Subject to eligibility criteria)

• Employer Pension Contribution • Access to the “Cycle to Work” scheme • Eye test vouchers in partnership with Specsavers • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (includes confidential counselling and online discounts) • Virtual GP Access - including minors 16 and under • Annual onsite flu vaccination programme • Free tea and coffee provided daily and cake on Fridays • Discounted Tastecard subscription

We encourage visits from prospective candidates to meet members of our school community and to experience our school at first hand. If you would like to do this, please contact Danielle Ancient, PA to the Headteacher on 01277 655191 or via email to info@billericayschool.com

We may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest in our school and we look forward to hearing from you. More information can be found on our school website: www.billericayschool.com

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

Miss D Ancient
School Road, Billericay
Essex, CM12 9LH
Telephone: 01277 655191
Email: info@billericayschool.com

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