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Business Studies Teacher

We are now seeking to appoint a colleague who shares our passion for learning and our determination to change lives through the education we provide.

If you are a genuinely passionate and committed teacher who wants to work in a school where teaching is a pleasure, and in a school that puts learning at the heart of all it does, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Applications from both experienced and Early Careers Teachers (ECT) would be warmly welcomed.

Appointment for September 2022

Permanent, Full time, Outer London PayScale

Closing date:  Friday 8th July 2022 at 9am

Details and application forms can be downloaded below.  Please also submit a Supporting Statement of no more than 2 side of A4. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.  Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

1.        Introduction

We are looking for an enthusiastic Teacher of Business Studies who wants to join an excellent department.  This post is suitable for an ECT who is eager to progress and bring in new ideas and opportunities for students to broaden their knowledge in this curriculum area.  This post offers real opportunities for professional and career development.

Park High is an 11-18 mixed multi-ethnic comprehensive school of almost 1600 students, situated in the London Borough of Harrow. There are very high achievement levels and excellent facilities.  Ofsted (2013) judged the school outstanding in all areas.

We can offer:

  • An exciting learning environment where challenging, innovative and engaging learning is at the core of all we do. 
  • An award-winning vibrant school which continues to achieve extremely high standards, both in Harrow and beyond.
  • A genuine and active pursuit of well-being for all members of our community.
  • Outstanding outcomes with a significantly positive Progress 8 score and zero NEETS.
  • Students who exhibit excellent behaviour for learning and a desire to acquire knowledge and improve themselves.
  • A supportive, enthusiastic and inspiring team within which to grow and develop.
  • An opportunity to develop your craft of teaching across three Key Stages.

2.        Curriculum, staffing and resources

The successful candidate will contribute to developing Park High into a great school by teaching a knowledge-led and challenging Business Studies curriculum, teaching highly effective sequences of lessons, and constantly reflecting on your practice.

The Business Department continues to be a very successful department.  The department is small, but due to the ever-increasing popularity of the subject may grow and expand.  All courses offered at all key stages are in mixed ability classes.

At KS3, students follow a diverse course offering students both a vocational and teacher-led experience, to help make the suitable option choice at KS4.

At KS4 we offer all students a vocational course OCR Cambridge National Level 1/2 in Enterprise & Marketing or Pearson Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Business.  Results for both courses are consistently excellent.

A popular subject at KS5,  we offer Pearson Edexcel A level Business.

3.        Staff development

Park High School recognises that its staff are our greatest resource and so we invest time and effort into everyone’s professional development. We offer an extensive programme of professional development, which offers a whole range of opportunities for colleagues to develop their potential within and beyond Park High School.   Professional development underpins all our work.

Staff development is highly regarded, and we have strong partnerships with universities and other higher education institutions, and we actively support our staff in pursuing Master’s and other higher qualifications.

“Park High School has an incredibly strong developmental culture, with a real focus on investing in staff to better student outcomes. It is highly valued by staff and brilliantly led, with positive support from the Headteacher and senior leadership who are also quick to advocate its importance within school.”  TDT Audit 2018

4.        Pastoral role

We are committed to the delivery of Personal Social Health Citizenship & Economic Education (PSHCEe) which all teachers as tutors are expected to teach. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHCEe develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive both as individuals and members of society. We have a high-quality provision of PSHCEe at Park which has been recognised nationally.

Extensive support and CPD is provided for practitioners of the subject. Teaching this subject provides an invaluable opportunity to further develop your pastoral provision as a tutor, in addition to growing professionally by participating in the delivery of our outstanding provision.  

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and the successful applicant must provide satisfactory references and will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.