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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

Raising aspirations - releasing potential

Teacher of Economics and Business Studies





Blackfen School is a progressive and vibrant learning community that focuses on raising the aspirations and releasing the potential of every young person in our care. In 2023, 72% of students in year 11 achieved five or more GCSE 9-4 grades, including at least a 4 in English and a 4 in Mathematics. Progress was also strong. At A level in 2023, 41% of grades were at A*-B.  Similarly, high levels were achieved in Level 3 BTEC qualifications.

Our flourishing Sixth Form offers a wide range of courses at A level, as well as vocational level 2 and 3 courses.

Our Governors wish to appoint an ambitious, talented and innovative Teacher of Economics and Business Studies in our Vocational Studies Faculty, who is committed to raising achievement and who has the capacity to make a real contribution to the work of a supportive and continually improving school. Ambition for excellence, a passion for student achievement and the desire to develop professional skills within a supportive learning community will characterise applications for this post.

Economics is a priority; Business Studies is also on the Time Table. The candidate must have the ability to teach KS5 BTEC and A’ Level Economics and Business Studies Qualification, as well as KS4 BTEC and GCSE Business Studies.

Candidates must be able to teach across the age and ability range.

The post would suit either an ECT or a more experienced teacher.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check.

Please see below to download the application pack and information.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that the post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment / selection and probationary stages.

We in Blackfen School for Girls are committed to practice that which protects children from harm. Staff and volunteers in this organisation accept and recognise our responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues which cause children harm. We believe all children have a right to attend school and learn in a safe environment. Children should be free from harm by adults in the school and other children.

We in Blackfen School for Girls are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school.

We shall apply safer Recruitment and Selection to all posts to ensure that all those who work in a school environment are fully aware of our commitment to safeguarding children and are able to show competence and fitness for purpose in this area.

CLOSING DATE: Noon, Wednesday 15 November 2023. However, we reserve the right to close the advert for this role as soon as suitable applications are received.

Interviews are to take place week immediately after the closing date.