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Teacher of Business Studies

Station Road, Backwell, North Somerset, BS48 3BX
Backwell School
Full Time, Part Time
£25,714 - £41,604
22nd September 2022
Start Date
1st January 2023
10th October 2022 09:05 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
1st January 2023
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1272316

Backwell School is looking to recruit an engaging and dynamic teacher of Business Studies on a full time or part time permanent contract from 1 January 2023.

We are looking for someone who can:

• be an inspirational classroom teacher who is dedicated to provide high quality teaching and learning.

• drive students to raise standards to achieve at all levels; and

• demonstrate commitment to the values and core beliefs of Backwell School.

The successful candidate will be required to teach Business Studies at both KS4 and KS5. Being able to teach a second subject (such as A Level Economics) would be very desirable.

Our Business Studies and Economics department is a successful and growing department within the Social and Economic Sciences Curriculum Area. Lead by the Subject Leader for Business Studies, the department is committed to inspiring its students. Business is offered as a GCSE and a CTEC level 3 course. In most years, around 90 students opt for GCSE Business, while CTEC Business is a popular choice at Key Stage 5.

Teachers of Business Studies teach in brand new, state of the art facilities, within our newest building, opened in September 2021. Classrooms are bright and spacious with wonderful views and modern teaching technology.

Backwell School is a large comprehensive school with over 1700 students of which 350 are in the Sixth Form. Judged by Ofsted as Good in January 2020 the school has an excellent reputation in the local area and is oversubscribed in regards to student applications. Our latest Ofsted report can be read here.

Backwell School is a part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership Multi-Academy Trust. Our Trust values excellence and collaboration and has a key focus on staff development will deliver exciting and effective learning to our children and young people.

Backwell School offers its staff a vibrant and stimulating teaching environment and there is a broad range of professional support available for new members of staff both within the department and in the wider school. At Backwell School, we prioritise staff wellbeing; planning time is generous with full time teachers teaching a maximum of 51 lessons out of 60. Our induction programme is highly regarded and new teacher can expect to be assigned a mentor in addition to professional development support. As a Teaching School, we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.

All members of teaching staff are expected to act as tutors within the pastoral unit system. We have a 20 minute tutor period at the start of each school day which comprises of student wellbeing checks, administration and teaching of Personal Development (PSHE) materials as well as assemblies from the Heads of House and the School Leadership Team.

We also provide a fantastic benefits package to our employees including a contributory pension scheme, a broad employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), cycle to work scheme, electric car scheme, fitness suite access and on-site parking.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Monday 10 October 2022. Those who are successful following shortlisting, will be contacted regarding interview arrangements.

Before making an application candidates are asked to match their qualifications, experience, skills and abilities against the criteria listed below.

Backwell School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are unable to accept CVs as an application submittal. Our school adopts Safer Recruitment practice and requires all our applicants to fill in a LSP Application Form via E-Teach


Safeguarding Statement:

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership – Backwell School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all in our community to share this commitment. Suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. As part of the shortlisting process an online search will be carried out. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check.

We are also committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly those from underrepresented groups.

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