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Head of Business

Salesian School
Chertsey, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time
Main Scale / Upper Pay Spine (DOE)
Start Date
1st September 2024
26th April 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1414154

Our School

Salesian is a co-educational 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school and is part of the Xavier Catholic Education Trust.

The school has 1850 students and is situated on two sites approximately one mile apart, near to the centre of Chertsey. The main school is situated at Guildford Road and our Sixth Form College has 467 students on its own site at Highfield Road.

We work hard to ensure that staff and students are well looked after but we also set exceedingly high expectations of everyone at the school and underperformance is always challenged. When you get the balance right between challenge and support you get great teaching, when you have great teaching the school becomes heavily-oversubscribed and when this is the case parents believe in what you are trying to do and support you in doing it.

Head Of Business Studies

Salesian School is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to lead the Business department. If you are energetic, enthusiastic and love teaching children then we’d be delighted to hear from you. We are always happy to meet potential applicants prior to interview; please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information or to visit the school.

The Business & Economics department is a dynamic and progressive department, placing learning and teaching at the heart of everything it does. We are a strong and vibrant team which prides itself on delivering the very best outcomes for pupils. The department has an abundance of experience and technical expertise. Not only is our ethos built around ensuring that our lessons are engaging and rigorous, but also that we are ‘going the extra mile’ for all of our pupils. We ensure they receive the very best support within lessons.

Summary of Responsibilities

Overall Accountability within the curriculum area for:

  • The provision of an appropriate, relevant and differentiated curriculum which allows for progression within and across key stages
  • The quality of teaching, and the attainment, achievement, behaviour and safety of students • The effective management of resources
  • The leadership and line management of colleagues
  • The successful delivery of the subject in a whole school context, integrating the Catholic ethos of the school and other priorities as appropriate
  • The process of self-evaluation and development planning within the curriculum area

Some Main Duties within the curriculum area

  • To keep up to date with national and developments in the curriculum and in pedagogy, and to lead the evaluation and development of the subject
  • To prepare and implement an assessment and feedback policy consistent with the school policy and to ensure that appropriate home learning is set and marked and accurate records kept on all students
  • To lead the process of assessment for publicly examined courses in accordance with regulations, and to maintain accreditation with the relevant examination and validating bodies
  • To co-ordinate with the Director of the PSRP (special resource provision) and the Director of Inclusion to ensure successful inclusion of, and appropriate support for, all students
  • To ensure that teachers input and analyse academic data effectively, to inform teaching and learning, the setting of subject specific targets and targeted interventions for students or groups
  • To communicate as necessary with parents, including attending relevant Parents’ Meetings.
  • To attend subject leaders’ meetings as required and to brief subject staff members as necessary
  • To ensure that the policies of the school are implemented by staff, and reflected in the department’s own policies and practice0
  • To provide information as required by the school’s Examinations Officer, Data Manager or other support staff
  • To assist in the recruitment, induction and ongoing professional development of new staff
  • To coach, mentor and line manage members of staff, and hold regular meetings to ensure effective communication
  • To ensure appropriate cover work is set in the event of a member of the subject’s absence


  • To undertake an appropriate programme of teaching and pastoral responsibilities in accordance with the standard classroom teacher job description, and to take a lead in being observed by colleagues.

Additional Duties:

  • To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its mission and ethos and to encourage and ensure staff and students follow this example
  • To lead appropriate extra-curricular activities
  • To work collaboratively with other Faculty staff to provide opportunities for students to excel outside their classroom activities.
  • Maintain a visible, professional and high profile within the school

Other Specific Duties

  • To continue personal professional development
  • To engage actively in the appraisal process
  • To undertake any other duty as directed by the Headteacher.


Safeguarding Statement:

This 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. The Successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Part of Xavier Catholic Education Trust

Xavier Catholic Education Trust