Head of Business & Economics
'Enjoy & Achieve'
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, innovative and ambitious individual to lead and develop our busy, but successful Business Studies Department from September 2018.
The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills, be committed to pursuing excellence and have a clear vision of how you will develop your Department and team within the school. As Head of Business you will be responsible for Business Studies at KS4 and KS5, which includes A Level Business & Economics, BTEC National Business (Single/Double Award) and GCSE; you will also be the Lead Internal Verifier and if OSCA accreditation is not already in place, then this must be achieved within your first year in post.
We require a leader who will enhance and develop their subject to ensure maximum outcomes for students. If that’s you, then you will need to be hardworking, dedicated to ensuring students of all abilities can succeed and, crucially, a fantastic classroom teacher. Our recent Young Enterprise teams have been particularly successful and this can be attributed to the exceptional efforts, leadership and guidance of our Business Studies team at PRS. So if you feel you have something to give, please apply.
'Princes Risborough is the local school of choice'
Who are we:
PRS is an innovative and aspirational school that is driven by the highest expectations in everything we do. We offer rich and diverse learning environments and work hard to ensure everyone succeeds on a pastoral, extra curricular and academic basis.
We are an over-subscribed, innovative and dynamic school in the heart of Buckinghamshire situated in a semi-rural market town between High Wycombe and Aylesbury. Recent consultant reports and external judgements have assured us we are progressing effectively on our journey towards ‘Good’ and beyond and your skills and knowledge, hard work and dedication will be central to our achieving this goal in the year of your appointment.
What you will need to succeed:
The successful candidate will be an outstanding, student-centred classroom practitioner possessing a depth of subject knowledge and an ability to inspire and enthuse our wonderful students. He or she will be fully acquainted with the demands and requirements of the new KS4 and KS5 curricula. Importantly, our new colleague will also wish to become part of the team that ensures all of our children 'Enjoy & Achieve'!
What you will receive in return:
The school is nestled in the foothills of the Chilterns and is surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB); the vistas from our school sites and playing fields are some of the finest in the United Kingdom and we are surrounded by a rich and diverse environment, both in a historical and geographical context. We are also only 45 minutes from London and all of the main arterial routes heading to the north, south, east and west of the country. London Heathrow airport is only 30 minutes away, with four of the other main airports only within an hours car journey away. The River Thames and the City of Oxford are also only 30 minutes away, so we have something for everyone and our local mantra is very much 'location, location, location'!
You will have the opportunity to work in a school that firmly believes in promoting an environment, that nurtures and develops our students in a friendly and supportive setting: this is the PRS way and we also want you to feel that you are part of the 'PRS family'. You will benefit from a vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and we can offer you excellent CPD opportunities, a school laptop and use of our new multi-million pound Sports Centre. Our facilities are developing all the time and we recently launched a new Sixth Form indedpent study area and Learning Resource Centre, with the expectation of developing further areas of the school in the near future. We are also proud to work with parents who are supportive of our school aims, ethos, vision and values.
'At Princes Risborough School every child matters'
What you need to do now:
If you are interested in working at PRS, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our school and are keen to progress your career, then please apply today! We strongly encourage any teacher who may be interested in working with us to arrange a tour of the school and to meet some of our staff. We also do encourage early applications and reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
If this position as Head of Business at PRS is not quite right for you now, but you would be interested in any future positions, please visit our Expression of Interest area and register your interest here: www.princesrisborough.bucks.sch.uk/Vacancies/Join-our-talent-pool.
- MPS & TLR2b
- is open until mid-day on Friday 25th May 2018
- interviews: week beginning Monday 4th June 2018
- to start September 2018
For further information about this position, please contact our Head of History, Catherine Glover at: firstname.lastname@example.org and for further information about the school, the area and what we have to offer, please download our Recruitment & Information pack - this is included as a downloadable document to this Job Advertisment.
Our Children are: 'Successful Learners, Confident Individuals and Responsible Citizens’
Princes Risborough School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including the barred list, as well as other pre-appointment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016)