Subject Leader: Business Studies
Longfield Academy

Job reference: 001577

Location: Longfield Academy

Closing date: 15/10/2018

Salary: MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance + TLR £5,773

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: Full-time

Start Date: 1st January 2019

About the role:  From January 2019, Longfield Academy has a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Business and Economics Teacher to join us as Subject Leader, with the potential to become Deputy Director of Learning for the right candidate.  This is an excellent position for a first step into leadership, supported by a strong Director of Learning and experienced department. Our successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills and be able to drive and motivate a team who achieve excellent results.  You will join an established and successful department with a collaborative and dedicated team who achieve excellent results.  We have a high uptake of the subjects at all key stages. As one of the only non-selective Ofsted graded Outstanding Post 16 provisions in Kent, it is an ideal opportunity to learn from good practice and be part of our success story.

We are offering up to £5,773 TLR payment subject to experience to address the additional responsibility of this position.  Please click here to view the Job Description.   

Our successful candidate will;

  • Take on this exciting role in a successful oversubscribed academy;
  • Work within state of the art facilities;
  • Receive guaranteed CPD which will be tailored to individual requirements;
  • Receive ongoing professional training and development as well as networking opportunities throughout Leigh Academies Trust;
  • Receive a competitive salary which will be reflected by the success achieved while in post.


Working with us:  Longfield Academy offers a friendly and supportive working environment with innovation and collaboration at the heart of everything we do.  Following our most recent inspection (2018), it has been confirmed that Longfield Academy continues to provide strong educational outcomes for students.  Leaders of the academy are highly ambitious for all of the students but also that we do not limit that ambition to the outcomes of public examinations - our students being prepared for life is equally as important to everyone at the academy. The relationships that students have with the staff has been identified as a key reason that our academy thrives. Our Post 16 provision continues to go from strength to strength, rated in the top 10% for Kent.

The school is heavily oversubscribed in Year 7 and Year 12. Longfield Academy benefits from modern, state-of-the-art facilities for learning across all subject areas. We have a thorough and robust approach to school improvement and is well on course to becoming a truly Outstanding school.

Being part of the Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other academies in the local area.  As part of the 'cluster' structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff better access to career opportunities as the Trust is committed to developing and promoting from within wherever possible.  We also want the Trust to be an organisation where people can enjoy teaching and become the type of teacher they aspire to be.  For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.  The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.


The closing date for this job has now passed.