Teacher of Business Studies
The Leigh Academy

Job reference: 001949

Location: The Leigh Academy

Closing date: 22/03/2019

Salary: MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance + scope for TLR

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: Full-time

Start Date: September 2019 (or sooner)

About the role:  The Leigh Academy have a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint a committed, experienced and motivated Teacher of Business Studies to join us for September 2019 (or sooner depending on notice period).  For the successful candidate, we can offer the opportunity to join a collaborative department and wider Trust with highly experienced teachers and leaders working in the department.  For this academic year, we have the following take up across Key Stage 4 and 5;

  • Business Studies Key Stage 4 – Year 10, 100 students and Year 11, 100 students
  • Business Studies Key Stage 5 – AS Level, 60 students and A2 Level, 25 students
  • Finance Key Stage 5 – AS Level, 30 students and A2 Level, 25 students


We have some excellent grades across the subjects and year groups but there is always room for progress of which our successful candidate will play a pivotal part in.  Our aims are to focus on department growth, whilst pushing and developing excellent levels of attainment and achievement across the board. 

We follow AQA for Business Studies at GCSE and AS, and Edexcel at A2.  For Finance at Key Stage 5 we follow IFS.  In addition, we have a fully resourced department.  Day to day responsibilities and duties of this role are in line with the National Standard Teaching Standards. 

Please consult the Job Description for further information by clicking here.  Our successful candidate will join us for September 2019 or, if available, take advantage of our earlier start date of June to embed into the school before the following academic year begins.  

Working for The Leigh Academy:  The Leigh Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The Academy is divided into four Colleges: Brunel, Chaucer, Darwin and Da Vinci - each has their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.  We are a consistently 'Good' school - click here to view the full Ofsted report.  

Our academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic Leadership Team are committed to making it a great place to work for staff at all stages in their careers.  Our award-winning building and facilities are modern, light and airy and the open learning plazas and classrooms built around a day-lit wintergarden give the academy a unique and special character.  

We can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and collaborative department not only within The Leigh Academy, but within the wider Trust as well.  Full support will be provided and you'll have the tools and environment needed to teach in a way that works for you.  We know that being a teacher can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measures and that you thrive on inspiring young adults and stimulating their curiosity.  At The Leigh Academy, we aim to give our teachers the freedom to innovate and inspire our students as we know this is a crucial ingredient in driving great learning outcomes.  

Working for Leigh Academies Trust:  As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.

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.  



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