Teacher of Business Studies
Required as soon as possible or January 2022
We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and well-qualified Teacher of Business Studies who is an enthusiastic and inspirational classroom practitioner to deliver Business Studies at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. We welcome applications from both experienced teachers and NQTs and can offer excellent professional development, guidance and support.
The successful candidate will have:
• An excellent track record of raising attainment and examination results;
• Proven ability and enthusiasm to motivate students and staff;
• The ability to support and raise the expectations and aspirations of students of all abilities;
• A desire to share experiences and good practice with colleagues.
Sir Harry Smith Community College is an 11-18 Academy, proud of its traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning and its standards of discipline and respect It is a calm and safe place, where staff and students work hard, achieve a great deal and enjoy excellent working relationships. The College serves the market town of Whittlesey, seven miles outside of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. The College is part of the Aspire Learning Trust working together with Park Lane and New Road Primary Schools, also in Whittlesey, to help every child achieve their full potential, to prepare them for their next educational steps, to teach them kindness and respect for all and to equip them to play a full satisfying role in society.
In October 2018, Ofsted recognised that Sir Harry Smith Community College continues to be a Good school. They also acknowledged that we are “A vibrant, welcoming and caring school, in which pupils enjoy their learning and feel valued.”
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment history references.
About Sir Harry Smith Community College
Our most recent Ofsted inspection recognised us as a “good school”. Highlights of the report include the inspectors’ recognition that our "students are proud of their school and behave with respect and consideration". They also reported that students behave well and that students feel safe in school. "Relationships between students and staff are positive and students appreciate their teachers and their college. Students arrive at lessons willing to learn and this has a good impact on their achievement."
We annually survey our parents and the latest feedback was the best we have ever had. Over 94% of parents said that their child enjoys school and 97% say that their child feels safe when in school. In terms of academic work 98% of parents feel that their child makes good progress at the college and 98% of parents would recommend us to another parent. We are delighted to have this level of support from our parents and are continually looking at how we can make the college an even better place.
We are proud to be a comprehensive school serving our local community. We have excellent links with our partner primary schools, leading to a very smooth transition into Year 7. We are also seeing more children apply to the college from outside our traditional catchment area and they quickly settle in to the Sir Harry Smith way of doing things.
Following a major £10 million refurbishment of the college, which was completed in Easter 2013, we certainly do have a school fit for the twenty-first century.
Students succeed and enjoy their education at Sir Harry Smith Community College. We hope that you and your son or daughter will join us for a very exciting and rewarding learning journey over the next seven years.