Subject Leader - Business

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Subject Leader - Business

Dates:            Apply by Thursday 30th April 2020

Location:        Rickmansworth

Contract type:        Full Time 

Contract term:        Permanent

Salary:    Academy Trust Payscale based on skills and experience, plus additional Reach Points

Start Date:     September 2020

The Reach Free School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Subject Leader - Business to join our team of talented, energetic and visionary teachers. 

Business Studies is part of the Enterprise department which also incorporates Computing and Food and Nutrition. The subject was introduced in September 2018 and is taught at the school as Business and IT at Key Stage 3 and at Key Stage 4 and Post 16 as a vocational option. In line with other subjects in the school, pupils begin Key Stage 4 during year 9 and have the option to trial the subject before making their choices. The subject has proven to be a very popular choice across the school and we are committed to resourcing the subject sufficiently to ensure it is a great success. 

This is an excellent career opportunity offering valuable leadership and management experience that would provide the ideal preparation for further middle or senior leadership roles. 

We are looking for an expert practitioner with successful teaching experience across the age and ability range, and someone who demonstrates a good understanding of the potential of technology to enhance learning. 

You will have a passion for Business Studies, and a track record of excellent teaching, collaboration and creativity. You will hold and embody the highest expectations of your pupils and will have the drive and ambition to create an outstanding environment for learning, in Business Studies and beyond. 

The Reach Free School is looking for its Subject Leaders to: 

  • Be outstanding practitioners who inspire pupils and colleagues

  • Be creative in delivering a rigorous, academic curriculum

  • Believe that every child can and will succeed

  • Be committed to securing the best outcomes for all pupils at the school with an understanding of how data can be used to maximise progress

  • Have a passion for education and be open to innovative approaches in everyday aspects of school life

  • Be excited about helping to design and create every aspect of the school, including the curriculum, policies and the extended day programme

  • Be flexible, collaborative and resilient

In return we will offer you: 

  • A unique opportunity to be a key member of staff and help build on the school’s successes to date

  • Competitive salaries, based on skills and experience

  • A happy and supportive working environment with high expectations and standards

  • An opportunity to pioneer an exciting new curriculum at Key Stage 4 and Post-16

  • Access to the latest technology to assist in developing your teaching and learning

  • A network of outstanding practitioners to collaborate with and learn from

  • Leadership and management opportunities both now, and in the future as the school grows

  • A BUPA cash plan to contribute to medical care 

The Reach Free School is a successful and rapidly growing secondary Free School, which opened in September 2013. The over-subscribed school is a popular choice for local families. In September 2018 the school moved into a brand new purpose built building right in the heart of the community that it serves.  

If the challenges of working to develop a local school appeal to you, then we would like to hear from you.

Further information is available from our website:

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact The Reach Free School with any questions on 01923 711517 or via email to Mrs S Berman, Headteacher’s PA at  

Closing date for applications:    Apply by Thursday 30th April 2020

Interviews to take place:        May 2020

The Reach Free School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff to share this commitment. In accordance with our Safer Recruitment Policy we are unable to process applications without a fully completed application form. The successful applicant must obtain DBS clearance at enhanced level. The school will also carry out a prohibition from teaching check. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of your employment.

Contact details

The Reach Free School , Tutor
Long Lane Rickmansworth
Herts WD3 8AB

Telephone: 01923 711517