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Job Vacancy

Business Studies Teacher (with responsibility for KS5)

Waingels College, Reading

Closing date
Friday 16th June
Interview date(s)
To be confirmed
Start date
September 2023

We are looking to appoint an ambitious, able and enthusiastic Business Studies Teacher with responsibility for KS5.

Waingels is a very successful 11 to 18 Comprehensive school serving its local community. Our successes and achievements can be attributed to our commitment to establish and grow a Better Never Stops culture, providing a safe, inclusive and rich learning environment where students feel safe and valued, founded on respectful relationships for all. Our ethos and culture are values based. We set high standards and expect all our students and staff to be respectful, kind, resilient and proud of our school, our achievements and our community.

Our values underpin our “Waingels Ready” expectations that we have for everyone within the Waingels community. These expectations form the basis of everything we do, and everything we believe in as a school and as a community.

We are very pleased with our recent Ofsted feedback (February 2018) and how it has endorsed the achievements, improvements and direction that we are travelling in. Ofsted noted that:

- Waingels “continues to be a good school…where standards are rising rapidly”

- Staff feel that they are “valued as their opinions are considered when reshaping practices” and that “people have the courage to try new things and we share success”

- “Pupils behave well in lessons and have a good attitude towards learning”

- “As a result of improvements that leaders have implemented, standards are rising rapidly”

We are also very proud of the achievements of our students. Under the new measures our students at Key Stage 4 made very good progress. Their Progress 8 score of +0.20 places us significantly above average of schools nationally, and we achieve 76% 9 to 4 in English and Maths. We are delighted that the vast majority of our students stay on to our Sixth Form and that 97% of our leavers gain a place at University or choose to enter apprenticeships and employment.

We offer our sixth form students a rich experience, combing a range of courses which includes A-Levels in Business Studies and Economics as well as BTEC Business, with a full enrichment programme. This combination of the academic and enrichment supports our students to become well rounded learners and has contributed to the success of our sixth form where we achieved ALPS 4 in 2022.

Our students follow an academic core curriculum throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. This includes the study of History, Geography and a Language as well as English, Maths and Science. But our students also have the opportunity to do a range of practical and vocational subjects including a wide range of creative and performing arts, physical education and other humanities like Business studies, Psychology and Economics.

If you feel your values and ethos align with ours, this is an exciting opportunity for you! We are looking for someone with energy and vision that is ambitious for themselves and the young people of the school. You will have a growth mindset and believe in offering dynamic physical education learning across Key Stages.

Working with us offers you the opportunity to;

Join a positive school where effort and success is celebratedEngage in excellent and personalised professional development opportunitiesHave the support of a dynamic leadership team to ‘take risks’ in a supportive environmentReceive 10% reduction in fees in our on-site nursery schoolJoin our fitness/gym suiteSo, if…

-you have a passion for teaching and learning…

-you believe in curriculum innovation and enjoy thinking strategically…

-you believe in an aspirational education…

-you believe that better never stops…

…Waingels is the place for you to pursue and advance your career!

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How to apply

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews arranged accordingly. For further information and how to apply, please see our website here https://www.waingels.wokingham...

Contact details

Name: Jane Jennings
Email: JenJJN@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk
Tel: 01189690336
Address: Waingels College, Waingels Road Woodley, Berkshire Reading, Berkshire RG5 4RF United Kingdom

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