Lead Practitioner for Business Studies

Lead Practitioner for Business Studies 

Lead Practitioner Scale 5 to 9 

Immediate/ April or September 2024 start 

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional teacher to become a lead Practitioner for Business Studies. The successful candidate will play a key role in the further development of teaching and learning in Business & Economics and will be able to have a significant impact on teaching and learning across the school. In addition you will support our highly successful Careers and Enterprise programme for all students, building in further opportunities to develop this area of our work and building strong links with employers both locally and further afield. 

This exciting opportunity is a new role in the school and you would be joining a highly successful and popular department with a proven track record of exam success in GCSEs, A-Level and BTEC qualifications. As a Lead Practitioner you will already have some experience of teaching Business Studies to at least GCSE level and a proven record of success. As a Lead Practitioner, there is a real opportunity for the successful candidate to have a positive impact on teaching and learning as well as careers and enterprise education across all year groups and this role would be ideal for a colleague who is looking to share their expertise and exceptional practise with wide range of talented and committed colleagues at all stages of their career. 

Waingels is a very successful 11 to 18 Comprehensive school serving its local community. The whole staff work to ensure ‘Better Never Stops’ and our students leave us as Waingels Ready epitomising our values of: Kindness, Resilience, Pride and Respect. Students achieve outcomes that prepare them to take their place successfully in the global 21st Century, whichever path they choose to follow.   

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. 

Outside the formal curriculum we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities and clubs. Our students are also very active in the community working alongside local and overseas charities to raise money for good causes. 

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 learning across the Key Stages. 

Working with us offers you the opportunity to; 

  • Join a positive school where effort and success is celebrated 

  • Engage in excellent and personalised professional development opportunities 

  • Have the support of a dynamic leadership team to ‘take risks’ in a supportive environment 

Our staff and students are proud of our school and we would be happy to welcome you if you would like to come and have a closer look. Please feel free to contact us for an informal conversation about this exciting role or to arrange a visit. Please telephone the college on 0118 969 0336 or email the Head teacher’s Personal Assistant, Jane Jennings, on jenjjn@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk 

Download an application pack from our website www.waingels.wokingham.sch.uk 

We will review applications as we receive them so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

The college is committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and to promoting the welfare of all staff and students.

Application Pack 

Application Form

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