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Head of Business Studies, Economics & Computing

Stanley Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3XB
Abbeyfield School
Full Time
21st March 2023
Start Date
1st September 2023
19th April 2023 09:05 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
1st September 2023
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1319441

Head of Business Studies, Economics & Computing

TLR 2c £7,368

Full Time and Permanent

Start date: September 2023

Close date: Wednesday 19th April 2023 at 9am

Interview date: tbc 


Number of students: 900

Please note – We reserve the right to interview and employ the right candidate before the closing date.

This is an exciting time to join Abbeyfield School. Our recent ‘Good’ Ofsted rating (November 2022) highlighted that ‘Staff are proud of the school and enjoy working at it. Leaders and governors are supportive of staff’s workload and well-being'. As a result, both the leaders and students are looking for high-calibre staff who are committed to delivering outstanding teaching and learning opportunities for all.

The Governors of Abbeyfield School are seeking to make the appointment of a talented and enthusiastic Head of Business Studies to join our thriving Business department. As a member of the team you will be well-supported by a team of dynamic teachers who are passionate about creating motivated students who become lifelong learners. In terms of results we have consistently outperformed the national average with 70% + students achieving a grade 4 or higher in their GCSE’s with an ALPS rating of 3 or higher over recent years. At A-Level and BTEC we have seen similar results with ALPS scores of 3 or higher in all KS5 subjects offered. Experience of, or an ability to teach Economics would be desirable qualities for this position.

The successful applicant will have the exciting opportunity to lead a highly motivated team who are fully committed to developing students to fulfil their potential.

All our staff receive professional CPD opportunities much of which draws on our links with Challenge Partner as well as the opportunities provided by the National College and NPQ qualifications.

Additional information

Abbeyfield is a community school which occupies purpose-built premises. It is situated in a beautiful location, within commuting distance of Bath, Bristol and Swindon.

The school was inspected in November 2022 and we pledge to offer the following:

  • Excellent students who will work with you to achieve the highest standards
  • A high-performing and growing school
  • Excellent leadership, which believes in rapid and sustainable leadership
  • A thriving sixth form where pupils make strong progress
  • Outstanding behaviour
  • Friendly and welcoming pupils who thrive in an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding

Additional information

For a full information pack, please see our website under ‘joining us’ or contact reception 

Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment

Please note due to safeguarding we only accept completed application forms.

Abbeyfield 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 applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.


Safeguarding Statement:

Abbeyfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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