May 24, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
The Leigh Academy has an exciting opportunity for an engaging and confident Teacher of Business Studies to join their thriving academy from September 2023.
MPS/UPS commensurate with experience plus London Fringe Allowance
Working Pattern
Closing Date
May 31, 2023


The Leigh Academy has an exciting opportunity for an engaging and confident Teacher of Business Studies to join their thriving academy from September 2023. For the successful candidate we can offer the opportunity to join a collaborative team and wider Trust with highly experienced teachers and leaders working in the department. We have excellent grades across the subjects and year groups, but there is always room for progress of which our successful candidate will play a pivotal part in. We are looking for an inspirational, energetic and reflective individual who is passionate about developing excellent levels of attainment and achievement across the board.  

Business Studies courses at The Leigh Academy are popular at GCSE and Post 16. We currently offer GCSE AQA Business for KS4 and BTEC Extended Certificate Business, LIBF Diploma in Financial Studies and the IB Business Management at KS5, all of which attract high numbers of students. The department is well resourced and encourages learning through interactive events, the 10X competition and good relations with local businesses. We provide a supportive student experience and work closely with other departments and pastoral teams to ensure an enjoyable education for all learners.

We’re keen to hear from you if you are:

  • An excellent teacher with an outstanding record.
  • An ECT looking to develop further in an
    established department.
  • Collaborative, building strong professional relationships.
  • Able to motivate and inspire students to achieve their
    full potential.
  • Energetic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Someone who has a measurable impact as an individual teacher and throughout the school.
  • Confident and aspire to senior leadership.
  • Committed to the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the school.

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​​​​​​Working with us at The Leigh Academy: The Leigh Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. Overall the academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it a great place to work for staff at all stages of their career.  As the flagship academy of Leigh Academies Trust we have an inspirational building hosting modern technology and great facilities. We ensure that our students are prepared both academically and socially for their futures. We ensure that students’ talents and interests are nurtured through our broad and balanced curriculum, in particular through the delivery of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in Years 7, 8 and 9, having been accredited as an IB World School in December 2020 for our Key Stage 3 curriculum, and previously in 2017 for our International Baccalaureate Careers Pathway in Key Stage 5, which sits alongside our offer of
A Levels and BTECS. We take pride in being the first school in the UK to have been awarded The Healthy Minds School kite mark, in recognition of successful involvement in the Healthy Minds curriculum delivery, demonstrating a commitment to the personal development of students and staff. 

We strive for excellence in all that we do whilst ‘Opening minds to Success’. This is reflected in our dedicated staff and our consistent approach to teaching and learning to ensure all of our students are happy, successful and resilient to the challenges they face. Our intention is to work in close partnership with parents and carers to ensure that students of all abilities, interests and talents are given every opportunity to be part of our inspiring, challenging and supportive community. We work hard to ensure all staff are supported in their current and next stage of their career journey, ensuring staff are able to access NPQ courses and other further training opportunities within the Leigh Academies Trust and externally. 

Everyone who visits us is impressed by our students, the working atmosphere, the sheer sense of enjoyment in the learning process and the strong focus on achievement.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of
1 September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and two special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.​​​​​​​

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units.
All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.  

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.


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