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Subject Leader for Business Studies - Full-time

Westlands School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-5434-674T
  • Posted:11/05/2022
  • Pay:MPS or UPS plus TLR2C (£2,873)
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:27/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 6th June 2022


Permanent, Full Time position.

Westlands School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, dedicated and skilled teacher to lead our well established and popular Business Studies department in the new academic year.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced teacher who has strong, up-to-date subject knowledge, high expectations and the ability to ensure their pupils make excellent progress.

The successful candidate will be:

  • A skilled practitioner who can model exemplary practice.
  • Passionate about teaching Business Studies and the impact it can have on students’ understanding of the world.
  • A team player who will fit in well with our existing department.
  • A strategic and self-motivated leader with the drive needed to ensure the continued success of the whole department.

As a Subject Leader at Westlands, the successful candidate would work closely with our Teaching and Learning team – driving forward whole school initiatives. The successful candidate would also be invited to join the Swale Academies Trust Business Studies Network Group, giving them opportunities to work collaboratively with leaders from across our network of schools, developing innovative practice and creative ways of teaching Business.

We strongly recommend all interested candidates visit Westlands School and meet our students and staff. 

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Mrs E Apps, P.A. and Office Manager at ellen.apps@swale.at

If you are interested in this post, please contact Mr A Hill, Assistant Headteacher for an informal discussion regarding the post, alexander.hill@swale.at  or 01795 477475. 

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 ( option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date: Week commencing 6th June 2022

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure


Information about the school

Westlands School is a large, mixed, 11-18 school with a tradition of excellent outcomes for students and a ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement. We have an enviable reputation in the local area, being significantly over-subscribed on an annual basis. As part of Swale Academies Trust we work in collaboration with other schools across Kent and East Sussex. We are a Teaching School and provide professional development of the highest quality.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss C Honess (Head of School)
  • Address:Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF
  • Telephone: (01795) 477475
  • Email: wssrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 431946


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).