Founded in 1929, The John Fisher School is a Catholic secondary school which currently caters for over 1,100 boys (to include 230 in the Sixth Form). Serving the educational needs of the community of Purley and neighbouring areas, The John Fisher School identifies as a centre of learning and wellbeing. In 2020, 28% of the school’s GCSE grades were a 9-7/A*-A grade. 95% of students secured a Level 4 or above in Maths and 92% of students gained at least a Level 4 in English Language or English Literature. At A Level, 43% of grades were A*- A and 62% were A*- B. In our previous Ofsted Section 5 inspection, both ‘Behaviour & Safety’ and our Sixth Form were judged ‘outstanding’. In our most recent monitoring visit (January 2018) Ofsted stated that the ‘…steady and reassuring approach ensures the strong commitment of staff…’ and ‘the teachers are welcoming and friendly, and it creates an atmosphere where you belong…’
We wish to appoint a talented and enthusiastic teacher of Business Studies and/or Economics to join a successful and high achieving school where students enjoy learning and achieve excellent outcomes. Applications are welcome from individuals of all faiths or none, who will support the Catholic ethos of our school.
The department is well resourced by our Head of Business, Head of Economics and 5 subject specialists, who work extremely hard to deliver impressive results year on year. With up to 3 GCSE classes across both subjects in Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11, the GCSE results for Business Studies have continually been above 80% A*- C. The A-Level results are again strong with around 85% A*- C, with most students gaining places at very good universities, apprenticeships or employment. Business Studies was most recently graded an ALPS 3 (‘Excellent’) and nearly half of all entries achieved an A*/A. Economics is equally impressive, with GCSE results averaging at 80% 4+ each year. A-Level results achieved an ALPS 2 (‘Outstanding’) score with 73% of entrants achieving A*-B. The BTEC course has been cited as an example of ‘outstanding’ practice by Edexcel for other schools to follow. With smaller classes at both KS4 and KS5, results have been excellent. At KS4, we have achieved 100% pass rate with many students achieving a ‘Merit’ or ‘Distinction’. At KS5, 60% achieved ‘DDD’ (2019) or above and students gain support with their next step.
• Never receive judgements about their teaching.
• Are only asked to mark one piece of work formally per half term
• Engage in peer learning and work collaboratively
• Have a voice that is listened to and enjoy their job
• Does not hold unnecessary meetings
• Encourages all employees to develop professionally and has a non-threatening, supportive professional development (appraisal) process.
• Prioritises wellbeing and provides free access to our on-site gymnasium as well as many other benefits.
• Has a distributive leadership philosophy not subscribing to a top-down management approach
Application forms are available to download on our website at www.johnfisherschool.org/Career-Opportunities where you can also find further information on the school and department. Completed application forms should be emailed with a covering letter to Mrs H Palmer, Office Manager, at [email protected] by the closing date of noon on Thursday, 11th March 2021. Interviews will be held week beginning 15th March 2021.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS will be required.
To apply for this job please visit: www.johnfisherschool.org.
Please mention catholicrecruitment.co.uk when applying.