Business, Economics and Enterprise

The Business Studies, Economics and Enterprise Department (BEED) teaches students how to understand the stimulating and complex world of Business and Economics. This academic and corporate environment is further explored through a range of opportunities and trips organised by the department.

The department has a extremely high record of academic achievement, with a large proportion of students continuing to study undergraduate Business & Economics related degrees at leading UK universities or accessing a range of employment and apprenticeship opportunities.

Departmental Aims

BEED aims to achieve the following:


The department consists of large, dedicated and resourced classrooms on the first floor of Gadsden building and in C Block. The teaching rooms are well equipped with a computer for each student in 2 computer suites. Students engage in learning through the use of technology.

Student Enrichment

BEED has always placed a large emphasis on offering experiences which add value to any student’s learning within the department. We are actively involved in;

Staff list:

Mr Robinson has been the is the head of department since 2010.  Mr Robinson teaches most subjects across the department and specialises in teaching macroeconomics to sixth form economics students.  Mr Robinson attended Nottingham University where he studied Economics.

Ms Rasi joined Hayes in September 2014 and is now 2i/c in the department, largely overseeing the BTEC Business as well as teaching A level Business and Economics.  She has been running her family business since she graduated alongside becoming a teacher. Ms Rasi studied Maths and Business Studies.

Mrs L. Ogbechie  is a teacher of Business Studies and Economics.  As an ex-student at the school, Lauren left to study International Business at Brunel University and then pursued a career in the corporate world before studying to become a teacher.  Since becoming a teacher, Lauren has worked in various different roles in departments as well as across the school at large. 

Mr Hazlehurst joined the school in 2006 and is now Assistant Principal. Within our department he teaches all of our subjects across key stage 4 and 5. Currently, he is focusing upon Year 13 Economics, and Year 10 and 11 groups studying the Business GCSE.

Mr N Durham teaches both GCSE and A level Business Studies and Year 12 Economics. Before becoming a teacher, he spent 22 years in Financial Services roles, including 5 years as a Foreign Exchange trader in several Middle Eastern countries.

Mr A Allred is Head of Sixth Form at Hayes and specialises in teaching Business and Economics. He has been teaching for 10 years at schools across Kent and the South/London. Prior to teaching, Mr Allred worked as a private banking advisor for NatWest Private Banking.

Courses Studied:

Key Stage 4:
Edexcel GCSE Business Studies

Key Stage 5:
Edexcel A-Level Business Studies
AQA A-Level Economics

Edexcel BTEC National Business Level 3

Vocational Courses

With vocational courses parents can easily get involved to help their son/ daughter. As the courses have a huge vocational element there is pressure on the students to not only complete coursework but to also complete coursework within deadlines. Parents' experience of the 'real world’ will help students think about other possible solutions and scenarios.

Academic Courses

Like vocational courses a parent’s experience of the real world will easily aid student’s in their studies. We encourage parents/carers to take an active interest in students' homework as well as coursework so the student is looking at real business case studies and learning.