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  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    9 February 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    25 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

You are warmly invited to apply for the post of Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Science within the King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham based at King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to make a real contribution to an improving academy which will see you work with and add capacity to a committed Senior Leadership Team.

As a senior leader, you will collaborate with and support the Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for Quality of Education in ensuring the effective leadership of teaching and learning across the whole school. Exact responsibilities will be open to negotiation with the successful candidate taking account of the individual’s expertise, experience, interests and the needs of the academy. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, passionate and inspiring leader who may already have previous leadership experience and is keen to move into the next stage of their career in leadership.

As a Teacher of Science, you will be committed to further developing the delivery of Science within the academy. You will be an exceptional classroom practitioner with outstanding subject knowledge who can motivate pupils to achieve to their full potential and develop a love of Science. As part of your leadership post and responsibilities, this post would also include working collaboratively with the Head of Science in improving, leading and managing the effective delivery of our Science curriculum to ensure the highest levels of pupil progress and attainment in line with pupil progress responsibilities. The preferred candidate would have a specialism in either Physics or Chemistry.

What the school offers its staff

King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy is located in South West Birmingham. The academy is rapidly improving and continuing to benefit from having joined King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham which has led to investment across the academy, including the availability of cutting-edge technology in each classroom. King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy is proud to be part of The Schools of King Edward VI Birmingham which supports its schools, faculties/departments and individual staff to work collaboratively. The successful candidate will benefit from a wide range of professional development opportunities encompassing the potential to experience schools across the Foundation and to pursue professional qualifications. There will be opportunities to collaborate with other schools and to benefit from their expertise and resources.

Our expectations and aspirations

King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy has the highest aspirations and expectations for all members of its community. As a member of staff, you will be valued, challenged and supported in making a difference to the lives of our young people. We expect the same of our pupils. We demand courtesy, endeavour and resilience from all of our pupils and the support of their parents and carers.

We are exceptionally proud of our academy and our young people and would encourage interested applicants to come and spend some time with the leadership team to understand our shared vision, have a look around and experience what life is like as part of our community.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to e.wills@bwa.kevibham.org

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About King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
386 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0121 464 9901

Arranging a visit to King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email e.wills@bwa.kevibham.org.

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