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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L21 - L25

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • First degree or equivalent

  • Qualified teacher status

  • Attendance at relevant courses together with evidence of preparation for senior management

  • Evidence of further advanced study, e.g. a second degree


  • At least 5 years highly successful teaching experience

  • Able to demonstrate evidence of excellent pupil progress.

  • Experience as a middle and/or senior leader with a whole school responsibility

  • Able to provide evidence of leadership of whole school improvement

  • Evidence that the candidate has supported colleagues effectively; experience of dealing with student indiscipline, in a caring and compassionate manner.

  • Experience of managing staff under performance and disciplinary investigations.

  • Successful experience of bringing about change in a logical and technically sound manner which was acceptable to the interested parties.

  • Teaching experience in more than one school

  • Experience of curriculum management issues and knowledge of curriculum developments and related matters


  • Aspiring to Headship in the future.

  • Personal “presence” and confidence; warmth and sensitivity: flexibility and maturity of approach; enthusiasm and a sense of humour

  • Drive, energy, commitment, proven capacity for hard work and pragmatically optimistic; capacity to manage own work pressure and that of others effectively

  • Commitment to collaborative working with other schools & institutions

  • Leadership skills, e.g. ability to influence positively and provide a structure for others in formulating policy, solving problems and implementing decisions effectively; caring and approachable; trustworthy and the capacity to motivate and inspire teachers

  • Proven ability to work as a team member


  • Able to think creatively and strategically and work as part of a team

  • Evidence of successful self-organisation and effective time management.

  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with students, teaching and non-teaching colleagues, parents, governors and others associated with the school

  • Ability to mediate, arbitrate and negotiate in appropriate circumstances


  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Good understanding of national educational issues

  • Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences, orally and in writing

  • Management skills, e.g., the ability to successfully build teams; motivate others; contribute to staff development; delegate; manage time; chair meetings

  • Willing to respond wholeheartedly to the need for good public relations and school promotion

  • Good I.C.T. skills and knowledge of data information management systems

What the school offers its staff

The King Edward VI Foundation, Birmingham, is a progressive charitable organisation which has supported excellence in education across the City since 1552. Our schools are diverse in nature but have a common purpose and commitment to achieving our mission of “making Birmingham the best place to be educated in the UK”.

Our Academy Trust currently consists of two independent schools, six selective, and six nonselective academies. Our recent expansion into a wider diversity of local communities is enabling us to accelerate our strategies for improving the life chances of young people in Birmingham, whatever their background.

The King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham (“the Academy Trust”) was established in 2017 and is made up of the academies outlined above. The academies receive back office central support services including governance, from the Foundation Office (a central support services function), with several staff being seconded from the Foundation to deliver support services to the Academy Trust and the academies themselves.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About King Edward VI Five Ways School

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1305 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

King Edward VI Five Ways School makes up one of the schools of the successful King Edward VI Academy Trust. The Academy Trust is committed to making a significant contribution to the life of the children of Birmingham. King Edward VI Five Ways is defined by its core values of respect, equality, compassion and aspiration.

We are seeking to appoint an IT Technician to support staff and pupils at this successful and popular school. There is an excellent induction programme for new staff as part of a strong career development framework; the school has first-rate accommodation, with several recent developments and is in an attractive position to the South of the City

Arranging a visit to King Edward VI Five Ways School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email headspa@fws.kevibham.org.

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