• Application deadline

    18 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    6 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Business studies, Computing
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

Position: Head of Business and Computing

School: Arena Academy

Apply by: Sunday 18th April 2021

Salary: MPS/UPS & TLR

Contract: Permanent, full time

Job start: TBC

CORE Education Trust is a values-driven multi-academy trust rich in cultural and social diversity. Responsible for four academies in Birmingham, the Trust was set up to innovate through adversity and to challenge the conventional boundaries of what is possible for our students. Motivated and inspired by the success of our students, our ambition goes beyond textbooks and whiteboards, we are proud to work with the young people of Birmingham.

This role will be based at Arena Academy which is an 11-16 co-educational school. Focused on providing students with the very best support, care and guidance, Arena Academy is committed to ensuring successful outcomes for all students.

The Academy was recently awarded the Teach Well Gold award for staff well-being and support.

Our school is a place of possibility and we never underestimate the impact inspirational staff can have on the life chances of our students. We are seeking a dynamic Head of Business and Computing who can demonstrate their commitment to driving up standards, expectations, and aspirations.

You will need to be a role model for staff and ensure that staff and students regularly experience success. You must be committed to improving the lives of the young people at Arena Academy.

The successful candidate will determine the pedagogy and methodology of delivery for all lessons within the department; observing lessons and ensuring all members of the department observe other practitioners regularly to promote high quality teaching and knowledge sharing.

The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant learning community with national award-winning credentials. The Trust works collaboratively with leaders to ensure our CORE Values are promoted, embodied, and celebrated by all the staff and children in our schools. You will:

• be given the opportunity to engage with cross-trust activities that connect students and staff to their wider family of schools/peers across the city. This includes programmes such as the award-winning Echo Eternal Holocaust memorial arts initiative, The Great Get Together and The COREus Choir.

• be provided with a provision of support and training to foster a positive culture of wellbeing for all students and staff.
We place a strong emphasis on supporting and encouraging personal development, which includes:

• a CPD strategy that is designed to support the career aspirations of all staff to help them realise their potential.
• access to experienced mentors who have a strong track record of developing staff.

This is an exciting time to join the trust. We are about to embark on the next phase of our evolution as an outward facing, forward thinking family of schools guided by a vision underpinned by optimism, ambition, and oneness.

Employee benefits

All employees, regardless of hours worked or length of service, are entitled to up to 52 weeks maternity leave, including paternity and adoption leave.

We offer all staff a 2-week break over the school Christmas holidays, on top of their allocated holiday allowance.

We are proud to be a living wage employer, which means fair and competitive wage to all CORE Education Trust Employees

All staff are automatically opted in for the award-winning Westfield Health employee assist program.

A CPD strategy that will support the career aspirations of all staff to help you realise your potential.

All employees are automatically entered into a pension scheme.

Applying for the job

For further information about this exciting opportunity, or an informal
discussion please contact Raj Mann rmann@arena-birmingham.academy

Only those applicants submitting a CORE Education Trust Application Form will be considered. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

To apply for this role please submit your expression of interest to recruitment@CORE-education.co.uk by Sunday 18th April 2021.

For more information visit our website, CORE-education.co.uk/work-with-us

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
968 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Arena Academy

Arena Academy is guided by CORE Education Trust’s values of collaboration, opportunity, respect, and excellence. At Arena we embrace, celebrate, and promote the CORE Values, which guide us in all our endeavours.

CORE Education Trust was founded in 2015 and its approach is to offer schools and academies bespoke, local solution sponsorship arrangements. The Trust works closely with its leaders to ensure the CORE Values are embodied by the staff and children in its schools and academies.

At Arena, we put every child at the heart of everything we do. We treat every child with the same consideration, commitment, and kindness that we would want for our own children.

School location

Beeches Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B42 2PY

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