22 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    3 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Salary is based on the Academy Trust Pay Scale depending on experience

Additional allowances

A Management Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Teaching and Learning

  • Lead, manage and develop your subject or curriculum area.

o Have a clear vision for the department and build values which support the academy mission and ethos.

o Use self-evaluation and improvement planning to raise achievement.

o Develop the curriculum to raise achievement, responding to academy and national initiatives.

o Ensure creative, fun learning and make regular links to the world of work.

o Establish and maintain department website and portal contribution.

  • Lead, develop and enhance the teaching practice of colleagues.

o Lead, co-ordinate, support and monitor individual subject teachers and the department as a whole.

o Lead the professional development of the department, including non-specialists.

o Ensure all elements of teaching and learning within the Professional Duties of all teachers are being achieved through staff accountability and through the setting of high expectations of staff via Performance Management procedures.

  • Have impact on the educational progress of all students in the department.

o Take steps to raise achievement for all students in the department.

o Set high expectations around achievement and attainment for all students.

Professional Characteristics, Skills and Judgement

  • Manage change, for example of exam specifications, staffing or technology.
  • Make an active contribution to the selection and appointment of staff.
  • Deploy resources efficiently showing best value for money.
  • Liaise with timetabling team to optimise the deployment of staff.
  • Provide a termly report to Governors.
  • Offer professional support to the Head of Faculty and make a key contribution to the Faculty as a whole.

Student Well-Being and Progress

  • Make an active contribution to ensuring all elements of student well-being and progress, within the Professional Duties of all teachers, are being achieved.
  • Monitor and analyse student progress, making interventions to remove barriers to learning.
  • Ensure appropriate communication to parents/carers on the progress of students.

What the school offers its staff

BHSA is an all through 3-19 years girls’ academy sponsored by the Girls’ Day School Trust, and is, and will continue to be, a highly successful centre of education where every student matters, where expectations of all members of our community are high and where personal achievement and fulfilment are valued and sought after.

BHSA promises the highest level of academic provision alongside an extensive programme of enrichment activities, and all within a friendly and supportive family environment.

BHSA places a high value on CPD and supports all staff in accessing top quality training.

Applying for the job

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About Birkenhead High School Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
1199 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

Birkenhead High School Academy is unique on Wirral as a 3-19 girls state academy. We are a thriving, all through learning community, embracing core traditional values with a firm eye on the ever-changing future. Our overall school direction can be encapsulated in three words: challenge, opportunity and partnership. Girls are encouraged to be challenged, take risks and to develop a life-long love of learning. They are given every opportunity to develop in to fearless, confident and responsible young women. We foster a family community within the school and also, we are very much part of the GDST wider family, sharing their aims as pioneers and shapers of girls’ education. BHSA students are strong members of this movement, with our girls benefitting from and contributing to the GDST’s extensive network. We firmly promote the all through approach to education, with the Junior School’s “Grow, Flourish, Think” model seamlessly blending in with the Sixth Form “Aspirational, Inspired, Independent” message. We have the highest standards in achievement, attendance, appearance and conduct. Our girls have access to outstanding levels of support both on the academic and pastoral front, coupled with plenty of stretch and challenge. Our high aspirations culture and ethos permeates both in and outside of the classroom and girls are encouraged to take advantage of our extensive enrichment programme and the plethora of GDST activities throughout their time at the school.

Arranging a visit to Birkenhead High School Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email j.campion@birkhs.gdst.net.

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