This job expired on 19 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    19 October 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    12 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Subject
Mathematics
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPR / UPR

Job summary

Birches Head Academy has recently become part of the Frank Field Education Trust and we work collaboratively with others in our FFET family, allowing our students and staff many opportunities to develop. This is embodied in the FFET vision: ‘Social Justice through Excellence in Education’ and in the Academy motto: ‘Aspire to be More’.
Birches Head Academy is looking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Head of Maths who will play a vital role in helping us to ensure our students receive a world-class education, thereby enabling each child to reach their full potential.

The Head of Maths will be an exemplar of implementation and aspiration in the classroom, who will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and colleagues throughout the department, to drive continuing improvement in students’ progress, as well as the quality of Teaching and Learning within the Maths department.

The successful candidate should be an outstanding practitioner who is looking for the next step in their career, experienced in teaching both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. You should have a proven track record of successful outcomes and delivering on your plans.

An innovative teacher, you should be passionate about Teaching and Learning and developing pedagogical approaches that inspire learners. The ability to be a highly successful team player in a very busy and fast-paced environment is essential. You will have the capacity and energy to drive improvement, to lead by example and to develop collaboration within the department.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to demonstrate their ability to champion the Academy’s development and to be part of our exciting journey.
We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 19 October 2021 at 9:00am

Interviews to be held: Thursday 21 October 2021

Additional allowances

TLR1B (£10,204)

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
Secondary
School size
888 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About Birches Head Academy

Thank you for downloading this application
pack and for your interest in becoming Head
of Maths at Birches Head Academy, in Stokeon-
Trent.
This is an exciting time at the Academy, as
we have made dramatic improvements and
seen a complete culture change in recent
years, resulting in growing numbers of
children applying for places.
We have recently joined the Frank Field
Education Trust, providing a firm foundation
to enable us to flourish. As an Academy
within the Frank Field Education Trust,
schools will particularly benefit from the
Trust’s access to services that will improve
the support we can offer to all students and
families and also from the opportunity to
work with like-minded people, who want the
best for children and young people.
The Academy works in partnership with
a number of schools both locally and
nationally, including our primary feeder
schools and colleges to ensure all students
have the very best opportunities and
outcomes.
Our vision is to provide:
• An exceptional academic education to all
children (Intellectual Capital)
• A values led approach to education for
every child (Cultural Capital)
• The right environment for every
child to flourish by building learning
communities in partnership with parents
and carers (Social Capital)
Achieving these commitments will ensure
that, when pupils leave the Academy, they
are ready for the next step in their journey;
leaving with the necessary skills and
knowledge, and the desire to serve others,
to become the next generation of leaders.
Our determination to do this, in its fullest
sense, resonates with our Academy motto
inspired by the words of Oscar Romero
“Aspire to be More”. I have very high
aspirations for the young people at Birches
Head Academy. I want the very best for
them. I want them to ‘Aspire to be More’.
If you feel you can make a contribution
to this important enterprise and help our
children to be the best that they can be, then
I look forward to receiving your application.
If you would like to discuss this vacancy
or visit the school please contact Mrs
J Bracegirdle, Principal’s PA and Office
Manager, by email at: jbracegirdle@
bircheshead.org.uk.
Ms Katie Dixon
Principal

School location

Birches Head Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 8DD

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