2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    3 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    22 September 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    7 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Contract type
MPS - UPS £25714 - £41604 + TLR1B

Job summary

Birches Head Academy is looking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Head of Science 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 Science 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 science 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.

Additional allowances

TLR1B (£10,861)

Applying for the job

If you decide to apply for this position, please complete an application
form: curriculum vitae alone will not be accepted. Your formal letter of
application (supporting statement) should be no longer than two sides
of A4 and should address:
• Why you are attracted to this position and Academy
• How your experiences and achievements match the job description
and person specification
Please return your completed application to:
Jocey Bracegirdle (PA to the Principal and Office Manager)
at: jbracegirdle@bircheshead.org.uk
Please note, it is the policy of Birches Head Academy to contact
shortlisted candidates only.

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Supporting documents

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

School overview

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

About Birches Head Academy

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’.

School location

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

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