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  • Closing date

    26 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS 1 - UPS 3

Additional allowances

Up to TLR 2c

What skills and experience we're looking for

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 Head of Visual Arts and Design who can inspire students, instil a sense of curiosity and exploration of Head of Visual Arts and Design and create opportunities to deepen learning through cross-curricular links. You should be able to demonstrate your commitment to driving up standards, expectations, and aspirations, so that staff and students regularly experience success and a sense of progression, whilst acting as a role model for staff within the department.

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.

The successful candidate should be committed to improving the lives of the students at Rockwood Academy.

What the school offers its staff

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.

Further details about the role

Please see attached the Job Description and Person Specification for this role.

Commitment to safeguarding

CORE Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) Check is required for all successful applicants. CORE Education Trust is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination, and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are an Equal Opportunities and Living Wage employer.
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About Rockwood Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
953 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0121 566 6500

Rockwood Academy is a special place that serves a wonderfully rich community. ‘Team Rockwood’ holds the highest ambitions for our students who are listened to, understood and valued. We believe that building strong relationships fosters a sense of belonging; a key ingredient that inspires us on a daily basis. We consider all of our students and staff at Rockwood to be the ‘stars’ of CORE Education Trust. Our mission is to support students to “reach for the stars” through excellence in: teaching, curriculum design, personal development, and the vast opportunities we provide for them. Prioritising academic progress, character development, and the growth of our CORE Leaders of Tomorrow enable our young people to shine’ at their brightest and have the confidence to face the challenges of an ever-changing world. We are privileged to be located in the heart of the Alum Rock area of Birmingham. We believe it is crucially important for our students and staff to connect with our community as part of our goal to further develop strong community cohesion.

Arranging a visit to Rockwood Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email d.foster@corerockwood.academy.

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