In partnership with the
Archdiocese of Birmingham, the Lumen Christi Board of Directors and School
Standards Committee of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School are seeking to appoint
an outstanding Key Stage Coordinator in Science.
St Thomas Aquinas is a large and
thriving Catholic comprehensive school in the south of Birmingham. Along with
seven local primary schools, it is part of a growing Catholic Multi Academy. It
is a place where staff and students from all faiths live out the school
mission. Examination results in summer 2022 and 2023 were excellent and in the
top group of schools nationally. Building on the ‘Good’ judgement by OFSTED,
the Catholic Schools Inspectorate recently judged the school to be
‘Outstanding’ in all areas. As a result, we are an oversubscribed school and
becoming more and more popular with families.
The school has improved using a knowledge-based approach;
the highest standards of behaviour and academic challenge for all regardless of
background. St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School is unapologetically ambitious for
the children we serve.
This is an exciting opportunity
for a dynamic teacher and leader who has the ability, confidence and talent to
make a huge impact to our students’ education from day one. We are looking for
- is enthusiastic about recent developments
in the Science curriculum
- is passionate about teaching practical Science
across key stages 3, 4 & 5
- has high expectations of themselves and
- has a proven track record of raising
attainment through their teaching and learning, making a positive impact
within their own classroom.
- has a commitment to working
collaboratively as part of a team and working strategically with the Head
of Faculty and other post-holders.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate to build
something special and make a huge contribution in a major Catholic
Prospective candidates are encouraged to informally come and visit the
The school is committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to
share this commitment. An enhanced DBS
check is required for all successful candidates.
for your interest in the post of Key Stage Coordinator in Science at St Thomas
Aquinas Catholic School & Sixth Form.
Thomas Aquinas Catholic School has a proud history; it opened in 1963 as the
last grammar school to be built in England and has only had five headteachers
in its history. The school has an established reputation as a good school based
largely on considerable internal stability in a context of constant external
change. The present staff is a good
mixture of youth and experience with about six or seven new teachers joining
each year most of whom are newly qualified.
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School became
an Academy on 1st April 2015 as part of the Lumen Christi
Multi-Academy Company. The MAC is now very well established and growing from
strength to strength. It consists of one secondary school and seven primary
schools and will expand further in the not too distant future.
September 2017 the school has pursued a distinct approach to school improvement
and developed a vision around becoming a knowledge-rich school. Following
significant changes to whole school routines, behaviour systems and the
adoption of a new curriculum, behaviour is now very good and teaching
sufficiently challenging. The school was judged to be ‘Good’ by OFSTED in
Examination results in summer
2022 and 2023 were excellent. Building on the ‘Good’ judgement by OFSTED, the
Catholic Schools Inspectorate recently judged the school to be ‘Outstanding’ in
all areas. As a result, we are an oversubscribed school and becoming more and
more popular with families.
pleased with the report, we do not feel for a moment that our work is done. In
reality, we have only just begun our school improvement journey.
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School is unapologetically
ambitious for the children we serve. Undoubtably, the next phase of development
is to become a truly great Catholic school.
Any colleague seeking appointment at the school should be
under no illusion that they will be
expected to work very hard. Leaders operate within the highest
professional standards and there is no room for complacency. We have a dedicated,
talented and committed team of middle leaders and colleagues, who will quite
rightly expect an analytical and robust strategic approach to departmental
improvement allied with strong interpersonal skills from a peer.
In return, you can expect to work in a
successful school with students who are ready to learn, enthusiastic and
full of life and laughter!
St Thomas Aquinas is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, which will be requested prior to interview, an enhanced DBS check, online searches, medical, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the Right to Work (RTW) in the UK.
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