Lead Practitioner of Science

Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School, Birmingham, West Midlands


Job details

Subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £24,373 to £35,008

Job summary

A Lead Practitioner would be consistently good or an outstanding teacher, with the results to prove it, who is ambitious and highly motivated to lead others. The Lead Practitioner will do everything possible to raise the quality of teaching and learning in Science and in the wider school.

The word ‘outstanding’ appears a lot in advertisements for teachers – but at Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School, it means more.
With over 1200 requests for the 130 places available in Year 7 this September, parents would certainly agree. When Ofsted last visited, they merely confirmed what we already knew – this is a good school and is continually striving to be the best it can be. We work within a large network of local schools and provide support in a range of areas. We are also contributing members of two teaching school alliances.

How have we achieved our current strengths? Quite simply, we employ teachers who are as ambitious, passionate and dedicated as we are. These amazing people work hard – in fact they work very hard – to ensure that our pupils make the best progress they possibly can. Whether they are the most able or on P scale, every child deserves nothing less than the very best teaching.

Not surprisingly, there’s a real buzz about our school. If you would like to be part of it – and teach children who genuinely want to learn – we would love to hear from you.

Essential educational requirements

Relevant Degree

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Matrix Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance.
We are looking for someone who wants to be the best. Someone who is:
➢ Excellent in the classroom
➢ Will lead by example
➢ Has a proven track record of raising attainment through their teaching and learning, making a positive impact within and beyond their own classroom
➢ Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate, inspire, lead and support colleagues
➢ Has a commitment to working strategically as part of a team and working collaboratively with the leadership team, colleagues, parents and governors
➢ Has a clear vision and commitment to school improvement

Employee benefits

We will give you:
➢ Excellent pupil behaviour
➢ Happy and enthusiastic children who enjoy school and want to learn
➢ A caring and inclusive school with supportive, enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues, governors and parents
➢ A supportive faculty and senior leadership team, committed to providing quality continuing professional development and support
➢ Excellent CPD and growth to reach your full potential
➢ A positive and innovative learning environment

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 795 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email m.dunn@decschool.co.uk

About Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School

School location

Woodbrooke Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1UL