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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 May 2024

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Drama, Music

Working pattern

Full time: Teacher contract on 32.5 hours per week

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What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a passionate individual with a desire to transform lives, helping our students to make connections, embrace diversity, find their voice, and be extraordinary.

You must be an enthusiastic and adaptable individual with high professional standards and excellent communication skills.

The successful candidate will have QTS, with a first or second class degree in a relevant area. It is essential that you are able to develop genuine, empathetic relationships with young people, with the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations.

You will have the ability to work in line with the vision of the School and Trust, showing energy, resilience, and enthusiasm whilst working under pressure.

What the school offers its staff

The School is part of the BePART Educational Trust which includes Birkenhead Sixth Form College, an Ofsted Outstanding post-16 specialist. The School and the College work collaboratively to share and develop educational best practice and create an inspiring culture with opportunities for career development.

The Birkenhead Park School aims to achieve “Ambition and Excellence for All” and we are committed to providing the best possible education for every student. The School is driven by the values of Positivity, Ambition, Resilience, and Thoughtfulness.

In 2022 The Birkenhead Park School began a transformation: a new leadership team, a new approach and a renewed focus on excellence.

In November 2023, Ofsted recognised the huge progress that we’ve made and said “the school is on a rapid journey of improvement”.

Behaviour has improved significantly with the introduction of ‘Learning Habits’ and there has been an improvement in student attendance of seven percentage points, the best improvement in the Wirral.

Underpinning every element of what we do is our staff, and a staff survey this year showed that:

98% of staff are proud to work at the school

93% of staff believe the school has improved over the last year

Commitment to safeguarding

The Birkenhead Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be subject
to an enhanced DBS check. Applications will only be considered when submitted on a fully completed application form. All applicants
will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

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About Birkenhead Park School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
757 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0151 652 1574

The Birkenhead Park School is a co-educational secondary school for children aged 11-16 and has over 700 students on roll. It is an exciting time to join us as we are on an ambitious journey of transformation and are looking for staff who are motivated to make a real make a difference to the community we serve.

The school is very proud of its caring commitment and innovative approach to educating the community of young people in the area, with award-winning programmes designed to help students in Year 7 – 11 thrive in a high school environment and open pathways to their future.

As part of the BePART Educational Trust established by nationally leading sixth form, Birkenhead Sixth Form College, the school encourages students to raise aspirations and unlock their true potential through adopting the school values which are intrinsic to everything we do, across all staff and students – Positivity, Ambition, Resilience and Thoughtfulness. Our values shape every interaction with have and are core to our success in nurturing both academic and personal success for every student.

We have recently been awarded a Silver Award by the Teacher Development Trust Network. This follows being awarded a Runner-Up prize in Educate North Awards’ Innovative and Creative Literacy accolade, acknowledging the school-wide Literacy Programme that has proven to have a significant effect in raising students’ reading ages and all-round academic ability.

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