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  • Start date details

    Easter or September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    1 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 £30000 - MPS6 £41333

What skills and experience we're looking for

Maintain notes and plans of lessons undertaken and records of students’ work.

• Mark, monitor and return work in line with school policy and provide constructive oral and/or written feedback

and clear targets for future learning as appropriate.

• Carry out assessment programmes (e.g. reports) as agreed by the school policy.

• Attend the appropriate parents’ evenings to keep parents informed as to the progress of their child.

• Be familiar with the Code of Practice for identification and assessment of Special Educational Needs and keep

appropriate records on Individual Education Plans for students. To teach your subject discipline, inspiring students to have a passion for the subject and anunderstanding of its key ideas, concepts and skills. To be explicit in modelling and developing models for learning and mental schema so that students can make connections and apply

their learning in a variety of contexts. To continuously improve classroom practice and achieve

excellent student outcomes.

Teaching and Learning:

  • Under the reasonable direction of the Principal, carry out the professional duties of a school teacher

as set out in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).

  • Plan work in accordance with subject schemes of work and National Curriculum programmes of study.
  • Liaise with relevant colleagues on the planning of units of work for collaborative delivery.
  • Work in collaboration with Inclusion Support Assistants attached to any teaching group.
  • Take account of students’ prior levels of attainment and use them to set targets for future improvements

and plan curriculum provision.

  • Maintain good classroom management by adherence to the advice given to staff in the staff handbook and


  • Set high expectations for students’ behaviour by establishing a purposeful working atmosphere in

accordance with the school’s behaviour policy.

  • Set appropriate and demanding expectations for students’ learning, motivation and presentation of work.

What the school offers its staff

Birches Head Academy is 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’.

Birches Head Academy is looking to appoint a suitably qualified and highly committed Teacher of English to join this successful and well-resourced department and 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. Experience of teaching Drama would be advantageous.

The successful candidate should be an outstanding practitioner, 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 teach with enthusiasm and vision, and be passionate about your subject, and teaching and learning research and practice.

Applications from both experienced teachers and ECTs (NQTs) are warmly invited.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 25 2023 at 9am

Interviews to be held Friday 26 May 2023

For further information, including the recruitment pack and application form, please visit our website at: www.bircheshead.org.uk. Alternatively, you can contact the school for an information pack.

Completed application forms should be emailed jbracegirdle@bircheshead.org.uk

Birches Head Academy requires an application form to be completed in order to be considered for this role. CVs alone will not be accepted.

Further details about the role

Birches Head Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants will, therefore, be subject to stringent vetting and induction processes, including an enhanced DBS disclosure. References will be requested prior to interview.

All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

Social Justice through Excellence in Education

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About Birches Head Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1024 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Arranging a visit to Birches Head Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jbracegirdle@bircheshead.org.uk.

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