Teacher of English

Solihull Alternative Provision Academy, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 4LE

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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    28 September 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,714 to £41,604

Pay scale

MPS 1-6 / UPS 1-3

Teacher of English job summary

Teacher of English (full-time)

Qualified English Teacher Post

Based at Saturn Centre, Hurst Lane North, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham B36 0HD

Start Date:For January 2023

Salary:Teachers’ Pay and Conditions; MPS 1-6 (£25,714 – £36,961) / UPR 1-3 (£38,690 - £41,604) per annum

Applications Closing Date:Wednesday 28 September 2022; 9:00 am

Interview Date:Week Commencing 10 October 2022

A “ground-floor” opportunity to help build English and Literacy across our newly converted Multi Academy Trust.

Due to the growth of Solihull Alternative Provision Multi Academy Trust, expansion of age range to include Years 7 and 8 and a rapid growth in student numbers, we are seeking to recruit an effective, creative and passionate Teacher of Englishto support the smooth implementation of all aspects relating to examinations within the Academy Trust. As we have expanded, we have continued to recruit committed, passionate and talented staff who ensure a full range of interventions to help change the outcomes of and life chances for our students for the better.

The Trust ensures all students across the Local Authority have access to a high-quality alternative educational provision.

The Trust provides a safe, well-ordered, caring and highly supportive learning environment that will deliver high-quality education to students who need a more closely-focused learning solution. The use of outstanding, inspiring teaching and clear, consistent guidance and support will play a pivotal role in helping each child fulfil their maximum potential for growth, self-worth, and self-control. Our students will benefit from small class sizes where an emphasis will be placed on a personalised approach to learning.

The successful candidate must be a qualified teacher able to teach English Language and Literature at GCSE level, and to provide alternative strategies in their teaching designed to motivate, encourage and enthuse pupils.The ability to forge positive relationships with challenging pupils is essential.

The suitable candidate for this essential position will be:

  • an excellent, experienced practitioner with a proven record of good academic results and impact in English with students of all abilities
  • passionate about realising the potential of all children within a multi-cultural and inclusive school
  • able to lead quality first, wave 1 provision and implement academic intervention for individuals and groups across a range of abilities and learning needs
  • committed to maintaining and nurturing our ethos where all pupils can feel equally valued for their culture and contributions
  • enthusiastic about taking a full and active role in the development of the new Academy
  • ready to inspire and intervene with students who need a fresh start and new approach to reach their potential

How to Apply

If you are a team player who is interested in working with and being the difference for young people, please refer to our websitewww.sa.solihull.sch.ukApplication forms and further information are available to download from the Solihull Academy websitehttps://www.sa.solihull.sch.uk/Vacancies, and should be returned via email toHR@sa.solihull.sch.uk.Alternatively, applications can be returned by post to:FAO Stephen Steinhaus, Executive Principal, Solihull Academy, The Quadrangle, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4LE.

Only applications submitted on a Solihull Academy application form, or online TES application form, will be considered. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity. Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:

  • aged under 25;
  • not in employment, education or training;
  • from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the local BAME and LGBT+ communities.
  • Those over 50 years of age without an upper age limit, as we appreciate the value of experience.

Solihull Alternative Provision Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants, as well as two satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks. We are a socially inclusive and equal opportunities academy and committed to actively promoting equal opportunities for all our staff and pupils. As part of the recruitment process we collect and process personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use this data, meeting Data Protection Regulations in line with GDPR compliance.

We provide all members of staff who join Solihull Alternative Provision Multi Academy Trust with a full induction programme.

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About Solihull Alternative Provision Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
School size
56 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
0121 709 5420

"Open a school", they said...so we did...

"It’ll be great", they said...And it was, but also the toughest thing professionally any of us have done.

"So many pupils need something different", they said... and they were correct... our students did and do need something different.

Since April 2018, we have been on a journey to use the idea of “Alternative” in Alternative Provision as a driver to create a new school for the most vulnerable pupils in the local authority, and the impact and results tell us we are making a real difference. Prior to our opening our local authority permanently excluded more secondary students than 90% of the rest of the country despite being the wealthiest borough in the West Midlands. So, in a unique partnership between the Local Authority, mainstream school and ourselves, we built a school, provision and curriculum to combat that and ensure the best possible outcomes for highest tariff students in the local authority. We have developed our school based on 4 specific targets:

- Prevent PEX

- Fewer FTE

- Beat Baseline and/or KS2 targets


Every decision we make and every action we take is based on these four targets and absolutely child-focused and, from that simple premise, we have created our Academy. If you are looking for a new challenge and have unconditional positive regard, emotional resilience and utter belief that every child deserves a better future, then maybe we and, more importantly, our students need you as part of TeamSA.

Solihull Academy: Let's go to work!

Any questions about our exciting School, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Tes Schools Awards 2021: Classroom assistant of the year | Tes

Karen Sims | The Pearson National Teaching Awards


Arranging a visit to Solihull Alternative Provision Academy

School visits are welcome. Please contact Mrs Claire Keys on 0121 709 5420, or via HR@sa.solihull.sch.uk

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