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Teacher Of English

Plantsbrook School, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Job details

Job role Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject English
Working pattern Will consider full-time, part-time
Salary TPR

Job summary

Are you passionate about English and teaching and learning? You will have strong subject knowledge and the ability to deliver high quality lessons, together with an enthusiasm for team work and collaboration. The ability to teach Media is desirable.

Do you want to teach English in a school where our core purpose is teaching and learning? We are looking to appoint a dedicated, ambitious teacher who can enthuse, motivate and empower children, to help them make the best progress possible. This is central to everything that we do. At all times we aspire to our motto ‘be the best that you can be’.

We have a new state-of-the-art building and this has given us a fresh boost, in an environment that is truly fit-for-purpose. This is both a challenging and exciting time to be working at Plantsbrook School.

Employee benefits

• Termly staff surveys and staff welfare meetings take place to
obtain feedback. Actions taken: Policies adapted to reduce
workload e.g. marking, appraisal and reporting
The School’s Employee Assistance Programme is BHSF Connect.
BHSF Connect is a mobile solution that extends beyond the workplace, providing you with 24/7 access to a range of health and wellbeing services, as well as discounted gym membership.
BHSF Connect also provides access to an online voluntary discounts
platform providing a range of offers and discounts from well-known
retailers and high-street brands e.g. Marks and Spencer’s, Boots,
Argos and B & Q.
Staff can volunteer to pay into the BHSF health cash plan which is
designed to take the financial burden out of looking after your health.
As an employee, you benefit from corporate rates, which
are approximately 30% lower than direct premiums. Premiums
can be deducted directly from your salary and start from £7.63
per month or £13.65 per month for a family membership.
Plantsbrook is part of the Cycle Scheme which means you are able
to sign up to the scheme in order to obtain bicycles and safety
equipment whilst saving income tax and national insurance.
You can obtain a bicycle and safety equipment up to a limit of £1000.
The scheme works by having the bike and equipment cost taken from
your gross salary. Hence, you can spread the cost of a new bike over
either 12 or 18 months.
• Open door policy to access Senior Leadership support
• A supportive Special Leave Policy
• Free tea and coffee provided at break time
• Free refreshments and sandwiches provided for all staff
attending Parents’ Evening
• No expectation of answering email outside school hours
• Teachers receive extra time for PPA
• Flexible working supported wherever possible
• Free car parking
• Outstanding NQT support - comprehensive professional
development programme with support readily available from
your mentor, NQT Co-ordinator and Senior Leadership Team
• High quality training, development and opportunities to help
you develop, grow and learn throughout your career
• CPD tailored specifically to staff needs, based on feedback
• Opportunity to network and share good practice via our
local networks

Applying for the job

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1460 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Plantsbrook School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@plantsbrookschool.co.uk

About Plantsbrook School

Plantsbrook is an 11-19 Comprehensive Academy, situated close to the town centre of Sutton Coldfield, which is about eight miles to the north of Birmingham city centre. There are over 1460 students on roll, including over 280 in the Sixth Form. We are proud to take students of all abilities.

Our core purpose is learning and teaching, in order to raise the achievement of our students. This is central to everything that we do. At all times we aspire to our motto ‘be the best that you can be’. Our vision for the school is highlighted in the prospectus. I write: ‘I believe that above all, education must be about opening doors for youngsters and then keeping them open. My vision for Plantsbrook is one in which children develop into rounded young adults with a love of learning and a desire to succeed. I see children who are actively involved in school life, who respect themselves and others and who want to be the best that they can be. I see children prepared for adult life who are able to use the latest technology with confident and who appreciate the world around them. I see a team of highly professional teachers who are committed to our students and love teaching their subjects. I see parents who are proud of their children’s achievements and proud of the school’.

This summarises the approach that we take at Plantsbrook in everything that we do.

School location

Upper Holland Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1RB