Teacher of English

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

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    3 May 2022

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(£25,714 – £36,961 per annum

Teacher of English job summary

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

Summerfield Education Centre will be converting to an academy and joining the Solihull Academy family from 1 September 2022 before moving into their newly refurbished site in Spring 2023. In the first instance, this post will be based at Summerfield Education Centre, Auckland Drive, Birmingham, B36 0DD. This centre will be relocating in the spring term to a more central Solihull site, so the successful candidate must have flexibility to work across the Borough of Solihull.

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(s) 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 website www.sa.solihull.sch.uk and the Summerfield website at www.summerfieldec.solihull.sch.uk. Application forms and further information are available to download from the Solihull Academy website https://www.sa.solihull.sch.uk/Vacancies, and should be returned via email to HR@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 Teaching Vacancies online application or Solihull Academy 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.

Solihull 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 Academy Trust with a full induction programme.

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About Solihull Alternative Provision Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
38 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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"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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