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  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 12 months

Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR allowance for suitable candidate

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job requirements:

  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). NQTs welcome to apply

The right candidate will have:

  • A detailed knowledge of the curriculum and its means of delivery
  • High standards of communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work as a team
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Evidence of ‘Good+’ teaching and a passion for raising achievement, attainment and aspirations
  • Creative energy in planning, teaching and a dynamic presence in the classroom
  • A flexible approach to engaging learners of differing levels of ability
  • Commitment to collaborative working, peer support and reflective practice
  • Approachability and a sense of humour, alongside a professional demeanour
  • The desire and ability to further their practice and professional development
  • H&S training relevant to the role

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer:

  • A motivated, hard-working and supportive team of professionals to learn alongside and from
  • Friendly pupils with a passion for learning
  • A strong commitment to your ongoing professional development
  • Fantastic facilities to resource your ability to teach your children without limitations

Further details about the role

We are looking for a passionate History Teacher, to deliver high quality lessons while successfully nurturing and inspiring our children during maternity cover. This is a great opportunity to join a forward thinking team, who are dedicated to supporting our children in reaching their potential. You will have the opportunity to grow professionally, develop teaching and wider professional skills and make a huge contribution to the ever-growing success and reputation of our academy. Candidates of all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.

This is a unique opportunity to teach across the two key stages. You will be expected to teach across Year 6, 7 and 8 providing our pupils with the skills and experiences to achieve when they attend high school. A knowledge of KS2 and KS3 is an advantage, but we understand that secondary trained professionals would have a good grasp of exam based practice but not necessarily with younger pupils. Likewise, any primary trained applicants would need support and to gain experience within KS3. This is a normal experience for a middle school where relevant training and support will be given to the successful applicant during their introduction to the school and future development.

Commitment to safeguarding

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and criminal background check via the disclosure procedures. Also as per The Department for Education Statutory guidance, in accordance with the “Keeping Children Safe in Education” legislation latest version that came into effect on 1st September 2022, shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search as part of our due diligence. Birchensale Middle School is committed to the protection, safety and welfare of its pupils and staff and we aim for the highest standards in safeguarding procedures. We expect all staff and volunteers to share and promote this commitment.

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About Birchensale Middle School

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
604 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13
Email address
Phone number
01527 586975

Birchensale Middle School, part of the Bordesley MAT, working closely with Trinity High School, Woodfeild Academy (middle school) and Holyoakes First School in a very localised MAT focusing on the development of children in Redditch. Working together as part of the three-tier system we aspire to improve the educational offer for the local community. Birchensale Middle School is a popular 5-form entry middle school with pupils on roll aged 9-13 years. We are a happy, vibrant learning community, with high aspirations for the children in our care and the staff team that supports them.

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