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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    10 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Geography, History, Humanities, Religious education

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time Teaching Hours

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 year in the first instance

Pay scale

M1 £28000 - UPS 3 £43685

What skills and experience we're looking for


• A high level of competence in teaching Humanities.

• Ability to develop new and imaginative units of work.

• Excellent subject knowledge.


  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Experience of running extra-curricular activities and trips.


  • Degree in area relevant to subject teaching or evidence of relevant level of subject knowledge.
  • QTS for secondary education.
  • PGCE / teaching qualification for secondary education.
  • English and Mathematics at G.C.S.E. / ’O’ Level or equivalent and/or sound Literacy and Numeracy

skills (ITT accreditation test level).



  • Successful secondary teaching practice / record.
  • Creative, engaging lesson planning.
  • Experience of, and able to, produce and implement plans and policies
  • Experience as a personal tutor / form tutor.

What the school offers its staff

TLR considered for the right candidate

Birches Head Academy is a 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 Humanities, on a fixed term Maternity cover contract, 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. A TLR may be considered for the right candidate.

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 (formerly NQTs) are warmly invited.

Closing date for applications: Monday 25th September 2023, 9.30am

Interviews to take place Thursday 28th September 2023

For further information, including the recruitment pack and application form, please visit our website at:www.bircheshead.org.uk.

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

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

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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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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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