Teacher of Science WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull), Birmingham

Job description

The WMG Academy Trust Board seek to appoint a motivated, dedicated and aspirational teacher of Science to inspire our learners.

Energetic? Innovative? Passionate? Work with us and our partners (University of Warwick, Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid and many more) to deliver a skills-based curriculum in a high achieving environment.

The WMG Academy Trust Board opened its first academy in Coventry on Monday 8th September 2014 for up to 640 students aged 14 - 19. The second academy in North Solihull opened in a brand new purpose built building in September 2016. The academy received its first Ofsted inspection in February 2019 and was rated Good in all categories.

The Science Department at WMG is a forward thinking, enthusiastic and ambitious department. The team includes specialists in Chemistry, Biology and Physics and is supported by a dedicated Science Technician. The department has four new science laboratories with state of the art specialist equipment. Learning is enhanced in all science areas with new PCs, AV equipment, projectors and access to specialist departments at Warwick University.

Science is offered at GCSE through both combined and triple disciplines and at Post 16 with A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

You will be a key member of the WMG Academy Solihull team, delivering outstanding teaching across KS4 and KS5. You will have experience of working in a school or college setting as well as a good understanding of the needs of 14-19 year old students.

Start date - Easter, September 2020 or 1st July for NQT's

The key academic sponsor of the Academy is the University of Warwick. The Solihull Academy is located adjacent to Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre in North Solihull and boasts over £2 million of specialist equipment and ICT. Our relationship with a broad range of local, national and international business partners will allow the successful candidate to link his/her teaching to an applied, employment-led educational environment.

Further information about WMG Academy for Young Engineers Solihull can be found on our Academy website: solihull.wmgacademy.org

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

This post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

To apply for this position, please complete the application form with a supporting statement (section 7 of the application form). Please state in your application your specialist subject(s) and other subjects (and to which level) you are able to teach.

CV’s will not be accepted.

Completed application forms (which can be found on our website) should be returned to:
Lorna Kelly, WMG Academy for Young Engineers, Chelmsley Road, Chelmsley Wood, Solihull, B37 5FD Email:- l.kelly@wmgacademy.org.uk

For an informal conversation please contact the WMG Academy on 0121 289 3556 and ask for the Assistant Principal, Fiesal Mahroof.

Essential educational requirements

Honours degree or equivalent in relevant subject

Essential qualifications

Post graduate or further relevant professional studies - Desirable
Qualified teacher status - Desirable

Essential skills and experience

Proven record of success as a teacher in education or within an industrial environment
Understanding of outstanding teaching, learning and assessment strategies
Understanding of behaviour for learning
Excellent subject knowledge
Ability to analyse and interpret student performance data and set targets
Ability to create an ethos which enables all students to achieve their potential
To be able to work effectively as a team
Excellent literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
An ability to inspire students in Y10 to Y13

About WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull)

Set just a few miles from the centre of England, WMG Academy Solihull is a thriving centre for students with an interest in science, technology, engineering or maths. The career-based education on offer engages students, helping them find their niche, reach their potential and kickstart a career in the real world. From the business dress to the longer working day, as well as opportunities to work with companies on real-life projects, parents see their child’s confidence grow and their employment potential soar.

Chelmsley Road, Birmingham, B37 5FD
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