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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    19 September 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Contract type
Fixed term (Mat Cover)
FTE £19,698 - £20,493, TTO Actual salary £15,336- £16,322

Job summary

Holyhead School is a heavily oversubscribed 11-19 Academy in Handsworth with over 1300 students on roll. The school was designated ‘Good‘ by Ofsted following a successful inspection in February 2020. Inspectors highlighted a number of key reasons for the school’s success including:

-Teachers have high expectations of all students, regardless of their ability
-Relationships are excellent and are built on respect and trust
-tudents from many different backgrounds and cultures get on very well together
-Staff morale is high
-GCSE results across a range of subjects are significantly better than those of similar schools, representing outstanding progress
-Students’ achievement in the Sixth Form is outstanding

We have an exciting opportunity to join our school as Teaching Assistant to cover a maternity period.

We are looking for….

-An efficient and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills
-An energetic practitioner able to deliver pre-planned lessons in a variety of subjects
-A person who is calm, caring, approachable, but firm
-A dedicated professional with a commitment to extracurricular activities that add value for students
-A hard-working individual with high levels of literacy and numeracy

For more information, please see the job description and personal specifications.

Applying for the job

If you feel that you could add value and have the necessary energy, enthusiasm and sense of humour to join us then please contact Mrs Nidhi Bains, Human Resources Manager on recruitment@holyheadschool.org.uk and ask for an application pack. Alternatively, the information can be downloaded from our website. Informal enquiries are most welcome. Please note applications are only accepted on the official Holyhead School job application form.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1279 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Holyhead School

What makes Holyhead special is our commitment to learning without limits. Students enter the school with attainment levels significantly below the national average (ISDR) but go on to achieve whatever they set their minds to. More students than you find at other schools, go on to employment, Higher Education and Apprenticeships. They attend Russell Group Universities and read the most competitive courses you can imagine. They become Engineers, Lawyers, Accountants, Entrepreneurs and Doctors etc, but they also become well-rounded individuals who understand how to keep safe, how to articulate themselves and how to respect diversity, equality and active citizenship.

We invest a lot in developing the strength of their character, making students independent and confident with vision and intellectual curiosity.

The focus on the development of character extends to staff. Whilst we have a strong commitment to staff wellbeing and CPD. We also expect staff to become role models for the school community. Our induction, staff incentive scheme and person specifications place an emphasis on Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication.

School location

Milestone Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 0HN

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