Below are the current support staff vacancies at Great Barr Academy

The relevant guidance notes and application forms are available below. Send us your completed application in one of three ways:

  1. Email your Application Form and Covering Letter to secretariat@greatbarr.bham.sch.uk
  2. Physically hand in your Application Form and Covering Letter into Reception.
  3. Post your Application Form and Covering Letter to I Abrahams, Great Barr Academy, Aldridge Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, B44 8NU

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FTE Salary Range: £34,106 to £41,846 (Grade 5)

Pro Rata Salary Range: £29,824 to £36,592

Hours of work: 36.5 hours a week, 39 weeks of the year (term time only)

Required for: ASAP

Closing date for applications: Monday 28 January 2019

Our Alternative Curriculum Entitlement (ACE) is a small unit sited in a specialist teaching facility which caters for up to a maximum of 40 Year 10 and 11 students for whom education in mainstream classes is unsuitable, primarily due to their challenging behaviour and limited social skills. The students are based within the unit where they are taught in small groups by a team of teachers and HLTAs who are specialists in meeting the needs of this particular cohort.

This post, ACE Lead, oversees the smooth and effective day to day running of the unit, managing the staff team and taking overall responsibility for behaviour, welfare and safeguarding. The ACE Lead is also accountable for student outcomes and therefore has oversight of the academic curriculum and student progress, though there is considerable input here from the teachers in the unit and from subject specialists in the academic departments.

The unit has been very successful and we are looking to take the opportunities presented by the new KS4 national curriculum to offer the students a range of courses, vocational and academic, which are tailored to their needs.

The Candidate:

You will have considerable experience of working with challenging young people in an educational setting, of managing behaviour, providing pastoral support and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students, including working with external agencies. You will also have experience of monitoring and supporting student progress and of managing a staff team. You will have a calm, resilient and confidently authoritative approach and will be able to quickly establish strong, professional relationships with students and parents.

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Salary: £26,470 to £33,136 (Grade 4)

Hours of work: 36.5 hours a week all year round. Annual leave must be taken during school holidays.

Required for: ASAP

Closing date for applications: Monday 28 January 2019

The Role:

In a school of 1,700 students, including a very successful Sixth Form, managing examinations is a busy and complex operation.

Together with a full time assistant, you will be responsible for all aspects of internal and external examinations, from registering entries to producing exam timetables, organising exam rooms, managing a team of casual invigilators, monitoring compliance with exam board protocols at every stage, providing advice to Directors of Subject and senior leaders and analysing data.

We already have excellent and well-established systems in place which have ensured the smooth running of exams for many years. Due to the relocation of our current Exams Manager, who has been with us for the last 9 years, this opportunity has become available for another experienced Exams Manager.

The Candidate:

You must have experience and specialist knowledge of managing the exams process and of exam board protocols. You will be a highly organised professional administrator who is able to work with high levels of independence. You will be an excellent communicator. You will be willing to work flexibly and able to plan thoroughly and well ahead, ensure all deadlines are met, confidently provide accurate and timely advice and support to Directors of Subject, and able to ensure the smooth running of a large scale, deadline-driven, complex admin process.

Great Barr Academy is known for its excellent team ethos so you will be an excellent team player who is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that things go to plan. You will be able to remain calm under pressure and solve problems quickly and independently.

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FTE Salary: £19,818 to £25,463 (Grade 3)

Pro Rata Salary: £17,331 to £22,266

Hours of work: 36.5 hours a week, 39 weeks of the year (term time only)

Required for: ASAP

Closing date for applications: Monday 28 January 2019

The Role:

Your role will be to make a significant impact on raising levels of pupil attendance by implementing and developing the Academy’s attendance management systems.

Non-attendance at school has a dramatic impact on student outcomes at the end of KS4. Your role will be to work with a caseload of children and their parents to identify and overcome barriers to attendance, and ultimately to initiate court action through the appropriate structured procedure where necessary.

With an assistant, you will monitor registers daily, make calls to parents, work closely with the pastoral team and support the work of a third party organisation who we have engaged to handle a caseload of our most serious persistent non-attenders. You will report regularly on your progress in resolving non-attendance cases and increasing overall school attendance.

The Candidate:

You will have experience of working with children and parents on school attendance. You will be highly organised and systematic and will be able to manage a large caseload independently. You will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to manage difficult conversations productively and de-escalate conflict. You will be a good team player with a demonstrated track record of making a positive impact in a previous role.

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