Below are the current teaching staff vacancies at Great Barr Academy

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Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1c (£9,661 – pay award pending)

Required for: January 2020

Closing date for applications: 23 September 2019

The Department:

Our Design & Technology Department is based in a suite of well-resourced specialist teaching rooms which include 3 modern Food Technology rooms, an Engineering Room, 4 workshops and 2 Textiles rooms.

KS3 students currently study Resistant Materials, Textiles Technology and Food Technology on a rotation. Each of these subjects is optional at KS4 as a GCSE course. Design and Technology with a specialist route in different materials will be offered instead of Resistant Materials in September 2020.

Each subject area is led by a TLR 2 Lead Teacher who reports to the Director of Technology. There are two DT technicians, one working in Food and Textiles, the other in RM.

The Role:

You will manage the day to day smooth running of the department, ensure appropriate schemes of work are in place which meet the needs of our pupils, that data is analysed and used to drive prompt and effective intervention where necessary, and that the team is clearly directed, supported and developed. You will draw all aspects of Design and Technology together to forge a strong team which consistently delivers lessons our children enjoy and look forward to.

The Candidate:

You will be a specialist in one of the subjects we deliver or are planning to deliver. You will have considerable experience of leading a curriculum area, managing a small team and promoting rapid progress for all students and you will be able to demonstrate this through student progress data. You will have drive and initiative and will be a role model for your team in terms of teaching consistently good and outstanding lessons. You will have the skills to develop a strong team ethos and collaborative working. You will be a manager who leads by example and is not afraid to challenge under-performance.

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Salary: £23,719 to £39,406 (pay award pending)

Required for: January 2020 (or earlier, if possible)

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2019

The Department and the Role:

Our Science Department has an excellent track record of delivering strong results, has been singled out for praise by OFSTED, is large and well resourced, has strong take-up of Sixth Form courses, has a TLR structure which provides great scope for career development; in short, it’s an excellent department in which to start, or build upon, a successful career.

The Science Department delivers a diverse range of examination courses:

• GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Combined Science (Trilogy).
• A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science

Our team of Leading Practitioners support staff in their continuous professional development and disseminate good practice. Three of our Leading Practitioners are Science specialists.

The Candidate:

Applications welcome from experienced Science teachers with a track record of rapid pupil progress or from potential NQTs.

We welcome applications from Biology, Chemistry or Physics specialists. You will teach all specialisms at KS3 and your own specialism, and perhaps one other, at KS4. There may be an opportunity for the right candidate to teach KS5.

We have an NQT induction programme which is considered to be an exemplar of good practice.