Learning Coach - Birches Head Academy

Birches Head Road, Birches Head, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 8DD
Level 6 (equating to £19,055 - £21,038)
12 Jan 2022
21 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Term time

                                LEARNING COACH

 Permanent, full time (37 hours per week)

Term time only plus Inset days

Grade 6 (equating to £19,055 - £21,038)

Required to start in 28 February 2022 (after half term)                                                                                                   

Birches Head Academy has recently become 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 Learning Coach to join our dedicated staff.  The Learning Coach will support the Head of Year who has responsibility for a cohort of students, with overall control of their achievement and standards.  You will also be expected to support the Head of Year with developmental whole school / Key Stage initiatives that will raise standards of achievement across the year group / Key Stage.   

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of working with children of relevant age in a learning environment.  You should possess a drive to improve the achievement and standards of students and the ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues and parents / carers.  You must be computer literate, organised and have at least five GCSEs, including Maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications).

All staff 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. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to demonstrate their ability to champion the Academy’s development and to be part of our exciting journey.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.


Closing date for applications: Friday 21 January at 9:00am

Interviews to be held from Monday 24 January at the earliest


For further information, including the recruitment pack and application form, please visit our website at: www.bircheshead.org.uk. Alternatively, you can contact the school for an information pack.

Completed application forms should be emailed to jbracegirdle@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.


All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

Social Justice through Excellence in Education


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