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Teacher of English

Birmingham City Council
Moseley School and Sixth Form College Road Springfield Birmingham B13 9UU
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21 Feb 2024

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Job Start Date 1 April 2024 or September 2024 Moseley School and Sixth Form
College Road
B13 9UU

Our successful, established English faculty is looking for a new team member with the passion and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on the young people at our school. At the heart of our curriculum is the exploration of the human condition, exploring themes of identity, relationships, and conflict across the key stages. We choose our texts carefully to reflect the breadth of literature and experiences with which we want our students to engage. We are reflective, supportive, and collaborative in our approach, using research to underpin our teaching and learning practices, and being mindful of staff workload in decisions particularly around shared planning and marking expectations.

We have established links with local universities, and there are opportunities every year for staff to mentor ITT students who can learn from our knowledgeable and supportive team. At Moseley, you can look forward to being part of a dynamic team who are responsive to the needs of the students, with Entry Level being delivered from Year 9, to ensure students who need it get the support to be able to access GCSE. At A-level, we have a varied and engaging choice of texts. These are adapted to the needs and interests of each cohort. A focus on literacy is central to our school curriculum, with tutor time reading well-established in the school.

As an English teacher, you will be part of the team supporting this drive, closely collaborating with our librarian to ensure students make the most of our wonderful school library, as well as running competitions and other activities for students in all year groups

Our perfect teaching candidate will:

  • be a consistently good to outstanding practitioner
  • be committed to exceptional standards of teaching and learning
  • be able to motivate, challenge and inspire students to achieve their best
  • be able to establish and develop outstanding relationships with students and staff
  • help us to build on already good English results
  • contribute to our core vision and values.
  • ensure that students make positive progress against prior attainment, by ensuring that teaching is consistently of a high quality, progress is monitored, and appropriate measures are taken to address any areas of underachievement

Responsibilities for all teachers:

  • meet the relevant Teachers’ Standards
  • promote the values and aims of the school
  • follow all relevant school policies
  • to be aware of, and assume the appropriate level of responsibility for, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to report any concerns in accordance with the school’s safeguarding policies
  • create and maintain effective partnerships with parents and carers
  • treat students, parents, and colleagues fairly, equitably and with dignity and respect
  • to comply with the school’s Health and Safety policy and statutory requirements
  • plan lessons and sequences of lessons, ensuring lessons have pace and variety, that learning is personalised to meet individual learning needs and that teaching caters for the full range of learning styles of students
  • ensure that teaching reflects the diversity of backgrounds of students and promotes mutual respect
  • contribute to regular curriculum review to help maintain a relevant, stimulating, and innovative curriculum provision
  • take responsibility for personal continuing professional development to ensure that knowledge and skills are kept up to date with respect to subject(s), pedagogy and curriculum developments plus wider school, local and national issues
  • assess progress of students in line with policy and records to ensure regular feedback and encouragement is given to students to take responsibility for their own learning
  • instigate measures to address the causes of identified underperformance and monitor the effectiveness of those measures
  • submit assessments to the school database, and complete students’ reports for parents’ consultation deadlines in school calendar, ensuring they provide an accurate record of the progress of each individual and meeting high quality standards
  • complete registers to monitor attendance and punctuality and take action to address any issues
  • utilise appropriate behaviour management strategies in lessons in line with school policy
  • participate in lesson observation and other measures to monitor delivery of learning outcomes and quality of teaching and implement measures to address any improvement issues identified
  • participate in the appraisal process, identifying personal professional development priorities which will impact on students’ learning

Please visit our school website to apply and view the job information pack 

We welcome visitors to the school. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit. If you have any questions regarding the role or the school in general please email our Recruitment Team on

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check (where applicable) Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. An online search will also be carried out on all shortlisted candidates. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. 

This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment.  


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We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

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There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
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We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU
United Kingdom

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