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English Lead and KS2 teacher

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Washwood Heath Academy (PRIMARY) Burney Lane Birmingham B8 2AS
Salary
MPR/UPR plus TLR 2B (£5,351)
Closing date
11 Apr 2024

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Sector
Education
Job Type
Schools / Academies - Teaching roles
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
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Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Start date: 2 September 2024

Contract type: Permanent

Washwood Heath Academy (PRIMARY)
Burney Lane
Birmingham
B8 2AS
Telephone number: 0121 675 7272

Are you an inspirational and enthusiastic English lead or KS2 Teacher looking for a new challenge? 

Do you have the teaching skills and personality required to motivate and energize pupils?

Are you passionate about the Primary curriculum and helping pupils to achieve their full potential?

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, highly organised and excellent English Lead and KS2 teacher to join our friendly and supportive Primary Phase, who will drive English and Personal Development across the Primary Phase. This position will also have a responsibility for Personal Development. The successful candidate will be capable of inspiring pupils through their passion for teaching and learning, and a desire to make a difference to pupil achievement. Due to Washwood Heath Academy being an All through Academy, there is potential to work with colleagues and pupils in Key Stage 3 and 4 to gain further subject specific development gain an understanding and be involved in how pupils develop and progress, and the skills needed on their transition into Key Stage 3.

Washwood Heath Academy is an All Through Academy (Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form) in the East of Birmingham. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our dedicated Primary team and contribute to Primary Phase, which seeks to provide a first class education for all of its learners. In order for all pupils to achieve academic excellence, we deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum, following Rosenshine’s Principles, where teachers are the experts and their role it is to convey their knowledge and expertise to pupils. We believe that all pupils are entitled to learn about ‘The best, which has been thought and said’ (Matthew Arnold).

Our school is in a central location, with wonderful and enthusiastic pupils, amazing staff who always go the extra mile for their classes. Our friendly, family feel is part of the reason that parents choose Washwood Heath Academy for their children. We are part of the Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust which is a family of local schools located within 15 minutes of one another: 4 Primary schools, 2 Secondary schools and 1 All-through school. This will give you the opportunity to grow and develop professionally with a fantastic Academy Trust that is very supportive and collaborative with a strong sense of community.

To be part of the next stage of the school’s exciting journey, we would like to appoint a successful English Lead and KS2 teacher who will have a responsibility of Personal Development across the Primary Phase, ensuring they can:

Create an environment across the school where children are engaged with their writing and enjoy reading for pleasure.
Monitor and evaluate the English curriculum, analysing data and moderation of assessments.
Further develop the Personal Development and cultural capital opportunities that we offer our pupils.
Mentor and support colleagues through a solid understanding of the curriculum and good pedagogical practices.
Contribute towards the vision for the school and its development plan as part of the MLT as a Key Stage Leader.

KEY PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

To work in partnership with the Headteacher and Head of Primary Phase as part of the Middle Leadership Team, in securing high quality English teaching and learning across the school. To lead Personal Development to further enhance the provision we provide to pupils.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • to fulfil the professional duties as specified in the Teachers Pay and Conditions Document
  • to lead English
  • to be responsible for Personal Development, in liaison with the all-through Personal Development lead

Main requirements:

  • to be an excellent classroom practitioner
  • have good English subject knowledge
  • to be able to analyse and interpret data
  • experience of teaching in Key Stage 2
  • experience of Key stage 2 SATs and moderation
  • understanding of phonics and early reading
  • provide further enhancement to Personal Development and enrichments opportunities for pupils
  • committed and enthusiastic

In return, we will offer you:

A collaborative and inclusive culture, where team members will upskill you and give you regular opportunities to learn from each other in a safe and collaborative environment, both within your schools and Trust-wide.

An opportunity to undertake structured CPD via access to the National College online CPD platform and/or apprenticeships such as Level 7 Senior Leaders Masters, with regular twilights.

Access to Career Pathways and Pledge to help you plan for and make your goals a reality via our Professional Growth and Performance (PPG) process.

A wellbeing culture, with paid and unpaid time off to support life events via our Life Leave Policy, access to a Wellbeing Champion and the opportunity to participate in our annual staff wellbeing survey with Edurio, so we know and can respond to views.

Access to 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which includes confidential counselling, access to wellbeing advice and a lifestyle app called “My Possible Self”.

Access to a suite of supportive policies, such as Life Leave, Wellbeing, Career Break and Family Friendly.

Access to a generous pension scheme known as the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (LGPS).

Access to a comprehensive employee rewards package including Long Service Awards, Employee Referral Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and contribution to glasses and eye-sight tests for eligible display screen users.

Opportunity to be part of key Trust-wide collaborative groups such as the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI working group) and Wellbeing working groups, including menopause support and neurodiversity support.

Onsite parking at all schools.

This post is suitable an experienced teacher who is looking for a new challenge.

Informal conversations and visits are warmly welcomed.

N.B. CVs will not be accepted.

Please apply online

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 all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

Rehabilitation of offenders: 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.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.
 

Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

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).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

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.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

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.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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

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