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Teacher of Mathematics - Holly Lodge High School College of Science

Holly Lodge High School College of Science (SIPS)
Holly Lodge School, Holly Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 7JG
Teachers Main Pay to Upper Pay range. £30,000 - £46,525 p.a.
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

Job Details

Holly Lodge School are recruiting for a Teacher of Mathematics. We are a comprehensive 11-19 school and sixth form serving the diverse community of Smethwick, West Midlands. Our core values are Ambition, Opportunity and Community: we believe that every child, regardless of their background or starting point, is entitled to a world-class education in the best that has been thought, said and made, and that they should be equipped for joining the great conversations of humankind, shaping the future and living truly rewarding and meaningful lives. We believe in the power of expertly developed, subject specialist curriculum, alongside research-informed teaching approaches, high expectations for behaviour, and excellent pastoral care in achieving this vision. We are ambitious for the experience of our staff as well as our students: in terms of well-being, professional development and career progression. We believe that the key to staff wellbeing is sensible workload and a positive professional culture, and we place these at the heart of everything we do.

This role will give you an opportunity to help shape incredible teaching and learning in the Mathematics faculty. If you have a passion for your subject and for education, and you share our values, please see our application pack via our website

Please provide a cover letter (Maximum of two sides of A4 paper) with your application outlining your skills experience in relation to the job description and person specification. 

Applicants are welcome to discuss the position further and are encouraged to visit the school, please arrange via

Application forms can be found at Completed applications should be sent to by Monday 24th June 2024 at 09.00am.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) clearance is required for this role. 

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and is eligible for an enhanced DBS check, including a Barred list check.  If you are barred from working with children you are breaking the law if you apply for this post 

If you are successful in being short-listed for interview, you will be contacted via email within 28 working days of the closing date. Please ensure you check your junk/spam boxes as well as your inbox incase any correspondence has been delivered there. 

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: Teachers Main Pay to Upper Pay range. £30,000 - £46,525 p.a.

Closing Date: Monday 24th June 2024 at 09.00am 


At Holly Lodge we believe in ambition: for students’ achievements, conduct and future pathways. We believe in opportunity, in noticing what we are lucky to have and in seizing the chances we have in life. And we believe in community: in serving each other through respect, kindness and responsibility.


At Holly Lodge we believe that a truly excellent education should be the entitlement of every single young person. This means we pursue an ambitious, knowledge-rich curriculum, made accessible and memorable for all. We believe that our curriculum and teaching should equip students to pursue high-flying further study and careers on their chosen paths, and to join “the great conversations of humankind.”

As Aristotle said, “Excellence is a habit.” Thus hard work from students and staff alike sits at the heart of our ambition. Our job is to help students develop good habits of hard work, and to effectively support them in their learning. We are immensely proud of our SEND and EAL provision, and are committed to inclusion in education. We are ambitious not only for our students’ academic success but also for their personal development, soft skills and wider cultural capital. To this end we model and expect excellent conduct from all our students: “We are becoming the best versions of ourselves.”

Ambitions such as these do not come easily. When we are pushing ourselves we should expect to feel challenged; we should embrace the obstacles we face as opportunities to grow and learn. Resilience is therefore the final component of our Holly Lodge Ambition. If it was easy, it wouldn’t be worth doing.


An education at Holly Lodge represents many, many fantastic opportunities, from the learning itself, to extra-curricular clubs, to trips, to life-long friendships made. We see opportunity as a value in itself: it is a way to see the world, to notice, seize, and make the most of the opportunities we are so fortunate to have.

Crucial to our opportunity outlook is appreciation. It is vital that we take time each day to notice all the wonderful things we are lucky to have – even in the darkness there is light.

At Holly Lodge, we make the most of our opportunities by valuing efficiency. We spend our time on the things that make a difference, and we don’t waste time on things that don’t work. Every second counts: whether it is for learning, rest or leisure.

Openness is key to opportunity: openness in our minds and outlooks, a willingness to try new things and consider other viewpoints, and to receive and act on feedback that helps us to get better every day.


Communities are valuable because together we are stronger. At Holly Lodge we value our school community and the wider community we serve as a school. Community is based on respect: tolerance, trust and consideration. It is also based on kindness: we do things to help others because it is the right thing to do. Finally, we take responsibility: we are independent thinkers and we have the power to make the world a better place – it is up to us to do so, in our actions every day.


Company info
0121 558 0691
Holly Lane
West Midlands
B67 7JG

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