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Woodhouse Primary Academy, Woodhouse Road, Quinton, Birmingham. B32 2DL
Main Pay Range for Qualified Teachers M1 - M6 (£25,714 to £36,961)
28 May 2021
12 Jun 2021
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Woodhouse Primary Academy is a successful and happy school based at the heart of the local community in Quinton, West Birmingham.  Our academy community is very diverse and closely reflects the demographic population of our local area.  Our heavily over-subscribed, two-form entry academy is fast becoming the school of choice in our local area and currently has 463 children on roll from Nursery to Year 6, including children in our specialist Resource Base for autism.  Our building is well maintained and equipped, and we are blessed with our own substantial Forest school area – Pitts Wood.

We are a highly inclusive and caring school, where every child is given the knowledge, opportunity and support to meet their fullest potential.  Our children are kind, well behaved, thirsty for knowledge and committed to their learning.  Our carefully designed and ambitious knowledge engaged curriculum supports all children to achieve high standards and to progress successfully to the next stage in their education.  Our academy was last inspected by Ofsted in December, 2019 and retained the Good rating awarded in July, 2015 (with Behaviour and Safety graded as Outstanding).  “Since the last inspection, this school has gone from strength to strength. Staff say that new leadership has re-energised the school and raised aspirations. Parents agree. There is a ‘can-do’ attitude across the whole school.  Staff report that leaders genuinely care about their well-being and workload.” (Ofsted, December 2019).

Our academy has a lot to be proud of.  We have a long history of sporting excellence and success in local and regional competition.  We have the Sainsbury’s School Games Platinum award, first achieved in June 2019, after winning the Gold award for the previous 4 years.  Our academy is designated as a Centre of Excellence for inclusion for 2020-2023 through the Inclusion Quality Mark.  We are an artistic and creative school, with Artsmark Gold, with strong links to artistic groups in and out of school.  We are a UNICEF Rights respecting school, awarded Bronze in 2020, and on track to attain Silver later this year.  We hold the skills quality mark, which was last awarded in April 2021.

We have a highly skilled and settled team of dedicated and committed staff.  Woodhouse Primary Academy is proud to be a part of the University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust (UWMAT).  We work closely with our fellow trust schools, sharing expertise, experience, CPD and providing further opportunities for staff development and progression.  We also work closely with the University of Wolverhampton School of Education for initial teacher training and engage fully with research opportunities.  A number of our staff are completing postgraduate study with the University to further their professional development.

We have a rare vacancy for a class teacher to join our high-class staff team due to the relocation of staff member (or first permanent teaching vacancy since 2018).  The role would be suitable for a newly qualified, early career or experienced teacher and is paid on the Main Scale (M1-M6) as appropriate for prior experience.  Skilled mentoring and support would be offered for Early Career Teachers (ECT) on the Early Career Framework.

The role would suit someone with the passion, expertise and determination to make a sustained positive difference to the children of Woodhouse Primary Academy.  Are you the person to join our great team?

Visits (either virtual or in person) to our academy are welcomed, to arrange this please contact the Head Teacher, Oliver Wilson on (0121) 4641769 or enquiries@woodhouse.uwmat.co.uk to discuss further.

The application process closes on Friday 11th June at 12pm.  Shortlisting to follow this.

Interviews will take place week beginning Monday 13th June 2021, TBC.

We are looking for the successful candidate to start in September 2021

At Woodhouse Primary Academy we strive to develop each individual child.  We work together and challenge all of our children to achieve and reach their individual potential. 

You will have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Full-time teaching experience
  • Evidence of recent professional development
  • You will have:

    • Recent experience of working in  EYFS
    • Evidence of delivering high quality learning opportunities to children in the primary phase.
    • Working knowledge of strategies and techniques for raising pupil attainment generally including different groups of pupils such as SEN under DDA legislation
    • Experience of a range of summative and formative assessment procedures
    • Evidence of active involvement in recent and relevant CPD
    • Understanding of the use of data
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to establish positive relationships with parents, carers and LGB members
    • A proven ability to maximise resources
    • A vision of education in a wider context than a single subject/school
    • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding
  • You would be someone who has/is:

    • High expectations and a commitment to raising standards of attainment
    • Commitment to equal opportunities and equal value for pupils and colleagues
    • Resilient, cheerful and positive
    • Able to embrace change and help others to manage the change process
    • Good organisational and personal management skills
    • Able to work effectively as part of teams at all levels
    • Commitment to safeguarding procedures

    The University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We therefore expect all staff and volunteers to work to and within school policies and procedures, including safeguarding, child protection and health and safety.

    This post is subject to satisfactory references which will be requested prior to the interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

    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.

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