Do you believe in academic and traditional values? Want to teach in a school with pupils with great behaviour? Want senior leaders and middle leaders who visibly support staff?
Then join our hugely oversubscribed 11-19 school in the lovely community of Bournville, south Birmingham. We are recruiting a coordinator of Social Science , and welcome applications from colleagues who specialise in psychology and sociology.
Respect, Aspire, Believe, Commit
At DEC our values underpin everything that we do. As a result, our teachers enjoy fantastic behaviour and aspirational, diligent pupils. We are a genuinely comprehensive school providing a knowledge-based education for pupils of all backgrounds in south Birmingham. Our curriculum is academic, rigorous and exciting. Our Social Science faculty is growing, and we will be introducing A levels in the Psychology and Sociology in our expanding sixth form this September.
An excellent reputation
With waiting lists in each year group and hugely improved GCSE results, we are the most oversubscribed school in the area. Demand for places is high: parents and carers want the combination of a traditional education, strong behaviour management and our distinctive small school ‘family’ feel.
We are extremely outward-facing, and are a member of the Matrix Academy Trust, benefitting from all the CPD opportunities that brings. We also run a regular series of LeadMeets and TeachMeets, open to all staff and all local teachers and school leaders in the area, sharing ideas, collaborating, and building connections and great practice.
Excitingly, this year we are hosting ResearchEd Brum with the DfE Behaviour Group Lead Tom Bennett, and in doing so are welcoming fantastic thinkers in education to DEC, such as Daisy Christodoulou, Oliver Caviglioli, Mary Myatt, and the physicist Tom Sherrington.
This post is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational leader who has the ability, confidence, and talent to support the leadership within the newly created Social Sciences Faculty. It is a key strategic leadership position for a developing middle leader with the enthusiasm and ambition to make a difference.
All teachers and leaders receive tailored CPD to secure great teaching and develop leadership skills. We have an ambitious staff culture where everyone works to provide the very best for our pupils.
We are looking for someone who wants to be the best. Someone who is:
- Excellent in the classroom
- Will lead by example
- Has a proven track record of raising attainment through their teaching and learning, making a positive impact within and beyond their own classroom
- Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate, inspire, lead and support colleague
- Has a commitment to working strategically as part of a team and working collaboratively with the leadership team, colleagues, parents and governors
- Has a clear vision and commitment to school improvement
We will give you:
- Excellent pupil behaviour
- Happy and enthusiastic children who enjoy school and want to learn
- A caring and inclusive school with supportive, enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues, governors and parents
- A supportive faculty and senior leadership team, committed to providing quality continuing professional development and support
- Excellent CPD and growth to reach your full potential
- A positive and innovative learning environment
Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday 5th March 2018 Interviews will take place week beginning 5th March 2018
For further details and an application form please contact school on 0121 464 4040 or download the application pack from the school website www.decschool.co.uk
Applications can be sent by post or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dame Elizabeth Cadbury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance.