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Curriculum Leader for Science

Curriculum Leader for Science

Solihull Alternative Provision Academy

Solihull, West Midlands

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Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
April/September 2018
Apply by:
15 January 2018

Job overview

Solihull Academy is a free school, opening in April 2018, catering for up to 110 Year 9 -11 pupils that will ensure all students across the Local Authority have access to a high-quality alternative educational provision.

Situated in Solihull, just minutes off junction 4 of the M42, the new alternative provision Academy will provide a safe, well-ordered, caring and highly supportive learning environment that will deliver high-quality education to students who need a more closely-focused learning solution. The use of outstanding, inspiring teaching and clear, consistent guidance and support will play a pivotal role in helping each child fulfil their maximum potential for growth, self-worth, and self-control.

We are seeking to recruit an effective, creative and passionate Curriculum Leader in Science to help drive forward Teaching and Learning and have a real impact for our students. Your role will be to lead and develop the team to good and outstanding, to raise student achievement, promote a love of Science and enhance progress still further. 

The suitable candidate(s) for this essential position will be:

  • an excellent, experienced practitioner with a proven record of good academic results and impact in Science with students of all abilities
  • passionate about realising the potential of all children within a multi-cultural and inclusive school
  • able to lead quality first, wave 1 provision and implement academic intervention for individuals and groups across a range of abilities and learning needs
  • committed to maintaining and nurturing our ethos where all pupils can feel equally valued for their culture and contributions.

This is an opportunity for an ambitious and energetic middle leader:

  • to develop and lead Science from the start
  • to take a full and active role in the development and leadership of the new Academy.
  • to inspire and intervene with students who need a fresh start and new      approach to reach their potential
  • to teach a timetable of core subject lessons.

The Academy leadership team is determined to give our students the best opportunities possible to become successful, responsible citizens with the best life chances. This is a critical appointment for the School, and is an exciting opportunity for you to work in an aspirational, therapeutic and innovative environment with students who need you.

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Only applications submitted on the academy’s application form will be accepted. Solihull Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all Staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

Application forms should be completed in full and sent, along with letter of application, to Mr S Steinhaus, Solihull Academy, c/o Station Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 9NU or by email to: For further information please contact Stephen Steinhaus, Principal Designate of Solihull Academy, by email on

Closing Date: Monday 15th January (9.00am) 

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About Solihull Alternative Provision Academy

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"Open a school", they we did...

"It’ll be great", they said...And it was, but also the toughest thing professionally any of us have done.

"So many pupils need something different", they said... and they were correct... our students did and do need something different.

Since April 18 we have been on a journey to use the idea of “Alternative” in Alternative Provision as a driver to create a new school for the most vulnerable pupils in the local authority, and the impact and results tell us we are making a real difference.  Prior to our opening our local authority permanently excluded more secondary students than 90% of the rest of the country despite being the wealthiest borough in the West Midlands. So, in a unique partnership between the Local Authority, mainstream school and ourselves, we built a school, provision and curriculum to combat that and ensure the best possible outcomes for highest tariff students in the local authority.  We have developed our school based on 4 specific targets:

-Prevent PEX

-Fewer FTE

-Beat Baseline and/or KS2 targets


Every decision we make and every action we take is based on these four targets and absolutely child-focused and, from that simple premise, we have created our Academy.  If you are looking for a new challenge and have unconditional positive regard, emotional resilience and utter belief that every child deserves a better future, then maybe we  and, more importantly, our students need you as part of TeamSA.

Solihull Alternative Provision Multi Academy Trust:  Let's go to work!

Any questions about our exciting School, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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