KS3 Science Teacher, Birmingham

Closing date:

Great Barr AcademyBirmingham

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,917 to £38,633
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Candidate:

For this post, which will not involve teaching GCSE or A Level, we are prepared to consider applications from candidates who have QTS but who are not necessarily secondary trained Science specialists; for example, secondary trained PE teachers who have a Sports Science degree or primary trained teachers who have a Science degree.  We are prepared to offer support and coaching to enable a candidate who is already a strong classroom practitioner to bridge the gap. 

Applications are also welcome from experienced Science teachers with a track record of rapid pupil progress and, of course, from potential NQTs.

We have an NQT induction programme which is considered to be an exemplar of good practice. This is an excellent place for an outstanding Science Teacher to develop their career. 


The Department and the Role:

Science is a strong, firmly established department which achieves good results and has an excellent reputation. Our children enjoy their Science lessons.

In our last inspection in July 2016, OFSTED said that “Attainment and progress in science are very strong at key stage 3 and well above the national average at key stage 4.” Past reports have praised the quality of teaching in Science. 

The Science Department delivers a diverse range of examination courses:

  • GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Combined Science (Trilogy). 
  • A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science

At the top of our agenda is challenging, well structured, engaging and innovative teaching and learning in which pupils make measurable progress in every lesson and are aware of what they need to do to take the next step in their learning. Our team of Leading Practitioners support staff in their continuous professional development and disseminate good practice. Three of our Leading Practitioners are Science specialists.


How to Apply:

For informal discussions, please contact Steven Forster, HR Manager, on 0121 366 7825 or email at s.forster@greatbarr.bham.sch.uk. 

Please do not submit applications through the TES portal; please use the address below.

Application forms & further details available to download below or from our website at http://greatbarracademy.org.uk/

To apply for this job, please download and either save or print the application form. You should read the Guidance Notes before completing your application. Once you have completed your application, there are three ways you can send it to us: 

1. Email your application form and covering letter to secretariat@greatbarr.bham.sch.uk 

2. Physically hand in your application form and covering letter into Reception. 

3. Post your application form and covering letter to Mrs I Abrahams, Headteacher, at the address below.

Great Barr Academy 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. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Aldridge Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 8NU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 366 6611
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