We are seeking an experienced enthusiastic individual with a commitment to high standards to provide comprehensive administrative support to the IT department, which serves both staff and pupils at the School.
This is a newly created post and creates an interesting and varied role at the heart of the school community. Previous experience of working in an IT department is not essential however experience of providing excellent customer service support is very important. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to see tasks through to completion. The ability to communicate effectively and confidently is essential to the post, as is the ability to use and assist others in using IT equipment.
Academic standards in the school are extremely high. The school was rated ‘excellent’ by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate in 2010 and was ranked number one in the Sunday Times ‘Top 10 Schools in the Midlands’ in 2013.
The School’s purpose is undoubtedly the pursuit of academic excellence in all that it does, but it is of equal significance that this excellence should be accessible to able pupils, whatever their family background or financial situation. The School reflects very closely the diverse racial mix of the city itself and attracts pupils from beyond Birmingham. At the moment, 20% of pupils have some kind of financial support and almost 10% pay no fees at all. The funds for this are provided by the King Edward VI Foundation and through the generous donations of alumnae and other organisations.
KEHS regularly ranks as one of the top performing academic girls’ schools in the country. Academic standards in the School are extremely high – this year’s GCSE results saw 92% A*/A and/or 9-7 grades; 1 in 5 results were at Grade 9 or A* and 49% of students achieved at least 8 top grades. At A Level 92% of grades were at A*-B and 33% at A*. The School has a long history of sending girls to the very best universities including Oxford and Cambridge; this year, 14 students gained places at Oxbridge.
At KEHS, we aim to offer an outstanding education for able girls who like original ideas and new challenges. Staff are passionate about their subjects and seek to inspire a love of learning for its own sake. Pastoral care is important to us as we seek to educate girls, supporting them to become confident, resilient young women. Girls combine a rigorous academic education with a huge range of high quality extra-curricular activities. The School produces music and drama of an exceptional quality, with a biennial performance in the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. These activities were enhanced still further by the construction of the Sir Paul and Lady Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, a joint £10 million facility with King Edward’s School, which opened in 2012. There is also a large range of sporting opportunities. The School has its own Sports Hall and swimming pool, which were recently refurbished, with hockey and netball pitches on site.