Teacher of English, Birmingham

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Holyhead SchoolBirmingham

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019 or sooner
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of English 

Required for September 2019 or sooner

Holyhead School is a heavily oversubscribed, 11-19 Academy in Handsworth with over 1300 students on roll.  The school was designated ‘Outstanding‘ by Ofsted following a successful inspection in December 2013, April 2015 and again in December 2017. Inspectors highlighted a number of key reasons for the school’s success including:

● Teachers have high expectations of all students, regardless of their ability

● Relationships are excellent and are built on respect and trust 

● Students from many different backgrounds and cultures get on very well together 

● Ethos of school echo’s within staff morale & student behaviour

● GCSE results across a range of subjects are significantly better than those of similar schools, representing outstanding progress 

● Students’ achievement in the Sixth Form is outstanding

● Results in English at GCSE and A Level are excellent


We are looking for….

● A teacher to develop outstanding teaching and learning of within English

● A well-qualified, creative and dynamic teacher of English 

● An energetic practitioner able to support the increased uptake of languages at GCSE and A Level,  who is able to inspire students and encourage a love of English and Languages

● A dedicated professional with a commitment to extracurricular activities that add value for students


We can offer….

● Excellent students and staff who will enthuse and inspire the successful candidate

● The opportunity to be part of a  highly innovative and successful department

● A friendly and supportive working environment with a community feel

● A commitment to staff wellbeing 

● A comprehensive induction programme 

● Full support of leadership and the opportunity to engage in quality further professional development


The English Department at Holyhead has an outstanding track record.  If you feel that you could add value to the current provision in English for our students and have the necessary energy, enthusiasm and sense of humour to join us as we move forward in this exciting curriculum area then please contact Mr Yasir Idris, Human Resources Manager on yidris@holyheadschool.org.uk and ask for an application pack.   Alternatively, the information can be downloaded from our website. Informal enquiries are most welcome.  Please note applications only accepted on the official Holyhead School job application form. 


Holyhead School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates.


Closing date: 15th Feb 2019

Interviews to be held week commencing 25th Feb 2019

Tel: 0121-523-1960 Fax: 0121-523-1969   email:  enquiry@holyheadschool.org.uk




More about Holyhead School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Milestone Lane, Holyhead Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 0HN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 5231960
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Welcome message by the new Principal 

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