Deputy Head Academic, Birmingham

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King Edward's SchoolBirmingham

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Start date: September 2020 (April 2020 start may be possible)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary scale is significantly above the state sector.
Contract term: Permanent

King Edward’s School, Birmingham is a remarkable school and a supportive community, where there is a shared belief in the transformative power of an accessible education in a young, ethnically diverse city. It is also one of the most successful and significant boys’ schools in this country.

Founded in 1552 by Edward VI, King Edward’s School is the founding father of the King Edward VI Foundation and has always been a central institution in the city of Birmingham which it serves. It is located on a stunning 50-acre site in Edgbaston, which it shares with King Edward VI High School for Girls (KEHS), and educates 860 day boys, aged 11 to 18. 

In recent years, the Chief Master and Governors have strengthened their commitment to King Edward’s School as a catalyst for social mobility, a place of academic excellence and a community whose strength derives from its social diversity and multi-cultural understanding.

The School’s mission is to ensure we provide the best possible education for the brightest boys in Birmingham, whatever their background. There is a strong belief in the power of education to transform lives and a commitment to a truly challenging, intellectual, rich and broad education. The International Baccalaureate Diploma was introduced in September 2010 to enhance the intellectual life of the School and to provide an education appropriate to the challenges of the 21st century.

The Role 

King Edward’s School is seeking a highly qualified teacher and leader to take on the role of Deputy Head Academic. This is a permanent, full-time position from 1 September 2020, though an April 2020 start may be possible. The school teaches IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB experience is not essential). The salary scale is significantly above the state sector. 

King Edward’s is one of the most interesting, diverse and intellectually ambitious independent schools in the country, situated in a green oasis adjacent to the campus of the University of Birmingham, close to the heart of England’s second city; both the school and the city are at an exciting stage of development. 

How to apply

To apply for this role, forward a completed application form (available for download at ), a CV and a covering letter addressed to the Chief Master by email to: .

The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 22 November 2019.

First round interviews will take place from Friday 29 November 2019

Second round interviews will take place on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

If you have any queries about the role or would like to discuss it in more detail, please contact  

King Edward's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. A copy of the School’s Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy is available on the School website.

More about King Edward's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2UA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 472 1672
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King Edward’s School is an independent boys’ secondary school with sixth form, located in Edgbaston, Birmingham. There are approximately 850 pupils aged 11-18. The school shares its site with King Edward VI High School for Girls – the schools are sep...