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Job details
Employer Smith's Wood Sports College
Location Solihull
Salary Main Pay Scale +TLR2 (£6446.88)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational Deputy Head of Department to join our well established and successful English Department. This is a superb opportunity for an outstanding teacher who would relish the opportunity to advance their career working alongside a strong, forward thinking and innovative team. We are looking for an imaginative, highly motivated and committed individual who will further strengthen leadership across the College.   

As a middle leader at Smith’s Wood Sports College, you will be expected to lead and manage the educational success of your curriculum area along with the Head of Department. This will include the modelling of best-practice in teaching and learning and promoting high aspirations. We offer all teachers and middle leaders many CPD opportunities, both through our internal Teaching and Learning Programme, as well as through our local collaborative (UNITY) CPD Programme.

Smith’s Wood is a very popular 11-18 sports college, in challenging circumstances; we are an incredibly popular choice for students and their parents. Having moved into our new, £26 million, building in September 2009, we also welcomed our first cohort of post-16 students. Pupils and staff at Smith’s Wood benefit from educational facilities that are second to none; our sports facilities really are unrivalled! We have made unprecedented academic progress since 2006 and in October 2012 we were judged as a GOOD school by Ofsted.

As a College we are highly ambitious for our students; we continually strive to improve and want someone who can help us achieve that ambition. Our mission of ‘learning together, succeeding together’ is promoted through our ‘aims and values’ and practiced through ‘The Smith’s Wood Way’.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to work within a dynamic and improving school in an environment committed to professional development. Induction of new staff is carefully managed and you will be well supported. Smith’s Wood is justly proud of the professional support it gives all staff and the future opportunities it offers them.

This is a great opportunity to be involved at a pivotal moment in our journey. If you have drive, resilience & ambition and want to be part of our future success we would love to hear from you.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 23rd January 2017, 12.00pm. Interviews will be held end of week/week commencing 30th January 2017

APPLICATION: A completed Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC) application form, accompanied by a 2-sided (maximum) letter of application.

Please send completed application forms to

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must have qualified teacher status and be registered with the Teaching Agency. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS certificate.

About the employer

Information about Smith's Wood Sports College
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Locations and contacts

Windward Way
Smith's Wood
West Midlands
B36 0UE
United Kingdom
+44 121 788 4101