Director of Learning - Science, Birmingham

Closing date:This job has expired

Holyhead SchoolBirmingham

Date posted:
Start date: Required for January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS & Potential Leadership Scale - TLR 1D (£13,288)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

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 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 
  • Staff morale is high
  • 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


We are looking for…

  • An energetic and enthusiastic Leaders of Science aspiring to Senior Leadership 
  • An outstanding practitioner with a track record of success
  • Dedicated professionals with a commitment to extracurricular activities that add value for students
  • Leaders with vision and ambition to work closely with other Directors of Learning and Senior Leadership to further develop the Science curriculum from year 7-13


We can offer….

  • Excellent students and staff who will enthuse and inspire the successful candidates
  • The opportunity to progress to Senior Leadership 
  • A bespoke CPD programme to support the right candidate with the launch and on-going development of this new Faculty 
  • A friendly and supportive working environment committed to Staff Wellbeing


The Science curriculum area at Holyhead has an outstanding track record.  We are looking for someone with drive who can bring a new strategic direction and creative approach  to the teaching of Science. If you have the necessary energy, enthusiasm and sense of humour to join us as we move forward in this exciting curriculum area then please contact our HR Manager, Mr Yasir Idris 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: 12 Noon on Friday 4th October 2019

Interviews to be held W/C 7th October 2019




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 

Holyhead  is special because of the commitment to high aspirations, shared by our  staff, our students, our parents/carers and the local community. 
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