Head of Science, Quinton, Birmingham

Closing date:Expiring soon

Four Dwellings AcademyQuinton, Birmingham

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR + TRL2A
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Four Dwellings Academy is part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) a network of over 60 secondary, primary and special academies.  

Our students are diverse, exciting and talented – and the same is true of our staff.  We put huge emphasis on professional development, most of it in-house, and are proud of the high number of good and outstanding teachers who work in our school.  We are also noted for our ‘can do’ attitude.  We are keen, always, to encourage new and/or young staff to make their mark as soon as they are ready.

We are proud to serve the communities around Quinton in Birmingham and we are within easy commute from Birmingham city centre. Ofsted judged us as a ‘good academy’ in May 2017 Stating ‘This school is a highly inclusive and united community where all are welcome. Leaders at all levels, teachers and support staff have high aspirations for pupils.’

In 2018 we celebrated a Progress 8 score of +0.27 and a Science value added score of 0.4. We want Four Dwellings to lead the way in teaching excellence and for all our staff and students to develop their maximum potential. Get on board and make a real difference to our children and to your career.

This role offers an excellent opportunity for an imaginative, creative and inspiring teacher to work in a successful Science Department. You must be able to demonstrate talent, interpersonal skills and a range of teaching strategies required to inspire and motivate pupils and other colleagues in the Department. We are looking for a creative, engaging and passionate practitioner who brings Science to life both within and outside the classroom.

Overview and career development recruitment incentives:

  • We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Science teacher and future leader who will join us as our new ‘Head of Science’ and strategically lead the Science department.
  • This is the perfect role for candidates who want to gain further middle leadership experience and have aspirations to move onto SLT in The future.
  • Teachers still in the early stages of their career are welcome to apply. If you are good enough you will be appointed. We want to employ top quality staff with leadership aspirations.
  • We advise you to come in and speak with the Principal to discuss the above and shape the next stage of your career. 


Visits to our Academy are warmly welcome and these can be arranged by contacting Jade Burton, PA to the Principal, on jburton@fourdwellingsacademy.org 

AET believes that each and every child is inspired to choose a remarkable life.  Our mission is to gather and motivate inspirational people committed to delivering an excellent education that launches children into remarkable lives.  

Our values are:

  • Be unusually brave
  • Discover what’s possible
  • Push the limits
  • Be big-hearted

We offer:

  • Excellent career prospects across the network, with a culture of looking to promote from within
  • Access to CPD to enable you to grow and development in your role
  • Something we take very seriously is staff WELLBEING. That’s why we have partnered up with BHSF to provide support and employee benefits, such as a health cash plan scheme to support healthcare, discounted gym membership and a employee assistance programme
  • The opportunity to use Google Suite, which allows you to do your best work, all in one suite

Closing date is: Sunday 20th January 2019

Interviews are scheduled to take place Wednesday 23 January 2019

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s.  Find your remarkable, apply today.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Further details can be found on our careers page.

AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/graduates for further details.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Dwellings Lane, Quinton, Birmingham, West Midlands, B32 1RJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 566 6666
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